Coles shopper shares how she scored incredible $24 meat haul

A Coles shopper has revealed how she bagged 10 packs of marked-down meat, chicken and sausages for the bargain price of $24.68.

While these markdown bargains can be hard to come by, this shopper was seemingly at the right place at the right time.

Sharing her incredible haul on social media, the shopper said she was surprised to see so much marked down at once.

“Finally scored some bargains. Very few and far between at our Coles,” she said on the Markdown Addicts Australia Facebook Page.

Marked down meat. Source: Facebook
The Coles shopper shared her incredible meat haul. Source: Facebook

Among her bargain buys were six packs of boneless lamb roasts ranging from $2.13 to $2.99, half a kilo of chuck casserole steak for $1.91, two packets of chicken for $1.90 and $3.63 and a packet of pork sausages for $1.40.

She also managed to snag some discounted doughnuts from the bakery section for $1 and $1.25.

All of this set the shopper back just $26.93, a far cry from the original price with each lamb roast usually priced at $21 per kilo.

The excited shopper went on to say that she wouldn’t normally take so many discounted items at once, but a Coles staffer had spurred her on.

“Wasn’t going to take all the lamb, but the Coles lady encouraged me to, so who am I to argue!” She said.

Shoppers can't believe customer's haul

Fellow bargain hunters flooded her post with dozens of comments saying she was lucky to get her hands on so many discounted items at once.

“Too Bloody Right, if you can fit it in your freezer, you’d be mad to leave it behind. Well done you,” one person wrote.

“Good for her encouraging you, you've family to feed too. Very difficult times at the moment, all help gotten helps,” added another.

“I would have cleaned out the lamb too! Lamb is like gold now. Gosh, I wish our supermarkets had massive reductions like this! Well done. Enjoy your super score,” added a third.

Coles supermarket at Brandon Park shopping centre in Glen Waverley in suburban Melbourne. Source: Getty Images
The shopper said she was 'encouraged' by Coles staff to clear out the marked-down lamb in the meat section. Source: Getty Images

Others shared that while her haul was extremely rare, they’d scored good deals at their local Coles too.

“I got some good specials too. I got 4 lots of mince and 2 lots of sausages plus a lamb leg. Not as good as yours but I’ll take it,” one woman said.

“Finally found the markdown section at my local woollies…scored Arancini balls and halloumi chips heavily reduced,” added another.

How to score markdown bargains

Exactly how to find multiple markdown items at the supermarket has been a constant question amongst shoppers online.

Supermarket employees have previously revealed when the best time to shop to score the most markdowns.

One employee shared that morning markdowns often happen in-store before 11am.

Woman shopping in supermarket aisle. Source: Getty Images
Markdowns differ between stores and depend on stock levels and customer demand. Source: Getty Imags

However, price reductions also depend on each individual store’s stock levels.

“I work at a major supermarket, there is no set time,” one employee said on Facebook.

“I see people with these awesome markdowns, comment on what a bargain they’ve got and good on them.

“It’s pretty much pot luck with markdowns.”

Meanwhile, fellow Coles and Woolworths shoppers said getting to know your local store’s habits helped determine the best time to shop.

“The store manager or department manager in each and every store has their own routines,” one shopper said.

“Just get to know your local store’s habits.”

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