A savvy shopper stunned social media users recently after revealing how she manages to get her Christmas food shop for free every single year.
Stocking up on the various festive treats and alcohol for the festive season can often make December feel a lot more expensive.
But this mum from Australia has revealed the best way to get as many bargains as possible – and even get some shopping for free.
Taking to Facebook, the woman admitted she had used points collected throughout the year to save cash.
"This is how you turn your Rewards Dollars into cold hard cash and purchase what you want or save dollars," she wrote.
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"You can do one of two things: either withdraw or move/keep your weekly shopping money amount in your savings account and unlock your Rewards money and use that money to food shop.
"Meanwhile, you have cold hard cash set aside and untouched."
She went on to claim that she’s managed to save £331 ($590) in a year, which went towards her big Christmas blow-out.
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The mum, who shopped at Woolworths, added: "This is my $590 Rewards Dollars for 2020 converted to cold hard cash and it's been deposited into an account where I set aside my roof money (money set aside for when you need it)."
Unsurprisingly, fellow Facebook users were more than impressed with her saving technique.
One person wrote: “That is truly amazing,” while another added: “I definitely need to work out my rewards better.”
A third commented: "This is amazing, but I'm wondering how you get so many points you must spend a fortune on groceries – I'm lucky to get $50 throughout the year."
A fourth added: "This is the best idea, I might try to save mine up for next year."
Brits who are keen to save money in the same way can do so with various supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons.
All have rewards systems which allows customers to collect points, which they can then spend in store.
Sainsbury’s uses a Nectar card, and shoppers get one point for every £1 spent at a qualifying store, including on fuel.
The supermarket said: "You can collect points at Sainsbury’s, Sainsbury’s Bank, Sainsbury's Energy, Esso, Expedia and eBay as well as many other retailers."
Although you might have to buy your groceries in stages, as Sainsbury’s added: "Nectar points can be spent in 500 points blocks, so you can spend up to the nearest £2.50 of your shop using your Nectar points."
Meanwhile, Tesco’s Clubcard lets you collect one point for every £1 you spend in-store and online.
They added: "On fuel it's 1 point for every £2 you spend. Just hand over your vouchers at the till or enter the code at checkout if you're shopping online.
"The face value of the vouchers will be deducted from your bill," Tesco added.
Morrisons customers can earn five points for every £1 spent in-store, online, at their Cafés or for every litre of fuel bought.
Once you get to 5,000 points, you'll receive a £5 voucher.
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