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    I like woolies, but it is a 10 min drive away, so Coles it is for me now as it is 300m away. I do like Coles brand products (milk, pasta, nappy wipes, flour, sugar, bread etc). Everything else, I only buy what is on special, so I rotate meat/ veg and specialty items when they are on sale. Every week there are lots of things at Coles that are half price eg: muesli bars on week, cereal the next, tuna the next. I also like their meat that is butchered on the premises (mince, lamb, steak) and wrapped in plastic rather than 'seal packed' so I know it is fresh

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    Default Coles or Woolies?

    Coles seems to be cheaper where I am. And I can find things easier, whereas woolies I can never find what im after and get frustrated and lose my train of thought and end up forgetting things.

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    Coles is the only option in this town, and I mean ONLY option...no butcher, no baker (anymore), no fruit and veg shop. It is expensive, and I mean EXPENSIVE...far more expensive than Coles in Perth, and to be frank, that p*sses me off. They also seem to be switching all the name brands for 'Coles' brands, so there is usually only the choice between Coles and one other brand which is far more expensive, which also p*sses me off...I figure they cut their price comparatively (or jack the other brand up), then they drive it out of business, leaving us with no choice whatsoever...

    sorry, rant over...

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    Yuck neither (she says, finishing up her Coles online order ) we try to avoid both, but if we have to (like now, when i am too pregnant and fed up to shop elsewhere) I shop Coles online. Never had any issues with it. For emergency shops I go to the local IGA. We don't have a Coles or Woolies particularly nearby.

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    We shop at aldi and once in a while do a Coles shop for things we can't get there. Def find Coles cheaper then woolies.

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    Default Coles or Woolies?

    Absolutely find Coles cheaper than Woolies. We did a study of the Coles and Woolies in a 20km stretch and Coles was by far cheaper and I was amazed at how much Woolies prices differed between two of the stores and they aren't too far apart.

    We shop at Aldi, and buy what we know is cheapest there. Then we go to Coles and grab the rest.

    Last night we did shopping and decided to just go to Coles. The trolley was packed and we debated over the cost with guesses between $215 and $263. We asked the cashier who is a friend what her guess was and she said $180. I told her if that was the case I would be so happy. It was $180.54! I was stoked! And when my my5 was added it became $177. Cheering!

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    DH always goes to IGA but I usually go to Coles as it the closest although I think woollies stuff seems better quality.

    I think this is the first time I've dared admit on BH that I shop at "the big two" I thought everyone on here boycotted them

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    I am mostly a Woolies shopper. I am lucky where I have all the supermarkets in myarea. I do look at all the catalogues in case there's some great special on my regular items.

    I guess I like my Woolies as it's a really large, clean and organised store and I know where most things are. However, I have noticed this past year that my shopping bill has also increased. For 2 adults and 3 young kids we roughly outlay $300 a week. I generally buy meat from my butcher and fruit/veg from a grocer, but I do buy some of these from Woolies too.

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    I'm a Coles girl. Their range just seems to work better for our family.

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    Default Coles or Woolies?

    Thanks for all the replies ladies.
    Did my shop at Coles for the first time and although it took me longer to find everything on my list I saved $120! Gobsmacked!

    I know where I'll be shopping from now on.


 

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