Shoppers are divided over a mother’s sneaky trick for collecting extra Woolworths rewards points without spending a cent – so would you do it?
- A woman divided opinion with her trick for claiming Woolworths rewards points
- She finds discarded receipts and redeems credits for other people’s shopping
- While some called it ‘genius’, others branded it ’embarrassing cheating’
Opinion is divided over an Australian woman’s trick for racking up thousands of Woolworths rewards points without spending a cent.
She picks up discarded receipts and redeems ‘Everyday Rewards’ credits for other people’s shopping by entering purchase details on the supermarket’s website.
‘Who else sees a receipt in trollies and adds the points to their account? I just added 700 points today.. winner!’ the woman wrote in a Facebook group.
Responses reveal a community split between people who support her frugal approach and those who feel she is ‘cheating’ the retailer’s loyalty system.
An Australian woman racks up thousands of extra Woolworths rewards points by picking up discarded receipts and claiming credits from other people’s shopping (stock image)
‘Good on her. Plus she is also cleaning up after someone else who chose to litter and not use a bin,’ one person said.
A second added: ‘It’s not really stealing if they left it behind. If they wanted the points they would scan their card.’
Others called it ‘genius’ and said they planned to start doing the same.
But some felt it was a sneaky way of scamming the Woolworths loyalty scheme.
‘I’d be embarrassed to post how I tried to rip off a system that others use fairly. You’re gloating about cheating,’ one person replied.
Woolworths shoppers can redeem points at a later date by keeping their receipt and submitting a points claim form online (stock image)
Others questioned how she can claim points without tapping her card at the checkout, but it’s easily done by visiting the Woolworths website.
Shoppers can redeem points at a later date by keeping their receipt and submitting a points claim form online.
The form requires the date and time of purchase as well as the store location – all of which is printed on receipts.
Still, Everyday Rewards points are capped at 900,000 per customer so there’s a limit on how many receipts you can claim from.