How we miss the good old days!
A lot has changed in South Africa since the 1970’s,
most especially the cost of living.
The YEI team did a price comparison between the top Supermarkets in South Africa today, comparing certain products to an old price pamphlet from 1979.
Take a look!
|Pantry Pride Sunflower Oil 750ml||85c||R49.99||R49.99||R41.99|
|Sunfoil Sunflower Oil||Sunfoil Sunflower Oil||Woolworths Brand Oil|
|KOO Baked beans in Tomato Sauce 410g||22c||R14.99||R14.99||R14.99|
|Tastic Rice 1kg||75c||R20.99||R21.99||R20.99|
|Crosse & Blackwell Mayonnaise 750g||R1.10||R44.99||R44.99||R39.99|
|Helmans Mayonnaise 789g||R1.29||R60.99||R43.99||R39.99|
|Nola Mayonnaise 750g||Woolworths Tangy Mayonnaise 750g|
|KOO Tomato Sauce 750ml||62c||R24.99||R27.99||R32.99|
|No Name Tomato Sauce||All Gold Tomato Sauce||All Gold Tomato Sauce|
|KOO Smooth Apricot Jam 900g||57c||R39.99||R34.99||R39.99|
|All gold Smooth Apricot jam||Checkers house brand smooth Apricot Jam||Woolworths Food|
|Half Lamb 1st Grade per kg||R1.68||R129.99||R149.99||R189.99|
|(Please note that some of these items were not found on the relevant Online shopping page, the best equivalent has been chosen by YEI staff and was sourced online on 25 August 2022)|
YEI member, Lyn, says that she subscribes to the three online shopping apps, Checkers Sixty/60, Woolies Dash and Pick ‘n Pay ASAP. Before she does her online shop, she checks out the specials on the two apps (Woolies, at this time, do not feature specials on their app) and makes her decision as to where she will shop that week, based on how much money she can save.
These comparative prices reinforce the belief that one needs to become price-savvy and shop around for the best prices and take advantage of specials when you are on a limited budget.