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Shopper scores $60 worth of groceries and a FREE roast chook for just $5 – here’s the exact time she visited the supermarket

  • An Aussie shopper has shared how she scored $59.10 of groceries for just $4.81
  • The Adelaide mum also nabbed a free roast chicken thanks to a Coles policy
  • Coles offers customers a voucher for a free chook when they are out of stock
  • She said she went to collect her chicken at 5:30 when she found the mark downs 

A thrifty mum has shared how she managed to score almost $60 worth of groceries for less than $5 – and how she nabbed a free roast chicken from Coles. 

The Adelaide shopper spent just $4.81 on marked down pasta sauce, chocolate milk, pastries, yoghurt and a whole roast chicken that at full price would have otherwise totalled $59.10 when she went into the store at 5:30pm. 

She was given a complimentary chicken thanks to Coles’ policy that awards customers a voucher for a free chook to redeem on their next shop if there are none left. 

A money-saving mum, from Adelaide, has shared how she scored $59.10 worth of groceries for just $4.81 and a free roast chicken from her local Coles

A money-saving mum, from Adelaide, has shared how she scored $59.10 worth of groceries for just $4.81 and a free roast chicken from her local Coles

Posting to the Facebook group, Simple Savers, the bargain hunter went into the store to pick up her free chicken and found some ‘way bigger markdowns’ that she had seen at her local store before. 

The woman found a range of items for 90 per cent off including four tubs of Latina Fresh pasta sauce for just 64 cents, two pastry-covered cheese sausages for 48 cents each, a litre of chocolate milk for 55 cents and yoghurt for 70 cents. 

She said the buys aren’t usually items that fit into her grocery budget and she bought the ready-made chicken with a voucher. 

Some Coles stores offers shoppers a coupon valid for seven days for a complimentary chicken if they are out of stock within certain hours determined by each store’s managers. 

She nabbed a free chicken after receiving a voucher for a complimentary chook on her last shop when the store was out of stock

She nabbed a free chicken after receiving a voucher for a complimentary chook on her last shop when the store was out of stock

The money-saver’s post received lots of attention from fellow group members who were impressed with the budget food haul. 

‘I get so envious when I see people’s bargains! Is there a particular day or time that people find are best for markdowns?’ one woman asked. 

‘I don’t normally shop at night. This was 5:30pm. Specials change tomorrow. Maybe that’s why? These are best before tomorrow not today,’ the savvy shopper responded. 

Others were thankful for the tip about the complimentary chicken coupons to which she replied she rarely buys them but got lucky one shop. 

‘The irony is I buy a cooked chicken maybe once a year. I just happened to be standing by the warmer when a lady grabbed last one and she caught my attention with a gorgeous shirt,’ the mum said. 

‘Then I saw the sign. So I asked. And got two vouchers by accident.’

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