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REVEALED: The drastic measure supermarket staff are taking to stop Little Shop and Ooshies cheats

Supermarkets are forced to crack down on customers cheating their Little Shop and Ooshies collectibles campaigns

  • Staff at Coles and Woolworths are marking receipts during collectable campaign
  • Some shoppers claim the measure was introduced to stop people from cheating 
  • Supermarket giants claim the measure ensures shoppers receive entitlements 

Coles and Woolworths checkout operators have been forced to introduce drastic measures to ensure shoppers don’t cheat their collectable campaigns.  

Staff members at the rival supermarket stores are now marking the receipts of shoppers in a bid to control Coles’ Little Shop 2 and Woolworths’ Lion King Ooshies.

One Melbourne shopper claimed a Woolworths worker told her they were marking receipts to make sure shoppers weren’t doubling up on Ooshies entitlements.

One Melbourne shopper claimed a Woolworths worker told her they were marking receipts to make sure shoppers weren’t doubling up on Ooshies entitlements with their dockets

A Woolworths spokesperson said the protocol was introduced to make sure shoppers were getting bang for their buck, The Herald Sun reported.  

‘Woolworths team members have been circling and signing the receipt to ensure the correct amount of Ooshies are being handed out to each customer,’ a spokeswoman said. 

Shoppers can opt to receive a mini collectable at Coles and Woolworths for every $30 spent in store.  

Another Woolworths customer said she saw the supermarket giant deny giving away the Ooshies to other shoppers – after the customer decided they did not want them for themselves.  

Woolworths’ policy does not allow team members to ‘hand other customers the previous customer’s entitlement’ but shoppers can voluntarily trade and share collectables. 

‘If a customer hands you their Lion King Ooshies personally, then you are entitled to keep them and add them to your collection,’ the Woolworths spokesperson said. 

Staff members at the rival supermarket stores are now marking the receipts of shoppers in a bid to control Coles' Little Shop 2 and Woolworths' Lion King Ooshies

Staff members at the rival supermarket stores are now marking the receipts of shoppers in a bid to control Coles’ Little Shop 2 and Woolworths’ Lion King Ooshies

A Coles spokeswoman said staff were highlighting shoppers’ dockets to give out the appropriate number of collectables.  

‘Our customers are loving Little Shop 2 and are keenly collecting the brand new iconic mini groceries,’ she said.

‘It’s as popular as ever, on day one we saw lots of customers lining up to buy popular merchandise … which make collecting easier and more fun.   

‘Some of our team members have been extra diligent to ensure they are providing customers with the correct number of minis at the end of their shop by highlighting or circling the number which is stated on our supermarket receipts.’ 

Some shoppers at both Coles and Woolworths have complained of being given less their entitled collectables or receiving packets without a figure inside.  

Shoppers can opt to receive a mini collectable at Coles and Woolworths for every $30 spent in store

Shoppers can opt to receive a mini collectable at Coles and Woolworths for every $30 spent in store

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