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“Check your receipts”: Unlikely glitch leads to free meat for happy shopper

“Check your receipts”: Unlikely glitch leads to free meat for happy shopper

A Coles customer has confirmed customers should check their receipts before leaving the store.

Shopper Wendi from a popular Facebook group has revealed how she scored a large pack of porterhouse steak for free after taking a closer look at her docket.

The original posted said that when she picked up the meat from the display, she noticed that it had been marked down from $34 to $28 a kilo.

However, when the steak was scanned at the register, Wendi was charged the full price instead of a reduced price.

After paying for her item, Wendi checked her docket and realised the mistake.

She was able to get the product for free due to Cole’s “Promise on Price Scanning”.

The Coles policy states that “If a single item scans at a higher price than the advertised or ticketed shelf price for that item, we will give you that item FREE.”

Wendi said it pays to be careful when it comes to receipts.

“Check your dockets, folks,” she wrote on the Markdown Madness Australia page.

Other shoppers went on to echo Wendi’s words of advice.

“Just yesterday I got English muffins from a bin that said $2.50 and when I got home I see I was charged $5! So annoying,” said one.

Added wrote: “Yep always check dockets, it’s crazy how many times you get over charged. At least one item each shop seems to get scanned wrong.”