As the Coles Little Shop promotion draws to a close, parents desperate to complete the set have started to take their frustrations out on the supermarket.
With only eight days to go before the supermarket stops selling the collectables, frustrated parents say they are “disgusted” that they are being denied an extra toy after falling just cents short of the required spending limit.
“Went to Coles this morning and $0.40 short for the next collectable, I asked if I could have the extra [to which they replied], ‘No you can’t’,” one woman wrote on the Coles Facebook page after her FlyBuys discount saw her total spend fall from $69 to $59.40.
Another woman said she was also denied a second item after spending $59 only to watch another shopper given free range to pick her desired item despite not meeting the $30 threshold.
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“So disappointed. Going through fast checkout, lady in front of me purchased 2 items, milk and dishwashing liquid. I am sure that doesn’t come to $30. But she was given box of ‘Little Shop’ to rummage around in and see if she could feel the one she was looking for,” the infuriated shopper wrote.
Complaints keep rolling in….
However many people have backed the supermarket saying rules are there for a reason.
“So where should the cut off be?” one woman asked.
“One dollar difference? What if you spent $28? In my opinion it should be a hard & fast rule. Every $30, no exceptions or else it becomes unfair.”
“This is getting out of control… don’t people have better things to complain about?” one man commented.
“Wasn’t this meant to be a fun idea for children to do?” one person replied.
“Wow! With everything going on in this country and you have to whinge about not getting a silly little toy! No words!”
“It’s a plastic toy!”
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