One supermarket offers double rewards for Christmas

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It’s a double delight at Coles this Christmas.

If you haven’t taken up a Flybuys membership, it may pay to apply for one to keep your Christmas budget down.

Coles has teamed up with Flybuys to offer ‘Member’s Prices’ on a range of products until 30 November. Customers will simply need to swipe their Flybuys card to save an additional amount off a product – up to $10 per product. 

It’s a double deal as Flybuys points will also still accrue. 

Coles executive Leah Weckert told Retail World magazine the offer was a way for Coles to “give back” to its loyal customers when they needed it the most.

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“Flybuys Member Prices is the first time we are giving members the opportunity to receive exclusive instant discounts on some of their favourite products just by swiping their Flybuys card,” she says.

Flybuys Member Price products include such popular lines as Nudie Tropical Breakfast Juice, Bega cheese slices, five-star beef mince and Sourdough by Laurent. 

“These are real dollars off their shop and are a way for Coles to offer members of our loyalty program value beyond points, essentially money back in their pockets.”

Not to be outdone, Woolies is offering up a huge range of Christmas products at the same price or less than the 2021 prices.

The range includes everything from bonbons and Christmas-themed napkins to custard, turkey, prawns and whole hams. 

Woolworths managing director Natalie Davis says the group is focused on providing the best products available for the Christmas table.

“Through our price commitment to hold last year’s price on customers’ favourite Christmas classics, including Woolworths half leg ham and pavlova, as well as adding 150 seasonal essentials to our Christmas prices dropped program, we hope that it will help all our customers focus on the little moments that make the season special to them.”

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This week’s deals


Sensible: Colgate range, half price. Toothpaste, toothbrushes and dental floss, from $4. With holidays and travel coming up, it’s a good idea to stock up on toiletries both for yourself and any visitors. It’s not like this stuff goes out of date after all.

Indulgence: Golden Gaytime and Golden Gaytime Oak, four-pack, half price at $4.75. The Golden Gaytime lived off its reputation for a while – Gaytime, I mean really – but Peters is making up for it big time with what seems a new offering every month. We’ve had Coco Pops, Fruit Loops, birthday cake, Crunchy Nut and now Oak. In my humble opinion, it’s hard to beat the original Gaytime (sniggers) but kudos to Peters’ efforts to keep us interested.  

See the catalogue here.


Sensible: Forty per cent off a range of sunscreens. Summer is on its way, which means time to slather on the sun block. From $4.40 for the Surf Life Saving Despicable Me roll-on. Would Minions really care about sunblock? I think not.

Indulgence: Chandon Non-Vintage Brut sparkling wine, $25, save $7. Party season approaches. If the fancy pants French stuff isn’t in your budget, this is an excellent replacement. After the first bottle, who cares anyway?

See the catalogue here.

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Sensible: Kewpie roasted sesame dressing, $3.95, save $1.25. I am mad for this product. I love it so much I want to introduce it to my mum. Tastes fantastic and has a surprising number of uses. Great on a normal leafy salad, but it’s also fantastic in a potato salad, drizzled over an Asian-inspired slaw or noodle and vegie bowls, as a dipping sauce for rice paper rolls and as a sauce for grilled meat. 

Indulgence: Boneless pork leg, $9. Get in some early practice with Christmas with this easy-to-carve, ready-to-go pork leg. If anyone has a fail-safe method for crackling, please let me know. I cut it off and put it under the griller, which is apparently only for heathens. 

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Sensible: Milo, 1.25kg, $14.49, down from $15.99. This is a ridiculous size for normal people but sensible for serious, diehard Milo fans. Throw moderation aside, put five spoons into your milk and scatter it with abandon over your ice cream. 

Indulgence: This month’s Aldi super savers includes a range of party snack food to get you through the festive season from crackers to delicious dips. Our favourite, Emporium Selection Brie, $9.99. Diet be damned.

See the catalogue here

Do you change your shopping habits for Christmas? Will you be cutting back this year? Why not share your tips in the comments section below?

Written by Jan Fisher

Accomplished journalist, feature writer and sub-editor with impressive knowledge of the retirement landscape, including retirement income, issues that affect Australians planning and living in retirement, and answering YLC members' Age Pension and Centrelink questions. She has also developed a passion for travel and lifestyle writing and is fast becoming a supermarket savings 'guru'.

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