Mum's Woolworths and Aldi experiment results in $112 saving: 'So impressed'

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A shopper has revealed the massive price differences between Aldi and Woolworths after completing an experiment with her monthly grocery shop.

TikTok user @theaveragewifeau told viewers that she had spent $306 at Aldi for a month’s worth of pantry items and meat for her family.

Upon arriving home with her products, the mum said she went to Woolworths’ online shopping portal to compare the total price of her groceries.

Stills from TikTok video in which woman reveals price differences between Aldi and Woolworths
In response to comments about her monthly grocery budget, the Aldi shopper clarified that perishable items like fruit and bread are topped up weekly. Source: TikTok/@theaveragewifeau

As a rule, the woman said for any brand-name products she bought at Aldi, the same were added to her Woolworths online cart, while Aldi’s generic-brand items were supplemented by Woolworths’ home brand.

After filling the online cart, the TikToker said there was “over $100 difference”, noting that her Woolworths shop came to a total of $418.

To conclude the two-minute video, the woman said “it is cheaper at Aldi” and added: “I’m so impressed, that’s an extra $100 a month!”

Aldi’s recently published Price Report included similar findings, reporting that customers can save up to $2,468 per year by switching to the budget retailer and purchasing Aldi brand products as opposed to brand-name items.

Even non-Aldi shoppers have saved $7 billion since the supermarket chain arrived in Australia in 2001 according to the report, due to the downward pressure Aldi has put on grocery prices.

Viewers share grocery price hacks

TikTok users expressed their love of Aldi and revealed their own money saving hacks in the video's comment section.

One person wrote that Aldi’s “cleaning products are so much cheaper” than those sold by the retailer's competitors.

“I shop at Aldi first and then get a few key items from Coles. I spend $350 fortnightly on groceries and sometimes have money left,” wrote another viewer.

“I shop for most of my groceries at Aldi and then find a small Asian grocer for fruit and veg which is usually so much cheaper,” commented a third.

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