Woolies hack to score extra Ooshies
Aussie parents are bracing for more Ooshies mania with the beloved collectables due to return to Woolworths tomorrow.
Under the promotion, customers will be able to pick up an Ooshie for every $30 spent on a single transaction either in store or online.
But there's some good news for those wanting to bulk up their collections, with shoppers able to score extras with one easy hack.
That's because Woolworths has confirmed there are 18 participating brands this time around - and if customers buy selected products within those ranges, they will be able to gain a bonus Disney+ Ooshie on top of the collectables they would already be eligible to receive.
The brands include Tip Top, Danone, Pauls, Devondale, D'Orsogna, Energizer, Huggies, Oral B, Gillette (Venus), Pantene, Cold Power, Fancy Feast, Finish, Moccona, Sorbent, Uncle Toby's, McCain and Vegemite.
If you want to take advantage of the trick, you will have to wait until Woolworths releases its catalogue every Tuesday, with the specific items to be published within its pages.
While there is a limit of five bones Ooshies per transaction, it means a shopper could in theory pick up nine collectables from one $120 Woolworths shop, provided it included five products from the bonus list of participating brands.
This time around, Ooshies on offer will include a range of popular Marvel, Star Wars, Disney and Pixar characters including Darth Vader, Elsa, Buzz Lightyear, Thor, Ariel, Yoda, Black Panther, Moana and others.
Woolworths chief marketing officer Andrew Hicks said the company was excited to bring Ooshies back, especially during the current tough climate.
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"With families spending more time at home, possibly watching their favourite Disney+ movies or series, they can now enjoy Disney+ Ooshies as added value to their everyday shop at Woolworths," he said.
"It's been a difficult year as Australians navigate the challenges of the pandemic, so our goal by partnering with Disney once again is to bring more magic, surprise and delight to our customers."
Unfortunately Victoria's coronavirus outbreak means the program will be put on hold in that state for now, but Mr Hicks vowed it would be a temporary setback.
"We know some customers in Victoria will be disappointed by the delayed rollout, but the safety and wellbeing of our customers, team members and community remains our number one priority," he said.
"The delay will allow our team to focus on operations and supplying customers with their everyday essentials during this challenging period.
"Once restrictions ease and we can safely roll out the program, we look forward to sharing the Disney magic with our Victorian customers."
Woolworths has also renewed its partnership with TerraCycle, allowing customers to drop any preloved Ooshies in store to be turned into plastic pellets.
The pellets are used to help make outdoor products such as garden beds, decks, fences and benches, and the bag the Ooshies come in can be recycled via kerbside yellow bins.
Originally published as Woolies hack to score extra Ooshies