As grocery prices skyrocket in front of our eyes, and Australian retailers warn of further increases expected over the coming year, one Coles shopper has scored the bargain of a lifetime, purchasing almost $173.55 worth of meat for only $1.20.
The savvy shopper from Perth showed off her hugely discounted haul on the popular Markdown Addicts Facebook page. The discounted items bought from the Coles in Beldon included four lamb shoulder roasts, all marked down from over $22 to as little as 15c each. The bargain bundle picked up by the lucky customer also included Australian boneless gravy beef marked down to 6c, and chicken burger patties at only 10c per packet.
The post was flooded with comments from other shoppers who had never seen discounts like it. "That's insanely good, the best I've seen," one person commented, while another wrote, "That's incredible! Best discounts I've ever seen. Hope you spent some of your saving on a lotto ticket."
Other shoppers were eager to know whether there was anything left in the store in the hopes of scoring a bargain themselves. The lucky customer who said her freezer was now full believed it was just a matter of good timing. "That was half of it all," she shared, going on to say, "it expired today".
When to find Coles markdowns
A Coles spokesperson previously told Yahoo News that stores sometimes mark down products near the best-before date to reduce wastage and offer value for money to shoppers.
"We know our customers love good value so when a product is near its best before date we often mark it down so it can be enjoyed for a cheaper price, instead of being wasted," the spokesperson said, adding there's no set time to secure marked down items.
"Markdowns do not uniformly take place at the same time across all stores. There are many things that can impact when this takes place including stock on hand, delivery schedules and team member rostering," the spokesperson said.
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