Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Specials Trolley

The supermarkets in Hong Kong have occasional product sales, but not to the extent that we do in Australia. I love finding an item marked down like yoghurt or this small block of precious cheese I scored last month.

By far, my favourite section of the supermarket is the Specials Trolley. Between the breakfast cereal aisle and the soft drinks is a treasure trove of bargains. Some of the items in the Specials Trolley are admittedly approaching their best before date. Other products have damaged packaging or are just not selling as fast as the manager expected. You never know what you will find in the Specials Trolley;  that's part of it's appeal.

Last month we hit the jackpot. The Specials Trolley was FULL of chips and lollies and chocolate. Needless to say, we came home with an embarassing amount of junk food.

C'mon, Geoff, tell me how many Cadbury bars you would have bought for 50 cents AUD each?


  1. There is no shame in any of your purchases at all! I was feeling giddy with excitement for you as I know exactly how I would feel were I in your shoes. I found M&M's (similar in size to what you have in the picture) in town for approx. 75 cents USD. I bought 4 packages. I went back for more the next week and the price had more than doubled because they had checked the invoice and realized their error. I had planned to buy a large quantity and just missed out on it. You have to jump on those opportunities when you see them. Enjoy!

  2. Wow what a score on the candy!
    I always remember there being cans of ambrosia in the discount bin.

  3. Hahaha! Geoff would have bought LOTS! Great bargains!

  4. Skittles Crazy Cores - would have bought heaps. 50 cents AUD - absolute bargain. Geoff

  5. FYI, Dad wanted to buy them all, and we made him promise not to buy any more chocolate until we leave HK!!!
    Jemilla :*)