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Reusable Bag for Good 3 for $1.98 (Normally 99c Each) @ Woolworths

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This normally doesn't go on special, and the bag also has a free replacement for life if damaged, as per previous link: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/535187

So 3 bags for $1.98 with lifetime replacement,

Also Woolworths Foldable Bags, same price but no replacements if damaged, these are compact and handy to keep in you handbag, glove box, etc…
https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/productdetails/676618/woo...

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  • +11 votes

    For foldable bags you are infinitely better off with this instead.

    • +3 votes

      Where can we get hold of this sweet schwag

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        Go back in time?

      • +1 vote

        OzBargain meetups post COVID. I have heaps from the meetups pre COVID.

    • +5 votes

      I got woolies ones like this.
      Definitely store easier. And have lasted suprising well.
      Easy to chuck one in your pocket. And have 1 in the center console of the car to grab and run

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        what is it made of, plastic? is it thic

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      Looks crap, also no better way to tell the public and family/friends that you are the ultimate stingy tightass there is.

  • +32 votes

    A hardcore ozbargainer used the paper thin plastic bags found in the veggies section…as many as it takes.

    Lol. Joking but no I'm being serious.

    • +10 votes

      thin plastic bags found in the veggies section

      These are great. Use 5x inside each other for reinforcement for heavy items like milk.

      • +4 votes

        I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who does this.

      • +10 votes

        They are great as small bin bags too .. win win scenario

        • +2 votes

          We use the green veggie bags for bin bags too. Just the right size for a days worth of rubbish.

    • +1 vote

      I just take off a roll of these every time I go shopping and I never have to buy freezer bags!
      /s

      But yeah, their disposable cutlery sets are quite handy.

      • +3 votes

        their disposable cutlery sets are quite handy

        ?

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          Lol 3 people who can't take a joke.
          They're available at certain stores for their hot food choices eg Macquarie Ryde store.

          Similar to the ones you get at KFC.

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            @pennypincher98: Are those free? I saw a barcode so didnt end up taking it

            • +1 vote

              @mmd: I could possibly be getting mixed up with the ones Coles offers. There's no barcode on them?

              Coles Express also is great, grab a $1 coffee and stock up 😂

              • +1 vote

                @pennypincher98: Woolworths yes, was just about to hand over to the checkout chick and spotted the barcode.
                Didnt want her to think i was stingy so i didnt ask her how much it was, hahaha

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                @pennypincher98: idk how to use machine coffee

          • +3 votes

            @pennypincher98: Maybe those people have never purchased hot food from woolies or been to Macquarie or Ryde? I have definitely never seen disposable cutlery given out at woolies…

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            @pennypincher98: Never seen this here before. Sounds like what stores in the US do.

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      have tried it , problem is no handles on veggie section bags ….possibly designed that way ….

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      so the bags for life, just put 3 through cash register at checkout and it discounts ? or this an online deal ?

    • +2 votes

      i see why mushroom bags always dissapear while the mushroom trays r full…

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      People do that plenty.

      Unless I'm serving, then people come to me because I'm against charging people for the 15c bags…

      Personally I enjoy customers coming in with that Daiso fish bag.

  • +7 votes

    A true OZB’er raids the redcycle bins

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    Max 5/order :/

  • -3 votes

    Never ever broke one of these bags before so I am not going to pay Oz2xRRP.

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      Huh? It’s 3 for price of 2…

      • +2 votes

        Too early in the morning and I didn't read properly. I thought you pay 2x the normal price for a lifetime replacement of the bag. I never knew the bag normally comes with a lift time replacement.

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          Yeah, I first read it as "Reusable Bag for Good 3", as in the third version of the bag, "for $1.98".

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          Ah. Note it’s only the ones that say bag for good on it though. The older ones aren’t part of the swap system, but ymmv.

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        It's B2GOF

  • -2 votes

    These are breathable, so great, some cheap poly layer for my home made masks. Just be careful not to iron them because it smells and the heat seals the tiny holes that the air gets through.

  • +5 votes

    I got refused a replacement bag for my damaged one the other day. The shop attendant just smiled sweetly and said."that's just wear and tear".

    • +3 votes

      Rod Sims has joined the chat.

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      Whip out a knife and do some real damage to the bag. That should sort it out.

      • +1 vote

        Whip out a knife and do some real damage to the bag

        Until you’re written up on carrying a concealed weapon and egregious bodily harm

        • +1 vote

          drop the bag n run them over n over again with the trolley until they agree

      • +11 votes

        I don't think the shop assistant likes to be called a bag

    • +4 votes

      Swap 1 old bag for 2 for free. Instruction here.

    • -4 votes

      That’s so ridiculous because the point of the guarantee is to replace the bag due to wear and tear, not deliberate damage. I suppose she works in a supermarket so you can’t expect the brightest people to work there.

    • +2 votes

      Seriously?
      Report that please.

      Don't understand her problem, it's not her bag.
      Hell, bring in a broken bag from anywhere and I'll replace it just so I'm not forced to potentially clean up the mess you'll make when that bag fails.

  • +21 votes

    The irony of previously free shopping bags now costing $1.98 for 3, now being a 'bargain'. Heh. The supermarkets laughed this new law all the way to the bank.

    I also now have to buy small rubbish bags to line my small bins around the house instead of re-using supermarket bags.

    Ahh the joys of political stunts.

    • +4 votes

      worked it out that it now costs me $50 pay yo buy garbage bags where as i used to reuse shopping bags , makes me feel just like land developers pay councilors to lobby their developments in council …..supermarkets lobbied the environmentalists …….. coffee cups and drink bottles seem to have been exempted, lobbied by coffee industry and soft drink industry ?

      • +4 votes

        I'm seeing far more biodegradable and recycled garbage bags in stores now. Is that better for the environment than you reusing your single use plastic bag once as a bin liner? No idea. There was an ACT study done in 2018 of the effects of the plastic bag ban that took in to account garbage bag sales, and it estimated that there was ~55million fewer plastic bags used in the 2017-2018 period as a result of the ban. That's for ACT alone.

        I've also noticed an increase in the amount of sustainable options for coffee cups and drink bottles. Lots of people bringing their own cups, coffee shops switching to fully biodegradable single use cups and a number of water bottle refill stations popping up around supermarkets.

        • +4 votes

          I used to work in plastic industry
          those in market(cheap version) & so called "biodegradable" are actually not so….biodegradable afterall

          trust me, no one finds out until 20 years later the "biodegradable" products still there in landfill…….
          but it's 20yrs later…..anyway!

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            @davidl2: Feel the good feels, don't investigate because it might show that you're paying more for no reason.

      • +2 votes

        You end buying garbage bags anyway so I don't see the point

    • +4 votes

      The real irony is that paper bags were cancelled back in the 90’s and plastic bags were touted as the enviro friendly bag that were going to save the trees and the world.

    • +11 votes

      There is always at least one of these comments.

      The whole idea is that you change your behaviour so instead of getting new single use bags everytime you shop, you switch to a more environmentally friendly option. That might be these multi-use bags assuming you use them enough and recycle at the end. It might be boxes or cloth bags or any of the multiple other options.

      Everything has a cost. In the case of these bags it's an up front financial cost to you. In the case of the single use plastics you used to use its a backend cost to society of increased landfill, increased plastic finding its ways into our waterways and oceans and the flow on effect to tourism and wildlife.

      Are the supermarkets benefiting financially? Probably. But I doubt its a significant part their overall profits, and again something that can be offset by re-using your bags.

      • -2 votes

        The question is why customer need to pay for more profit in benefit of the supermarket.
        Why cant they just provide it as part of the service?
        Customer qlready pay for the services , hence why customer need to GST , and yet they want to charge for bags?

        • +6 votes

          What has gst got to do with this? Gst doesn't pay for services from the supermarket. You also don't have to purchase your bag from this retail outlet. Buy it from another supplier or make your own.

          • -1 vote

            @bargainshooter: It shows that the price we pay are for goods and service
            Supermarket should providebthe bag as part as service

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              @Nuggethegolden: The bag is a product, not a service. A service would be helping you pack the products you purchase into your own bags. Imagine if you ran a business selling vases at near cost price and every tom, dick and harry come in and expect gift wrapping with paper, ribbons and gift cards even when those items and services are not included in the price and not advertised as part of the sale.

        • +4 votes

          @nuggethegolden I'm impressed with your complete lack of knowledge of the GST as a concept.

      • +1 vote

        Weren't these bags proven to be worse environmentally on a usage vs longevity scale?

    • +1 vote

      Before the bigger states caught on a few years ago the rest of us at one point had to pay $2 per bag.

      You had it so easy when these were introduced. They gave them out for free and then they sold them cheap. So easy.

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      But you could buy the biodegradable bags instead and reduce landfill.

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      What are you talking about?

      These reusable bags were never free, and in-fact they only became available after the single-use shopping bag ban.

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        The original free shopping bags that we’ve all been using for decades and not discarding them in the ocean :)

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        at one time there were handling out for free…..for a very short period with limited stocks

  • +1 vote

    Real OzBargainer will not pay for bags
    And we dont steal !!

    Just tell the cashier you want to pay the first 7 item separately.
    And deduct 2c each time you pay.
    By the time you pay the bags for 13c, you already get a 'free' bag

    • +6 votes

      Im pretty sure real OzBargainers collected dozens if not hundreds of the 15¢ bags when they were given out for free and therefore don’t need bags for at least another couple of years…

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        Dont need to collect and SAVE space at your house if you can just get it free everytime you shop
        Double the SAVE
        OzBargain

    • +2 votes

      Negotiate first.
      Tell them you want to pay for each item separately unless you get a free bag.

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        is this a legit/real trick? never seen it before

        • +2 votes

          Depends on the person.
          Anyone who has worked at the front of the store a while would rather you take a 15c bag than take the extra time to do that.

          Honestly I think that bags should be free for anyone who genuinely needs one. I sure as hell won't charge you for more than a single bag of your already spending over $100. I've seen elderly people attempt to carry 10 items out of the store, so I insist they take one.

          The whole thing is a money saving bullshit scheme.

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    Usually find them on the streets after Friday/Saturday night from all the people drinking their way home from the bottle shop

  • +3 votes

    bag also has a free replacement for life if damaged

    For whatever reason some of my local woolies staff arent aware of this… One time one of them had to ask manager, i was like wtf it’s even marked on bag itself.

    • +2 votes

      Rolled out without much internal notice.
      As it is, despite looking into it, I'm still not sure how I'm supposed to put the bag through as free, without just manually adjusting the stock on hand.

      Luckily, about 100 of these, and 900 plastic bags, go 'missing' every month, so we just recount them when we get a new order and bulk adjust - so replacing these bags or just a smile and yeet thing

  • +1 vote

    Reusable Bag for Good 3?what is difference between 1 and 2?

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    I saw Christmas themed ones for 50c

  • +3 votes

    Can anyone confirm whether this is available in store?

    • +3 votes

      Yes. I just bought 3 for $1.98

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        Cheers, crazy to think how its just a $1 saving but how satisfying it can be

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        Are you sure? I got told uts online offer only. Can you please share receipt?

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          Dont have a receipt but can confirm i made the purchase successfully in store too.

  • +1 vote

    Gone were the days when you can grab a bag for free.

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      Grab the grocery bags.
      Or mushroom bags.

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        Don't think all my groceries will fit in one of those.

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          One?

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    Thanks for your nice share, I just bought 2 sets.

  • +1 vote

    Are they available same price in store if showing stock?

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    @salmando Can you plz confirm if offer available in store? Do I have to tell them anything specific?