The major supermarket slashing prices on winter must-haves

May 27, 2024
A major supermarket is cutting prices on 450 winter essentials amid the ongoing cost of living crisis. Source: Getty Images.

With the cost of living crisis showing no signs of abating anytime soon, Aussie consumers are on the lookout for savings anywhere they can find them.

As shoppers work to make every dollar stretch, Woolworths has offered a reprieve from soaring grocery prices by dropping the cost of more than 450 winter essentials for the next three months.

As part of their Prices Dropped for Winter program, shoppers can enjoy an average price drop of 20 per cent on key items from Wednesday, May 29.

Shoppers making their way to the meat aisle of their local Woolworths supermarket will find Corned Beef Silverside reduced from $10 a kilo to $8 a kilo as well as Beef Chuck Steak that was $17.50 a kilo but will now go $15 a kilo, the lowest these items have been since November 2020.

Additional meats included in the price drop are:

  • RSPCA Approved Whole Chickens (was $5.50/kg, now $4.50/kg)
  • RSPCA Approved Chicken Stir Fry 500g packs (was $9, now $8)
  • Roast Pork Shoulder Boneless (was $10/kg, now $8/kg)
  • Pork Belly Roast (was $19/kg, now $16/kg)

Price reductions will also apply to a variety of home and pantry essentials.

  • Perfect Italiano Parmesan Sharp Cheese 125g (was $4.50, now $4)
  • Heinz Big N Chunky Soup varieties 535g, (was $4.40, now $3)
  • La Molisana Pastificio 500g pasta range (was $4, now $3.50)
  • Uncle Tobys Oats 1kg (was $6.50, now $5)
  • Vittoria Oro Coffee Capsules 20 pack (was $13, now $9)
  • Moccona Coffee Sachet 10 pack varieties (was $6, now $5)
  • Twinings English Breakfast 50 pack (was $8.50, now $7)
  • Dimetapp Cold & Flu 20 pack (was $15, now $10.50)
  • Strepsils Anaesthetic Lozenges 36 pack(was $19, now $15)

Woolworths Supermarkets Chief Commercial Officer Paul Harker said, “We understand the pressures our customers are under and the need to budget for hearty, warming meals, and grocery essentials for their families.”

“Our Prices Dropped for Winter program is designed to give our customers certainty on the key products they’ll be buying this season to help their budgets go further,” Harker added.

The Prices Dropped for Winter program will run from May 29, 2024 until August 27, 2024

In addition to Woolworths saving Aussies money at the supermarket, residents of Queensland are set to keep more money in their pocket after Premier Steven Miles announced all households across the state will receive a $1,000 rebate on their electricity bills from July this year.

Eligible seniors, pensioners, and concession card holders are poised to reap even greater rewards from the relief package, receiving a slightly higher $1,372 off their power bills.

The rebates are expected to ease the pressure on household budgets currently contesting with the rising costs of mortgage payments, rent, groceries, and fuel amid the ongoing cost of living crisis.

Queensland Premier Steven Miles announced the major cash injection on Thursday, May 2 in response to such financial pressures impacting Queenslanders.

“Queenslanders tell me that inflation and rising mortgage payments, rents and grocery prices are their biggest concern,” he said.

“I said we would use the budget to deliver cost of living relief but I’ve decided its too urgent to wait that long.

“We are delivering the biggest cost of living relief package in Queensland history to back Queenslanders in the fight against inflation.

“The budget will include $1,000 off every Queensland household’s power bill – the biggest direct energy rebate to Queensland households, ever.

“These rebates will be applied to bills in the first quarter of the next financial year (2024-25).

“This follows the success of the current $550 rebate provided to households this year, which has helped lower electricity bills by 9.5 per cent and bring down inflation.

“A lower energy bill puts more money back in the pockets of Queenslanders.”

In what will no doubt be welcome news to Queenslanders, the latest rebate is expected to halve the average yearly power bill over the next financial year.

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