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PlayStation 5 reduced from $800 to just $9 with Big W shopper's hack

A Big W customer has shared this simple hack he used to score a major discount on a PS5 using his Everyday Rewards points.

Big W Playstation 5 receipt
An Everyday Rewards member has gamed the system to score a huge discount on a highly coveted PlayStation 5 from Big W. (Source: Facebook/AAP)

A Big W bargain hunter has shared a simple hack for scoring an $799 PlayStation 5 for just $9. The savvy shopper revealed how he managed to unlock a $790 discount, leaving hundreds of social media users in disbelief about just how easy it was.

The gamer explained that he stockpiled Everyday Rewards points throughout the year from shopping at Big W and Woolworths. Instead of applying the $10 discount received every 2,000 points earned to his next grocery shop, he locked the credit on his card.

He also supercharged his points along the way by purchasing prepaid Visa cards when Woolies offered bonus points on Visa transactions. He was able to earn extra points when paying his bills with the prepaid Visa, as well as earning points for every purchase he made with the card.

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The shrewd customer said he also kept an eye out for other Everyday Rewards bonus points offers, sharing, "I kept getting really good ones. Some for 20,000 points."

He managed to accumulate over $1,000 across 18 months on his Everyday Rewards card, spent $310 and used the remainder to knock down the price of the PlayStation 5. The deal was made sweeter by the fact PlayStation 5 consoles have been notoriously hard to find in Australian stores, with distributor Sony experiencing both supply and logistical issues.

Members of the Markdown Addicts Australia Facebook group were impressed with how the Big W customer was able to work the system to his advantage, and were inspired to do the same. "Awesome saving. You've just motivated me to save my rewards dollars," one group member replied, with another adding, "This is just dead set impressive".

More shoppers bank points for Christmas

An Everyday Rewards spokesperson previously told Yahoo News it's not uncommon for members to accumulate thousands of dollars to spend at Christmas time. "This year, some of our savviest members have saved over $2,000," the spokesperson said. "We know members who regularly boost offers enjoy an extra $210 off their shop each year and collect, on average, 7 times more points than those who just scan their card, meaning they are banking points for Christmas at an even faster rate."

Your Everyday Rewards points balance can be found on the bottom of your receipt or by downloading the Everyday Rewards app, where you can also keep track of bonus points offers. There is also a new tool for members to track their savings. An email titled "Rewards Yearly Roundup" has been sent to over three million members, with details of how many points they've accumulated and how much money they've saved this year."

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