Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Grocery Specials Wednesday 7th October 2015

There are some fantastic specials on offer.  I hope you have lots of money in your food slush fund. Here are this week's best specials -


*  Peters Connoisseur 4 Pack-6 Pack 360mL-455mL 1/2 PRICE Was $7.99, Save $4.00  Now $3.99 each.  I've tried the salted caranel and it's divine.

*  Nestlé Cooking Chocolate 180g-375g 1/2 PRICE Was $3.98, Save $1.99  Now $1.99 each.  At this price it's worth getting a years supply or a rain check if out of stock.

*   Mars Medium Funsize 144g-216g 1/2 PRICE Was $4.50, Save $2.25  Now $2.25 each.  A bargain price.

*  Cheezels Cheese Snacks 110g 1/2 PRICE Was $2.00, Save $1.00 Now $1.00 each.  We don't usually eat these but they are great to have on hand for school break up parties.

*  Natural Chip Company Potato Chips 175g 1/2 PRICE Was $3.25, Save $1.63  Now $1.62 each.  I think this is cheaper than no name.

*  Cottee’s Jam 500g Was $3.35, Save $1.35 Now $2.00 each.  If you don't make jam,  this is a great price.  Maybe put one in a Christmas hamper

*  Maharajah’s Choice Basmati Rice 5kg 1/2 PRICE Was $17.50, Save $8.75  Now $8.75 each

*  Golden Circle Beetroot 450g or Corn 410g 1/2 PRICE Was $1.65, Save $0.83  Now $0.82 each.  At this price,  stock up for Summer.

*  40% off Pyrex

*  1/2 price on Decor

*   Morning Fresh Dishwashing Liquid 900mL 1/2 PRICE Was $6.95, Save $3.48  Now $3.47 each

*  1/2 PRICE on Garnier Skincare, Shampoo & Conditioner


*  Mars Sharepacks 144-216g Now $2.24 each 1/2 Price, Save $2.25

*    Arnott's Shapes Light & Crispy 120g Try new flavours. Now $1.49 each 1/2 Price, Save $1.50

*  Lipton Tea Bags Black Pk 100 Now $2.34 each 1/2 Price, Save $2.35.  One of the few staples that comes on sale at 1/2 price.  Well worth stocking up.

*  Imported Smoked Cod Seafood may not be available in all stores.Now $9.99 kg Save $5.01 kg

*  Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner 350ml Now $3.94 each 1/2 Price, Save $3.95

*  Palmolive Dishwashing Liquid 700-750ml Now $2.74 each 1/2 Price, Save $2.75

Dickies Plain Bath Towel 68x130cm 1/2 price all Dickies Towels.Now $7.99 each 1/2 Price, Save $8.00

*  Tontine I'm a Low Allergenic Medium Pillow Pk 2 Now $11.00 each 1/2 Price, Save $11.00

*  40% off Sistema Home Storage


  1. Thanks Wendy. I always check your list to see if I've missed anything. :-)

    Woolies also have macro Free range whole fresh chickens, $3.99 kg, save $3 kg. this is a really good price for free range.

  2. You are right about the staples Wendy - a rarity to see on special. Will certainly be taking your advice on this with the tea.

  3. Thanks Wendy, i saw these teabags in the reject shop in Wonthaggi today for $2 a box :)

    1. I saw the ad of tv for them. My only concern is that they might be parellel imports. If so, they might taste a little different. Just like cheaper Nescafe does.

    2. Hi Wendy, they are parallel imports, I saw them today at the reject shop

  4. Hi Wendy,

    Thanks for posting these specials, great to see the Lipton tea bags on special, will be stocking up.
    The Imported smoked cod seafood, have you bought this? I haven't and wouldn't know how do you cook it?

    1. For years it was the only fish we could afford. Haven't bought it for about a year or two. I defrost it in the fridge then boil it in a saucepan for 10 minutes and serve with a little butter.

  5. Thankyou Wendy. These posts are so helpful in planning the menu and shopping list. I really appreciate them. Mimi xxx

  6. Thanks Wendy, I stocked up on tea bags and also bought a number of the Coles specials. I've only really just started to stockpile the specials and was pleasantly surprised how low the total was when I got to the checkout.

    One question - how do you calculate how much you'll need for things like choc bits when they come on special? Or do you just buy as many as you have room for?

    Thanks again,

    1. It's a combination of a few things. How much money I can spare from the slush fund, how long the best before is, how much I would use within the time frame and how good the deal is. I can always find room for a 1/2 price special.

      For example - choc bits I always have on hand 12 packets of white and milk. I've never run out unless it hasn't been on sale for a long time.

      Tins of soup I work out how often I make the casserole ( generally monthly ). So I'd need twelve as it usually only comes on sale in Winter. Then I add a few extra in case the sale is a little later than normal.

    2. Hi Wendy,

      This is a great way of working things out, i never thought of it this way. I had just been buying 'X' amount and hoping they would last till the next special. I will be trying to do this from now on.



    3. Sorry , I forgot to add,

      Tasman Meats have a special this weekend only. If you receive emails from them, if you spend $75.00 you get $15.00 off, but you must print off the email and take it with you.


  7. Great strategy, thanks Wendy!


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