How to Buy Discounted Woolworths Vouchers in 2021

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Until late last year, it was possible to purchase Woolworths WISH gift cards at a 5% discount through Cashrewards, as well as Entertainment Book, various clubs, insurance and utility providers. It’s free to join Cashrewards, so this had been a popular way to get a 5% discount on gift vouchers that could be redeemed at Woolworths Group retailers including Woolworths, Big W and Dan Murphy’s.

Sadly, Woolworths recently stopped providing discounted WISH gift cards via Cashrewards and many other organisations. The Cashrewards discount was initially reduced to 3% in October 2020, then removed altogether in November 2020.

With Cashrewards you can still get discounts or cashback when buying many other gift cards including from Harvery Norman, Myer, Hoyts and Uber. You can also still save money when shopping with lots of online retailers. But you’ll now need to look a little further afield to find discounted Woolworths gift cards in 2021…

NSW Seniors cardholders can still get 5% off WISH gift cards

WISH cards are not store-specific, making them the most valuable of the Woolworths Group gift cards. They can be redeemed at a variety of Woolworths Group stores including Woolworths, Big W, Caltex, BWS, Cellarmasters and Dan Murphy’s.

Since Woolworths made changes to its gift cards in late 2020, most of the organisations that previously offered WISH gift cards to their members at a 5% discount have now either reduced the discount or stopped offering WISH cards altogether. But there is an exception.

NSW residents with a Seniors Card can still get a full 5% discount off WISH gift cards bought via the NSW Seniors online portal. To be eligible for a NSW Seniors Card you would need to live in NSW, be aged 60 or over, and do less than 20 hours per week of paid work.

Even if you don’t qualify for a NSW Seniors Card, you may still be able to get 3% off WISH gift cards if you are a member of your state’s automobile club or assocation (e.g. if you’re an NRMA or RACV customer), through Entertainment Book, or if you’re an Alinta Energy customer.

You can still get 4-5% off store-specific Woolworths Group gift cards

While the discount on WISH gift cards has dropped to 3%, you could still get a 4% or 5% discount on gift cards for specific Woolworths Group retailers through your insurance or electricity provider.

Most state-based automobile associations, for example, are still giving the following eGift card discounts to their members:

  • Big W – 5% off
  • Dan Murphy’s – 5% off
  • BWS – 5% off
  • Woolworths – 4% off
  • Caltex Woolworths petrol – 3% off

As you can see, it’s still possible to get a higher 5% discount at Big W, Dan Murphy’s and BWS, or 4% off Woolworths gift cards. The obvious trade-off is that these store-specific cards can only be used at one specific retailer.

You can find more information about accessing these discounts on the website of your state’s car association:

Macquarie and HCF customers may also still be able to access 4% discounts on Woolworths gift vouchers.

So, while the Woolworths gift card discounts available are now somewhat reduced and less accessible in 2021, there are still options to save significant money on your grocery shopping.

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