A Woolworths customer has revealed how she collects Woolworths Everyday Reward points without spending a cent.
The eagle-eyed customer revealed when she spots a receipt discarded in trolleys at the supermarket, she pockets them and claims the reward points later.
“Who else see a receipt in trollies and adds the points to their account? I just added 700 points today.. winner!!” the woman posted on Facebook.
‘Is that considered stealing?’
The comment quickly sparked a debate among members who responded with mixed reactions to the woman’s admission.
“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.
“What's the difference between doing this and seeing 10 cents on the ground and picking it up?” another user asked.
Some people were impressed with the shopper’s hack to score more points.
“I didn’t know you could do that. I guess if you have the time, go for it,” one impressed person commented.
While others questioned who was in the wrong - the person who discarded a receipt in a trolley or the person who picked it up?
“What about the person who littered the receipt in the first place?” someone asked.
“If they didn't scan their card and left the receipt behind, is that really considered stealing?” another person wrote.
How to claim points without scanning your card
Woolworths Every Day Rewards states if a shopper forgets to scan their card at the point of sale, they can still claim points by holding onto their receipt and filling out a point claim form on the Everyday Rewards website.
“We want all customers to enjoy our Woolworths Everyday Rewards program,” a Woolworths spokesperson said in a statement to Yahoo News Australia.
“Whilst we do allow retrospective points claims, we have a number of checks and balances in place to ensure the integrity of the system.”
Reward members must provide mandatory details found on the receipt such as the store shopped at, the date and time the points were earned, however there is no way to identify if the person claiming the points completed the shop listed on the receipt.
The maximum amount of points a rewards member can accumulate is 900,000 points, or the equivalent of $4,500 Everyday Rewards dollars.
A Woolworths spokesperson told Yahoo News Australia that whilst Woolworths do allow retrospective points claims, there are a number of checks and balances in place to ensure the integrity of the system.
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