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Grocery Items You Should Never Pay Full Price For

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Grocery items to never pay full price for

Grocery Items You Should Never Pay Full Price For

There are many grocery items you should never pay full price for. You may have noticed the same items coming on special again and again. Like all large organisations the big grocery retailers work on a schedule. That means you can be sure certain items will come up for less again and again. Knowing that means you can wait it out and stock up at 20-50% off the normal price. Or rather, the normal price comes around every 4-6 weeks. So here’s a list of items that are on the schedule that I’ve noticed:

  • Soft drinks of all varieties.
  • Juice
  • Most Breakfast cereals
  • Ice cream varieties
  • Tea, coffee, milo
  • Muesli bars and equivalent
  • Yogurt
  • Ham, one variety or another.
  • Chocolate/s
  • Deodorant
  • Nappies
  • Toothpaste
  • Hygiene items
  • Baked beans
  • Cup of soups
  • Pasta sauces
  • Tomato/bbq sauce
  • Fresh Fish
  • Tuna, large and small tims.
  • Butter.
  • Mayo and other salad dressings
  • Canned corn
  • Canned pineapple
  • Rice crackers
  • Chips
  • Biscuits of most varieties
  • Cooking bases,
  • Frozen pizzas, pies, fish fingers, pastry, etc
  • Frozen vegetables
  • Hand wash
  • Cake mixes
  • Peanut butter, jams, vegemite
  • Oil
  • Bacon
  • Mexican goods
  • Meat – though you can usually get it cheaper elsewhere.

Think Ahead

If any of these items are staples in your house, don’t just buy it when you run out and pay full price. Instead think a little ahead and buy a couple of extras to get you through to the next sale. These are grocery items you should never pay full price for! Throw them in the pantry out of site and pull them out when needed. Of course, given that Coles and Woolies and IGA are all doing the same thing, it probably won’t be too long before one of them has the item reduced again. Internationally, you probably have even more competition.

One Exception

One exception. If chocolate is in the house and you know you’ll eat it all until it’s gone, hidden away or not! Guilty here! Don’t stock up. Buy one on special and wait the 6 weeks for it to come around again. Some things just can’t be stocked up on or the waist line will not thank you! The same may go for your other favourite treats.

What Groceries Do You Try To Not Pay Full Price For?

As you can see the vast majority of processed foods are on the list. You tend to get less around the fresh food isles which are best getting when they are marked down as they near their due date. I’m sure this list could be added to. What items do wait around to be marked down?

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Mrs. ETT December 4, 2016 - 6:55 am

Deodorant, shampoo, juice, yoghurt and Up & Go. I’ve noticed those in particular seem to regularly be half price, and because they are a luxury item, if we run out then I don’t mind waiting.

I have set up a corner of my shopping list for items we need, but have been identified early enough that we can wait until they are on special.


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