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Student Bonus: How To Upgrade Your Life At Tax Time

May 20, 2022 – 3 min read

Every dollar counts when you’re a uni student. And that’s why uni students love The Good Guys End of Financial Year Sale. Our annual tax time sale is your big chance to bag epic deals on laptops and computers – everything you need to upgrade to your dream study set-up. Plus, you can snap up other tech you’ve had your eye on (Well hello there, Playstation Playstation 5!).

Whatever your EOFY goals, we’ve got you covered with tips and tricks to help you nail the sales.

Want to make the most of Uni Deals 2022? Check out our student offers and EOFY tips here

Uni student works on her laptop in her living room at home.

When Are The EOFY Sales?

The EOFY sales take place during the month of June, giving Australians a final window to shop tax deductible items before lodging their 2022 tax returns between July 1 and October 31. The Good Guys EOFY Sale 2022 runs from May 25th to June 30th 2022 and you can expect big savings across computers, tablets and gaming, mobile phones and audio.

Why It Makes Cents To Upgrade At EOFY

The good news is, any university student who has had tax collected from their pay is eligible for a tax return. “In fact, if you’re working casually or part time around your studies, you could be in for a nice payday at tax time,” says Katie Cunningham, a personal finance writer and presenter of the Frugal Forever podcast.

“Australian residents don't pay tax on their first $18,200 of income, so if you’re pulling in less than that, you’ll get back any tax you’ve had deducted during the year.”

Of course, you don’t need a hefty tax return to take advantage of The Good Guys End of Financial Year Sale. With big savings to be had on a range of products, it’s the best time of year to upgrade to your dream desktop computer or laptop.

“Our annual tax time sale is your big chance to bag epic deals on laptops and computers – everything you need to upgrade to your dream study set-up”

Shop The Latest Computers And Tech

  • The minimalist Lenovo IdeaCentre Touch AIO desktop won’t crowd your study space. Transfer lecture notes from your smartphone or tablet with Bluetooth connectivity and hit pause on trackpads with Touch Screen navigation.
  • At just 1.4kg, the Apple MacBook Pro is a breeze to carry between classes and scores top marks for its incredible battery life.
  • Been overdoing it? Shaped to encourage a more natural posture for your wrist, the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse is a holiday for your hand.
  • Maintain your competitive edge off-campus with the Dell G15 Win 11 Gaming Laptop. This smooth operator is known for its sharp images and generous games storage.
  • Stay fluid with the Logitech K375s Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard: a full-size keyboard and stand combo that works with your phone and tablet too.

How To Nail The EOFY Sales

As any student at exam time knows, you can’t ace it on the day without putting in the prep. Here’s how to get yourself sales-ready and optimise those EOFY bargains.

Do Your Research

Head to your nearest The Good Guys store the week before the EOFY sale starts to talk to a product expert, or go deep online to hone your wishlist. You’ll save precious time when it counts, having already decided which computer, tablet or printer is best for you.

Close-up of a uni student logging into a virtual lecture from home.

Study Our Buying Guides

At The Good Guys, we’ve created comprehensive buying guides across all our product categories. These guides will give you a head start when it comes to drilling down on the pros and cons, styles and types, and everything else to consider before you buy. Looking to create the ultimate study set-up? These buying guides will give you all the detail you need to guide your EOFY purchases:

Set Your Budget

Having a clear budget will ensure you don’t spend beyond your limits and stay focussed on the products you really need. Ask yourself: What are my main EOFY goals? What are my priorities? What’s my spending limit?


Once you have your shopping list and budget sorted, you can do your research, tally up the prices of products you want, and arrive at a total dollar amount. It’s a good idea to overbudget for each item, so you don’t get caught out on the day. You might even find you have some cash left over to buy a little extra something you’ve had your eye on!

Get Ahead Of The Game

Keep your eyes on the prize. Subscribe to The Good Guys email alerts from our home page to find out about exclusive deals and offers. And check in regularly to our Uni Deals page for fantastic student offers across a huge range of hot products.

Don’t forget to check out our Uni Deals 2022 page for all the EOFY tips and tricks

Get an early start on upgrading your study technology in the EOFY Sales. See us in store or online for expert advice on computers, monitors, software and accessories.

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