Monday, 23 January 2012

Slick marketing Con job . The $10-00 off a leg of lamb. Full page advert for Woolworths,The fresh food people.

For those resident in the USA and U/K the OZ Woolworth stores have no connection with F W Woolworth.where you are.
Yes a full page advert in the DailyTelegraph both Sunday And Monday, providing a coupon which the slick woolies marketeers would give you ten dollars off the price of any fresh leg of lamb from their butchery departments in the Sydney regions.
For those people with oodles of loose change  with little shopping acumen, you will be confused and remark so what, however those with fewer shekels  for food with which to fill the tummies of their  hungry tribe will question this and bring the slide rules and abacus into play.
Note the average price for a leg of lamb family size meaning enough for six grown ups with some left over for supper also the dog and the cat, would last week cost $24-00 for a smaller leg at $ 12-00 per Kilo. These smaller legs have had slices removed from the thick end  which the butcher flogs at $16 -00 a kilo.
On arrival at the Woolworth's store, I noticed that of the dozen or so Legs of  Lamb on display, were not  that of lower income size and they were not moving. The reason being the price per kilo had been jacked up by $2-00 per kilo for starters and there were none under the 3,5 kilo weight . the prices varied between $46-00 to $50-00 plus.  So even with the ten dollars off coupon most families would balk at the offer, but in reality if you had a family of twelve or were running an orphanage you would have saved four bucks on one costing $50 bucks.
However Woolies boosted their patronage so I was told; but not on my account. Woolworth's purchase a large percentage of their home brand veggies overseas IE Frozen mixed veggies from China of all shitty places. and for those with common sense and an eye for value and real freshness, you will find that the fresh veggie shops  flogging wholesome produce equal to or better than the so called Woolworth's the fresh food people,  are  charging 25% less.
 But there will always be the 'Pay Day' loonies With the 'Give the cat another canary syndrome' shopping at Woolies and feeding their children on bread and dripping later in the week.

I have the Daily Telegraph delivered daily to my door.

Back soon Vest.

Tues Jan 24. Woolworth's are at it again.

Yesterday the general price for quality rump steak was $9-00 per kilo (see IGA advert issued Monday)
Today Woolworth's have this amazing offer.
Rump Steak minimum buy 2 Kilos. $15-00 off market value beef rump steak at Woolworth's.
Present this coupon to receive $15-00 off when you purchase a pack of Australian beef market value rump steak( minimum 2 kilo pack in a single purchase until wed Jan 25.
I am thinking that based on the I G A price of $9-00 a kilo the customer would be paying $1-50 a kilo or $3-00 for the Min Buy of 2 kilo's. However I'll hazard a guess that the asking price before their discount will be at least $16-50 per kilo.  No info on this yet. having phoned 02-88850000 the head office opening at 0800.
0857: I have discovered the retail price for a 2 kilos pack of rump steak is $18-93per kilo, Wow.
So if  we take off the $15-00 discount from a min buy of $37-86, you will get the message that you are paying $11-43 a kilo,  $2-43 a kilo more than the norm at $9-00 at IGA and other stores.

Just another rip off by the fresh food people, Meaning if its too good to be true it probably isn't.


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Wally's Mum. said...

I see that it means woolworths price is more than doubled before they give a discount - a lousy shoddy trick. Wally's Mum.

Anonymous said...

Hi .. (testing, 123 mary had a little lamb - the doctors were amazed .. testingg ..)

Davo; Womby's Drivel

GORDON. said...

Davo had a little sheep and with it every night did sleep, but davo's sheep turned out a Ram and davo had a little lamb and called it baby bunting and every time it baa'd at night he kicked its f c i.

Vest said...

Gordon: you are barred from this blog for 24 hours, 'watch it'.
BTW How is Zac and his Missus?

Vest said...

Woolworth's statement today saying that 70,000 legs of lamb had been sold during the first two days of the promotion, is simply indicative of the fact there are more suckers in NSW with half a brain in their head than first thought.
BTW, a sharp rise in heart disease is expected within the following weeks.

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Vest said...

Dropped back to 39 calls today, still over norm.

Vest said...

Only 33 calls yesterday, no comments.
Today's Woolworth's Offer; Spend $200-00 in one go(two cartloads) receive 25% discount at the checkout, Meaning 12.5% per hundred.

Fools and rocking Horses, check the jack ups.

Christine. ...Dover U/K said...

Sharing

The old man placed an order for one hamburger, French fries and a drink.

He unwrapped the plain hamburger and carefully cut it in half, placing one half in front of his wife.


He then carefully counted out the French fries, dividing them into two piles and neatly placed one pile in front of his wife..


He took a sip of the drink, his wife took a sip and then set the cup down between them . As he began to eat his few bites of hamburger, the people around them were looking over and whispering.


Obviously they were thinking, 'That poor old couple - all they can afford is one meal for the two of them.'


As the man began to eat his fries a young man came to the table and politely offered to buy another meal for the old couple. The old man said, they were just fine - they were used to sharing everything


People closer to the table noticed the little old lady hadn't eaten a bite. She sat there watching her husband eat and occasionally taking turns sipping the drink.


Again, the young man came over and begged them to let him buy another meal for them.
This time the old woman said 'No, thank you, we are used to sharing everything.'


Finally, as the old man finished and was wiping his face neatly with the napkin, the young man again came over to the little old lady who had yet to eat a single bite of food and asked 'What is it you are waiting for?'


She answered --


'THE TEETH.'














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Vest said...

Jan 30.
Coles Lamb Rack $28-00.kilo.
Aldi Lamb rack $20-00.kilo.
Coles T/Bone Steak $17-00.kilo.
IGA T/Bone steak, $15-00.kilo.
IGA Leg of Lamb. $10-00. kilo **
Aldi, Rump steak, $10-00. kilo.**
** way below recent Woolworth's prices.
IT seems Coles And Woolworth's are odds on favourites to rip you off.

Unless money is coming out of your ears or you are a trifle stupid.