One mum shared how she received a very nice surprise in her Woolworths grocery order this week.

Sharing on the Facebook group Markdown addicts Australia the mum from NSW wrote alongside an image of her order.

“Umm so just had my groceries delivered and this was inside one of the bags… what a pleasant surprise, thanks Woolworths.”

The mum said she had no idea why she received the freebie and that she had spent $220, the same as she does every week when getting her grocery order delivered over the past 12 months.

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A note with her order read,”Get a little help at home with your Google Home Mini. Thanks for picking Woolworths, we hope you enjoy your Google Home Mini.”

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It seems the mum is not alone either!

Another mum also shared, “We got one a while ago! Felt so lucky. Still no idea why lol”

And another one said,  “Mine too! I never received an email or anything.”

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A blog post on Gizmodo also questioned the surprise delivery back in March.

Having found no explanation, the writer explained how she jumped on chat with a customer service team member to find out why.

“After explaining the situation and disclosing my profession, the rep actually had an answer…sort of.

“The Google Home Mini was apparently a “randomly generated gift from the system.”

“After some further questioning, I discovered that it was in fact the only randomly generated gift in the system.

A Woolworths PR also confirmed,

“We’re always looking for new ways to make shopping easier and more convenient for our customers.

Last year we became the first supermarket in Australia to offer a Google Voice Action. It allows customers to add to their Woolies shopping list via voice as they think of items around the house.

To surprise and delight customers around Valentine’s Day, we’ve been sending Google Home Minis with home deliveries to some of our online customers as a gift with purchase. To get started, simply ask your Google Home Mini “Ok Google, speak to Woolies.”

But considering it is June, we are not too sure why they are still offering the freebies, but who cares, right!?

Have you been lucky enough to score a free google home in your shopping order?

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  • What a nice surprise to find that in your shopping. I dont do online shopping as i prefer to pick my own fruit and veggies as i know what size or how many i need. Plus i love picking up bargains when things go on sale.


  • I didn’t score one of these but would be nice.


  • Wow, what an awesome little freebie! I don’t shop at Woolworths and I don’t shop online, so I missed out. Story of my life right there!!


  • I don’t shop online for my groceries – I prefer to walk in store and find markdown bargains but what a nice surprise that would have been. I managed to get a google home mini through Spotify as I already use the family service. Love little surprises!!!


  • It sounds great! I would have been very happy to receive that in my shopping bag as a thank you.


  • I don’t shop online but what a lovely surprise for the people who got one.


  • No thanks. I don’t do my grocery shopping online and I don’t need a Google Home. I think Google knows enough about me without scoping out my home.


  • I order online only when my car is out for service or have some issues. But never got a surprise.


  • Wow, wish I’d received one of these in my shop!


  • I have never ordered items from a supermarket on-line. I know one Mum who did when she had a newborn and it was very cold rainy weather and parking availability at shopping centres near where they lived left a lot to be desired.


  • what a cool nice idea. I don’t order online as I like looking for markdowns and enjoy the shopping experience but I can see how things like this would make it tempting.


  • I don’t order on line very much because they certainly can’t deliver to our home. We live 200km away and I never really know when I am going there. It’s the only place I shop so I know I won’t be getting anything like this. It won’t change where I shop. They are still the best place to shop for my family


  • Call me paranoid, but I wouldn’t want one in my home anyway. There have been articles on how these tech gadgets relay conversations that are going on in our homes. Just another way we are being monitored.


  • Never got anything free, sometimes lucky to get what I order. Nice surprise you never know your luck


  • Great surprise. My first thought would be uh oh, they’ve sent me someone else’s order!


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