Aussies can save on their weekly grocery shop for the next three months as Woolworths has announced a new tactic to make some items cheaper.
The supermarket giant said this week prices would be dropped on more than 140 products in store and online from September 30 to December 24, with Christmas feasts set to be cheaper for families amid the pandemic.
Woolworths said reducing costs was a multi-million dollar investment to help customers save on lunch favourites and cookware ahead of the holiday.
Included in the discounts are Frozen Cooked Tiger Prawns, Woolworths Whole Chicken Marinated and Seasoned, Woolworths Cranberry sauce, Woolworths Iced Fruit Cake, Woolworths Meringue Nests and Woolworths 6pk Fruit Mince Pies.
Macro fruit and nut packs, Bickfords cordial flavours, 2pk foil barbecue trays and Lindt pouches 80g-125g will also be reduced.
For bakers, Wiltshire Easy Bake pans and sheets will be discounted as well as White Wing cake and cookie mixes.
Woolworths says it will help families celebrate for less
Woolworths director of buying Paul Harker said the discounts were being offered so families had a chance to celebrate after a challenging 2020.
“Christmas is about coming together with loved ones, sharing great food and celebrating, but we know it will be very different for many Australians this festive season,” he said.
“It’s been a challenging year and customers will be looking for ways to save more during what’s typically an expensive season.
“We’re committed to providing customers with great value, so we’re dropping the prices on more than 140 products across our supermarkets and online.”
Mr Harker said it would make Christmas more affordable and give shoppers an opportunity to plan their festive feast months in advance.
“These dropped prices will help them save on their shopping right through until Christmas Eve,” he said.
What groceries are costing Australian households
According to Australian Bureau of Statistics, the average household spend on groceries in Australia is $254.96 per week. Supermarket shops are costing couples with children aged between five and 14 the most, spending $336 a week.
Those in NSW are spending an average of $275 a week, closely followed by the ACT where groceries cost an average of $271.
In Victoria, supermarket items are costing $257, while they cost an average of $256 in the Northern Territory.
The average shop is a little cheaper in Western Australia and Queensland, where groceries cost $240.
The weekly shop is $223 in Tasmania, while the cheapest state in Australia for groceries is South Australia, where residents spend $221.
The most costly items, according to the ABS, are meat, condiments, vegetables and dairy products.
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