We love a good bargain here at New Idea Food - and it doesn’t get much better than this!
Savvy shopper Kimberley took to the awesome Markdown Addicts Australia Facebook page to reveal her recent shopping haul - and there were two items that were particularly amazing.
Along with 10 cent yoghurts and 65 cent sausages and $1 chicken strips were TWO free-range pork roasts with enormous savings.
One 2.016kg roast was marked down to just $2.21 while another 2.23 boneless shoulder roast was down to $2.45 - both at 90% off. Kimberley also scored a tray of scotch fillets for a little over $2 too. Woah!
She wrote: ‘It’s been a while between hauls 😍😍😍been to busy lately to get down there at my locals markdown time. Very pleased with this lot especially the pork roasts and the scotch fillet 😋😋😋’
The haul got the big thumbs up from her fellow Markdown Addicts Australia followers.
One wrote: ‘Oh my goodness i pay $7 a pack for the english sausages, i would have passed out if i saw them at that price!!! Amazing haul 😍😍😍’
Adds another: ‘Wow. Amazing cheap bargains. Well done.’
Kimberley added that all the items in her haul were either that day’s best before date or the following day’s, meaning her freezer would be getting a workout!
‘That’s the reason we got a deep freezer!’ quipped one follower.
While some shoppers are nervous about eating foods so close to their best before dates, the CSIRO says there shouldn’t be a food safety risk if stored properly.
‘The term "Use by" is specifically for foods that will have a food- safety risk after a specified storage period,’ the advise. ‘The term "Best before" applies to all other food products. Under normal circumstances of hygienic handling and storage, uncooked meat and meat products will be spoiled before an unacceptable food-safety risk arises.’
It adds: ‘In general, chilled product kept below 7C does not support the growth of food-poisoning organisms that are a significant hazard on raw meat. The exception is Listeria monocytogenes because it may grow slowly at temperatures below 7C. Listeria is not regarded as a hazard associated with fresh meat but could be a hazard on some sliced processed meats or other cooked meats with extended shelf lives.’
As for how YOU can find epic markdowns like this, Kimberley has some advice.
‘Have a chat with your duty manager they can normally give you an estimate on times or be like me, I just kept changing my shopping time till I was there when it was done then tried that time the next day and found the time myself,’ she told a fellow follower.
She added: ‘Every store is different. Have a chat with your locals duty manager ❤️This was 6pm.’
Great advice! And for more bargain finds, make sure you follow Markdown Addict Australia on Facebook - you won’t regret it!