Because we live central to four different major supermarkets – Coles, Woolworths, Aldi and IGA – we have no difficulty going to wherever the specials are. We also don’t have a problem with ducking into a shopping centre for a couple of good bargains.
Today Tracey and I hit Woolworths before we picked the kidlettes up from daycare because we found a couple of specials in their catalogue this week – dishwashing liquid down from $2.99 to $1.49 each ($1.50 discount or 50% off) and 4ltr Olive Oil down from $49.99 to $19.99 ($30.00 discount or 60% off).
Naturally we stocked up.
And even though we bought $111.94 worth of product, we only spent $45.94, which even came in under our $50 a week of ‘bulk buying money’ we set aside, and is a MASSIVE! $66 saving for our pantry.
Every week the local supermarkets grace our letterbox with their catalogues and make playing one off against the other so much easier 🙂 I don’t understand why anyone would stick a NO JUNK MAIL sign up on their letterbox – they’re costing themselves money.
When not typing away over here and checking his stats every two minutes Bruce Devereaux hangs out at his ‘BIG FAMILY little income’ Facebook Page.
’raising a family on little more than laughs’
I love my catalogues – and I shop around for my bargins, loyalty be damned. My parents moved to a small country town and when they are due to visit I have to save all the catalogues for them to go through.
Sadly, they closed all of the Woolworths stores over here (there was one in Newcastle upon Tyne for as long as I can remember), such a shame. Most of the junk mail I get through my letterbox is for takeaway/delivery food. I do however subscribe to Lidl’s newsletter via email, and they show all their up and coming bargains.