Eagle-eyed bargain hunters saves THOUSANDS on their groceries after an online order glitch via Coles’ website
- Coles shoppers have saved hundreds of dollars off their groceries amid glitch
- Eagle-eyed bargain hunters discovered the cut-price items in their online orders
- Customers claimed products were discounted heavily across most products
- Many shoppers showed off their grocery haul – while others weren’t so lucky
Coles shoppers have claimed they managed to slash more than $1,000 off their groceries following an online order glitch.
Eagle-eyed bargain hunters discovered the cut-price items on the Australian supermarket’s website when they placed their online orders on Tuesday night, through to Wednesday morning.
Customers claimed products were discounted heavily, including grass fed steaks at $3.30 per kilo, hair dye kits from $2, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for $1 and baby formula from $2.50.
Taking to a popular consumer Facebook group, many delighted shoppers showed off their massive grocery haul after they successfully picked up their orders for a fraction of the price.
This Coles shopper saved more than $1,000 after spending just $191.13 on four online orders
A delighted customer who admitted she was always strapped for cash said she was able to spend just $65 on her massive grocery haul amid online order glitch
Products were discounted heavily via the supermarket’s website – as shoppers quickly placed their orders to save themselves hundreds off dollars (pictured of an invoice showing the 27 items purchased all for just $44.58)
A Coles spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia: ‘The wrong price was displayed for small number of products on Coles Online overnight.
‘In some instances where stores had stock available, orders were fully or partially fulfilled. As per our terms and conditions, Coles Online does not provide rainchecks on goods that are not available.
‘Where possible we have let customers know if their order will not be filled in full. We apologise to customers for any inconvenience.’
One happy customer shared snaps of her purchases after saving an astonishing $511 on fresh meat, Ben& Jerry’s, dog food, kitchen staples and cleaning products.
Another mother said she managed to get two tins of baby formula for just $2.50.
‘Ours is split between four households. I got stuff I wouldn’t have been able to afford otherwise! I’m so happy,’ she gushed.
‘I even managed to get another two tins of formula for $2.50 for one and $6 for the other. All the items were there and the staff were lovely about it and had a laugh, said they’d seen some lucky people. It feels nice to have a happy little accident.’
Another shopper saved $800 – after spending just $110 on her grocery, as well as three coffee machines she plans on gifting as Christmas and birthday presents
This shopper spent just $70 on her grocery – but was unable to collect her prawns and steak
Another customer said she saved more than $1,000 on her grocery items, which include fresh product, cold meats, toiletries, snacks, batteries and hair products.
‘I picked four of my orders up already only $191.13. Saving well over $1000. $141.60 saved on poppers alone,’ she said.
Another excited customer commented: ‘I got everything I ordered. $65 spent – this is a wonderful bargain for me as I live off my money day by day. By a couple of days, I’m usually struggling on that to get to last a couple of days and this has come in handy as I don’t have to stress for a while.’
One shopper said managed to save $800 after purchasing grocery items, as well as three coffee machines she plans to gift as Christmas and birthday presents.
‘Woah I was honestly thinking that it would get cancelled (coffee machines as Xmas/birthday present) $110. Saved $800. Amazing thing for a low income family.’
However, many shoppers weren’t so lucky when they tried to pick up their order.
‘Went to pick up mine, after receiving the message it was packed and ready. They said the order was cancelled and would not allow me to collect. Also have to wait three to five days for my money back,’ one woman said.
Another commented: ‘Mine was canceled 20 minutes before I was meant to pick up.’
And another unhappy shopper said: ‘I got this email saying it was ready for collection. The store called me to confirm it and said they were picking it. Then I got a cancellation email right as i was driving in saying that it was cancelled.’