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How to get 25% off groceries at Woolworths

A woman scanning a bottle of water with Scan&Go app on the left, and a shopper passing through the Scan&Go checkout with a mobile phone. (Images: Woolworths)
(Images: Woolworths)

Woolworths is offering a 25 per cent discount on groceries for Australians willing to trial its new checkout technology.

The supermarket's new Scan&Go system allows shoppers to use a smartphone to scan and pay for groceries through an app. The customer then can skip the usual queues and be home faster.

This method is currently undergoing testing in six stores in Sydney. And to entice shoppers to give it a bash, the company is offering 25 per cent off the grocery bill until the end of September.

The participating locations are standard supermarkets in Double Bay and Mona Vale, plus Metro stores on Pitt Street, George Street, York Street and Metcentre in the city.


The 25 per cent discount will be applied up to $1,000 per shop scanned through Scan&Go.

A person making a payment on the Scan&Go app on a smartphone.
Image: Woolworths

Payments through the app are capped at $250 per shop in supermarkets and $50 at Metro stores, but these limits can be exceeded if the groceries are paid at the physical Scan&Go checkout.

The discount applies to groceries, but doesn't include items like tobacco, alcohol, SIM cards and gift cards.

Woolworths warned that test participants should expect verification of their shopping.

"A key part of the trial is testing the accuracy and reliability of our Scan&Go app. From time to time we will conduct scan checks to see how this new technology is performing," the terms and conditions state.

Sydneysiders wishing to nab the 25 per cent discount will need to download Scan&Go (available on both iOS and Android), have a Woolworths Rewards membership, enable Bluetooth and location tracking on their smartphone and add a payment method to the app.

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