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[Hack] BWS Try Me for $3 + $0 Free Can of Beer (Woolworths Reward Card Linking Required) @ BWS

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This deal has been available before. BUT….It seems you can do MULTIPLE orders in one day at the $3 buy (It states Limit of 2 per day in the terms). You can add some lots of 2, of any "Try me for $3" product on the ONE order. I did 6 x 1 orders in a row and purchased a total of 12 Cans of Bombay G&T Double Serve Cans for only $36 (Normal price 3 x 4Packs @ $28each = $84, a nice saving of $48) + 2% Shopback.

But the Cream on the cake is that when I added 1 x single can of "Colossal Brewing Mind Harvest East Coast IPA Can 375ml", it registers @ $0 in checkout.. So the Bottom Line is that I could order 2 x Cans of 10% Bombay G&T + 1 Can of Colossal Brewing Mind Harvest East Coast IPA Can 375ml for only $6 which equates to $1.86 per can after $0.30 back on Shopback. This is the best way I can explain it. Cashrewards is a better deal at 5% too atm

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    Both came up as $3 for me

    • +1 vote

      Add 2 cans of Bombay and then 1 Can of Colossal Brewing Mind Harvest East Coast IPA Can 375m it will show $0 for the beer. I could ONLY get the Beer to come up at $0 with the Bombay sorry forgot to mention that.

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        The Colossal Brewing can is supposed to be free for team members, so I'm assuming someone's (profanity) up and made it applicable for all rewards card members. Try the Hopmosphere flavour too, or something like a Rainbird Passionfruit. Both of those are free for team members and might show up as $0.

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    How do you add them to your cart as $3? When I click the "try for $3" thing, nothing happens.
    Edit: Never mind

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    thanks it works for me. how do you find the free one. can I choose other one for the free one

    • +3 votes

      You can only get the Colossal Brewing Mind Harvest East Coast IPA Can 375m when ordering the 2 x 10% Bombay Cans. Should have said that sorry was hard to word

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    Thanks I placed 4 orders and they will most likely cancel them on me like last time

    • +4 votes

      I placed 6 orders yesterday and picked them up. Placed 6 more today to stock up ;)

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    Doesn't work for me…
    Even when I add the exact same beer you mentioned (after I add 2 of the Bombay G&T product, which is showed correctly for $3 each), it show normal price instead of $0

    Any specific step I need to follow?

    • +2 votes

      Make sure the Bombay is the 10% - Add 2 cans of Bombay and then 1 Can of Colossal Brewing Mind Harvest East Coast IPA Can 375m it will show $0 for the beer and $6 for the 2 cans Bombay.

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      not working for me either, same thing shows the Bombays at 3 bucks each and 5 (1 dollar off) for the beer..

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        Add 2 cans of Bombay and then 1 Can of Colossal Brewing Mind Harvest East Coast IPA Can 375m it will show $0 for the beer. I could ONLY get the Beer to come up at $0 with the Bombay sorry forgot to mention that.

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          yep that's what I've done; two cans of Bombay then added 1 can of Colossal Brewing Mind Harvest, the two bombay are the 10%, they show as 3 dollars each but the beer isn't $0 for some reason, unfortunately. I wonder if it's only working when certain store(s) are selected or something

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            @Popid: works for me, make sure colossal brewing mind harvest EAST cost IPA is selected

            • +1 vote

              @Kaiiii: It definitely is…just tried again from scratch. No dice. Ah welll

              edit: I just read the link that the Infidel posted below and noted people were saying the order had to be over 25 dollars for the can to be free. I randomly added a few more beers and sure enuf it dropped the Colossal east coast down to nothing, I tried deleting the added extra beers n the Colossal east coast went back to 5. I tried adding just one more beer and it drops it to nothing again…so… lol I dunno, but it seems to want me to spend at least a little bit more for it to work, for me

              • +1 vote

                @Popid: I spent some time on 12/4 trying different combinations after reading that comment to add the can free to $25 order of beer.

                Found it worked with other combinations, but Double Bombay Sapphire gave the best return for $3 cans with the free can of beer.

                Didn't think much of the free beer, so won't try this hack again.

  • +1 vote

    How on earth did you find this?

  • +9 votes

    By the way an easier way of reordering is:
    1) Linking your Paypal account
    2) Copying and pasting this URL: https://bws.com.au/my-account/order-history
    3) Clicking reorder

    That way you can do multiple orders in a single minute, after you've ordered the initial one.

  • +1 vote

    Thanks spludgey. Great Tip !

  • +3 votes

    Used this in Shopback 35% cashback Deal on 12/4.

    Free can was suggested in this comment by werdplaya58. But how it worked wasn't certain.

    Found it worked for free can of "Colossal Brewing Mind Harvest East Coast IPA" when ordering 2 Bombay Sapphires

    But didn't work with some other $3 offers - charging $3 for that can.

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    BWS no longer on cashrewards?

    • +1 vote

      Just noticed too, probably got tired of people abusing everything ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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        they could literally have an automated thing where any time they get a surge of orders at once after like 11pm, it auto shuts off - for some reason that's when all these weird/perhaps illegitimate deals happen ;) hah

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    Do you have any recommendations for stuff good to try?

    • +9 votes

      NVM as Henry Ford once said:"You can try any alcohol you like as long as its Bombay Sapphire and Colossal Brewing Mind Harvest!"

  • +2 votes

    This is a really weird bug, try reporting it to BWS next time you might get a bug bounty instead of Ozbargain upvotes. However your $AUD>Ozbargain upvote exchange rate may vary so use your discretion.

    • +1 vote

      I have always wondered about this, does anyone have any good stories about bargain bug bounties?

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        Lol told a company once who not only honored the deal I didn't buy trying to be nice but then only said thanks. Lol

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        It's very hit and miss I recall a guy reported a bug that allowed Qantas passenger to select flight seats for free. They didn't fix the bug and didn't care and he posted the bug on ozbargain as revenge, not realising the bug would get them now business. However, in this case this deal loses bws money so a bounty should be paid as if exploited they stand to lose thousands.

        • +2 votes

          Bug bounties are generally around security flaws… They won't pay out on stuff like this.

  • +3 votes

    I'm in SA, and it worked easy.

    I added 2 Gins, then added the Beer and my cart is $6

    Are people just doing seperate orders? I spose I could do a few, I wonder if they'll honour it tho. I would of thought an employee would find it odd that someone has 6 small orders ๐Ÿ˜‚

    • +1 vote

      They are adding the $8 one which doesn't work

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    strange worked for me to start with then changed stores…now its not working :( in act

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      Different stores will have different availability of stock. Could be the issue?

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        store has 50 in stock and others have some too…think my account is bugged :(

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    Canโ€™t seem to add Mind harvest for free. Keeps showing up as $5

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      was same for me; adding one more beer (at full price, and in this case I decided to try the Colossal Hopmosphere West Coast ipa) and it made it work, I dunno why (maybe any other beer wld do it, or…who knows what else; I dno if it's because it's bringing it above ten dollars or something maybe…was 12 all up, still figured it was worth it for the two cans of bombay, one can of east coast n one can of west coast ipa)

  • +1 vote

    Adding the mind harvest only works for me if I add a fourth item as well, then it changes to $0. I can add a can of the Initial Brewing Craft XPA Can for $3 though (or $6 for 2), even though that shouldn't work. Not really a bargain for that beer though since it's $18 for 6 anyway.

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      yeh I had to add something else too (just chose the Colossal West Coast ipa to try as well for 6 bucks, making my total 12 dollars for two bombays and two cans of beer)

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      Works for me - added the free beer, then 2 Gin for total of $6.
      Also did that on 12/4. Picked up order with free beer then.

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      Yeah I cant seem to get the free beer to work except for a 3rd drink added

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    lol its the store……. they wont charge $3 at that store despite having 50 on hand XD

  • +1 vote

    lol google tricked me

    said dan murphy's $29.99 for 10 cans

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Bombay+SapphireGin+%26+Tonic...

    but its 10% cans lol - cut off the %

    • +1 vote

      BWS list the BS 10 pack for $3 - tried but only received 1 can
      The BS Double are 10% alcohol for same $3.

      • -1 vote

        When Mind Harvest was first released it appeared on the BWS website as $60 for 24, even though the "carton" was 16. I bought one, then contacted customer service, and they only offered a refund, not fulfillment of the order. Does anyone know what consumer law might cover the incorrectly advertised price?

        • +1 vote

          Australian Consumer Law covers incorrectly described / priced products. The merchant doesn't have to sell the product, & offering a refund is the usual remedy. Disappointing.

          Sometimes we get more than we ordered…
          When I ordered 1 free can of Bombay Sapphire won with BWS 100 days of Summer promo, was given a 4 pack instead. At same store, received a 700ml bottle of Prosecco instead of the 200ml ordered in that promo for $2. Staff made the mistake - in my favour๐Ÿ˜Š

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      lol we've all been there. shame, that wlda been quite the deal was just about to maybe go those too ;)

  • +1 vote

    BTW cashrewards no cashback

  • +3 votes

    The key now is to get to BWS and pickup before the web dev discovers his mistake while browsing ozbargains and refunds everyone!

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      A few of us received the free can in orders placed on 12/4. Wasn't a problem.
      But with multiple orders per person & over 2400 clicks - may be noticed this time.

  • +2 votes

    It sort of worked for me…as follows:-

    2x canโ€™s of 10% bombay $6
    2x canโ€™s of IPA East Coast $5 (was either one at $5 or two at $5!)

    so $11 for the four.

    • +2 votes

      Add 2 cans of Bombay and then 1 Can of Colossal Brewing Mind Harvest East Coast IPA Can 375m it will show $0 for the beer "NOT 2 Cans Beer just one" 2 Cans shows up as $5

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        no it didnโ€™t work

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          Still working this end, NSW.

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          are you logged in with ww card linked to account?

  • +1 vote

    Ordered, fwiw says on the page can't order two of the same sort but lets you and have paid so they probably don't care.

    As a side note, I've noticed an order or two in my app 'to be collected', can't remember if I did from the store in question or different one, has anyone ever noticed that? May as well scan the barcode to check.

  • +13 votes

    Just a note for people posting "Conscience Comments about taking advantage of a glitch in the BWS System". Endeavour group made well over 2 Billion Dollars in 2020 and is not going to lose much on this deal/hack. Woolworths are not as ethical as most people think they are. Shutting down Mum and Dad Petrol Stations with there Discount Coupons, Ripping off Farmers with shitty prices for Milk and Produce, yes, to get the best deal. For US or Them? 1/2 Price Specials at the Supermarket, wtf is that? So you want to charge me $6.75 for a box of Nutri-Grain last week but this week only charge me $3.37(Sorry had to put that in, my kids eat that). I understand the Marketing and how it works. Yet some people are oblivious to these kind of Tactics. Even taking back Woolworths Rewards Points without people knowing, yes without you knowing. The almighty Dollar is the Bottom line for them. I didn't post this deal to get back at Endeavour Group/Woolworths/BWS or Steal from them. Anyway, I do hope everyone gets there orders.

    • +9 votes

      Not to mention to 12,000plus poker machines they own through ALH.

    • -5 votes

      Theft isn't okay just because you think the victim has lots. You're richer than sin to a half billion or so people globally - can they come and raid your bank account?

      • +3 votes

        Technically there is no theft. Nor have we hacked in and raided the BWS bank account. The point of them making a ridiculous amount of money was more so an indication pointing towards their legal unethical stealing from us blinded consumers. Not about how much they have. Yes I agree with you theft is not right. I'm not condoning that. Yet it is something that these big corporates get away with everyday and most people don't see. Ive played Monolopy too so if there is a Bank Error in your favour, will you collect the $100? or is that considered stealing? If you don't know about it and it's not offered then I guess you miss out. Then the bank gets to keep its $100 and you're not affected. Many times we have been overcharged by Woolworths and never bothered to do anything about it. So if I got a couple of free cans of beer, I'm sure that evens things out ;)

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          "Legal unethical stealing from blinded consumers"

          If you're going to be pedantic about me using hyperbole with the word "theft" in my comment…

          Anyway I've said my piece. This is clearly an error and people are only getting the "deal" by repeated trial-and-error until they get stuff for free that is NOT advertised or labelled as free.

          It is clearly manipulation and not intended by the seller.

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      Yeah those pricks make Eno profit and not to mention price gouging with hardly any specials at the start of covid (Woolworths that is, bottle shops make a killing when times are good and bad).

      PS ordered Two lots at the one store, one order cancelled and refunded. Lot of effort for a free average tasting tin

    • +1 vote

      In 3 weeks, I used a promo code that applied but didn't calculate properly, I bought a free delivery subscription that applied, but added delivery back to the total and I utilised a 2000 bonus points promotion that didn't apply. Even calling them up they wouldn't rectify it. Refused to refund me the incorrectly taken amounts, Offered me a credit for the delivery ($10, knowing full well I would need to spend more to utilise it with a $50 minimum). Used it the following week, which apparently meant my total spend was not eligible for the next weeks points as they apparently subtract my 'credit'.
      So in my mind, when the ball falls in your court …game on and game on hard. Pitty I hate Gin.

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      I have always wondered how I would feel differently if a family members employment within Woolworths group put food on my table.

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    Just received a bunch of refunds.

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      I just got a call the lady at BWS thought it was a glitch I had 3 identical orders but it's ready in store now.

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    SB tracked in 18 mins - definitely a personal best for my SB tracking.

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    My confirmation on the screen shows '2 bottles @ $10 per bottle' for the 2 cans of Bombay Sapphire. BWS has more QA issues than I thought!

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    Thanks OP. Just ordered pickup, let's see how we go !

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      How do you get to the "try for $3" list ? I've bookmarked the link OP mentioned but can you navigate to it another way ?

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        Woolworths rewards card must be linked

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    Ready for pickup at west ryde nsw ๐Ÿ‘

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    Cancelled mine for no reason, what does a man gotta do to get free beer

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      Orders that came through later must have been canceled when they noticed as I predicted. I ordered 1.13am and mine was ready for pickup this morning 8.53am

  • +1 vote

    My order is ready for pickup but also got a text… Thanks for placing an order with BWS - just a quick heads up, your order has been randomly selected for a security check & may be delayed. You will receive a text message shortly when your order is ready.

  • +1 vote

    Orders automatically being cancelled now

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      New orders or including orders ready for pickup?

  • +1 vote

    All is back to normal now. No free beer anymore.

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    They cancelled my duplicates of Canadian club darn it

  • +1 vote

    Just picked up my orders, no issues. Thanks OP for the post :-)

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    They Cancelled my order of gin and tonic only, have 2 Canadian clubs left now

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    Now they are checking my orders for security checks yikes

  • +1 vote

    Stack with 2000 points for 70$ spend at bws , in the rewards app
    10$ back and free beers ๐Ÿ™‚

  • +1 vote

    picked up some that i ordered this morning…picked up more while at store…thanks OP

    • +1 vote

      How do u pick up more at store?

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        Same!

      • +1 vote

        Just grab 2 more cans in-store and swipe your rewards card you only pay $6 again.

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          Ah ok but won't work for the hack tho right

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        i ordered online while i was at the store…went thru in minutes

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      The guy at The store said one was cancelled as The limit is one per day.
      Depends on the store I guess

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        What an idiot, stores are incentivised to sell as many of the $3 one as possible.

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          Yeah don't care, got enough stuff to drink