Local savings in South Australia
Specialty Foods is a wholesale butcher. They sell scotch fillet for $8.99 per kg! Here you will find great service and awesome prices. Shopping here has quartered our meat bill and we are now eating much better quality meat too!
After shopping at Specialty Foods, it is obvious supermarkets are making a big profit on their meat!
Check out their website for all their prices.[less]
Buy in bulk! By buying a slab of meat, you save around $5/kg on their prices (which are already cheap). They will slice the meat for you, and trim the fat!
This is a family owned and operated small business specialising in organic flours, gluten-free products, boutique cake mixes, sweet things and more. You can get cake decorating supplies including Wilton, bread pre-mixes, free range eggs, local honey, jams, pickles and olive oil and even cake tin hire. Classes are held and parties are catered for. There is a free membership club.[less]
Just ask. Simple Savings members will be offered a discount but you will have to ask and mention where you saw the offer!
Thebarton Foodland is one of the smaller Foodland stores . It has limited parking but the friendly service of the employees more than makes up for any inconvenience experienced!
The bulk meat specials at this store are amazing. They regularly sell whole porterhouse steak at $5.99 per kilo and whole rump at $5.99 per kilo. They will slice the meat for you for free. Chicken wings are usually under $2 per kilo, and chicken leg fillets (leg and thigh in one) are about $5.99 a kilo.
I live about 10km away and even though this distance regularly takes well over 30 minutes due to neverending roadworks, it is still worthwhile, as I buy in bulk and package and freeze three weeks' worth of meat at a time. For our family of seven carnivores, including three teenagers, this is a real hidden gem![less]
Check the local Messenger newspapers on line for free - they seem to advertise in a different edition each week.
Otherwise phone the store and they will give you a run down on meat prices.
Be prepared to wait up to 30 mins to have your beef sliced, the butcher is often quite busy.
For brilliant servicing of your vehicle, at a fraction of the price of the previous place we were getting ours done, I can't recommend these guys highly enough. Not only that, but last week when I had a dizzy spell when I was picking the car up, they took me (and my car) home a half hour drive away, and that was after hours. Pricing is also fantasic, and I reckon they're the best thing since sliced bread![less]
Talk to Dean and say Mary sent you!
The Gepps Cross Markets are great for their fresh fruit and vegetables. They arrive direct from the growers fresh in season and best of all are at least 50% cheaper than shopping at the local green grocer even cheeper than the supermarkets. I know that it is local and seasonal. Stall holders change from week to week, it depends what they have ripe for sale.
Prices are cheap enough that I am able to make my own preserves, such as apricots $2.00 a kg (3kg makes enough jam for my family for a year). Bananas are $1.99kg whereas elsewhere is $5.00. Baby squash are $2.00 a kg and I have never seen them less than $5.00kg and never as fresh as these ones! I could go on but the list is too long!
It costs $1.50 per person to get in but this fee goes to charity. So I am not just saving on fresh fruit and veg but am helping a good cause too![less]
I go every Sunday as that is the only day it is open from 8am to 1pm. You can haggle with some of the stall holders but it really isn't neccesary. Prices really are so cheap. There is a lot of competition so it keeps the prices down. If you go after 12 it is even cheaper but you only have what is left.
I have found this to be the best place to purchase bulk meat. The Prime Valley Pastoral Company sells excellent quality lamb and beef at reasonable prices per kilo. You can buy either a half or full animal cut to you requirements. I buy a full lamb every 3 to 4 months and usually costs around $150 mark. The main supermarket stores usally charge $10 plus per kilo for lamb and this company charges $7.20 per kilo.
You order by either ringing their office or online through their site. Place your orders on Monday and it will be ready to pick up on Friday. The company does not have a delivery service but they are looking at getting one in the near future. I pick up our order from the site, my order is ready when I get there and they have EFTPOS. Your meat will be placed in a large plastic bag and you have to divide it up at home. On hot Adelaide days I would recommend taking an Esky to put your meat in.
The meat is succulent and flavoursome and freezes extreamly well.[less]
The meat prices vary according to the market value. Last year lamb was $6.70 per kilo. But it is still way cheaper to buy it in bulk like this than the supermarkets.
I have slashed my fruit and vegetable bill by half since shopping at this store. It is a no-frills store - it only has what is in season and while the variety is less than what you find in the supermarket, the prices are fantastic. Prices before the Queensland floods included bananas and apples for $0.79c/kg and tomatoes for $1.99/kg. The reason why they sell so cheaply? They buy what the major supermarkets reject. But while the quality may not be 'top notch' (i.e. marks on the fruit and veg) the taste is still the same and lasts just as long.[less]
Shop there any day of the week! Their prices are just fantastic!
About a year ago, I discovered this hairdresser in the heart of Glenelg, through a friend, who told me about his prices. You will get the cheapest haircut in Glenelg here. Most hairdressers in this area charge from $55 from but these guys charge from just $35 for a cut and from $60 for a full colour. In my experience, this is much cheaper than most good hairdressers.
Tony is a really down to earth guy, who works alongside another hairdresser, but charges his own rates. He has told me a few times that he doesn't believe in overcharging people for haircuts, and if he can help people out a bit by offering reasonable prices, then he will.[less]
Tony offers these rates to all of his customers, but you need to call him directly on 0415 571 511. The bloke that he works alongside charges different rates, so make sure you get Tony.
This is a small, clean shop, with quick turnover, so everything is fresh and in-date and there are always excellent specials on offer. There are plenty of efficient friendly staff, and the parking is nice and convenient. The shop is always busy, always open and simply has excellent prices with bargains everyday!!
Open 8am to 9pm - 7 Days a Week.[less]
I love this cutely-named butcher! I started going to them after moving to Adelaide when a few people recommended them, and I can see why! They sel great quality meat, they always have lots of staff available to serve the customers and their opening hours are longer than other wholesaler butchers:
Monday to Friday: 7am - 6pm
Saturday and Sunday: 6am - 5pm.
They sell great quality meat and have lots and lots of return customerst. They always have even cheaper specials weekly. This week there was whole porterhouse, sliced for free, at $8.99Kg, BBQ sausages for $3.99 Kg and T-bone for $8.99Kg.[less]
There are always great deals but they have weekly and daily specials that are advertised on the boards outside and on their website.
This shop is just amazing. It has really friendly and welcoming staff who are always happy to help and have big bright beaming smiles. This op shop is my all time favorite and my little hidden gem as it stocks a huge range of plus sized clothes. As a plus sized lady I really struggle to find second hand clothes, and when I do find them they are normally what I would imagine my nan to wear. But here they have heaps that are really great quality and still in fashion!! They also have a heaps of regular sized clothes, children's clothes, bedding, men's clothing, books, toys, bric a brac and a selection of new items such as shoes, handbags, makeup and jewelry. Oh - and a little tip for people making Easter baskets for next year - they have a huge range of wicker baskets at the back of the shop which would be perfect for Easter baskets or for any other little craft projects you have going :)[less]
I normally shop here on a weekend as they have a 'specials' rack which goes out the front of the shop and normally everything on the rack is 50c each or three for $1. I have found many wonderful things on this rack. Through the week they also have half priced racks inside too.
This has to be one of the most amazing places I have ever been to! I was in desprate need of a few new bras and had seen the ad on TV so thought I would give it a go. I walked in and was greeted by a lovely lady who measured my chest in a special heated booth. She then went and got me some styles she thought would flatter me so I could try them on. This is definitely the biggest hidden gem in Adelaide - they have hundreds of bras in every size; even the biggest boobs will find something to fit in here! The bras are as cheap as $5 and there is nothing over $45, all are fantastic brand names. I ended up buying four bras for $55 and was given the choice of getting four matchin G-strings or a free bra of my choice. The service was fantastic and the products are amazing. You can also purchase from them online.
Out of curiosity I went to a large well known department store to price just how much I had saved. It turns out including my free bra I saved a whopping $260![less]
Little but lovely - these two guys work tirelessly and professionally doing all sorts of engraving, key cutting, etc. Always helpful and best of all the cheapest in Adelaide - I have been going there for years![less]
I take along my goodies together with some idea of what I want and they always confer with my request and give me the best price possible, usually without any negotiation!
This is a great pub in the CBD of Adelaide. It has a lovely outdoor area, spacious inside area, with an open fire and live music at the weekends. It is child-friendly, with a separate eating area away from the bar. They also have one of the best single malt collections by the glass in Adelaide. It is classy, without the snobbery. We have eaten there a few times and each time the service has been excellent, the servings delicious and copious, and we haven't needed to book. My partner is vegetarian, and they have some nice vegetarian options available. The last time we went it was unplanned for Valentine's day. We had booked elsewhere, and they had forgotten to tell us that there was ONLY the fixed menu, and it was ALL meat! We thought we'd never find anywhere else to eat, but remembered the Rob Roy. Luckily it was only 6.30, so there were some spare places. The waiter helped us create our own all-vegetarian Valentine's Day menu at the same price as the standard one ($70.00 for two, including entree, main course and two glasses of bubbly). We paid half what we'd have paid in the other restaurant, were served quickly, and had a tailor-made menu. A lovely meal to remember.[less]
They are on Facebook, and have a website, so regularly advertise special nights. As a rule, early in the week (Tues-Thurs), they have half-price pizza, burger and schnitzel nights. They also have happy hours for different occasions. The staff are really friendly and helpful. Call or check online first.
From the time the first Ned's opened (I think it has had three locations in Mt Barker), it has gotten better! The girls who run the shop are sensational; they are friendly, extremely helpful and interested. If I ring and ask for something I've seen to be held, it's never a problem. Sharon seems to have been there forever!
This shop has been challenged by other bigger stores in Mt Barker such as Cheap As Chips, The Reject Shop and so on, but they just changed their style and inventory slightly to keep themselves unique.
What makes Ned's Mt Barker so amazing for me are their brilliant displays; there's something for everyone. The girls work hard to make colour co-ordinated displays throughout the shop. These have become a must-see when shopping for groceries each week!
There is truly something for everyone; kids, collectors, interior decorators on a budget , teenagers or grannies who just want to treat someone or themselves. It's for people who don't have the cash to buy expensive goods, but still want something that looks nice. There are even display stands with quirky things such as grinning dragons and fishing frogs!
I could go on and on, but you'd have to see for yourself to truly experience Ned's. It's like an Aladdin's Cave every day of the week. As their TV ad says "What will you find at Ned's?" Love them![less]
Everything is fairly priced at Ned's - truly! No need for charm. Unusually, I never hear screaming children in this shop - they seem to be too intrigued and round-eyed! The last thing I bought there (when I'd just gone in to look!) was a white and blue patterned ceramic candle holder (with candle), to sit on my new kitchen desk. And it cost just $3.00!
Home and Giving is a Hidden Gem in Mount Barker. There is no other store like it! It is full of beautiful and unusual items from all around the world. You can spend hours browsing the store if you have the time - there are just so many interesting things to see. Maggie, the owner, goes out of her way to create beautiful displays, which are always changing.
What I really love about this store though, apart from the wonderful things in the store, is the fantastic customer service. Maggie and the other assistants go out of their way to help you find the perfect gift for someone by finding out the kind of person the gift is for. It's a great help for really hard-to-buy-for people! They also wrap your gift for free with gorgeous paper and ribbons. They truly take the time to get to know their customers and treat them like family.
I cannot rave about this store enough. Those who are lucky enough to have found this store know what I am talking about![less]
Home and Giving often have incredible sales in which you can grab amazing bargains. Maggie also keeps a VIP list, which anyone can put their name on, and she will send you a letter prior to each sale.
You can always find something special here and give your loved ones very meaningful gifts that are just right for them, and not something that everyone else has.
I shop at Foodland regularly as the staff are very friendly and it's never too overcrowded and if the checkouts are busy they will open more unlike some of the other bigger stores!
This week I paid $98 for my meat that would normally have cost me $237, so I saved a whooping $139! The meat is great to freeze and will last me about 6-8 weeks.[less]
I go to Food Land Elizabeth Park as they are always so friendly, but I go there first thing in the morning so I can pick up great deals on discounted meat.
First Froots is a fantastic delivery service for fruit, vegies, and now even a limited range of general grocery items! They deliver to the door and will even unload and take the box if you are home when they arrive. They are fantastic at providing the best quality fruit and vegies direct to my table![less]
When you sign up for the first time they offer free delivery for a whole month, saving $4.95 per delivery. But even then $4.95 for delivery is a fantastic deal!
Lifetime Distributors are the people who leave a box of books at your workplace and come back the following week to collect the orders. But they also have a store on Grange Rd at Allenby Gardens, SA.
The product range is great and the prices are amazing! Their website shows the range of products they have available, although the product range is slightly different in each state of Australia and New Zealand.
The store in SA offers extra special deals compared to their website and there is even a 'damaged' book section where books are half their already discounted price. For example, recently I purchased a complete set of Beatrix Potter audio CDs for $30. This set has an RRP of around $99.95! However, when I took it to the counter, the salesperson noticed a small dent in the cover and reduced the price to $15!
Foodland Mt Barker put out their own specials on top of what the regular Foodland brochure includes. I have saved many many dollars on cheese, steak, margarine and lots more. The staff are friendly and always have plenty of stock of whatever they put in their specials brochure.[less]
Check for the Foodland Mt Barker brochure when entering the store, they're usually at one of the checkouts. Their deli section of cold meats also has some great bargains and their fresh fruit and vegies are always good - it's like they're picked direct from a garden!
This store has a large selection of mostly locally produced fruit and veg at reasonable prices. It has a service deli and sells wonderful Italian bread and rolls as well as loose nuts and fruit mixes. The staff are super friendly and helpful and the prices very reasonable.[less]
I find the prices are always very good and specials change weekly.
I adore this store for its range, fresh uncluttered layout and amazingly helpful staff. The butchers will always be happy to cut up meat for you or help you find what you need.
The Meat Market primarily provides a staggering choice in fresh and some frozen meats - there are some other products such as pre-pack frozen vegetables and spices, but I don't find these as good value as the meat.
They also have a great loyalty program where you earn 'points' that can be used for money off subsequent shops.[less]
Look at the bulk packs and the specials. I buy in bulk, then repackage at home and freeze in smaller portions for later use.
For steak, you get the best price by finding the large, uncut steaks in the left-hand side fridge, and then asking the butcher to cut it for you (which he will happily do free of charge). It's also best to check out their website specials and plan your meals and freezer space around them - for instance, this week, gluten-free BBQ sausages are $3.98/kg - bargain!
Best sausages in SA! They win competitions every year. Staff are very friendly, you can ring in an order and pick it up later or go in and they will cut it up on the spot. They will even vacpac if you are going on holidays.[less]