Coles shopper scores meat for 11 dinners for under $30: 'Wow'
As soaring interest rates start to bite, one Coles customer has found some relief by scoring a meat haul at an incredibly low price.
Sharing in a Facebook group dedicated to finding marked down products at stores across Australia.
"Wow it's my turn to be in the right place at the right time tonight 11 nights meat down for under $30," the happy shopper wrote on her post alongside photos of the items she'd managed to pick up.
Chicken, pork and lamb products were all marked down to under $4 a packet, while others were on sale for less than a dollar as they were approaching their best before date.
"Mine are never this low... only half price at best. Great score... well done," a shopper commented on the post.
"Wow that's amazing. I'll have to send you shopping for me," another added to which the author of the post replied, "It's great hey, I've never been this lucky, even as a checkout chick I've never really seen anything come through this low."
Meanwhile another lucky shopper managed to stock up on bargain lamb from her local Coles supermarket. One of the five leg roasts she bought was originally $39.48 but she paid just $5.26 for it, saving over $34 on that piece of meat alone.
"Well done! We haven't had a lamb roast in two years because of the cost. Excellent find," one mum commented.
"You're so lucky. Our local stores are so tight. I swear they mark them down after everyone goes home so they can buy them themselves," another complained.
When asked what time she'd manage to find these bargains, the original poster replied: "late arvo evening, depends on the store."
"Right place, right time," she added.
Another member of the group claimed her local supermarket tends to mark down meat at 8pm.
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When to find Coles markdowns
A Coles spokesperson previously told Yahoo News Australia that there is no set time to find heavily reduced 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.
Coles will sometimes mark down products when they near their best-before dates to provide value and reduce wastage.
"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," added the spokesperson.
The spokesperson also pointed out that "food safety is paramount" to Coles, which is why they encourage all customers to be mindful of use-by and best before dates.
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