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A savvy Coles shopper who says she saved more than $100 on up to three months' worth of groceries has revealed how she managed to take home such an impressive haul.
The woman claims she was shopping at Coles Beaudesert, a town in Queensland's southeast, on Thursday when she encountered something unusual during her regular food shop.
She said she discovered a gold mine of dramatically reduced items including curries, rice, dips, lasagne sheets, fruit purees, snack packs and fruit bars.
The shopper snapped up a total of 176 items which would have normally cost more than $200.
With all but one item, a $7.56 roast chicken, being discounted down to 20 and 50 cents, she said she paid just $74.20 for the entire load.
Sharing the result of her bargain hunting to Facebook, she told others how she managed to get so lucky.
While collecting her usual groceries about 10.30am, she spotted a significant space at the back of the store where everything had been reduced to less than a dollar.
"All this came to a total of just $74.20. Expire dates were mostly December and April next year with one in July this year and the rest were around October this year," she told members of a private group.
"But with my hungry bub this’ll all be gone well before then. This might last two or three months."
Other shoppers were in awe of her work and congratulated her on finding the incredible deals.
"What an awesome stash! There’s something about being stocked up as a mum that makes your heart so happy," one wrote in a comment.
"Wow! I was literally just at Coles Arana Hills (QLD) and all those items you have were either full price on 'five for $8'," another said.
Someone else based in Victoria said they too were able to get their hands on items reduced to 20 and 50 cents at the Somerville store, southeast of Melbourne.
Another shopper last month scored what she described as the "motherload of markdowns" after paying $23 for $355 worth of meat and seafood.
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