Coles shoppers stunned after woman pays just $10 for $230 meat haul

·News Reporter
·3-min read

Bargain shoppers have been left gobsmacked by one woman’s incredibly lucky markdown haul at her local Coles supermarket.

The woman, from Melbourne, scored huge bargains across a variety of meat products from whole chickens to steaks – even nabbing herself some different cuts of beef roasts.

The original price for the 14 packs of meat would have set her back just over $230, but she seemed to be in the right Coles at the right time.

Amongst her meat markdowns were discounted whole chickens, two packs of T-bone steaks, three packs of free-range chicken tenderloins, five packs of diced beef, an eye fillet roast and an oyster blade roast.

All were drastically marked down between 55 cents through to $1.40 with the entire shopping trolley worth of meat setting her back just $10.

A Melbourne woman's meat haul from Coles, which includes T-bone steaks, free-range chicken tenderloins, diced beef, an eye fillet roast and an oyster blade roast.
A Melbourne woman has shared her bargain meat haul from her local Coles. Source: Facebook

Shoppers shocked by savings

Fellow shoppers couldn’t believe she had picked up such budget prices across a wide range of products.

“Was also a huge rack of goods for all 20 and 50 cents, stocked up on honey, peanut butter, snacks and extras for food bank and meat given to a family who will very much appreciate,” she wrote on a popular budget-friendly Facebook page.

Fellow shoppers were left in awe of her incredible savings.

“I’ve never in years of buying markdowns ever seen meat this cheap NOT EVER!” one impressed person wrote.

“That's insane to think it would be that much for only a small amount full price good score,” another added.

“Wow! How fantastic, well done,” a third said.

And while most people congratulated the woman on her bargain buys, there was one big question on most shoppers' minds - how do you find such heavily discounted prices?

The entrance to a brightly lit Coles supermarket in Ropes Crossing at dusk.
Fellow Coles shoppers questioned how some customers were scoring such heavily discounted meat products. Source: Getty Images

“Again ... where the hell are my crazy markdown people?? I never get great deals like this!! Except maybe on bread...but I don't eat bread lol. Where is my 70cent markdown person (sic),” one person asked.

“What’s the best time to shop at coles for such bargains?? (sic)” another said.

“Wow. I wish I could find markdowns like this. Would really help in a week when we are struggling to afford food,” a third added.

Savvy shopper shares her secrets to bagging bargains

The savvy shopper who originally posted about her haul went on to share her tried and tested tips for shopping at the right time.

“Different stores have markdown times, what I’ve learned is ask the times and policies. Most do 10-20 percent off in the morning of expiry day and 50 percent off just before dinner and then 90% just before close,” she shared.

“If it's not marked down try asking if willing to further often they will.”

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