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Clever mum gets hundreds of dollars of groceries free for Christmas

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 12/22/2020 Belinda Cleary and Sophie Haslett For Daily Mail Australia
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A budget-savvy mum has revealed how she takes home her entire Christmas shop worth hundreds for free every year.

The happy mother posted this year's Christmas holiday groceries on Facebook - and the community was in shock when they found out it had cost her nothing.

The Australian mum saves her Woolworths rewards points for Christmas each year, using them for a huge holiday shop.

a room with many items on the counter: A budget-savvy mum has revealed how she takes home her entire Christmas shop worth hundreds for free every year, and you can do it to. © Provided by Daily Mail A budget-savvy mum has revealed how she takes home her entire Christmas shop worth hundreds for free every year, and you can do it to.

And she appeared to get a lot from the scheme - the photo shows fresh fruit, bread and meat along with a variety of cheeses, desserts snack foods.

She also had a good supply of toiletries and cleaning products in the mix.

While most of the people on the group had never thought of hoarding their points some revealed they do it too.

'I got all of my Christmas stuff for $14.15,' one woman said.

'I got my ham for $1,' said another.

Others had a huge amount to spend - with one woman bragging about her $300 balance.

'This is the best idea, I might try to save mine up for next year,' one woman said.

'I definitely need to work our my rewards better,' said another.

One savvy shopper revealed most of their Woolworths shopping for Christmas came from the rewards card. They added that they also got $60 of seafood for free at Coles using their Flybys system. 

graphical user interface, application: A mother has revealed how she converted hundreds of Woolworths Rewards points into 'cold hard cash' that she can save and bank for later use (her balance in groceries' points pictured) © Provided by Daily Mail A mother has revealed how she converted hundreds of Woolworths Rewards points into 'cold hard cash' that she can save and bank for later use (her balance in groceries' points pictured)

How does the Woolworths Everyday Rewards system work?

1. Collect up to 10 points for every dollar you spend. Find boosters in your Everyday Rewards app or inbox. 

2. Collect a minimum of one point for every dollar each and every time you shop and scan at Woolworths and partners. 

3. Choose to get $10 off a future shop or convert to 1,000 Qantas Points every time you reach 2,000 Everyday Rewards points. 

You can spend straight away or save up and enjoy when you like across shops in multiples of $10 off. Save for Christmas and enjoy your savings from 1st of December to 1st of January each year. 

Source: Woolworths 

 A mother has revealed how she converted hundreds of Woolworths Rewards points into 'cold hard cash' that she can save and bank for later use.

The Australian woman called Leigh posted on Facebook, where she said every time she uses points to pay for her groceries, she transfers over the amount of money that she has saved into a separate savings account for a later date.

By doing this throughout 2020, Leigh said she has $590 of money in a savings account. 

She posted: 'This is how you turn your Rewards Dollars into cold hard cash and purchase what you want or save dollars.

'You can do one of two things: either withdraw or move/keep your weekly shopping money amount in your savings account and unlock your Rewards money and use that money to food shop.

'Meanwhile, you have cold hard cash set aside and untouched.'

calendar, map: By doing this throughout 2020, Leigh said she has $590 of money in a savings account (the money she has saved through the Everyday Rewards card pictured) © Provided by Daily Mail By doing this throughout 2020, Leigh said she has $590 of money in a savings account (the money she has saved through the Everyday Rewards card pictured)

Leigh added: 'This is my $590 Rewards Dollars for 2020 converted to cold hard cash and it's been deposited into an account where I set aside my roof money (money set aside for when you need it).' 

Hundreds who saw the mum's nifty savings trick were impressed with her idea, commenting that they will seek to do something similar in 2021.

'I do exactly the same with both Woolies and Flybuys, then I can buy Chrissy presents etc from wherever I want,' one woman posted.

'This is amazing, but I'm wondering how you get so many points you must spend a fortune on groceries - I'm lucky to get $50 throughout the year,' another added.

Some were confused as to how she ended up with the money, upon which point Leigh explained again that Woolworths does not give you money, but rather you bank the amount you would have saved. 

'That is truly amazing,' a commenter wrote.

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