The man shared a photo of his almost empty trolley after noticing a jump in his usual ‘middle of the road’ shopping at Woolworths.
“It was $84.90 without the milk (which wouldn’t scan),” he wrote on Reddit.
The man’s store was stocked with essential groceries, including tomatoes, mouthwash, butter and soap.
Aldi said a Sydney man’s $84.90 grocery trip (above) would have cost the budget giant just $47.75
“I have to be honest, other than a few eggs which are more ethical and some butter which is about a dollar more than the norm, what’s luxury in this cart?” He asked.
“Tomato pesto? It was half price and only 25c more than the Woolworths brand of a similar product.
“Nivea soap was all that was left in the cleared aisle other than goat’s milk soap which I’m not really in the market for.
“Mozzarella is the cheapest fresh option and pasta is middle of the road in terms of cost.
An Aldi spokesman said ‘we will never give up on offering Australian shoppers the best possible prices’ amid growing concerns over the cost of living crisis
“I know there are cheaper options. I haven’t changed what I’m buying and it’s a lot more expensive than before and that’s the point of it all.
However, an Aldi spokesperson claimed the man could have saved nearly $25 had he shopped with the budget grocery giant.
Aldi’s total does not include the hair dye the man bought from Woolworths.
“We thought that receipt looked high, so we calculated the numbers on this shopper’s cart and found that if they had walked into an Aldi store, they would have paid $47.75 (excluding dye for the hair), saving $23.85 on this store,” the spokesperson said.
Aldi has shared a breakdown of the Sydney man’s grocery receipt and how he could have saved by shopping at Aldi (note: Woolworths reusable bag total should be 30c)
“In fact, the main pasta dish the customer appears to have for dinner costs around $51.50 on our competitor’s receipt – more than the entire basket would cost them at Aldi.
“We will never give up on giving Australian buyers the best possible prices in the market.
“Every aspect of ALDI in Australia has been designed to offer the lowest prices on the market, from our smaller format stores to our carefully curated range of high quality groceries.”
One of the main items customers could save 50% on is Aldi’s free-range eggs for $4.99.
Aldi claims its products are at least 15.6% cheaper than competitors’ lowest-priced products and 24.7% cheaper than equivalent branded products.
An Aldi spokesperson said the Sydney Man’s 12-pack of giant eggs would have cost just $4.99 at Aldi (above) – a saving of $5.01
A pack of 80 baby wipes costs $2.69 at Aldi (above) compared to the Sydney man’s $6 Woolworths wipes
However, Woolworths said its own branded products or cheaper options would also have saved the Sydney man a lot of money.
Woolworths recently added 650 private label items to its low price program and has around 5,000 products on sale each week.
“We are working hard to manage industry-wide inflationary pressure and will continue to focus on delivering great value to our customers in partnership with our suppliers,” a spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia. .
Woolworths (above) has introduced another 650 products into its Low Price program to help Australians tackle the current cost of living crisis
‘While this [Aldi] The list does not compare to our Woolworths own brand products, which offer great quality products at a competitive price, we have a number of ways customers can get great value every time they buy.
Woolworths prices were up 2.7% from a year ago, down from 3.3%. industry average.
Australians will be looking to save more on a daily basis after the Reserve Bank of Australia raised interest rates again, resulting in a new cash rate of 0.85%.
The 0.50% jump is just the second rate hike in 11 years after the central bank moved from a record 0.1% in May to curb spiraling inflation.
FULL STATEMENT FROM WOOLWORTHS
“We are working hard to manage industry-wide inflationary pressure and will continue to focus on delivering great value to our customers in partnership with our suppliers.
“Although this list is not comparable with our Woolworths branded products, which offer great quality products at a competitive price, we have a number of ways customers can get great value every time they buy. .
“Our Everyday Rewards program helps customers earn points which can then be used to redeem $10 off their next store.
“In May, we reduced the price of more than 300 traditional winter products through August through our price drop program, providing customers with lower prices that will be locked in for three months and representing millions of dollars in savings for customers.
“We also recently introduced over 650 own-brand products including flour, sugar, snacks and other essentials to its low-cost programme, which means customers can expect the prices of these products remain constant for an extended period.
If banks passed on the rate hike in full, Australians would pay an extra $133 a month for loans worth $500,000 over 25 years and an extra $265 a month for a loan worth $1 million. dollars.
The big four banks – Commonwealth Bank, ANZ, Westpac and NAB – are all expected to implement the increase which will cost the average homeowner an additional $2,000 a year.
Treasurer Jim Chalmers said the cost of living crisis would only make the situation “more difficult”.
Woolworths prices were up 2.7% from a year ago, down from 3.3%. industry average
“High and rising inflation, rising interest rates, falling real wages at a time when our ability to meet these challenges is limited by the fact that the budget is absolutely fraught with Liberal debt,” he said. declared.
“We need to be honest and upfront with the Australian people about the nature, the severity, the scale of this inflation challenge that we face.”
He added that economists, government advisers and the RBA all predict that rising costs “will get harder before they get easier”.
On Tuesday, the Reserve Bank of Australia (above) announced a 0.85% increase in the cash rate
“Australians already know this because they are paying increasingly higher prices for their groceries and their energy and now for servicing their mortgages as well,” he said.
At the same time, a supply chain still recovering from Covid and natural disasters earlier this year is still affecting food and energy production demands.
The RBA hopes that the tightening of the money supply will help reduce some of these costs.
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