Woolies to slash prices on hundreds of items to help Aussies cut their grocery bills

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’d have noticed that Aussie supermarket prices have jumped quite dramatically recently.

More than ever before, shoppers are feeling the pinch as the price of food, petrol and other living costs increase due to inflation.

In order to help customers battle the rising living costs,Woolworths has promised to drop the price of hundreds of products from Wednesday May 4th.

8 quick ways to cut your grocery bill this week

Woolworths to cut prices on hundreds of products

The supermarket giant has reportedly slashed prices on more than 300 staples, such as pork, cheese slices soups and cold and flu medication, as well as 650 of its own brand products.

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Discounted products include:

  • Pork Leg Roast (was $11/kg now $9/kg)
  • Pork Shoulder Roast (was $10/kg now $8/kg)
  • WW Soup Range 300g (was $3.00 now $2.50) 
  • Cheer Cheese Slices (was $9.30 now $8.50)
  • RSPCA Diced Chicken Breast 1kg (was $14.50 now $14.00) 
  • Odd Bunch Potatoes 4kg (was $5.90 now $4.50) 
  • Dimetapp Kids Cough Plus Immune 200ml (was $19.00 now $15.00) 
  • Betadine Anaesthetic Lozenges Berry 36pk (was $15.00 now $10.50) 
  • Vittoria Coffee Mountain Grown Beans 1kg (was $39.00 now $23.00)
  • Chicken Breast (was $14.50 now $14)

The price of cold and flu medication has also been cut:

  • Dimetapp Kids Cough Plus Immune 200ml (was $19 now $15)
  • Betadine Anaesthetic Lozenges Berry 36pk (was $15 now $10.50) 

Woolworths prices increased by 4.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2022. While Coles’ prices have gone up 3.2 per cent.

Woolworths’ Chief Commercial Officer Paul Harker said the decision to cut prices was made before winter.

“Not only are we reducing the prices of more than 300 winter staples, we’re also introducing more than 650 own brand products including flour, sugar, snack foods and other essential items to Low Price, which means customers can expect the prices of these products to remain consistent while on the Low Price program,” he said.

“We recognise that cost-of-living pressures are being felt by our customers and our team, and it’s important we continue to help them save each time they shop.”

This move comes after Coles announced it had launched a supersized range of family staples in an effort to help families with the rising cost of living.

15 tips to save money on your grocery shop

Whether you are about to start your first 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge or you’re a seasoned pro, we’ve got 15 tips to save money on your grocery shop.

One of the things many mums love about the Challenge is the shopping list which is automatically generated from the meal plans.

However, we have had a lot of feedback from mums asking for ideas for how to ensure they don’t have a budget blow out.

1. Swap the meat

There’s no need to be super strict with the meat that you use in recipes such as stir-fries, wraps, salads or soups. So if the recipe asks for pork but chicken is on special, use chicken instead.

2. Read the catalogues

Keep an eye on the specials in your local supermarket catalogues and stock up when your favourite products are on sale.

3. Go veggie

Veggie Lasagne

Many meals contain meat, and a great way to save money is to reduce your meat intake. Feel free to remove the meat and add tofu, lentils or chickpeas instead. Plenty of traditional recipes can be changed in this way and still remain delicious.

Check out recipes for Vegetarian Pizza Scrolls and Veggie Lasagne.

4. Bulk up

When you see items on sale that you use regularly, stock up if you have room to store it. It might be almond meal, walnuts, flour, oats, almond milk.

5. Avoid one-offs

If a recipe calls for a specific ingredient that you don’t have, don’t rush out and buy it right away if you don’t think you will use it again. Choose another option from the menu or switch it out for an alternative.

6. Double up

lentil chilli

There’s no need to cook a different meal for every lunch and dinner. Save money and time by cooking double one night and using the leftovers for another meal (or freeze to use later). Meals like Chilli Con Carne and Spaghetti Bolognese are perfect for this.

7. Use what you have

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Get creative! If a recipe calls for a dollop of sour cream (that you don’t have at home) but you do have Greek yoghurt, don’t rush out to buy the sour cream. Many products can be switched for other alternatives.

8. Shop online

This is a great way to visually see your bill tally up before you part with your cash. If you need to you can cull a few items to ensure you come in under budget.

9. Avoid buying too much

Healthy Chicken and Pineapple Fried Rice

If you regularly find yourself tossing certain foods in the bin that have gone bad, rethink how much of it you are buying. For instance you might only need a small amount of baby spinach so you could buy a handful of it loose instead of in a large bag.

Frozen veggies are another great way to prevent spoilage and are just as nutritious as the fresh variety. We use them in plenty of recipes, including this Healthy Chicken And Pineapple Fried Rice.

10. Use similar textures

Need a few tablespoons of breadcrumbs for a burger patty recipe but don’t have any to hand? Look around the pantry and see if you can find something else. You could whizz up some rolled oats or Weetbix in the food processor.

11. Watch your portions

Be sure not to cook too much if you will end up tossing it in the bin. Things like porridge, rice and pasta are very easy to prepare far too much of. Just keep an eye on the dry product as you’re popping into the saucepan and note that it will expand as it cooks.

12. Use your leftover smoothies

If you made too much smoothie, pop the leftovers into an ice block mould for a tasty treat for the next day.

13. Have an easy night

A great way to save cash is to have one night a week for a super thrifty meal. Think Vegemite and avocado on toast – or a jacket potato with kidney beans and pesto.

14. Avoid pre-prepared foods

Items that have been grated/chopped/sliced tend to cost more than the original item would. For instance, grated cheese cost more than block cheese. Sliced mushrooms cost more than whole ones.

15. Package your own snacks

Instead of buying snacks for yourself or the kids in packets, buy a larger serve and package up your own in small tubs. Think popcorn, pretzels, sultanas. You could even try making up a healthy trail mix to pop in school bags or your handbag for work.

Save $$ on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

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If you are keen to improve your health and tackle your weight – then be sure to check out our  28 Day Weight Loss Challenge where you can access meal plans, recipes and meal prep tips.

Our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge has been able to help thousands and thousand of mums lose weight, blast belly fat and improve their overall health through healthy eating plans and exercise programs, all while sticking to a budget.

To learn more about the  28 Day Weight Loss Challenge click HERE

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