Coles and Woolworths offer budget-friendly measures as cost of living rises including FREE vouchers
How YOU can save on your grocery store as Coles AND Woolworths introduced budget-friendly measures to reduce the cost of living – including 10 percent off gift cards
- Two largest supermarket chains announce measures to tackle cost of living
- Woolworths freezes the price of essential private label products until the end of the year
- Coles customers will have to act quickly as the offer is limited to Tuesday
Australia’s largest supermarket chains, Woolworths and Coles, have announced new measures to tackle the cost of living and save hundreds of dollars.
With the price of a weekly store getting higher by the week, Woolworths is freezing the prices of essential private label products such as flour, sugar, canned tomatoes, frozen peas, chicken breast, washing powder and washing up liquid.
Coles is offering customers 10 percent off the total transaction price for $100 and $250 gift cards, although there is an additional purchase fee and a limit on the number of cards you can purchase.
Coles customers will have to act quickly as the offer is temporary and will expire next Tuesday, but the Woolworths measure will last until the end of the year.
Coles (photo) offers discounted gift vouchers from Wednesday to Tuesday 21 June, while supplies last
A $250 Coles Mastercard gift card, with a $7 purchase fee, costs $231.30, which represents a savings of $18.70, while the $100 card, with a $5 fee, is $94.50 costs.
There is a limit of five cards per customer, so shoppers would save $93.50 if they bought five $250 gift cards.
Price inflation initially mainly affected meat and imported products, but now almost every food product has risen.
Vegetables have been particularly affected, with some Australian supermarkets charging up to $12 for a head of iceberg lettuce due to a shortage caused by flooding.
According to Brad Banducci, CEO of Woolworths, the average Australian family spends more than $200 each week on groceries and necessities.
“We know that this is a significant part of the weekly household budget.
‘As we all rely on the challenges of inflation, rest assured that the entire Woolworths team is committed to ensuring you can always get your Woolies value.’
Mr Banducci advised shoppers to look for seasonal products, the private label logo on packaging and to use the fuel discount when refueling their car.
Woolworths (pictured) has frozen the cost of many basic items until the end of the year as a measure to address the cost of living crisis
The Coles gift card offer is valid from Wednesday through Tuesday, June 21. The company said most — 58 percent — of people use the cards in their weekly grocery store, followed by utility and service bills.
Coles manager Jonathan Torr said the company wants to help people cope with the rising cost of living.
“We understand that many Australians are struggling with the rising cost of living and we are always looking for ways in which we can provide the best value in Coles to make a difference,” he said.
According to Brad Banducci, CEO of Woolworths, the average Australian family spends more than $200 each week on groceries and necessities. Pictured is lettuce in a Woolworths store
The 10 percent discount on select Coles Mastercards will provide some temporary relief on everyday spending, as the gift cards can be used for everything from the weekly shop to paying the household bills – it can even be used to pay during the end of the season. day to maximize savings at other retailers. -turnover for the financial year.’
This offer is valid while supplies last at Coles supermarkets.
Earlier this month, Coles said it would keep many essential items at or under $1, including pasta, soups and canned tomatoes.
As with Woolworths, it has also encouraged shoppers to purchase private label items.
To see the full list of Low Price Freeze products, visit the: Woolworths website†