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Basmah Qazi

Sign us up! The exclusive Woolworths club where you can score free product

Sign us up! The exclusive Woolworths club where you can score free product

The terms “free food” and “supermarket juggernaut” are one’s that aren’t usually associated with one another.

But, if you’re one of the lucky members of Woolworths’ exclusive product-testing club, Bunch, the two things become reality.

Aimed to help produce high quality items, Bunch gives customers the reigns as they trial products found at Woolies for free and then provide their feedback.

And while it may seem too good to be true, here’s another selling point: It’s completely free to join.

The only requirement is that you share your honest review on the product.

But not everyone gains access to this exclusive club, as members must be invited to join. The first step is to register your interest through the Bunch website, then if Woolworths’ approves, you’re in.

“Just because someone spends more in Woolworths doesn’t mean they are likely to be invited,” the company explained.

“If you have received an invitation to join the Bunch, it’s because we value your opinion. All customers who are invited to join Bunch are carefully selected by their shopping behaviour, life stage, location and spend in store.”

Once you’re in, your Woolworths card will automatically detect the free items you’re eligible to trial, which you can pick up from your local store.

It’s the latest craze amongst members of Facebook group Markdown Addicts Australia, with shoppers sharing what they received and how they were invited.

“SO excited!! I just got accepted,” wrote one person.

“I only signed up on the 7/6. Don’t give up everyone, you never know when they’ll accept you. Happy shopping addicts.”

But some weren’t so lucky, as they either had to wait years before gaining access or were rejected all together.

“I checked my junk mail finally after 1.5 years and I got accepted,” a member commented.

“I got accepted as a team Bunch so excited,” said another.

“I’ve had two samples this week chocolate bullets and dishwashing liquid. I’m happy for the chance to try things.”