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Three minutes = $647.45

It’s not often you get six checkout clerks to swipe through your groceries at once, but after Nicki Stacey zoomed through the Supa IGA Warwick aisles, racking up $647.45 worth of groceries in three minutes, it was all hands on deck.
It’s not often you get six checkout clerks to swipe through your groceries at once, but after Nicki Stacey zoomed through the Supa IGA Warwick aisles, racking up $647.45 worth of groceries in three minutes, it was all hands on deck. Georja Ryan

IT'S not often you stroll, or rather sprint, through a supermarket and leave with almost $700 worth of groceries without spending a cent, unless you plan on leaving in handcuffs.

One Warwick university student did just that in the wee hours of yesterday morning - and it was all legal.

Supa IGA Warwick's Grocery Grab winner Nicki Stacey had three minutes to grab as many items in the store as she could, and in an almost record-breaking dash, she racked up a receipt of $647.45.

But Miss Stacey did not take to the aisles without a clear focus in mind.

"It was harder than I thought," Miss Stacey said on the verge of breaking a sweat.

"I went walking with my mum (through the store) before and we decided what we wanted to get, so I knew where to go because I will split half with her," she said.

While her mum chanted "I like coffee Nicki, don't forget the coffee" from the sideline, Miss Stacey leapt, tossed and wheeled through the store as if she'd been practising.

Miss Stacey was wise with her grocery grabbing, and collected mostly unperishable items and those with a dearer price tag.

"I'm a uni student so I know what's expensive and what I don't like spending my money on," she said.

Supa IGA co-owner Shane Smith said it was the second-biggest grocery grab he had seen.

"I think the highest one I have seen was $700, but we had one of our staff members do it and she knows where everything is on the shelves, and she only got around $370, so Nicki's done really well," Mr Smith said.

"We look forward to the next one."

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