You can take hundreds off your weekly grocery bill by cracking the Woolworths markdown code!
A savvy Woolies customer has shared her recent discovery in the hope it will save her fellow shoppers money!
Posting on Facebook, it seems she has cracked the code for Woolworths markdowns.
The code is a previously undiscovered stamp that appears in the top of the supermarket's sale stickers. She discovered it after buying two markdown items and noticing a common theme on their labels.
With her reduced piece of beef roast, which she nabbed for $16.37, and some milk, which only set her back $1.86, the customer headed home.
On the Quick Sale label was a small time stamp, showing "10:34" for the milk and "11:25" for the meat.
Through these clues, she deduced that it is possible to know when your local Woolies is most likely to reduce their stock. In her case, late morning is the best time to do the big shop.
“Plan on working out my law of averages and striking when most likely to hit gold,” the code-cracking customer posted on Facebook.
“I believe I’ve found a time stamp for when the markdowns happen on Woolies’ new labels.”
Many others on Facebook agreed that this is an efficient and budget-friendly way to shop, with some saying they already use the markdown system to save hundreds. One person wrote: “I try to only buy markdowns, it’s a great way to save."
Speaking to 7NEWS, a Woolworths representitive explained that the timing of sales varies store-to-store.
“We use markdowns from time to time to minimise food waste,” the spokesperson said.
“The availability of markdowns will vary from day to day and store to store based on stock levels and demand.”
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