Dollar Saver Tip #31
Shopping around for a discounted supermarket gift card could save you around 3-4% on your groceries.
Amy here, Finder's credit card senior writer and editorial lead for Finder Green.
But if you have a membership or service that offers discounted gift cards – such as NRMA, RACQ or RACV – you could use them to save around 3-4% on your shop.
Did you know?
Finder analysis shows we're spending an average of $185 a week on groceries in 2023. If you paid with gift cards offering a 4% discount, you'd save around $385 a year.
I've used this hack for years, thanks to benefits I get through an industry membership and a payroll software service. The discount offers sometimes change but I usually see Woolworths and Coles in the mix (or at least one of them).
Here's how to check if any of your memberships or service accounts offer discounts:
- Log in to the account
- Look for a "benefits" or "rewards" section
- Search online with a phrase along the lines of "discounted gift cards + [brand or service you use]"
But even if you can't find any discounted gift cards, there are still plenty of ways you can save at the supermarket and beat inflation.