This article is sponsored by 7-Eleven.
Paying to send packages across Australia can be a costly exercise. Of course, it’s necessary if you’ve decided to treat someone in your life from afar, but that doesn’t change the fact that it needs to be factored into every long-distance present you buy.
Enter: $5 shipping from 7-Eleven, care of ParcelMate.
Every Monday between now and May 24, you can send regular-sized satchels (1kg recommended) cross-country for a single fiver. Generally speaking, this same service can cost you around $11 elsewhere, so you genuinely are saving a lot.
While the offer is new, the convenience of ParcelMate has actually been here for us for quite some time. Essentially, it’s a postal service that lives inside around 550 stores nationwide and as an added perk, you probably won’t spend half the day waiting in line behind all of your neighbours, too.
If you’re thinking to yourself “Hmm, actually, I don’t have a single person deserving of a surprise present in the mail,” we’ll kindly ask you to think harder. Because, in case you missed it, Mother’s Day is nipping at our heels and will officially land on Sunday, May 9. That means you have a few more weeks (yes, only weeks) to sort a present and then hop down to a 7-Eleven to deliver it on the cheap. Just make sure you get in by April 26 to ensure it gets where it needs to go by then.
Discounted postage will also come super in handy the next time you have a burst of inspiration, sell half your wardrobe on Depop and have every single buyer breathing down your neck as you do the math on postage costs. So, if you’ve been waiting for an excuse to clean out your closet, this is the best reason we can give you.
Before you head in-store, check to see which locations are participating — you can do that right here. You can thank us later.