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Free Replacements with $0.99 Bag For Good @ Woolworths

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I was just at Woolies and asked them about replacing the tatty bags I had and they swapped them over no questions. Thought others may be due to swap yours over for new ones too

It’s yours to use again and again, and if it ever gets damaged, we’ll replace it for free no matter when you bought it from us. Simply bring your damaged bag to the Customer Service desk in any of our stores and we’ll swap it for a new one. We’ll even recycle your old one so it can keep doing good.

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  • +41 votes

    The Bag for Good has always have free replacement, while the other types do not. Which type did you swap? If you swapped the Bag for Good then how is it a deal? It will be like "Free Inflation for Your Flat Tyre @ Any Service Station".

    • +96 votes

      I figured there would be some out there who would want to know or be reminded. If there is a problem with it mods will remove it.

    • -1 vote

      Agreed, although this exact same deal has been posted in the past I'm not sure how long ago though. Probably not long after the plastic bag ban came into place

    • +5 votes

      Wait, any service station? When my tyres are flat? Free! That's an incredible deal, why hasn't this been posted

    • +1 vote

      Not really the perfect analogy.

      More like shredding a tyre* and getting new roadworthy tyre.

      Shredded tyre being the 'tattyd' bag

  • +39 votes

    This is more of a public service announcement than a deal, but good on you.

  • +3 votes

    Wow did not know, does Coles have the same conditions?

    • +2 votes

      Nope, unless they've changed their policy, i asked about 12mths ago & was told 'no'..

  • +14 votes

    The bags have woolies branding on them, it's free real estate advertising for them, of course they going to replace your bag with another free handheld advertisement for their store haha

  • +4 votes

    My mum washes and reuses glad wrap…

  • +1 vote

    If I have so much time for that I rather spend time commenting in oz.

  • +1 vote

    What about the WW nylon ones that roll up nice and small?

    • +2 votes

      No they won't replace them, even if the stitching comes undone

      • +1 vote

        Sadly Helen is right. I was refused a replacement for an old green roll-up bag. I did get a replacement for a new-used-once clearly faulty green roll-up bag.

  • +3 votes

    And here I am using them as bin bags…

    • +21 votes

      Same. All these supermarkets are arseholes for charging for their bags too. Don't give me that eco crap. The bags are made overseas and have that clearly labelled on the bottom, but they spout their concern for the environment. Whatever. Just another cash grab. The old bags also degraded quicker and were more eco friendly if anything.

      • +8 votes

        Absolutely, don't pretend to care about the environment and then push the cost onto your customers whilst patting yourselves on the back.

        If they were just straight up and said "our shareholders think this will be a good move and net us some positive PR for no cost and ongoing additional revenue" I wouldn't have a problem, but don't tell me you care about the environment Woolworths…

        • +8 votes

          I constantly despair at the complete lack of basic common sense people on this website have.

          If they gave these bags out for free, how many times do you think they'd be reused?

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            @callum9999: Don't even bother, people here don't understand economic incentives. It's always to line the pockets of the gummint or big business.

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            @callum9999: When they gave out the free plastic bags, they got reused for waste disposal.

            Now I Have to pay Woolworths/coles for the privelidge of a waste disposal bag.

            Your point?

            • +1 vote

              @Koffee: You have the entire internet at your disposal - USE IT.

              Everyone claims that they reused the old bags a million times but ALL the statistical analysis done on bag usage (both shopping bag and bin liners) after bans all around the world show drastic falls in the number used - and by drastic, I mean often more than a 90% fall.

              I'm dumbfounded that no only do you believe you know better than tens of thousands of environmental organisations around the world, you couldn't even be bothered to do a modicum of research into it before declaring your ignorance to the world. The human race is screwed.

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        Correct Maz78 but you forget, it wasnt the supermarkets who pushed for this, my memory is they were dragged screaming into this by the ecowarriors

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        retracted. Apparently they are good for bin liners. (I was thinking of those green cloth bags, but apparently we're talking about the plastic ones.)

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        Whilst I agree that it shouldn't line corporate pockets, the levy is 100% worthwhile and you can't deny the shift in consumer behaviour it's driven. It's legislated in the UK and when the levy was first introduced in 2015, it reduced plastic bag sales by 90%. It's 5p per bag in the UK but the funds (at least the large supermarket chains) go towards environmental causes and are reported to the gov't. This is how it should also be in Australia and the gov't should encourage that.

    • -1 vote

      OP is about the 99c Clothy ones. Not the 15c heavy duty plastic

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    Does Coles do the same?

      • +6 votes

        What's your neg exactly for lazybear?
        I never realised "nope" was a valid neg?

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          Buying something that literally states that when it falls apart you get a replacement is fine, not a deal if you can't read your own bag, what I said nope to was the question whether Coles did the same, which they don't.

  • +4 votes

    Cheers OP, didn’t know.

  • +2 votes

    I use them as bin bags and no matter how many I buy there never seems to be enough. They are big and thick and watertight, they make an ideal bin bag.

    • +5 votes

      I agree the plastic ones are fabulous as bin bags. I think OP is referring to the 99ce t ones, not the 15 cent ones.

      • +1 vote

        Pro tip - to get free 15c bags included, place an online C&C order with some Frozen products,
        and select 'Own bags' at checkout.

        They'll have frozen items ready in the bag, and dry goods loose in a basket or trolley.

    • +1 vote

      I still dont understand why people even use bin bags? They are completely unnecessary.
      My bins just have removeable plastic buckets with handles and you just tip it out into the red/yellow bins when full… and the garbos dont want us putting all our rubbish into bags anyway, it can jam their sorting machinery and is much more of a pain in the arse for them to sort through also.

      • +1 vote

        Do you wash your bin after you’ve emptied it? You’d need too if you’re not using a liner.

      • +1 vote

        I'd have thought they would want bags. Are they really opening and sorting my tied up bin bags full of empty unrecyclable go-gurt containers, dozens of used tissues, scooped up cat vomit, clamshell headphone packaging etc.?

        • +2 votes

          Just save your vege bags, bread bags, cereal bags and even rolled oat packets, put the messy stuff in them and place in bin, that keeps the rest including the bin clean, no need for bag for the whole bin.

        • +1 vote

          Yeah, they are, go and watch some videos of how the rubbish and recycling system works in Australia.

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            @lordezekiel: I don't believe there is someone opening tied up Coles bags and sorting through people's soiled nappies, piss jugs, disposed of sex toys, etc. Someone would have uploaded a video of this process by now. I think they just throw it all into a hole and forget about it. It'll be hot sludge by the time they dig it up again.

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        Apartment bin chutes require bagging.

      • +1 vote

        I don't understand why you wouldn't use a bin bag. Without it both the inside bin and the wheelie bin needs to get washed at least weekly. I hate paying for bin bags, but I do because it's a small price to pay for the convenience (and I get the money back on cleaning bins less frequently).

        If the garbos want a better system, I'm all ears. The current process of sorting rubbish in the home seems a pain to me - I want to see that my efforts aren't being wasted or I'm very tempted to only use recycling if I can't fit everything in the general trash bin.

  • +5 votes

    Why is this a deal? It’s always been this way and it’s literally written on the bag itself.

  • +2 votes

    Duplicate deal. Posted on 17 January 2019 and 17 October 2019

  • +2 votes

    What would their definition of "damaged" be though? Mine are just floppy and the plastic piece in the base is shattered.

    • +4 votes

      The ones I just returned just looked tatty. I asked the staff member if they needed to be damaged or unusable. She said she really doesn't care and was happy to replace them. YVMV

    • +3 votes

      The plastic liner always breaks in mine, they just replace it no questions.

      When my first one broke, they replaced it and didn't care about the old one. I used that same one to snag 3 or 4 replacements before someone took it and put it in the bin.

  • +2 votes

    Will they replace the more expensive 'insulated' bags? I got a few of those that are torn / smell of fish etc

    • -4 votes

      No, unfortunately not,only the 15c plastic ones. I find the plastic of the insulated bags falls apart after a while in Qld.

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    Wow didn't know this, all my ones are pretty used and abused, wonder if they are considered "damaged"

  • +8 votes

    A PSA isn't a deal.

  • +7 votes

    It's always been free and is written in big letters on the bag itself.

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      Would you believe that most people dont actually read the crap written on their shopping bags?
      Hard to imagine i know…

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