'Every cent counts': Woolworths 'special' discount mocked online

Tom Flanagan
·News Reporter
·2-min read

A Woolworths special has been mocked online after one shopper spotted the nominal amount set to be saved.

A large leg of lamb roast had originally been priced at $39.93 but had later been slapped with a ‘Special’ sticker, confirming a grand discount of just one cent.

The bemused shopper took to Reddit, sharing an image of the pack of meat now marked at $39.92.

“Who could resist savings like that?” they joked.

And the humour didn’t stop there, with dozens of users having their say.

“Buy one hundred and save a dollar,” one person advised.

The special price of a leg of lamb in Woolworths has raised a few eyebrows. Source: Reddit/irrigated_liver
The special price of a leg of lamb in Woolworths has raised a few eyebrows. Source: Reddit/irrigated_liver

“Well they say every cent counts,” another pointed out.

Others wondered how the person who purchased the meat would spend their savings.

Several speculated why the leg of lamb had been reduced by just one cent, many believing it was a mistake.

One said the automatically generated discounts were not programmed to dismiss “trivial discounts”.

A Woolworths spokesperson told Yahoo News Australia the pricing was a one-off mistake and wasn’t something occurring nationwide.

“We apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused,” they said.

Last week, Yahoo News Australia revealed the best time to grab a bread bargain in-store at Woolworths and Coles.

In July, a price match at Bunnings was mistaken as a one cent price reduction, prompting a similar response.

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