Is Woolies going cashless, or is it still king?
Many Lithgow residents had plenty to say on the idea when the Lithgow Mercury posted an article about it earlier this month.
Opinions have been divided with Noela Williams stating that she 'doesn't have a problem with stores being cashless' while Mike Schneider said that there were 'plenty more stores to give our cash to, such as family owned stores' and that we should 'shun the overly rich corporations'.
Sandra Starr said that personally she preferred cash.
"When I shop on my card owing to COVID-19 I don't get a balance of what is left in my account, especially after visiting a few shopping venues," she said.
"Then when I return home I have to check my account to see what is my balance, I find shopping with cash is an easier way to budget."
Woolworths announced a cashless trial in a handful of Metro branded stores of which just one is in NSW.
A Woolworths spokesperson confirmed that the cashless trial will not affect Lithgow's store and no local stores are included in the trial.
"As more and more customers choose to pay with cards, we're trialling all electronic payments in a small selection of Metro stores which currently see very few cash transactions," the spokesperson said.
"We understand cash remains an important payment option for many of our customers and it continues to be offered in all Woolworths Supermarkets and the majority of our Metro stores.
"We will closely monitor the feedback from our customers during this trial."