Christmas is the most expensive time of the year. Between the presents, travel and the groceries it can easily add up to a huge amount of dollars spent.
However, a super savvy woman has shared her tips on how to make it that much easier, after sharing on Facebook that she snagged her entire Christmas grocery shop for free.
Sharing to the ‘Budgeting, food, savings ideas, stock piling, life help Australia’ group, the woman shared that she had used her reward points from over the year to take home her huge haul of food.
“Who else uses their Woolies rewards at the end of the year for a big holiday shop?! This all cost me $0,” the woman wrote alongside a picture of a huge amount of groceries.
Many other money savvy users were quick to jump on and share their ‘rewards tips’ for the holiday period, with many using the same tactic of saving up all of the rewards points for one big splurge in December.
“I did the same thing and a $400 shop cost me $0. Love my rewards card,” commented one saver.
“I done [sic] $200 worth of shopping yesterday and got $64 back in Flybuys. This year I’ve clocked up about $500-$600 in Flybuys. So Stoked!” added another member of the group.
Flybuys advertises 1 point per dollar spent at their partners which include Coles, Target and Kmart.
While Woolworths rewards card system is the same point per dollar system on any Woolworths related partners including Caltex and Big W.
Other tips recommended by 9Honey’s Jo Abi include setting a concrete budget, planning out your meals for the week, writing a list of what you need at the super market to avoid impulse buying, be willing to shop around to catch specials and put aside any grocery budget you might have left over to spend on something meaningful.