How Coles shopper scored $355 worth of meat for just $23

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A Coles shopper scooped up the "motherload of markdowns" by swooping in at the right time before the Easter long weekend.

The woman shared her haul on Facebook, along with the astonishing amount she saved on the food.

"We were at Coles last night just before closing and hit the motherload of markdowns," she said.

"We paid $23 for $355 worth of meat and seafood. We now have our Good Friday dinner of seafood sorted. It came at the right time as our freezer was empty."

Pictured is the massive amount of food the Coles shopper managed to get before the Easter long weekend.
The Coles shopper paid just $23 for all the meat and seafood. Source: Facebook

Judging by the stickers on the food, the woman managed to nab the bargain meats as part of a 'quick sale' — the stickers show many of the items were less than $1.

The woman admitted in the comments her partner thought her haul was "selfish", but she said her local Coles was "literally about to close".

She added in another comment she didn't completely wipe the shelves clean and that the huge saving took the pressure off her financially.

Another person said they used to work at supermarkets and food would go to waste if no one picked up the food before a public holiday, confirming the woman's actions were not selfish.

Pictured are three shots of all the meat the woman managed to get at Coles for just $23, usually it would cost over $300.
The woman managed to get the meat just before the Coles store was about to close. Source: Facebook

Several others were in awe of the woman's haul.

"Massive score," one person said, while another person said it was "impressive".

"Hope you enjoyed those lovely prawns," another person said.

Nabbing bargains all about timing, says mum

Previously, mum-of-three Kimberly Bertram revealed to Yahoo Lifestyle Australia her secrets to keeping her grocery bill below $70 a week.

“The best markdowns are always going to happen in the afternoon to late night, at the close of business,” she explains.

“The option for the store is either they sell it or they throw it away.”

Though she admitted it does take some work, she said she went about a month going back-and-forth figuring out when the best markdowns happen.

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