Big W customer shares how she saved $1262 on Bonds buys

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Big W customers are taking to social media to rave about their savings, as an in-store Bonds clearance is advertising products as low as $2.

An ecstatic customer posted to the Markdown Addicts Australia Facebook group, sharing that she saved a whopping $1262.99 after purchasing Bonds and Rio brands at Big W.

“I scored probably 20 packs of seven-pack Bonds socks, 20 pairs of Rio socks, and about 40 pairs of Bonds undies, also kids licensed singlet, undies sets and a heap of bras!” she wrote.

The woman shared a photo of her haul and a photo of her Big W receipt, showing that she spent only $302.30.

The items were purchased earlier this week, from a Big W clearance that was still going at the time of publication.

Pile of Bonds brand socks and underwear with receipt stating $1262.99 savings. Source: Facebook
The customer's impressive haul was purchased in-store at her local Big W on Thursday. Source: Facebook

Happy customers have been sharing their hauls in the group, which has over 235,000 members.

Also posting to the page’s discussion board, another customer said she got 46 Bonds items from an outlet sale and only paid $159, saving $432.77.

“I got so many pairs of period undies - I have three teenage girls, this will save me so much money!” she wrote.

Another customer posted to the page, boasting a $298 saving after purchasing several pairs of socks and Plum brand teething bibs for $2 each, only paying $68 for her haul.

Pile of socks and underwear from Bonds brand. Source: Facebook
The customers' hauls have been purchased both in-store and online. Source: Facebook

The Markdown Addicts Australia page states that it’s a hub for bargain hunters.

“This group was created to show off your Bargain Buy Brags, reduced clearance meat, bakery etc. and to help fellow members out with nationwide sale prices and specials,” it says.

According to group comments, the buys were snatched up at sales which were running on the Bonds website, at Big W, online at Ozsale and on Catch.com.au, but some have now finished.

Group members impressed with ‘great haul’

Markdown Addicts Australia members have responded to the amazing savings by sharing their own experiences.

“I scored my favourite Berlei bra for only $12 which I was stoked about,” wrote one person.

“Big W had these online as well, I saved about $700 and have enough undies to last years now,” said another.

Screengrab from Big W website showing items for $2. Source: Big W website (via Facebook)
Significant discounts are still being advertised on the Big W website. Source: Big W website (via Facebook)

Other group members have congratulated the posters on their savings.

“Great haul, well done!” one person wrote.

Another Facebook user mentioned that those with excess stock from their sales hauls should consider donating some to charity.

“If you have an ample amount [of socks/underwear], Backpacks for Kids or a similar charity would appreciate them,” they wrote.

Page reveals best time for sales

The Markdown Addicts Australia page has released a comprehensive list, describing the best time for customers to score themselves a sale.

“Every store is different and every manager does [sale markdowns] in their own time,” the page says.

“The most success for 50 per cent off meat is first thing in the morning when the store opens, between 7 and 9.30am.

“Specials higher than 50 per cent off are down at the end of the manager’s shift or at the close of business so either 5pm or late from 8 to 10pm,” it says.

The guide also states that bakery markdowns can be scored a few hours before the store closes and recommends that customers pay attention to the use by dates on the items they want, and follow up the day before to see if it’s been marked down.

Other significant hauls by customers have been shared on the Markdown Addicts Australia page have been scored at Woolworths and Coles supermarkets.

One shopper scored $116.70 worth of meat at Woolworths for just $12.77 upon taking advantage of markdowns.

A Coles shopper also revealed that she bagged 10 packs of marked-down meat, chicken and sausages for only $24.68.

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