every time I opne the catalouges it seems it the same old things, usually junk food which is on special. Like Cadbury chocolate and coke. I guess they are good sellers for them


Posted by mom111362, 21st June 2016


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  • I never look at those catalouges. Woolworths sends weekly my personalized specials (the things I buy and they offer on special). I prefer not to buy junk, but lots of health foods. Woolworths offers those on special in their weekly emails, which is good. And otherwise I don’t buy on special, but just what I want and need.



  • Unfortunately I realized that all what is cheap, people buy. I don’t even check Coles and Woolies catalogue any more, because I’m sick of that colourful rubbish. I buy, bread, milk, fish, meat, fruit & vegetables.



  • i usually try to bypass all the junk food



  • I think they do that so customers will buy on impulse even when it is not needed



  • I guess its designed to get customers into their stores.



  • It’s a marketing tactic. Which works for a lot of people but i just skip through the catalogues until I see some healthy foods.



  • True. It’s abit sad really..The crap is cheap so we buy it. Cheap and colourful. Kids are happy..but its all a quick fix. Big companies make . money. It’s our health. be brighter and reach for fruit and vegetables. abag of carrots is cheap really. Just we think of it as boring!



  • It’s always the way isn’t it? I guess it’s what gets people through the door or they wouldn’t bother advertising it.



  • I am glad that i am not the only one thinking this!!! Every week it’s the same things on special. IT would be nice to see some of the every day things too – but I guess they use the “everyday low price” thing there.



  • true they are the draw cards for a lot of young families, unfortunatly.. The upside is there are also a lot of discounted meat fruit and veg etc reduced for quick sale. Meat if bought on the date of purchase with that date as use by can in fact be frozen for later. I sometimes have veg only days when there is an inexpensive glut of them. Not just to boil! but roast veg in winter or I make veg pizza’s to eat and freeze as once veg cooked can be frozen (not potatoes) lots of cheese topping delicious



  • I find most of the catalogues only advertise junk foods on sale – in store is a totally different kettle of fish. I love IGA, they have specials and sales on all different lines of groceries, not just chips, chocolates and ready made meals! Awesome deals on rice, fruit and vegetables – I find them so much better than Coles or Safeway!



  • Two reasons to suck us in when we go shopping hungry a easy target (try never to do this), and for kids lunch boxes… ! Thats why i find it easier if you do a large shop to do it online after a big meal that way you do not get sucked in and only stock up on the specials you need.. Some days they have free delivery (or its free if over a set amount. you just have to get in early andbook it and find out the cut off time for adjustments before it gets delivered adjust it to whats really needed..



  • so aldi opened and a new shopping complex and we are treated to a price war! $1 strawberry, avcardos and caulis!!!



  • Some of the specials can be good when stocking up for something special, like Christmas/parties.



  • Just stop looking in the catalouges, it’s a waist of time :) Step into the store, see if there are fruits and veggies on special and just do your shoppings without being foccussed what’s on special, I garantee you that you’ll safe money ;)
    I made beautiful healthy raw chocolate with my son y’day, so no desire to buy any chocolate from the store.


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