Woolworths Rewards Cards Can Now Be Added to the Wallet App in Australia

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Woolworths customers in Australia who have a Woolworths rewards card can now add their cards to the Wallet app to make it easier to earn and use rewards points when checking out.

    Apple added a mention of the new Woolworths Rewards option to its Apple Pay website today, and the feature is outlined on the Woolworths website.


    Woolworths customers can open the Wallet app and scan their cards using the standard procedure necessary to add a card to Wallet. From there, the Rewards card is digital and customers can collect and use rewards points and discounts at checkout simply by tapping their iPhones at an NFC-capable register with a finger on the Touch ID Home button.

    With the digital card, there's no need to pull out a physical rewards card when checking out, making for a faster checkout process, especially as the Rewards card will come up automatically when checking out at a Woolworths location. Digital Rewards cards from Woolworths will also show current points balance and savings at a glance in the Wallet app.


    Customers who add their Rewards cards to Apple Wallet and then use it at checkout when making a purchase of $0.05 or more can earn 500 bonus points. The promotion will be available through November 30, 2017.

    Article Link: Woolworths Rewards Cards Can Now Be Added to the Wallet App in Australia
  2. iGeek2014 macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2014
    === Nowheresville ===
    I’m not in Australia but it’s great to see somewhere other than the U.S. with this feature at last.

    Now for one of our retailers here in the U.K. to follow suit...
  3. gigapocket1 macrumors 68000

    Mar 15, 2009
    This has been a busy day for macrumors..
  4. theheadguy macrumors 65816

    Apr 26, 2005
    So, wait... many people can’t type “I” with the new iOS update and this makes the front page on my iPhone but that news doesn’t? Smh.
  5. chukronos macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2004
    Colleyville, TX
  6. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2006
    Tesco has contactless Clubcard fobs and cards now. If any UK retailer is going to get there first, my guess would be them.
  7. scarecrowmac macrumors member


    Jun 12, 2011
    South Coast of NSW, Australia
    Yes! This is great.. about time we had some more cards in Australia supported!
  8. insomniac86 macrumors regular


    Oct 13, 2015
    Perth, Western Australia
    It's the first Awards card in Australia to my knowledge.
    Now I just need my Nando's card hooked up too.
  9. BeefSupreme macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2012
    TIL Woolworths still exists. Even if it is in a penal colony.
  10. omglolbbq macrumors newbie


    Oct 31, 2016
    Different Woolworths.
  11. Aston441 macrumors 65816

    Sep 16, 2014
    Is that the same Woolworths that used to be in the US?
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    Sad. I miss Woolworths.
  12. Boardiesboi macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2013
    Sydney Australia
    Just added this to my wallet - So easy! One less card to carry around.

    Now Fly Buys should join in as well!
  13. actcyclist macrumors 6502


    Jun 10, 2017
    This is Woolworths Australia, not affiliated. Australia has 2 large retails chains, this is one of them.
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    A penal colony with 100% Apple/Android Pay acceptance at retailers
  14. Gueeds macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2015
    Oh yea, Woolworths. Right next to Blockbuster, Montgomery Ward, and Circuit City
  15. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    I am still patiently waiting for the bank card Apple Pay support from other major banks in Australia.
  16. Fluttershy macrumors regular


    Mar 16, 2012
    Nando's card would be great - I've been slowly chipping away at the 4,000 points I've collected!
  17. jimthing macrumors 65816


    Apr 6, 2011
    London, UK (Europe, Earth, Space)
    4k Nando's points... how often do you eat there...daily, lol!

    (As they say: 'other restaurants are available'.)
  18. dampfnudel macrumors 68040

    Aug 14, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
    They're also still around in Germany as well. I saw one of them during my last visit to Germany in 2014 (in the city where my grandmother lived for 25 years until her death). My mom and I shopped there a bunch of times since the 1980s.
  19. Robert.Walter macrumors 65816

    Jul 10, 2012
    My 85 xyo mom upgraded from her 3 y/o Apple Watch to an S3 LTE (42 Nike Silver). We didn’t have time to put her 3 credit cards (AMEX, visa, Kohl’s) into Apple Pay during the set up.

    We updated the S3 to 4.1 today and she was all over me reminding me that we need to put the cards in because in the meantime she has had to pull her phone out of tiger purse and it’s a big time waster compared to the watch.

    We bought the watch for her as a fall alert device to call for help if she needed it (so far not - although she did trigger SOS alerts to us kids, and “had a chat with the nice 911 operator”, when she checked out the feature, lol), but her biggest use cases (may it remain ever so) are Apple Pay, cooking timer, answering calls when phone is out of reach in that frequency order.

    Oh, and, what I wanted to say is, I’m amazed more companies don’t offer cards for the wallet.
  20. iGeek2014 macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2014
    === Nowheresville ===
    I work for Tesco and really hope they’ll implement this feature.

    Am surprised Boots haven’t seeing as they are owned by Walgreen’s who do have Apple Pay intergration...
  21. DeepIn2U macrumors 603


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Woah ... Woolworth's STILL exists? Last time I've heard or seen that store name was back in 1984 (Toronto on St Clair Avenue West)! Woah.
  22. ElZamo92 macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2013
  23. TheHammer macrumors member


    Feb 11, 2017
    Sucks to live in Tasmania, all we get is “frequent shoppers” (sucks for many more reasons too) but this adds to it
  24. atrevers macrumors regular


    May 24, 2007
    The My John Lewis card can be added to Wallet and scanned at the till from the home screen - it also uses iBeacon so you can get to it quickly when in the shop. Is this not the same thing?

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