Source: Woolworths Limited
Friday 13 July 2018: From Saturday 14 July, customers who bring their own reusable bags when shopping at Woolworths will earn bonus Woolworths Rewards points to recognise their ongoing support to help Australia move towards a greener future. This Rewards offer will be available from 14 July 2018 until 31 December 2018 in Woolworths supermarkets and Metro stores.
Customers will earn two Rewards points for every shopping bag* they bring with them to use in-store, whether they are Woolworths branded reusable bags, those of other supermarkets or their own BYO bag of choice. For example, a customer who is doing a small basket shop with two of their own bags will receive four points, while someone doing a larger weekly family shop with 10 of their own reusable bags will earn 20 points.
Brad Banducci, Woolworths Group CEO said; “We know the majority of our customers across Australia have embraced the move to a more sustainable way of shopping since we phased out single-use plastic bags. We want to thank customers and our store teams for their support during this change.
“We appreciate forming new habits is an adjustment for some of our customers and our recent complimentary bag offer was aimed at providing a little extra help during the transition. We believe now is the time to encourage and reinforce greener habits and hope this Rewards recognition will act as a further prompt for all customers to bring their own bags when shopping with us.”
To ensure customers receive the right Rewards points recognition, store teams will ask customers if they have brought their own bags when they get to the checkout. The team member will then enter the number of bags to ensure customers are allocated the correct points when completing their purchase.
Brad Banducci added; “As the fresh food people we are focused on supporting our customers food and grocery needs. The reusable shopping bags we have available for purchase in our stores are there for the convenience of customers who forget to bring enough of their own bags. Our store teams remain focused on helping shoppers with the transition away from single-use plastic bags over the coming weeks and we encourage customers to speak to a team member if they need further support during this time.”
Currently there are almost 11 million Woolworths Rewards members.
Brad Banducci concluded; “At Woolworths we will continue to do the right thing by the communities in which we operate and play our part in the move towards a circular economy. We’re proud to be working with customers to take 3.2 billion single-use plastic bags out of circulation every year for the benefit of our waterways, oceans and marine life.
We are clear that this is just the start of our move to support a greener future and we have a lot more to do in this space and thank our customers for all of the suggestions they have made in terms of other areas we need to focus on.”
* Offer valid for up to 30 bags for a maximum of 60 Rewards points.