The Woolworth’s supermarket shopper’s little-known trick to saving big on fruit, meat and grilled sausages

A Woolworths customer spoke about a little-known hack that could save you huge savings on fresh fruit, meat, cheese and even hot rotisserie chicken.

In a popular Facebook group, the shopper shared that if you do one thing before you leave your local supermarket, you could get a serious bargain.

She says weighing packages of prepackaged groceries could lead you to find items that weigh significantly more than the advertised weight.

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The Woolies shopper said she discovered this after purchasing a 400g pack of Cotton Candy grapes, which retails for $6.90.

As she weighed the pre-packaged item, she was surprised to find that it actually weighed nearly 700g.

“It’s worth checking the weight of pre-packaged items,” the shopper wrote on Markdown Addicts Australia’s Facebook page.

The Woolies shopper shared this image to show that her 400g pack of grapes actually weighed 691g. Credit: Markdown Addicts Australia/Facebook

“Cotton Candy Grapes, $6.90 for a 400g pack at Woolies.

“I took a few packs to check the quality of the grapes and noticed a difference in weight. Grabbed a heavier pack and scored!”

Another Facebook user took the Woolies shopper’s advice and said she also found a 680g pack of the 400g Cotton Candy bunches at her local shop.

Many other supermarket shoppers said they use this tactic with other prepackaged items, weighing meat and even grilled sausages to find the heaviest.

“I do this with the 400gE meat, it’s great because I get the heaviest I can find,” said one.

Another replied: “I do this with hot fried chicken too — and I get a bargain every time.”

A third wrote: “I do the same, sometimes even using her scale to check. And made it today with Markdown Roast Beef from Coles, I got the heaviest.

Another added: “I found a bag of ‘Odd Bunch’ lemons last week that weighed almost twice the advertised weight. What a score for $3!”

Other shoppers said they regularly weigh hot roast chickens – all of which are priced the same – to find the heaviest. Credit:

Another added, “I do this with pre-packaged items like cooked chicken and pies.”

A former food industry worker said it’s also a good tip for buying cheese.

“I used to work in a cheese factory, sometimes our 200g Brie and Camembert cheeses weighed 120g more, so weighing products is always a good idea,” they said.

“I use the fruit scale in the store when I buy soft cheeses.”

One customer commented that the hack was a “great way to save on groceries.”

Some questioned whether the wrapping around the cotton candy grapes contributed to the excess weight, but the shopper said it didn’t.

“It weighs 33g,” said the customer, sharing a photo of the empty pack on the scale.

The Woolies shopper shared this image to show the plastic container weighed 33g. Credit: Markdown Addicts Australia/Facebook

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James Brien

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