How Woolworths is surprising customers with free Christmas food

Nadine Carroll
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Woolworths has decided to end 2020 on a high note by surprising their loyal customers with free Christmas treats.

Numerous shoppers took to social media this week to share their gratitude after receiving their celebratory gift.

A Perth mum said she couldn’t believe it when she was gifted half a leg of ham priced at $85.20 and a bag to keep it fresh while she was shopping at Woolworths in Maddington.

“Thank you Woolworths for the lovely surprise today when shopping with my nephew. We were gifted a Christmas ham and ham bag that was greatly appreciated,” she wrote on the Woolworths Facebook page along with a photo of her gift.

A Christmas ham shopper was gifted from Woolworths.
Numerous shoppers took to social media this week to share their gratitude after receiving their celebratory gift. Source: Facebook

Another Woolies customer in Victoria also received the Christmas staple while shopping at Waverley Gardens.

“Thanks woolies. I was just in your Waverley Gardens store and the lovely Kristy (Kirsty?) gave me this ham for just shopping with you! Thank you very much,” the very happy shopper shared on social media.

A Click and Collect customer from NSW said her mood was immediately boosted when she realised the team at her local store had snuck in a free box of Cadbury Christmas chocolates into her order.

“This year had been hard for many, myself included,” she said.

“This morning I click and collected my very first online order and to my surprise when unloading all my goods into the car I seen this little thank you, just the pick me up I needed, thanks Woolworths couldn’t have asked for better service.”

A Woolworths customer showing the free Christmas chocolates she was gifted for shopping with the supermarket
A customer from NSW said her mood was immediately boosted when she realised the team at her local store had snuck in a free box of Cadbury Christmas chocolates into her order. Source: Facebook

Celebrating the end of a tough year

It turns out that these free treats are a kind gesture from the supermarket giant to thank their customers for sticking out 2020 with them, and they are being gifted at random.

The coronavirus pandemic has been tough on everyone.

Those working in essential services such as supermarkets have copped their fair share of ups and downs, while thousands struggled with job losses, grocery shortages and enduring lockdown.

To celebrate Christmas and the end of the year, the team at Woolies told Yahoo News Australia they are keen to keep finding ways to put a smile on the faces of shoppers.

“After a tough year, we’re really excited to help share the Christmas spirit with both our team and customers in our stores.

“In the lead up to Christmas, our store teams across the country have been looking for opportunities to surprise and delight our customers by sharing delicious food from our Christmas range,” a Woolworths spokesperson said.

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