Aussies could save big on groceries

A supermarket price war could save Australians money on groceries.

Australian shoppers could soon see significant savings to their weekly grocery shop, with inferences that Coles and Woolworths might be entering an all-out price war.

Analysts say that since Coles and Woolworths slashed prices of products such as Kirks soft drinks, Energiser batteries, Cadbury chocolates and Morning Fresh dishwashing liquid by as much as 50 per cent over Easter, the likelihood of a price war seems to be imminent.

This news comes after the release of survey results last week, which indicated that 75 per cent of Australians want to see more competition between Woolworths and Coles to ensure a fairer environment for customers.

In February Woolworths indicated its plans to put more than $500 million towards reducing prices and improving supermarket service. Since that time, Woolworths, Coles and Metcash's IGA have all cut shelf prices on hundreds of products and increased the frequency of their promotions.

However, in light of the impending price war, Woolworths has been advised to scrap its weekly specials and price promotion sales, such as Cheap Cheap, and instead focus on applying deeper cuts to everyday prices. In a bid to limit the damage to sales and margins brought on by an impending grocery price war, Global firm UBS, which provides financial services to private, corporate and institutional clients, has instructed Woolworths to simplify marketing campaigns and work on being proactive rather than reactive to Coles and ALDI.

Meanwhile, in the past few weeks, Coles has cut everyday prices on a large range of basic products, including sugar, cream and tuna.

All this turmoil within the supermarket retail industry could result in significant financial savings for all Aussie shoppers, particularly those living on a tight budget.

Read more at The Age.





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    Happy cyclist
    10th Apr 2015
    10:38am
    Well, if the price cuts come out of the supermarkets mega-profits then I am all for it. But what are the chances of that? Unfortunately, the cuts are more likely to come from the supermarkets squeezing the producers more than they already have, which means more and more primary producers will be forced out of the market and off their farms, till this country will have no small producers left. Once all our food comes from just 2 or 3 mega-corporations competition will be much reduced and prices will rise. I would like to see Coles and Woolworths pay our primary producers a fair price for their product and off-set this by charging the earth for all the junk foods which people just should not be eating!
    Tim@toc
    10th Apr 2015
    11:12am
    Absolutely, spot on.
    heyyybob
    10th Apr 2015
    12:12pm
    Agree and when their profits rise (again) they will continue to and probably increase their purchasing of cheap junk food from ...........'we all know where' *sigh
    particolor
    14th Apr 2015
    4:39pm
    I love Chinese Food ! :-) And I don't have to go to the Take Away ! I find it in the Supermarket in nearly every Tin, Packet or Jar !!
    Judy in the hills
    10th Apr 2015
    11:09am
    If there is a price war on how come our food bill seems to be currently higher than ever?
    MITZY
    10th Apr 2015
    12:18pm
    Judy: Agree that some people's food bills will be lower and others will be higher.
    It depends what sections in Woolies and Coles you purchase most of your goods. Whenever these price wars occur my food bills always "increase" mainly because the majority of things I purchase come from the "fresh" food, fruit and vegetables section.
    Coles and Woolies are pretty good at maintaining their profits for themselves and their shareholders, and the easiest way to do that is decrease the rubbish they sell and increase the good fresh foods.
    These two giants are so inter-twined that when they decide to withdraw items from sale on their shelves, they both do it at the same time, thus ensuring you can't get the item you wanted at either of these stores and have to go to the IGA for what you are after, or go to ALDI and buy it from their "non-branded ranges".
    Blossom
    10th Apr 2015
    1:41pm
    I would like to point out that all IGA supermarkets are indiviually owned. They purchase some of their products from or through Metcash but they are NOT owned by them, the same as Foodland IGA stores do. Most IGA Spermarkets do not have big profit margins. They are a small group ans unfortunately don't have the same buying power as the big national companies do.
    buby
    10th Apr 2015
    4:46pm
    i'm quite sure Judy, that they know what their clients are buying and when, because you have those nice little rewards cards to show them, and it will show them what you are buying how often, and then they know which products to Hike up the price UP on. I ditched my card, and never to return to it. Its almost like a Halal Certification, in a way.......It tells them everything, Your habits what you buy and when you buy, and they hike up the prices accordingly.....
    I don't buy their rubbish, well not too much of it. and just stick to my needs. Helps me to save a lot really Good luck with that
    MITZY
    10th Apr 2015
    5:19pm
    Blossom: IGA and SUPER IGA at least have a lot of the products that Woolies and Coles have taken off their shelves. They even have a lot of products at the same prices as the two biggies. There are so many items in Woolies and Coles where they have dispensed with the branded "smallest size" of say, for instance, a tin of salmon or sardines but you can still get those branded products at the IGA. If you buy the product at ALDI it is basically their own brand name.
    Most of the time the fresh fruit and vegetables is a dollar cheaper per item at ALDI than Woolies and Coles and the same items at IGA are the equivalent or slightly lower than Woolies and Coles.
    particolor
    10th Apr 2015
    5:28pm
    MITZY I've noticed that too and have been shopping at IGA for almost Everything for Quiet a while now !! :-)
    buby
    10th Apr 2015
    6:00pm
    Mitzy i also find that IGA especially in my corner of the world haven't been able to compete against the likes of Woolies and coles, and Aldie just up the road, and they closed down. and i did try them out for a while, but their prices were way over the top. Plus i found that aldie doesn't stock many things like JEx, Also we are suffering much pollution Here in werribee, From many houses that are being remodelled, and newer homes been built, and everytime the wind blows it blows into the aircons.... especially of the super markets, and when you go shopping there you can feel it. I've gotten sick on a few occasions, cause of the bacteria blowing their their aircons, and just imagine all that bad bacteria blowing on the food. Luckily for Aldie most of their stock is covered in Plastic on arrival, but some you still can get Uncovered. Still they NOT care and don't keep their Aircons Clean, and we the consumer suffer!!! It puts me off going shopping. Currently thinking of shopping in another suburb
    MITZY
    13th Apr 2015
    12:15pm
    buby: Shopping at the IGA can be a challenge at times, but if you have the time to compare prices and the time to shop without rushing, you can benefit. I use a reasonable amount of Pumpkin per week and have found the IGA is much cheaper than Coles. Agree, so many of ALDI's products are sealed in cellophane. The celery is always fresh because of this, whereas in Coles & Woolies its LIMP after a few hours.
    I once saw a truck load of cauliflowers going along the highway without any form of covering on them. Can you imagine the fumes those cauliflowers experienced on their way to their destination. ALDI cauliflowers are always packed and sealed in cellophane along with many other products.
    It is school holidays at present and last Friday in my local Coles I saw a child take off one of his thongs and beat the living daylights out of a basket load of broccoli on display!! I reported it to the check-out girl and nothing happened about removing it, so I picked the whole crate up and took it to the back of the shop where the products are stored. There is one thing I religiously stick to at home: When I am preparing my vegetables for my evening meal I put them in a bowl, cover them with water and a teaspoon of salt and a tablespoon of vinegar and leave them to soak for at least half an hour. Another thing I avoid is picking up fruit and vegetables that are displayed just outside of the shop (small shops). I once saw a dog cock his leg up all over a basket load of Brussels sprouts!! I know a lot of people hate Brussels sprouts, but it certainly turned me off those ones haha!
    particolor
    13th Apr 2015
    3:03pm
    I thought You had Halal on the End of that MITZY ?? And I fully Agreed ! :-)
    Waterbaby
    10th Apr 2015
    11:56am
    Do Leopards change their spots - I don't think so!! It is more likely that both will use the opportunity to bring in very much inferior produce from overseas, eroding and weakening the Australian produced food market items even more. I am sick to death of food that isn't REAL!! Food that's just a pile of over chemical-ed, over-manufactured, over antibiotic-ed, non nutritional offerings that we have dished up to us as food. I just hope that the new wave of backyard garden and permaculture takes off again in a big enough way to get these money-grabbing vultures out of our lives and our food producing yards and balconies back in,
    Happy cyclist
    10th Apr 2015
    12:18pm
    Well Waterbaby you don't have to eat all the bad food you know. I admit its harder to track down locally grown food and cook from scratch but its well worth it. If we are honest, most people seem to want all the rubbish which is sold. Have you looked at the contents of most people's shopping carts? Full of non-food foods. But farmer's markets are fairly easily found in most places and it just takes discipline to buy fresh and cook fresh and you will be rewarded!
    heyyybob
    10th Apr 2015
    1:38pm
    Very true Happy. A lot of it is, for whatever reason, laziness, apathy or time poor, most shoppers prefer to drive (or cycle) to The SUPERmarket and buy from the one place. Easier that driving/cycling a couple of streets or so away to find a local greengrocer or another smally market. Combine that with people ONLY wanting the product(s) for the lowest price then we have a wonderfully exploding world of obesity, humungous size vehicles capable of getting us to the SUPERmarket and huuuuuuge TV's that we have to get home to sit in front of whilst consuming the junkfood ;)
    Happy cyclist
    10th Apr 2015
    2:08pm
    Yeah, Heyyybob, as a cyclist I too have noticed that as the vehicles get bigger so too the occupants. Or did it happen the other way around? Anyway, I rarely get abuse from slim people in cars, in fact never, when I get abused just for daring to be cycling for some reason the abusers always are huge. Could it be that they know deep down that they'd enjoy life much more if they were cycling too. For sure.
    heyyybob
    10th Apr 2015
    2:24pm
    Nah Happy. A lot of people were caught in the greatest con job the auto industry ever committed. We NEED 4WDs and huge SUVs to get us to the SUPER markets in comfort and impressively ;) Then we found out we can, in fact, carry more junk food home in these urban assault vehicles. Huzzah !! A win/win !! Burrrp :(
    buby
    10th Apr 2015
    4:49pm
    Yes i am too waterbaby, So i grown what i can, and buy fruit when i'm travelling the countryside, so i'm buying local produce. I won't buy Frozen cause you don't know what rubbish they are trying to sell you. They just can't be trusted. Thats how i feel, and especially after the berry Scare.......Why do we do their produce, when ours was just magnificant.......PHHHHHH
    buby
    10th Apr 2015
    4:53pm
    the trouble is Happy cyclist, that farmers markets are great. but you know when they that when they set up a stall they get charged quite a bit of money by the local council, then they up their prices......Bugger me so much for trying to buy the local produce. It seems the locals council are making more money. Its about greed these days and those on a low budget still have to pay double for better quality food. and most of the food probably isn't Organic either!!!!
    buby
    10th Apr 2015
    4:56pm
    hahaha HEYYYbob, i believe you could be VERy right too.......
    but please there are big ppl and big people......some tall and broad shouldered as I, and for a woman its hard getting into a mini minor!!!!!
    heyyybob
    10th Apr 2015
    5:19pm
    Hey Buby. Not to worry, when people laugh and are happy as you obviously are, they fit in anywhere :) Keep on checking out markets, when you can and enjoy ;)
    particolor
    10th Apr 2015
    5:51pm
    Heyyybob I like it when I come back to the car and there's one of those Elephant Transporters parked either side on Me ? :-( You cant See a Bloody thing ? And You need somebody with a Red Flag to stand on the road behind You so You can get out !! :-) :-)
    heyyybob
    10th Apr 2015
    6:13pm
    Know what you're saying Particolor :) I sometimes feel intimidated and insignifcant
    in my little 17 year old Daihatsu. BUT then I can laugh it off when I remember that my car (with, still, low k's)maintained well, runs on an oily rag, transports 4 adults in a/c comfort, doesn't cost me a fortune to run so that when interest rates on the average $400,000.00 house loan goes up a fraction of a percentage those ET drivers wet themselves worrying how to afford to keep on running them ;) Hah !! Once again 'Good Triumphs Over Evil' and a laugh and chuckle I drive on :O
    particolor
    10th Apr 2015
    6:34pm
    I've got a 1985 Ford Meteor that runs on an Oily Rag ! :-) I was talking to Bloke in the car park one day and He said it cost Him $278 to fill up in Moree !! :-( :-(
    particolor
    10th Apr 2015
    6:38pm
    Ps He had one of those HUGE SUV's !! Serves Him Right !! :-)
    KSS
    10th Apr 2015
    12:19pm
    "Coles has cut everyday prices on a large range of basic products, including sugar, cream and tuna"

    "Coles and Woolworths slashed prices of products such as Kirks soft drinks, Energiser batteries, Cadbury chocolates and Morning Fresh dishwashing liquid by as much as 50 per cent over Easter"

    Interesting what is considered "everyday" products. Sugar, cream, soft drink (more sugar) and chocolate (yet more sugar) [OK it was Easter...] and tuna. For me I buy nothing on this list except the batteries and those not 'everyday'.

    I would far rather the supermarkets get behind the Australian growers than use ever cheaper ingredients from dubious suppliers overseas. Use the $500m to pay the Australian growers a fair rate and raise the prices on the soft drink and other low nutritional value food stuffs to subsidise the cost of high nutritional value fresh/whole foods.
    buby
    10th Apr 2015
    4:57pm
    I do so agree with you there KSS
    FrankC
    10th Apr 2015
    5:12pm
    I think we should boycott the McCains products that say Product of new Zealand. They are products that are PACKED in NZ, but the products are from China. It doesn't take much to imagine where the fertilizer comes from !!
    particolor
    10th Apr 2015
    5:32pm
    Ploughed in or Top Dressing ? :-(
    heyyybob
    10th Apr 2015
    12:20pm
    I remember with great fondness the great veggie garden I had for a number of years that helped feed my family of 5 with healthy, FRESH and wonderful food that smelt and tasted fantastic. So good, in fact, that some of it never made it to the kitchen as it was eaten IN the veggie garden by kids and believe it or not the two dogs who who would sneak a snack every now and then :) Too old etc now and disinclined to labour away again but still manage to grow some herbs and an old wheel barrow or two is still wheeled around the backyard in between trees and bushes gathering sunlight for the tomatoes etc that I grow in them ;)
    buby
    10th Apr 2015
    5:01pm
    Ah yes those where the good ole days. but ya know bob almost impossible to do if you have to live in a dog box, and the back yard is 3mtresX6Mtres.......and doesn't see any sunlight.....I dream a lot about. I keep a hot house, the chillies are doing okay, and couple of herbs, that i never will buy :) high Five to all the gardeners out there
    heyyybob
    10th Apr 2015
    5:22pm
    Gudonyer and at least, like me, you did it when you could. Unlike nowadays, a lot could but wouldn't bother and take the easy road :( It will take its toll.
    margie
    10th Apr 2015
    9:20pm
    I grow my own vegetables and some fruit, and make jams, relish and my own lemonade. I know what is in the food and it gives me a great deal of pleasure. Despite what most people think, it really doesn't take a lot of effort. I suggest people look up the name 'monsanto' and if that doesn't make you want to start your own garden I'll be buttered on both sides.
    particolor
    10th Apr 2015
    9:30pm
    Doesn't matter ! Most people eat both sides :-)
    ourjeffie
    10th Apr 2015
    12:46pm
    An all-out price war between Coles and Woolworths? I thought it had been going on for years.
    MICK
    10th Apr 2015
    12:46pm
    Groceries in Australia are over-priced and Aussies have been ripped off by the duopoly in particular for decades.
    The above story does not give the true picture and consumers need to see prices in the US to understand that Australians have been treated as mugs for decades with governments pretending that nothing was wrong.
    My wife and I are currently in the US. Not only are many prices less but the specials are not the 'token' specials we have here. The are REAL specials.
    For example: a gallon of milk (4.2 L) is selling for $1.99 and this includes chocolate flavoured milk. A can of coke (375 ml) sells for 20 cents a can on special. A tube of Colgate toothpaste is $1. A tub if magnificent olives is about half the price of the local second rate product. The advicados are cheaper, much bigger and leave the si kers you buy here for dead. The list goes on and on.
    In fairness meat is about the same and cheese is more expensive but overall food is of better quality and is cheaper.
    WE ARE BEING RIPPED OFF by Woolies and Coles and I hope that another player is permitted to come into our market to destroy these two marauding monsters. I have no sympathy for these uncaring companies.
    MILA
    10th Apr 2015
    1:31pm
    Agree with you more than 100% Mick
    KSS
    10th Apr 2015
    1:46pm
    Its not just groceries Australians are overcharged for. Take downloadables (music, films, software etc) we already pay far more than anywhere else due to geo-pricing (where prices are charged according to your geographic location and not the cost of the product/delivery). Now there is talk of forcing those companies e.g. Microsoft, iTunes etc to charge GST on top. Seems these companies have agreed. I have no issue with paying the GST but when are they going to stop the geo-pricing which already adds cream to the profit?
    wally
    10th Apr 2015
    5:50pm
    Mick, it's called the economy of scale where product lines are cheaper to produce in bulk quantities than they are here. Since wages are lower in the US, labour costs are also going to be lower, and reflected in the price. If you are looking at Campbell's condensed soup lines, you will find that the US has more than the six lines of Campbell's condensed soup lines you will find at Coles or Woolies. Again, it is the economy of scale at work. While it is unprofitable in Australia to make so many types of product available, in the US it is not such a problem.

    PS Watch out for the Walmartians!
    particolor
    10th Apr 2015
    5:58pm
    And Colesores !! :-)
    particolor
    10th Apr 2015
    5:59pm
    And Woolapudlians !! :-)
    heyyybob
    10th Apr 2015
    6:15pm
    And............Aldirites !!
    particolor
    10th Apr 2015
    6:39pm
    IGAphobes are Ok ! :-)
    Justsane
    11th Apr 2015
    3:49am
    Mick, That is probably true, but did you know (and this is hard to believe, I know) but (and this is overstating it somewhat I know) there are no supermarkets in America. Not as we know them anyway. In Australia there are large supermarkets in every town of any size and every suburb. Our supermarkets are located where people live and are an important part of every shopping centre. Supermarkets in America, everywhere in America, are located in the sticks where no-one lives and where the land is cheap. Truly, if you go to any town in America and go to the shopping centre, you will find every type of shop there, except for a supermarket. This leaves millions of people in America unable to buy fresh food in the towns where they live.
    MILA
    10th Apr 2015
    1:29pm
    Hello everyone: Mick is right and so others. The fact that THEY HAD AND HAVE TO LOWER THEIR PRICES IS BECAUSE THEY WERE RIPPING THE CUSTOMERS OFF. Simple. They cannot beat ALDI'S . As for Fresh produce it is worthwhile to go to a proper Vegetable market . Many available and, if not found: each large Mall has one : and one is buying real Fresh at good prices too. Many of us are happy to pay a bit more for Australian produce of all sorts as we have to support our farmers ALWAYS.
    Blossom
    10th Apr 2015
    1:47pm
    Places like Aldi sell some products at below cost to get more customers in but charge more on other lines. regardless of where you shop you need to know the "normal" prices that you pay. Aldi is not Aust. owned either. There has also been reports of sub-standard products being sold in Vict. There has also been comments about food items that have been returned over there, with batches that should be recalled by the manufacturers.
    particolor
    10th Apr 2015
    4:27pm
    Brussels Sprouts $10.50 at Coles a Kg At Old King Coles this week !!?? WHAT ? :-( Ill bet the farmer got $1.50 a Pallet !! :-(
    buby
    10th Apr 2015
    5:53pm
    I think some of Aldies Produce really isn't as fresh as it should be!
    wally
    10th Apr 2015
    5:55pm
    Parti, I thought you were an IGGA shopper! Since Coles copped a $2.5 million fine for telling fibs about their Irish bread imports today, you can bet your ******** that Coles will be putting their bread prices up, and the consumer gets it in the neck again.
    particolor
    10th Apr 2015
    6:05pm
    Yep !! :-) Saw that this Morning ! OUCH :-( Our Down Down Bread is now $4.80 a loaf till we Get Well again !!
    I shop at IGA Religiously :-)
    Blossom
    10th Apr 2015
    1:50pm
    Some of the price slashing comes about after supermarkets negotiate special deals with the suppliers. The same applies to weekly/fortnightly promotions. I worked in the grocery industry for 40 years so I am aware of promotional deals between suppliers/distrubitors and supermarkets and other retail outlets.
    pate
    10th Apr 2015
    2:21pm
    Trouble is this is how we end up with junk food on our meals these big corporations aren't worried about health only how cheap they can sell it and still make a profit...
    heyyybob
    10th Apr 2015
    2:54pm
    What I think should be exposed is the way that Coles, Woolworths and Aldi have specially trained staff who are taught how to forcibly make the customers buy this (usually) cheap rubbish that passes for food. The public doesn't have a chance against these SSGs (Supermarket Special Forces) who mercilessly attack us when we walk in their stores and force us to buy the stuff we do and then beat us whilst we stand on the escalators that carry us down to the carpark, with our hugggge trolleys that we hardly have the strength left to push, to our huuuugge vehicles that will carry us home so that we can all waddle to sit in front of our giaaannnt TVs and eat our nutritious meals ;)
    Nan Norma
    10th Apr 2015
    3:19pm
    So better service!!!! We are being pushed to serve ourselves, and the public is stupid enough to do it. They will tell you no staff have lost their job, no but they are on on less hours. Soon there will be no staff at all.
    particolor
    10th Apr 2015
    4:35pm
    Bloody Useless Robots if You want to get Cash Out !! :-( You have to line up behind half a dozen Disgruntled Shoppers at one of the Very few Checkouts open ? And half of them cant remember their Pin Number ? :-)
    nena
    10th Apr 2015
    3:20pm
    This marketing tricks are very clever organised...they will reduce on cheap...junk food and increase on the good stuff...they will never ever loose one bit. People should stop buying all junk and cook healthy for less at home. Soon would get noticed...I see how lots of people buy whatever is reduced without any intelligent though...
    KSS
    10th Apr 2015
    3:29pm
    Marketing in supermarkets (and any other store really) is no accident. It is a highly refined science all geared to make you buy what you didn't know you needed/wanted!
    From smells, to music, to colours, to layout, to lighting nothing is left to chance.
    heyyybob
    10th Apr 2015
    5:24pm
    Spot on KSS. A lot of fat lazy flies caught in their webs :(
    Radish
    14th Apr 2015
    1:22pm
    This week in Coles they had loose onions at around $2.89 a kilo. I walked further down the display stand and right on the end they had them prepackaged at $1 a kilo.

    I picked up one of these and they looked no different to the others which were loose.
    Noticed a young woman roll up grab three onions and off she went. Was tempted to mention to her that she could have a kilo for a dollar but thought better of it. In the past have done this thinking I was being helpful but had a rude response so thought better of it. Not to worry.
    particolor
    14th Apr 2015
    1:42pm
    I've noticed the same thing at the Mushrooms !!
    particolor
    10th Apr 2015
    4:21pm
    They only take Turns Week About Anyhow !!:-( Whose Turn is it this Week ?
    Squeak54
    10th Apr 2015
    4:28pm
    If Aussie Farmers deliver to your area why don't you give them a try, that way you don't need to set foot inside Coles or Woolies on a regular basis. btw I work for a subsidiary company of Woolies, am a shareholder and even I don't shop with them. What Aussie Farmers can't offer me I buy at Aldi.
    Strummer
    11th Apr 2015
    9:11am
    Aussies will pay less for their groceries....and more farmers will walk of their land.
    Chris B T
    12th Apr 2015
    9:37am
    It wouldn't matter to much where you buy groceries, if you buy what you needed and take a list.
    Get use to that, then spread your wings as shop only specials.
    It may cost more in travel costs to shop at a differrent locations as well as parking, than the benefit is lost. ( Avoid The Inner Sections Of The Stores As This Is Where Most Junk Lies )
    particolor
    12th Apr 2015
    10:18am
    Beware of Junk Lying !!
    Chris B T
    12th Apr 2015
    11:12am
    That is What Is, Lies. Just let it lay there, without taking it the stores won't put it on the shelf. Simple !!
    particolor
    12th Apr 2015
    1:20pm
    Have a look at the Contents List on those Packets ?? I'm sure they came out of a Nuclear Reactor !! :-)
    Radish
    14th Apr 2015
    1:20pm
    I find my housekeeping budget is stretching further these days and I actually have money over every forthnight. I put this aside and have a couple of hundred dollars accumulated and when things come on special at a really good price I will buy in bulk..i.e. toothpaste, toot paper, paper towels, tissues etc.
    nena
    14th Apr 2015
    1:44pm
    Even much, much better above everything else...go Vegan. This way, one not only save money, fills great, physically and morally and...in the process slaughtering will end as well... Humanity will grows
    Radish
    14th Apr 2015
    4:04pm
    Nena, tried going vegetarian...lasted 2 days lol.
    particolor
    14th Apr 2015
    4:29pm
    It lasted till someone walked past with Sausages and Gravy Mashed potatoes and Peas !! :-)
    Chris B T
    15th Apr 2015
    8:22pm
    Particolor
    That can be vegetarian, as Sausages don't have to contain meat.(Just Nuclear Reactor Junk) as your suggested comment.
    particolor
    15th Apr 2015
    8:44pm
    Somebody gave Me one of those Soy Sausage Substitute Specimens to try once and I took one bite and tossed it to the chooks !! :-) LOL ! :-)
    Chris B T
    15th Apr 2015
    9:14pm
    So called meat sausages, don't have to contain "Meat" the one that comes from animals. Substute ingredients (the new age animal that has no eyes only numbers) LOL.
    particolor
    15th Apr 2015
    9:25pm
    I think it was back in the Sixties since I had a Sausage that actually had MEAT in it !! :-)
    eggles01
    17th Apr 2015
    10:09pm
    this reducing costs are a lot of well you know what,true the prices go down but they are only for that weeks specials the following week they are back to the original price,even the likes of meat I remember a short time ago you could buy chuck steak for $6.99 a kl in woolies it is now up to $12.99 a kilo most of my shopping is done in Coles here in Canberra, a good tip is to go online after 5pm on Mondays and google search Coles and Woolworths new weekly catalogues and see who has the cheapest items you want to buy that week,a lot of people just can't be bothered to do that and time after time you will find that they are the biggest moaners of prices, the main thing I have become aware of is that when woolies reduce weekly prices most of the specials are the same reduced prices in coles the next week,you know that with a 8in black pot and a few handfulls of potting mix you will be able to grow a silverbeat plant also a bean plant if you have not got any garden you can always stand it on a windows ledge


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