Shopper shocked after being charged $855 for half a leg of ham at Woolworths – but gets to take it home for FREE thanks to a loophole
- An Australian shopper has run away from Woolworths with a free leg of ham
- Jenny, from ACT, was charged a whopping $855.76 instead of the retail price of $57
- After the employee corrected the mistake, she took the ham home without paying a cent
- Customers are entitled to a free product if the item scans at an incorrect price
A shopper walked away from Woolworths with a ham bone for free after being charged a whopping $855.76 instead of the retail price of $57.
Jenny, from ACT, was scanning her groceries at a cashier’s checkout when the eye-watering price of the half-cured ham appeared on her screen.
After an employee corrected the error, she was able to take the ham home without paying a cent, as the item was scanned at a higher price than advertised on the label.
According to the supermarket giant’s ‘Scanning Code of Practice’, customers are entitled to a free item if an item’s scanned price is higher than the displayed shelf price.
A shopper has revealed how she walked out of Woolworths with a free ham bone after being charged a whopping $855.76 instead of the retail price of $57
The shopper couldn’t believe her luck after getting the ham home for free
“Wow, that’s an expensive ham,” she wrote in a Facebook group with a laugh.
‘I didn’t pay for it. I called them, they took it off and they gave it to me for free… $57 was the price.’
Daily Mail Australia has asked Woolworths for comment.
After sharing her post on social media, many applauded her for scoring a freebie, while others saw the funny side of the pricing mistake.
Under Woolworths’ Scanning Code of Practice, customers are entitled to a free item if an item’s scanned price is higher than the displayed shelf price
“At that price, I bet it was a Peppa Pig,” one wrote, while another quipped, “At that price you want to make sure it’s a daddy pig.”
One added: ‘The price is about 105 kilos of ham’, while another said: ‘Does it have a golden bone?’
Many asked if the shopper had to pay for the item first in order to be entitled to the free ham, and one said: ‘It’s free if you paid for it. They should have refunded you the entire $855.76.”
However, a supermarket employee confirmed this was not the case and said: ‘We are trained, it doesn’t matter if it’s paid or not, it must be a free item.’