By Samuel Smith
Last updated on: July 9, 2020 at 8:49 am
With restrictions continuing to lift across South Australia, there’s never been a better time to indulge in life’s small pleasures.
Just a few months ago, coffee was on the verge of being classed as a precious commodity.
Going to the movies was something people did in ‘old times’, and hitting the gym was out of the question.
But now, in South Australia, we’re beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Daily life is finally returning to normal, with local businesses up and running again.
To celebrate, here are some of our top deals from RAA member partners who’ve recently reopened to the public.
You, over there, lingering by the instant coffee tin. Put your spoon down.
Coffee aficionados are rejoicing across SA, with CIBO reopening its doors. Whether you’re picking up an espresso to-go or catching up with a friend over a hazelnutty Ciboccino, the days of settling for a dodgy brew are finally over.
Of course, there’s more to CIBO than coffee alone. Their winter menu boasts a huge range of belly-warming savoury snacks and indulgent desserts – think gourmet brioche rolls, decadent cannoli and ricotta cheesecake.
If you’re an RAA member, there’s even more good news. You’re entitled to a free upgrade, daily. Think of it as an invitation to extend your morning ‘me time’ or afternoon wind-down just that little bit longer.
From 29 July, RAA members will get one free coffee upgrade per day at CIBO Espresso.
No treat tastes as sweet as the iconic Menz FruChoc. Coming from humble beginnings, the much-loved snack was created by accident in 1948.
Believe it or not, FruChocs were originally produced as a way to use up excess fruit from the Riverland and Barossa regions. Over the years, they’ve catapulted to fame for their distinctive choc-apricot flavour.
Today, Menz FruChocs stand proud as official icons of South Australia. Yes, we’re serious – they were inducted in 2005 by the National Trust.
There are currently 3 official FruChocs stores in South Australia – in Hahndorf, McLaren Vale and Glynde – selling the traditional apricot and peach flavour as well as dark chocolate, vegan, strawberry, mango and cherry varieties.
RAA members can satisfy their sweet craving with 10% off store-wide at The FruChocs Shop.
Sometimes, the simple things in life can bring us great joy.
For many, going to the movies is an invaluable opportunity to disconnect from the stresses of daily life and, for a few hours, escape to a world of adventure and excitement.
Whether you’re a new-release junkie or just looking for an excuse to get out of the house and hang out with friends, Wallis Cinemas’ doors are now open to the public.
Popcorn, choc-top or glass of local wine in-hand, there’s nothing better than sinking into a comfy cinema seat and tuning the world out.
If you’re an RAA member, you can sweeten the deal with heavily discounted tickets.
Find out how to get $12 Wallis Cinema movie tickets.
With gyms only just reopening, many of us have gone months without regular exercise.
Much like diet, exercise (or lack of) has a huge impact on both our physical and mental health.
Regular physical activity can maintain and improve blood pressure, cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels. It can also assist with weight loss, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and help prevent and manage mental health problems.
Whether you’re preparing to go back to the gym or ramping up the home workouts, you’ll need to make sure you’ve got the right gear.
That’s why RAA members get 10% off full priced items at Sportspower.
Not many people would say they actually enjoy going to the supermarket.
The crowds, the lines, the malfunctioning self-service checkouts – it’s often all too much, especially after a long day at the office, or carting kids around.
Enter Thomas Farms: a one-stop shop for meat and fresh produce, delivered straight to your door. They provide farm-fresh ingredients, and all you do is the cooking.
Thomas Farms is South Australian owned with all produce delivered directly from Aussie farms to your door.
RAA members get free delivery on all orders from Thomas Farms.