Woolworths reveals truth behind 'shameful' discovery in store

Ash Cant
·2-min read

Woolworths shoppers have been shocked to find stock from a former promotion on the shelves for sale.

Last October, Woolworths announced a new promotion which would allow customers to collect points and redeem them for stackable glass containers.

Throughout the promotion, which ended on February 16, customers grew frustrated due to availability issues.

Therefore one customer was confused when they spotted the glass containers on sale at a Woolworths store a day after the promotion ended.

"Absolute shame on you Woolworths! So many people including myself couldn't get the containers they saved for because you apparently ran out," one person said on the Woolworths Facebook page, adding they had been to five different stores trying to track down the containers.

"I searched 5 Woolworths near me in the weeks coming up to the end of the offer and couldn't find any containers because apparently there was a 'national shortage'.

"Now the shelves are stocked and you are selling them full price. Absolute joke!"

The glass containers Woolworths offered up as a promotion are now on sale, but if you have the points you can still redeem them. Source: Facebook/AAp
The glass containers Woolworths offered up as a promotion are now on sale, but if you have the points you can still redeem them. Source: Facebook/AAp

Woolworths reveals truth about containers for sale

The containers are retailing between $20 and $40, as per the photo shared to the Woolies Facebook page by the customer.

Woolworths responded to the post and confirmed to Yahoo News Australia some stock has come back into stores, and customers can either redeem points to get the containers or buy them while stocks last.

A spokesperson for the supermarket also pointed out out that the containers have been for sale throughout the promotion.

"The last of our glass containers are being distributed to a small number of stores," a Woolworths spokesperson said.

"Where available, customers can either purchase the containers, as they have throughout the campaign, or use their container credits to redeem."

In the comments on the post, a few people confirmed they were able to redeem their points for the containers.

"My local store just received a shipment in. I redeemed my remaining points today for the containers, so you can definitely still get them," one person said, adding staff were making customers aware of this at the checkout.

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