Looking past the supermarket for household items like washing detergent and cleaning products can save you hundreds of dollars a month.
Websites like Catch.com.au, which are known more for their bargains on sporting equipment and fashion, also sell groceries. Some at better prices than the supermarkets. Catch.com.au often sells in bulk, so if you are willing to fork out a bit more in the short term, you will save more in the future.
Buyer beware – make sure you only buy things in bulk which you know you will use. So if they are trusted brands, which you have used before or you are loyal to, then it’s a safe bet.
We found 10 household items, and compared Woolworths and Catch.com.au to see how the two stack up against each other in terms of price.
A staple in every household, we found that for the same product at the two stores, Catch.com.au has the better price where you can save $5.70 on the exact same product.
Radiant Colour Care Laundry Liquid Front & Top Loader 2L
Woolworths price: $9.50
At Woolworths, the price for the same Morning Fresh Dishwashing Liquid, is nearly twice as expensive as what you can buy on Catch.com.au. While the website only sells the dishwashing liquid in packs of at least two, the unit price is $3 less than what you buy at Woolworths.
Morning Fresh Dishwashing Liquid Lemon Super Strength 900ml
Woolworths: $14 for 2
Catch.com.au: $9 for 2
Deodorant can be expensive, especially if you are buying for the family. Catch.com.au, like the dishwashing liquid, sells Dove Men Antiperspirant 50ml for $3.90. While the price at catch might be more expensive, as you would be buying six, the unit price works out to be $2.17.
Dove Men Antiperspirant Roll On Deodorant Invisible Dry 50ml
Woolworths: $23.40 for 6
Catch.com.au: $12.99 for 6
The dollars can add up on toothpaste if you have to a large family to provide for. Buying in bulk, often makes sense. And can save you hundreds of dollars a year. Sensodyne Sensitive Teeth Pain Repair & Protect Whitening Toothpaste 100g is selling at Woolworths for $11 while at Catch.com.au, which sells in packages of two, the unit price works out to be $9.99.
Sensodyne Sensitive Teeth Pain Repair & Protect Whitening Toothpaste 100g
Woolworths: $22 for two
Catch.com.au: $19.98 for two
To keep those pearly white cleans, most dental professions from companies like Oral B and Colgate, recommend you change your toothbrush every three to four months. At Woolworths, a Colgate Extra Clean Toothbrush will set you back $2. While you may have to buy a pack of 12 on Catch.com.au, the unit price works out to be roughly $1.09.
Colgate Extra Clean Medium Toothbrush With Rubber Tongue Cleaner
Woolworths: $24 for 12
Catch.com.au: $12.99 for 12
An easy pantry staple to knock up a quick meal, or to have as a snack, most Australians consumer canned tuna at least once a week. While Woolworths often have specials on specific brands like John West and Sirena, Catch.com.au’s price outweighs what you’ll pay at the supermarket. Woolworths is selling a single tin for $2.80 while the unit price on Catch.com.au is $2.25.
Sirena Tuna in Chilli Oil
Woolworths: $32.40 for 12
Catch.com.au: $26.99 for 12
An Australian breakfast favourite, especially with the kids, a 220g box of Cornflakes at Woolworths is $2.90. At Catch.com.au, the unit price for one box works out at $2.50.
Kellog’s Corn Flakes
Woolworths: $8.70 for 3
Catch.com.au: $7.50 for 3
If you’ve got a young active family, where the kids are roughhousing, bandaids are a necessity in any household. A 40 pack of Elastoplast Aqua Protect is $5 per box, while on Catch.com.au, the unit price per box works out to be $4.49.
Elastoplast Aqua Protect Plasters Waterproof 40pk
Woolworths: $10 for 2
Catch.com.au: $8.98 for 2
The price of Head & Shoulders Supreme Smooth Anti-Dandruff shampoo, at Woolworths for one unit is $7.50, while the at Catch.com.au, the unit price works out to be $4.99.
Woolworths: $15 for 2
Catch.com.au: $9.98 for 2
A tasty snack for lunch boxes, and a sweet treat while you’re working from home, Carman’s Oat Slice treats in Woolworths, will set you back $4.50. But if you buy a box of three on Catch.com.au, the unit price works out to be $4.
Woolworth: $13.50 for 3
Catch.com.au: $12 for 3