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Coles, Woolworths to Give points to those who bring their own shopping bags

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This may be paywalled: Coles and Woolworths reward customers who bring their own shopping bags with points | Herald Sun

2 Points (1¢ worth) per bag for Wollies until the end of the year or 30 flybuys (15¢) per day for Coles until 17th July.

SHOPPERS who come armed with their own bags at the supermarket will now be rewarded for doing so as the plastic bag ban saga continues.

Coles today revealed they will offer Flybuys points to customers who bring their own bags as they continue to battle the transition away from single-use bags.

Customers have been outraged at having to pay for their own bags if they fail to arrive at the checkout with their own bags.

From today through until next Tuesday customers who have BYO bags can swipe their Flybuys card at the checkout and earn 30 Flybuys points once a day.

But rival supermarket Woolworths is also adopting a similar move and is giving customers who bring their own reusable bags with bonus Woolworths Rewards points.

Their offer will be available from Saturday through until the end of the year.

Customers will earn two rewards points for every shopping bags they bring with them instore.
 

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So there we go - that should keep FF points alive even if the shopper doesn't use a "proper" credit card to pay for their groceries.
 

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Thanks, I'll check out (pardon the pun) at Woolies tonight or this weekend...
 

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July 17th? When did they announce this and very few people know about it, before its cut off.
 

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I can not believe how emotive this issue has become especially as SA has had it for years and we just accepted it
 

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I can not believe how emotive this issue has become especially as SA has had it for years and we just accepted it
Apparently we're OK with paying $18+ for smash avo on toast but god help the company that wants to charge us 15 cents when we forget our bags!
 
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I can not believe how emotive this issue has become especially as SA has had it for years and we just accepted it
Agreed.

Apparently we're OK with paying $18+ for smash avo on toast but god help the company that wants to charge us 15 cents when we forget our bags!
It's ridiculous isn't it.

Here's a brief article from The Points Guy about hotels and airlines doing their bit to remove straws: These Travel Companies Are Reducing Single-Use Plastic. And for a very sad account of what straws are doing, check out the video in this article: Critics of Starbucks’ Straw Ban Are Missing the Point.
 

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I brought my bags with me at both Woolworths and Coles today and there was nothing about the extra points on either receipt.

Has anyone see anything on their receipts today?
 

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I brought my bags with me at both Woolworths and Coles today and there was nothing about the extra points on either receipt.

Has anyone see anything on their receipts today?
Nothing on my Coles docket today.

I can not believe how emotive this issue has become especially as SA has had it for years and we just accepted it
It's become emotive because it was a foolish thing to have done. It achieves nothing and is not supported by a large number of people. I guarantee you that it will make no difference to the amount of plastic waste I produce at all.

When did they announce this
July 13.
 

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Shopped at Coles yesterday, "Bring Your Bag Offer 13Jul-17Jul, 30pts" on the wife's Flybuys Account today.
 

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Coles Taigum (BNE) has signs at the registers. Fancy ones printed in B&W out the back office ;).

Despite this, the checkout operator had a blank look and didn’t know if she was required to do anything to trigger the bonus.

Here’s hoping transactions without a bag purchase go through automatically. 15c worth of FB won’t be worth chasing up. I will of course. It’s a matter of principle. But I’d rather not. :)
 
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I shopped at both Coles and Woolworths this morning.

I went through a self-service checkout at Woolworths. There were signs about the bonus bag points but not how to activate it. It turned out that the staff member had to scan a special barcode (which he was holding in his hand) and manually enter the number of my own bags I used. The Woolworths receipt doesn't specifically say anything about bonus points but there's a section that always appears with "Points This Shop". That says I was given 14 points for an $11.50 shop. That talllies with 2 bonus points for the one bag I brought along.

In Coles, the check out staff member said something along the lines of "That's all Flybuys - nothing to do with me". There was nothing on my receipt that indicates bonus points but I'll check my account online tomorrow to see if any extra points appear.
 

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The points are not worth worrying about....whilst Woolworths and Coles are still offeting the reusable bags for free, I'm grabbing as many as I can ;)
 

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The points are not worth worrying about....whilst Woolworths and Coles are still offeting the reusable bags for free, I'm grabbing as many as I can ;)
<redacted> I’ll just ask Why? Why not just change like the rest of us?
 
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Here’s hoping transactions without a bag purchase go through automatically. 15c worth of FB won’t be worth chasing up. I will of course. It’s a matter of principle. But I’d rather not. :)
I think it may be automatic going by @ksthommo 's post - I presume just shop without scanning a bag ...
Shopped at Coles yesterday, "Bring Your Bag Offer 13Jul-17Jul, 30pts" on the wife's Flybuys Account today.
 

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<redacted> I’ll just ask Why? Why not just change like the rest of us?
So I have a stack of reusable bags to use ;) The bags will probably break after a few uses.I personally think that they should give us the discarded boxes to use to carry our shopping home
 

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<redacted> I’ll just ask Why? Why not just change like the rest of us?
Some people are driven by free points, and some by free plastic bags :)

If nothing else, this whole plastic bag episode shows how difficult behavioural change can be....It is interesting that some states in the past seem to have done it without problem, but doing it in WA and Vic seems to have sent the world into a meltdown....
 
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If nothing else, this whole plastic bag episode shows how difficult behavioural change can be....It is interesting that some states in the past seem to have done it without problem, but doing it in WA and Vic seems to have sent the world into a meltdown....
The supermarkets have removed free bags in NSW too which I believe is the only state not proposing (or already introduced) a government-mandated free plastic bag ban. Living in NSW, I do hear some people expressing the opinion "Well, the government's not forcing them to do it, so it must be a ploy to increase profits by not supplying bags and making the customer pay for it". And, if they can continue to receive free plastic bags, they'll take them...
 

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