Mum scores a $13 cheese for just $2.50 thanks to a switch in her online grocery order: ‘This is the easiest saving hack ever’
- An Aussie mum scored a $13 400g feta for just $2.50 in her online grocery order
- The shopper added a half $5 Lemnos 180g feta block to her Woolworths order
- Because the feta was out of stock she instead received a pricier, larger cheese
- Woolworths replaces unavailable items with something of equal or greater value
An Australia mum has managed to bag a $13 cheese for just $2.50 thanks to a generous substitution in her online Woolworths grocery order.
The bargain-hunting shopper ordered a $5 Lemnos fetta block on special for half price and was surprised to find it had been substituted for the pricier Dodoni brand.
‘Gotta love Woolies substitutions,’ she wrote in a post to the popular Facebook group, Markdown Addicts Australia.
A Woolworths shopper ordered a $5 Lemnos fetta block on special for half price online and was surprised to find it had been substituted for the $13 Dodoni brand
‘Fetta was on half price sale, I would never have paid that for the substitute. Getting a $13 cheese for $2.50 is a win.’
If an item from an online order is out of stock or unavailable, Woolworths will replace it with another products for equal or greater value.
Not only was the woman’s swap better in quality, the Dodoni feta was 220g bigger than the Lemnos block she originally ordered.
Not only was the woman’s swap better in quality, the Dodoni feta was 220g bigger than the Lemnos block she originally ordered
‘I am on a budget, I mostly buy home brand items or specials. So my substitutions are usually good,’ the woman said in the comments.
Her post drew in many impressed comments with dozens of group members sharing the lucky substitutes they’ve received in online orders.
‘Love the substitutes! I ordered half a pineapple and got a full one!’ one shopper said.
‘I ordered a box of small chip variety, didn’t have that particular one so they gave me two boxes with slightly different flavours – Which didn’t matter at all! I always order woolies brand/cheap stuff and it’s a win when they don’t have it in stock,’ another wrote.
Seven simple tricks to save money as the cost of living soars
1. Cut back on meal delivery services by walking to get takeout or meal prep and ditch the takeout entirely.
2. Rather than having multiple streaming services at once, subscribe and binge one service every three months.
3. Consider replacing more expensive fitness memberships with cheaper alternatives or free outdoor exercises.
4. Automatically transfer money to a savings account each month to pay off credit card bills before they rack up interest.
5. Find and download apps that round up each transaction you make and automatically transfer it into a savings account.
6. Purchase normal household items where they are cheaper, which can be found by an internet search. For example, Chemist Warehouse sells cleaning products for much cheaper prices than supermarkets.
7. Holiday closer to home rather than paying fuel costs for a long trip.
‘I had similar when they didn’t have 400g chicken tenders for $4.80. I got a kilo valued at over $10,’ recalled a third.
Others weren’t so lucky with their substitutions with one mum saying she ordered yoghurt and received sachets of tomato paste instead.
‘A couple of weeks ago I was in isolation with my kids as we all had covid. I did online shopping and got family to collect. I ordered a box of spring water, which was substituted with a 24 pack of toilet paper,’ another commented.
‘I totally get it. I ordered super tampons and got substituted with overnight pants -not pads, pants! Lol,’ a third laughed.
‘I ordered dog food the large bag as I have a large dog. I got a small bag of cat food,’ said a fourth.