A debate on Facebook over the Coles FREE container promotion turns nasty.
The post on Facebook page, Budgeting, Food, Stockpiling, Savings Ideas, Life Help Australia, made it clear people were divided over the promotion to earn points to claim your FREE container.
Criticising the promotion, one member of the group wrote: ‘They’re not free you have to spend like 20 bucks to get one … I’d rather much have the cash at the end of it but whatever floats your boat.’
Said another: ‘It’s not free it cost $20 per point.’
However this comment prompted fans of the promotion to get all fired up, defending Coles. ‘It’s free because you’re shopping there anyway, you’re just accumulating credits as you shop. Grow up!!’
Another wrote: ‘What do you mean you would rather have the cash at the end of it? Do you not go grocery shopping? If you can eat for completely free please tell me your secret. I do my weekly shop at Coles and so I accumulate points for these containers as well as points that eventually add up to flybuys dollars. When I have enough points for a container I scan the container as well as my flybuys card and the price is changed to $0.00. I just don’t understand how you think you have to pay for the containers.’
‘OMG they are free, because you still get all the other groceries for the money you spend… that does not mean the container costs you money,’ wrote another.
Another one said: ‘All these negative nancies remind me why I don’t post in groups.’ Said another: ‘So much negativity for some bloody FREE Tupperware lol.’
To be honest I can actually see both sides of this argument. If you don’t usually shop at Coles and are only going there in the hopes of spending money to claim a free container then you really are defeating the purpose.
Are you a Coles or Woolworths shopper? Do you swap supermarkets depending on the promotion?
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