When Have You Bought Something Because of a Discount, Then Kept Buying at Its Full Price?

Most OzB members only buy stuff when it is discounted and would never consider buying things at full price if they can avoid it. When have you been encouraged to buy something because of a discount, then liked it so much that you continued to buy it at full price?

In my case, the other week the butcher had a notice on his blackboard that chicken kievs were $5. I thought that sounded nice, and the supermarket didn't sell any nice prepacked chicken things so I gave it a try. OMG they were the most delicious things I had ever eaten. Delicious buttery sauce going all through the veggies and mashed potato. Crumb perfect and crispy, just perfection. A billion times nicer than anything I can make myself or anything prepacked at the supermarket. I went back to get some yesterday and they were $6.50 each :-( But I bought them anyway without hesitation cause they were so nice. And I will probably continue to do so once or twice a week (maybe getting two each when they're on special instead of one).

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  • +2 votes

    I'm afraid to fly business class for this exact reason!

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    Never. Once Woolies or Coles offer me a product on special that's it, I don't even consider it at full price.

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    +1 for Uber eats.

    Also massages (first via e-coupon, then just paid the going rate).

    And this probably doesn’t count, but I picked up a few Aesop trial sachets with never an intention to buy the products. Now I use Aesop products everyday… sucker, I know.

  • +1 vote

    Netflix
    Spotify
    Optus Sport.

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    derrimut gym sign up at $199 for 12 months about 5 years ago still there in which i've paid the full 399 for 12 months twice

    even at RRP it is a better/cheaper gym then anything else in my area

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    Honestly, who doesn't love a buttery nicely cooked Kiev?

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    Poki time
    Gong cha
    Spotify
    Mayvers Spreads

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    Skyn condoms for mee.

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    Redund on their paypal (email address), let store and their HO sort out allocation of that fund…wont be your headache after that

  • +1 vote

    I assume this is groceries only.

    Pretty much never. Something is always on discount unless it's cleaning products. If the thing I prefer is not discounted and I need something now, I'll get a competing product. Mostly I just wait for the next sale, and stock up on enough of them to last me until the next sale.

  • +1 vote

    Never. Always buy it on special.

  • -1 vote

    subway
    KFC
    maccas

    • +1 vote

      KFC should never be on that list…

      • Two people want 2x fillet burgers, chips, and drink
      • Buy 1x fillet burger at counter, turn in receipt for free drink and chips
      • Go to car
      • Fill out new receipt using phone to get new code
      • Go through drive-thru
      • Order fillet burger #2 and turn in receipt for free drink and chips #2
      • Write second survey code on receipt and keep in wallet for next time
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    Been redeeming so many free drinks from the recent Boost Juice game and found their juices quite nice (I always try different ones). Yesterday was really wanting one but my local store had none of the free boosts available to claim, so I ended up paying their full price of $7.50. Have a feeling I might be coming back regularly even after they don’t offer the free boosts anymore :(
    Also I fell in love with Grill’d pork belly burgers during their last half price promo, last week when walking past their store I had to really hold the urge to spend $16 on a burger!

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      What's the boost juice game?

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        Find the fruit app game. Download it. Basically you play and collect points, then you can get free boost juice using the points.

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        Yep that’s the one! https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/373527
        They only have limited number of free boosts each day, so if the store run out of the free ones at least you can still get $3 off (currently with 1000 pts) so that makes it $4-ish for the large size boosts.

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    Kleenex eucalyptus soft tissues lol Of course they're on sale often, but if I don't have any stocks left at home, and urgently need one, I still buy this one. I just don't want to turn into a reindeer :P

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    Does Xbox Live Gold membership count? First hit was free with an Xbox 360 years ago.

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    To be honest.
    Nothing!

  • +2 votes

    NOTHING. If they can afford to mark it down, then they can afford that price all the time. So I buy 3 months worth and top up when I see it on sale again. If they don't, I forget about it and move onto the next discounted thing. (Not that there's a lot of that in recent years.)

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    Coffee beans..

    They got me good. Got a grinder, and proper machine on sales found here of course. Then started with supermarket beans.

    Along comes a coffee special, fresh beans with a 'roasted on' date..YUM!

    Now I'm a coffee snob that must drink the best, sigh.

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    petrol…
    er wait.

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    Sex

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    A true ozbargainer, shall buy in bulk when on special, and stock up for weeks ahead until on sale again😉 . The potential catch there though, is say if you buy 20 bags of lollies when they are half price, you will inevitably eat more than usual, because you have bulk amounts of something you really like .
    I am about to do exactly this, with a product I tried for 1st time today and really really liked.
    Its some hazelnut intant coffee and I love the hazelnut dares, so the instant stuff is perfect for me, as it tastes similar and mixes up as a cold drink.
    Tried for 1st time today, $3 at 50% off. I know I really love it, so now I will buy at least 10 (probably 20-30) , and put them in pantry so I always have it at half price 😆

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      A true ozbargainer would never waste money on lollies.

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    Once, in Croatia, I bought this knitted willy warmer… Wait, wrong thread.

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    Barilla Pasta, since I don't feel like eating pasta all the time. Angel Hair is my favourite.

    Also, I love Steggles Garlic Kievs when they're on half price.

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    Hello fresh.
    They sucked us in with $50 discount(s), making the boxes for 2peoplex3meals $19.95.

    After ordering these for 4 people that were technically in our house (our 4 month old got a box, my wife with her maiden name got a box haha) we've decided the ease, the lack of hassle of having to come up with something for dinner, and overall just the good tasting meals means we're now paying $70 a week, sometimes more if we go for the 5 meal boxes.

    • +1 vote

      Yeah I got sucked in too. I cancelled when they kept sending me rotten veggies. I have all the recipe cards though, so I could still make my favourites. Most of the recipes are so simple but so tasty.

      If they could include a litre of milk and a loaf of bread with each delivery I would probably have continued - otherwise you still need to go shopping regularly.

      • +1 vote

        We had Zucchini go bad by the time we used it, partly our fault as the recipe card did list 'use earlier', we keep an eye out for that now.

        But last night we went to make one and the garlic clove had gone bad, and they included chicken breast rather than thigh. So the Mrs jumped on the online chat and after 2min she had an apology and $17 (the cost of the meal) refunded into our account. Very happy with that.

        Our long game plan is to collect up the cards and buy the ingredients as well, but with the little one at the moment I can see us getting it for a few more months yet for convenience.

  • +1 vote

    When I get something for half price at a supermarket, I remember the price and wonder why I should pay full price next week. I just wait until the item is half price again.

    Dr Oetker pizza, coffee beans, cans of tuna, they all follow a set cycle. Missed the special at Woolworths on an item? Don't worry, it'll be half price at Coles a week or two later.

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    Dollar Shave Club - free promo then stayed on full price.

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      Why don't you just buy your own razors?
      Have expensive when you buy in bulk?

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        Could save a bit buying in bulk with Gillette razors or something, but I'd rather pay $2.50/razor for consistency over $2.00/razor in bulk.

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    Pod and Parcel coffee pods, so much better than Nespresso.
    Avene moisturiser.
    Netflix.

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    Hey all,
    Will you buy staff which is discounted but have no reviews online?How to know if it is worth buying?
    Thank you!

    • +1 vote

      Better you try it, reviews can be fake or consumers can have different taste from yours.

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    Personally, I think buying anything @ retail price is a rip. I only buy full price items if its for christmas, birthdays or last minute items and even then Ill try search for a discount.