You may recall that I broke up with Woolworths in August 2015. Since then, I have been pretty consistent with my desire to not shop there. When I changed purses recently, I did not bother putting their rewards card in there.
It turns out there is only one thing we actually NEED to buy at Woolworths which we cannot get elsewhere. Don pepperoni. We tried the Aldi version and it was ok, but it was not awesome like the Don pepperoni. Coles do not sell pepperoni in sticks here, you can only get it in packets which does not work for us. So once in a blue moon, we trek to Woolworths and stock up on Don pepperoni.
Over the past year they opened a new Woolworths at Vincentia Marketplace. We visited the marketplace when it first opened and took a look at Woolworths. That store was new and therefore was laid out in the new style. Nothing we saw inspired us to reconsider our decision to break up.
Since I saw the dietitian and changed our eating habits to involve less processed foods and more fresh foods, 99% of our shop comes from Aldi now. We visit Coles for any brand name foods we cannot get at Aldi. Each shop, that list gets smaller and smaller. I do not like eggs from Aldi, so we pick up the Manning Valley eggs from Coles, and we usually get some Don ham there. Some weeks that is all we buy from Coles.
A couple of weeks ago, Woolworths put an ad on my Facebook. They told me that Fairy Platinum dishwasher tablets would be 50% off. Ever since Pinchme sent a sample of those, we have been faithful Fairy customers. At 50% off, the tablets are a mere .35 cents each. Usually even on special the best price I will find is .50 cents each.
So off we went to Woolworths, only to find NO Fairy Platinum dishwasher tablets on special. I was so annoyed! Clearly I was not the only one, because the next time Facebook showed me the ad, it had the dates that this would be on special.
Our next grocery shopping trip fell within those dates, so we went to Woolworths, only to find that particular store did not stock Fairy Platinum at all. FAIL WHALE.
By now, I was determined I was going to buy those darn dishwasher tablets. Having failed twice, we went to the largest Woolworths in our area and picked up 4 packets. They also had salami on special, and we had just run out. So this will be our last visit to Woolworths until we next run out of salami, which I am hoping will be in early 2017. That stuff lasts a fair while, we only use 12 slices a week on our pizzas.
I don’t care what you advertise to me on the Facebook in future, Woolworths.
I am NOT picking you.
4 thoughts on “Woolworths : The Fail Whale People.”
So, it sounds like Woolworth’s is a grocery store? I ask because Woolworth’s in the US was a low-cost department store, which went out of business years ago; however, I heard they had a lunch counter where you could get lunch items and dessert. I’m not old enough to remember that, though.
Woolworths is a grocery store, here in Australia. :) Nobody knows for how much longer, though. They’ve made some really bad business decisions these past few years and seem to be in some financial trouble.
It is so annoying when items are on special but out of stock. You can of course get a rain check, but what a bother. Coles is not immune from this either.
I go to Woolworths for cat food, they have the brand and variety Angel likes. Foodland across the road from Woolworths also has it, but up on the highest shelf and I always have to find someone to get it down for me. So I buy cat food on the same day I pay my rent at the Post Office, then do my major shopping at Foodland on the weekend.