Woolworths shopper sparks furious debate after slashing hundreds off their bill with the touch of a button
- Woolworths shopper slashes $349.05 grocery bill to just $114.70 at checkout
- Look at the screen shows most of the savings came from redeeming points
- TikTok video of the shopper’s savvy trick has divided the internet
A savvy shopper who slashed hundreds off his grocery bill at a self-serve checkout has divided the internet.
The Woolworths customer spent $349.05 on 31 items, but after scanning his Everyday Rewards card and with the click of a button, the final bill was just $114.70, almost a third of the original total.
The man was delighted with the impressive $235 saving and couldn’t wait to share footage of his trick on TikTok with the hashtags #freebies, #cheap and #saving.
A closer look at the screen reveals that most savings came from taking advantage of the supermarket’s free plate and glassware promotion.
The Woolworths shopper’s grocery bill was originally just under $350
For the last three months, Everyday Rewards members have been collecting points towards free Villeroy & Boch dinnerware, glasses and cutlery every time they spend $20 or more at Woolworths.
In this TikTok, the shopper redeemed a huge stash of credits and took home at least four packs of Villeroy & Boch plates and bowls, which are valued at $40 each, before the promotion expires this week.
His video has since gone viral and sparked a mixed response from viewers, with many pointing out the savings weren’t freebies.
The bill was slashed by hundreds after the shopper redeemed Everyday rewards points for free dinnerware
‘So you bought their average quality kitchenware and used points you’ve gained by spending thousands with them – so it’s not really free is it?’ said one.
Another added: ‘Your playing the game wrong if you’re spending thousands to get a couple of plates.
Other viewers noticed the shopper was part of Bunch, a Woolworths members-only community dedicated to tasting, testing and talking all things food where membership is currently at capacity.
The supermarket giant praised the shopper’s savvy move.
‘This is why we encourage customers to become Everyday Rewards members,’ a spokesperson said.
‘Joining the program is free and points earned can be used to save on your next shop and while it’s almost a year away, customers are saving for the festive season with Bank for Christmas.’
The Villeroy & Boch dinnerware, glasses and cutlery promotion for Everyday Rewards members runs out within days