This supermarket app could save you hundreds

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It’s flown under the radar a bit, but the Woolworths Everyday Rewards Extra may just be worth the subscription price.

The Everyday Rewards program offers $10 off a future shop or 1000 Qantas points for every 2000 Everyday Rewards points.

The ‘Extra’ option costs $7 per month, but if you’re a regular Woolworths shopper, it could save you hundreds a year.

For that $7 a month you can claim 10 per cent off one shop each month at Woolworths, 10 per cent off one shop each month at Big W, three times Everyday Rewards points on every shop at Woolworths and Big W and a bunch of other subscriber-only freebies and offers.

Just this week, many shoppers received a welcome bonus in their accounts.  

I’m generally a bit wary of retail subscription services but this one seems great value for money.

Simply time one shop a month with a big trolley of basics and that’s an immediate 10 per cent off to save all month.

A good deal with little downside.

A little less maxi?

There’s a bit of irony in the latest victim of shrinkflation. Food manufacturer Peters has announced the Maxibon ice cream will be, well, a little less maxi.

According to 9News, Peters said in a statement: “From this month, you’ll notice the changes, but our Maxibons will have the same taste you know and love.”

In a refreshing change from how brands usually try to dress up charging the same for less, Peters didn’t try to earnestly tell us it was better for our health or the environment.

“It’s not news you’ll want to cop, but we had to let you know first,” it said.

“Tough times mean tough changes. And because of that, we’ve had to make the call to downsize our Maxibon a touch.”

While the change is expected to flow through to supermarket shelves in the next few weeks, Peters is staying mum on just how much smaller the Maxibon will be. Maybe a Midibon, or Minibon? A Slightly-less-ibon?

This week’s best deals


Sensible: Four’N Twenty Meat Pies, four pack, $8.25. Footy season is pie season. The good thing about pies at home is that they are at home. No over-priced, half-warm pie in a freezing cold stadium. Just a pie cooked to your liking with as much sauce as you require. Pie heaven.

Indulgence: Jose Cuervo Sparkling Margarita, four pack $24. I’m not above grabbing a can of something on the way home from my last shift for the week. Generally, I’m left horrified by the sugar content, but these left me pleasantly surprised. Not sure how they added that classic margarita salt tang, and I probably don’t want to know, but for a premix that doesn’t give you diabetes, they go okay.

See the catalogue here.


Sensible: My Dog 85g dog food range, $1.09, save 20c. Anyone who has ever worked in a supermarket will know how much pet food goes out the door. So. Much. Pet. Food. This brand and size is very popular with smaller dogs and it’s not unusual for customers to buy dozens at a time, so even 20-cent discounts can add up.

Indulgence: Home Helper range. Another random Aldi collection, but this time it’s handy. A great selection of mobility and personal care products for older Australians from grab sticks to denture tablets and Voltaren gel. And wheelchairs, as you do. As always, not top-of-the-range stuff, but maybe good for try-before-you-buy and invest in something better.

See the catalogue here.


Sensible: Lindt Lindor Egg Bag, 390g, half price, $12. If you’ve been putting off your Easter egg hunt egg requirements, this special is hard to go past. The quality of the chocolate probably won’t be appreciated by the little ones, so you should step up and eat them yourself. It’s only fair.

Indulgence: I&J Raw Prawns range, 500g, half price $12. Not the best quality prawns going around but seeing as they sell upwards of $60/kg at fishmongers, they have their own appeal. Good for stir fries, curries and salads. Get in quick because at this price they sell out fast.

See the catalogue here.


Sensible: YoPRO Perform High Protein Yoghurt range, 175g, half price at $1.65. A double dipper as far as health is concerned. Great for gut health and the protein fills you up. Excellent, healthy snack.

Indulgence: Australian Lamb Mid Loin Chops, $22/kg, save $6. Lamb under $25/kg, let’s do it. For a twist on traditional Easter lamb, why not try these 10-Minute Chilli Chops. The recipe is for cutlets but would easily work as well with chump chops.

See the catalogue here.

Do you belong to any supermarket loyalty programs? Do you think it’s worth it? We’d love to hear your opinion in the comments section below.

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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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