An Aussie mum has divided the Internet with her savings #hack.

It’s not exactly the most ingenious of plans but the Gold Coast woman advised buying discounted milk close to its use-by date.

“This is two days over and it is still fine,” she wrote – and added that her three kids have never fallen ill from drinking old milk.

The post went viral in a Facebook group dedicated to budgeting.

“Sorry, I don’t even have it the day before expiry,” one woman wrote.

And others agreed: “nope, I would bin it,” one wrote.

“This is what gastro and projectile vomiting is caused from,” another added.

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But it wasn’t all criticism, with some leaping to her defence.

“If it passes the sniff test I drink it,” one commented.

“Last week had milk that was five days past use by date and it was still good as gold.”

Gold 104.3 Melbourne