Lots of shopping malls in Surfers have discount vouchers at the info desks for tourists, you just need to show some ID to get the vouchers.
Places such as Pacific Fair, Australia Fair, Chevron Renaissance and Centro Surfers Paradise all have discount vouchers available.
Another good site to go to is http://www.pointout.com.au/
You fill in your address details and they sent me out a booklet FULL of vouchers!! Things such as a free shaker if you visit Draculas, a free picture if you visit Old Time Photos, $2 off King Tutts Putt Putt, a free t-shirt if you ride the Vomatron, $2 off Infinity admission, discounts on meals, the list goes on…
I love free stuff!!
At the back of Burleigh Heads there's a bunch of large surf shops, one of which is the world famous Billabong which my eldest son just happens to work for at the time of writing.
There's a group of shops taking up a few blocks and this just happens to be Billabong's second biggest outlet (after their seconds shop).
What to buy: Clothing is the main thing here though they also have associated surfing gear like boards, hand paddles etc.
What to pay: Like name brands everywhere they tend to be less cheap than you can find in discount stores but, hey, you want to be up with the style don't you?
Centro Surfers Paradise is just across the road from the night markets. Situated in this shopping mall are the big players such as Woolsworth, Cotton On Body and Hard Rock Cafe.
It's a pretty small mall but it's somewhere that you can still go to pick up little knick knacks.
It's not a single shop but 360 of them crammed into the best shopping centre by far on the Gold Coast. Can't really work out why VT haven't picked up on that yet.
What to buy: With two department stores and 3 major supermarkets (two of the same brand , the only place in Australia I know of with that) it's huge. On a world scale this place rates.
So, pretty much whatever normal type of merchandise you want, you'll find it here.
I go there mainly to eat but have managed to spend time in some of the shops.
Be warned though, make sure you know exactly where you parked your car because some people, me included, have been known to spend some time finding it again.
What to pay: Normal prices
This has many Gold Coast shopping malls and markets, their addresses, a bit of about what they sell and their opening hours, plus links to their actual websites.
A really handy little website if you are a shopaholic like me!! :)
This is the stylish "Cult" shop next door to Billabong and, on the other side is Rip Curl so, it matters little what you want in surfwear, if you head for the back of Burleigh you're sure to find something to please you.
Surfers Paradise is a 7 day late night shopping district on the Gold Coast with
13 shopping centres and arcades so be sure to fill your wallet and shop 'til you drop.
The Carrara Markets are open every Saturday and Sunday.
What to buy: We buy our fruit and veg there every couple of weeks. It's very fresh and cheaper than the supermarket.
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