How to save money on food: Mum’s little-known hack to save $80 on groceries at Woolworths

Mum’s little-known hack to save $80 on groceries at Woolworths: ‘It makes a huge difference’

  • An Aussie mum has shared a lesser-known tactic to save money off groceries
  • Kate shared the ‘hack’ on TikTok and revealed she uses a Woolworths SIM card 
  • Using the SIM will give you an extra 10 per cent off your shop every month
  • ‘Being able to save $80, like I did today, is a huge difference,’ she said 

An Australian mum-of-five has managed to save $80 on her weekly grocery shop using a simple tactic.

Kate, who goes by the TikTok username @katerampal, shared a video detailing the little-known hack. 

In the clip she explained how buying a Woolworths SIM card will give you an additional 10 per cent off your shop every month and using gift cards gives you further discounts.

‘I saved a fortune on my groceries today, and I’m going to give you a couple of little hacky hacks and tell you how because it’s f****** expensive out there,’ Kate said.

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Australian mum-of-five Kate (left) shared the lesser-known 'hack' on TikTok and said this week she managed to save 14 per cent on groceries

This week she saved $80 by using a a Woolworths SIM card, which offers customers 10 per cent off their shop each month

Australian mum-of-five Kate (left) shared the lesser-known ‘hack’ on TikTok and said this week she managed to save 14 per cent on groceries. This week she saved $80 by using a a Woolworths SIM card, which offers customers 10 per cent off their shop each month

‘Step one, you’re going to grab yourself a Woolworths mobile SIM card. Not only is it going to save you money because it’s not a s**** plan that has crappy inclusions – it’s actually really decent and pay-as-you-go, so you’re not going to put yourself in debt,’ Kate said.

‘What this also does is give you a code every single month for 10 per cent off your grocery totals.

‘So, if you save that code for a week when you do a big pantry top-up – grab your nappies, grab those extra cleaning products, whatever it might be, use that 10 per cent off code. It works.

‘I mean, they say up to $500 but I just did one slightly over $500 and it still gave me the full 10 per cent off.’

Katie added how buying a Woolworths gift card via the app will give you an extra four per cent off – providing you with 14 per cent off your total shop if the gift card is used on groceries. 

‘Once you have that grocery total, after your 10 per cent offer’s been taken off, you’re then going to log back into your Woolworths mobile account because that’s going to give you access to discounted gift cards,’ she said.

‘You can grab a Woolworths gift card for 4 per cent off and then pay for your groceries using that discounted gift card. 

That gives you a further saving of 4 per cent, making your total 14 per cent – before you’ve even shopped specials, you’ve saved some money.’

The busy mum went on to explain she has five kids aged from one to 10 who eat ‘all the time’, so any sort of saving counts.

‘Being able to save $80, like I did today, is a huge difference. Huge difference,’ Kate added.

It comes after another shopper highly recommended signing up to the Woolworths Everyday Extra program for added benefits. While the membership costs either $59 yearly or $7 monthly, the Sydney customer says it 'pays for itself

It comes after another shopper highly recommended signing up to the Woolworths Everyday Extra program for added benefits. While the membership costs either $59 yearly or $7 monthly, the Sydney customer says it ‘pays for itself 

It comes after another shopper highly recommended signing up to the Woolworths Everyday Extra program for added benefits.

While the membership costs either $59 yearly or $7 monthly, the Sydney customer says it ‘pays for itself’. 

‘Woolworths Everyday Extra is the biggest budget saver I have ever found!’ the mum wrote on Facebook.

What are the extra benefits to Woolworths Everyday Extra?

10 per cent off one shop per month at Woolworths and 10% off one shop per month at BIG W

3x Everyday Rewards points on every shop at Woolworths and BIG W (please note points exclusions apply on certain products)

Extra Perks like free products, exclusive subscriber offers and extra points boosters

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An image shared on Facebook revealed the mum spent $289.50 on 77 items and saved a total of $37.27. 

‘The membership well and truly pays for itself and all the extra bonus points helps with my “bank for Christmas”, which I use to pay for all gifts and food at Christmas time!’ the mum wrote. 

By signing up members receive triple the amount of Woolworths points on every shop as well as 10 per cent off one shop each month and one free item a month. 

But the free item received is chosen by the supermarket and not the customer. 

Members will also receive 10 per cent off one shop each month at Big W when purchasing items online or in store. 

By paying for the membership yearly, shoppers will save $25.

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