The supermarket war of Coles versus Safeway/Woolworths has heated up, with roast chicken. First, Coles went to $10. …then Safeway/Woolworths struck back with… $9.88. These posters were prominently displayed en masse around the Bentleigh Woolworths last night. “Why pay $10” “Only $9.88”? TWELVE CENTS DIFFERENCE? Or to put it in percentage terms, Woolies are 1.2% ... [More]
I’ve turned into one of those boring people who looks out for specials in the supermarket. This deal is from this week’s Safeway/Woolworths catalogue. If you happen to occasionally buy frozen fish and frozen chips, it appears to be a pretty good deal, saving $3.55. (Sometimes I’ll use this type of thing; sometimes I’d prefer ... [More]
Supermarket trolley deposit
Last week Safeway Woolworths replaced all their trolleys as part of the makeover. And they all require a deposit — a $1 or $2 coin. Excellent. ‘Cos while I don’t usually use a trolley, when I do, I’m sick of them having wonky wheels because people have pushed them for miles and dumped them in ... [More]
Bye bye Safeway
I’d been wondering how they were going to swap the very-high-up Safeway sign for a Woolworths sign. With a very big crane, that’s how. They did it yesterday. Many of the other Safeway signs have already disappeared. I’m not sure how long it’ll take me to get used to calling it Woolworths.
At the local Safeway, the renovation (and eventual transition to “Woolworths”) is underway, and the self-service checkouts are now operating. There’s five of them, compared to three express checkouts, and eight “normal” checkouts. From memory there used to be more normal checkouts, though as at most supermarkets, I don’t ever recall all of them being ... [More]
Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like Hot Cross Buns.
Quick and polite
When asked “Do you have an Everyday Rewards card?” at Safeway, what’s the quickest, most polite way of saying: “Yes I do, it’s tucked inside my wallet somewhere, but I know full well that there’s no benefit to me if it’s scanned on a transaction less than $30. This one is only $15, so I ... [More]
Never pay retail
Costco at Docklands in Melbourne opens today at 8am. I’ll be very interested to hear how it goes, but I’m not going to be rushing in to cough up my $60 to join up and start doing my shopping there. For one thing I’ve realised that if one is prepared to be brand-agnostic, keep an ... [More]