This Little-Known Hack Will Get You 10% Off Your Next Coles Food Shop

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As I’m sure you know by now, the cost of living is rising. Our electricity bills are set to jump. Petrol prices are up. And have you seen the cost of lettuce lately? It’s no wonder many of us (me included) are constantly looking for ways to save — either by cutting back or by getting things for cheaper.

If the latter’s what you, too, are trying to do, you’ll be pleased to know this hack that’ll give you 10% off your next Coles shop. Note that this is only available to customers in Victoria.

From Friday, April 21 until Tuesday, April 26, if you buy a $100 or $250 gift card from a Coles in Victoria, you can get 10% off the total transaction, including the card fee. Meaning that when you then use the card to buy groceries or petrol, or to pay your household bills, you’ll be paying 10% less.

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Coles customers can buy a $100 Coles Mastercard Gift Card, with a purchase fee of $5 per card, for $94.50 with the 10% discount, saving $5.50. Meanwhile, customers who pick up the $250 Coles Mastercard Gift Card, which carries a $7 purchase fee, can get it for $231.30, leaving an extra $18.70 in their pocket.

While $5.50 and $18.70 savings might not be much by themselves, you can buy up to five gift cards per person. Which means if you buy five $250 gift cards, you’ll save a whopping $93.50.

“We know many Australians are looking to stretch their weekly budget with rising cost of living pressures and providing the very best value at Coles is one of our key priorities,” said Coles General Manager for Health and Home, Deb Galle.

“The 10% off selected Coles Mastercard gift cards will provide some temporary relief on everyday expenses, as the gift cards can be used on anything from the weekly shop to paying the household bills — if you’ve been saving up for something special, this could also be the time to make that purchase.”

The $100 and $250 Coles Mastercard Gift Cards are available to buy at all Coles stores until Tuesday, April 26, while stocks last.

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