After this Queensland mum shared her tips for getting all her kids’ term one food supplies for a fraction of the price. She never expected this response…

Sharing her back-to-school shop on the Markdown Addicts Australia Facebook group, the mum revealed how a trip to her local Golden Circle Outlet saved her hundreds.

She writes: ‘Always look forward to my Golden Circle Outlet trip. School snacks sorted for term 1. Today was the closest I’ve gotten to $150. I always spend less than that. All this plus more that’s already down 4 tiny tummies came to $149.50.’

While many of the Markdown Addicts Australia members were impressed with Sala’s shop, others were a little critical.

Despite Sala asking commenters to ‘save your nutritious stories for somebody else ’, it seemed some couldn’t help themselves.

‘$150 of sugar!!! Think of how much fruit and vegetables you could have bought ’ wrote one critic.

Added another: ‘All I see is a lot of sugar and unhealthy, overweight children’

However their comments were drowned out by Sala’s many supporters.

‘The post mentions to leave your nutritious stories for someone else. Any food is better than no food especially if you have fussy children. Not very nice to be saying that at all about children being overweight. What message are you sending there? It’s not all about body image.’

Added another: ‘I think people need to remember this is not EVERYTHING the kids are going to be eating!!

‘If you actually read the caption Sala put up it clearly says just snacks!! For those of you commenting saying you wouldn’t feed it to your dog or the kids are going to be overweight!! Get over your selves, and don’t act like you’ve never given your kids any of these things!!!

lunch snack lunch 2

Some of the items the Queensland mum picked up!
* Poppers 24 pack – $5
* Milk poppers 24 pack – $6
* Aeroplane jelly crystals 24 pack – $7 (I mixed flavours)
* Sun bite crackers 10 pack – $5
* Fantastic delites – $1 each
* Fortune noodles 12 pack – $9
* Noodle snacks – $3 pack
* Nobbys Peanuts – $2 each
* Heinz Spaghetti 3 pack – $2.50
* Sweet potato chips 12 pack – $7.50

Previously we shared one mums  Facebook rant that went viral receiving hundreds of angry comments after she shared a vent over the unhealthy lunch snacks aimed at kids. Read more here.

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  • Haters always be hating. Whingers always be whinging. Sadly, you post anything on social media and you open yourself up to all sorts of negativity


  • Why can’t people keep their negative comments to themselves. It’s this mother’s choice what she feeds her children and she shared her purchase so other parents could do the same if they pleased. She wasn’t asking if it was healthy or not, or what she should’ve bought instead. Even a comment such as “Even though it’s not the sort of thing I buy for my kids, that sure is good value.”


  • Gotta admit. There isn’t much there that I would buy for school lunches. Especially the drinks. We save a fortune by going for water all the way.


  • good on her for sharing, many mums will find the positive aspects of her post


  • Some people will appreciate this type of post and information and of course some will be critical. Too bad if people do not approve – they can scroll on by!


  • Just don’t put on social media. So many people out there want to say horrid things or put you down. Good on her for saving though.


  • Well done for her being organised ! As for her parenting choices -We are all doing the best that we can for our kids ????


  • Love a good saving!


  • Why put it on social media. We know whats going to happen.


  • A lot of schools have a “nut free” policy. Some of these foods are a lot healthier than others.
    If people really knew what is in bread they might have second thoughts about it too. (check what the product codes comprise of and you may get quite a shock)


  • To each their own if she wants to feed her children this then its her choice. I would guess that there is going to be some healthier options as well. I personally wouldn’t buy most of this but I am lucky as my children are fruit bats and think having a mango is a treat


  • I’m pretty sure the kids will be eating good food most of the time and these are just snacks … each to their own


  • If you go on social media you have to expect negative comments!


  • Thankfully admin are into these kinds of comments pretty quickly. I wish I had a golden circle outlet near me, would save a fortune on school snacks!


  • Each to their own I think.


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