Apart from few months after we arrived here in 2010, I never again bought a full price bread. When we came, bread costed around 2.40-2.50 a loaf.. Now has gone up around 4 dollar. Now everytime I shop, I usually go to a special tray in Woolworth where they put all special breads. It costs from 1.10 to about 2.50, a significant save. In my opinion they still taste the same, and mostly are still before the best date.
I notice Woolworth have more these "special price" bread than Coles. As we are sorrounded by 4 Woolworths (Glynburn/Felixstowe, Newton, Gilles Plain) and Marryatville (near our children schools), there were plenty of "cheap bread" to buy.
Every little helps says Tesco..