A thrifty supermarket shopper has shared her secret to scoring huge savings on a number of Coles and Woolworths products.
“I save $50 [a] month on groceries with this free app called the Half Price app. Not sponsored, I just wanted to share,” the woman says in the TikTok video.
In the TikTok video, captioned “half price groceries at Woolworths and Coles in Australia”, the woman demonstrates how to use the simple money-saving app on her phone.
“It shows you all the things that are half price at Coles and Woolworths and you can save the items you want to purchase to a list,” she tells users in the video.
However, the TikToker warns shoppers not to be tempted by the sale prices and only purchase what is on their usual grocery list.
“Just remember that you’re only saving if you’re buying items that you normally would buy anyway,” she says.
“And you’re not saving if [you’re] just buying something because it’s on sale.”
The Half Price app enables shoppers to see the latest half-price specials from Coles and Woolies at a glance, with all data updated every Wednesday morning.
Shoppers share their favourite apps for unlocking discounts
The 20-second video had already gained 10,600 views and more than 600 likes from commentators claiming the money-saving hack was “amazing”.
While other customers took to the comments to share their own favourite apps for unlocking massive discounts on groceries.
“You can use Shping too, [it] scans barcodes in stores and [it] tells you what store has the cheapest price. Plus you get points for scanning the item,” wrote one shopper.
Another shopper suggested the ShopFully app, which allowed you to create shopping lists and check specials in nearby stores, including Coles, Aldi, Liquorland, Woolworths, Australia Post and more.
According to the ShopFully website, the app is a “mobile-first marketplace helping more than 50 million people to find the best deals from the nearby stores and all the information they need for a frictionless shopping experience.”
The Half Price, Shping and ShopFully apps are all available for free download from the App Store and Google Play store.
Savvy Coles shopper shares 10-cent milk hack
Another shopper shared her clever milk hack to extend the life of the dairy staple after she scored 28 litres for only $1.40 from Coles.
The Perth woman shared her brilliant money-saving hack on popular Facebook group Retail Reductions Australia, where she revealed she snagged 14 bottles of two-litre Lite Reduced Fat Milk for only 10 cents each.
The milk, which was purchased just one day before the use-by date, had been marked down from $2.39 to 10 cents – a saving of more than 95 per cent.
The crafty customer explained that she shared the haul with her brother and froze the rest for herself and her aged care clients.
“I have four freezers but most I buy is for me and my aged care clients – every little helps,” she wrote in the Facebook post.
Many customers shared their excitement in the comments at the woman’s impressive savings, saying it was an “amazing score”.
“OMG I have never seen milk this low. Amazing score!” said one commentator.
“I freeze milk all the time. I would have bought some of that bargain!” said a second customer.
While a third pointed out the woman was also reducing waste: “Saving it from landfill and money savings - double win!”
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