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Free $20 or $200 Cards - rediATM Big Wednesday Giveaway

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Walking past Circular Quay this morning I saw a rediATM tent with people swarming it. Without investigating I decided it wasn't worth being late to work. Just checking what I missed out on and it seems they were giving away free money. FML.

Details as per their website:
rediATM is giving away a total of $100,000 spread across nine events Australia-wide between 17 September and 19 November 2014.
At each event our promotional staff will be randomly handing out rediATM gift cards worth either $20 or $200.
For your chance to get your share, be at one of the events. If you are one of the lucky ones who receive a rediATM gift card, just take it to the nearest rediATM to cash it in.

Big Wednesday Giveaway Event Calendar
17 Sep 2014 7:30am - 9:00am NSW Customs Square Sydney
01 Oct 2014 7:30am - 9:00am QLD Queen St Mall Brisbane
08 Oct 2014 7:30am - 9:00am QLD Eagle Street Brisbane
15 Oct 2014 7:30am - 9:00am VIC Southbank Spillway Mel Melbourne
22 Oct 2014 7:30am - 9:00am VIC Southern Cross Station Melbourne
29 Oct 2014 7:30am - 9:00am WA Murray Street Mall Perth
05 Nov 2014 7:30am - 9:00am SA Rundle Mall Adelaide
12 Nov 2014 7:30am - 9:00am TAS Franklin Square Hobart
19 Nov 2014 7:30am - 9:00am NSW Church Street Mall Parramatta

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    oh man ! :( only 1 in NSW
    (or maybe we missed the 1st give away arleady)

    • +8 votes

      Actually here is the full list of times/locations!

      17 Sep 2014 7:30 - 9:00am NSW Customs Square Sydney

      01 Oct 2014 7:30 - 9:00am QLD Queen St Mall Brisbane

      08 Oct 2014 7:30 - 9:00am QLD Eagle Street Brisbane

      15 Oct 2014 7:30 - 9:00am VIC Southbank Spillway Mel Melbourne

      22 Oct 2014 7:30 - 9:00am VIC Southern Cross Station Melbourne

      29 Oct 2014 7:30 - 9:00am WA Murray Street Mall Perth

      05 Nov 2014 7:30 - 9:00am SA Rundle Mall Adelaide

      12 Nov 2014 7:30 - 9:00am TAS Franklin Square Hobart

      19 Nov 2014 7:30 - 9:00am NSW Church Street Mall Parramatta

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        thanks, must have missed some. updated

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        Hi I am checking with RediATM as the terms and conditions said 7.00am to 9am and also if you have to pay any fee's especially if you cannot get near or don't want use a RediATM.

    • +6 votes

      2 in NSW.

      Sometimes people like to think Parramatta isn't part of NSW I know.

  • +13 votes

    Got $20, hooray!

  • +8 votes

    Posted in the comps section about 10 days ago by gikku: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/160144

  • -1 vote

    Question is why would someone give away money like this ?

    • +11 votes

      It's called a marketing budget.

      • +9 votes

        It's called a mismanaged marketing budget. Giving away money in the hope to somehow get more at a later stage out of people remembering you through the giveaway is the height of insanity. I would gladly take the money but would be a lot more cautious about doing business with companies that operate like this.

        • +2 votes

          sometimes you have to spend money to make money. As Lukian said it's marketing, a promotion. Not really that insane.

        • +3 votes

          Because the marketing department is the whole business? Got it, don't deal with businesses with silly marketing dep. because the whole company is silly. Ok.

        • +8 votes

          @humdogg:
          Exactly. Also, this sort of marketing is more about brand awareness than directly signing up customers. You'll find big companies with big budgets do this to keep their name fresh in your mind. Example: how often do you see Coke ads on TV, especially in summer? They don't say anything about where to buy it or the price, instead its digging into your subconscious that you should buy coke. Next time you're buying a drink your subconscious is slowing chanting 'eat the pudding eat the pudding eat the pudding buy coke buy coke buy coke'.

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          Exactly, I would still use ANZ ATM to withdraw cash. Also as an ozbargainer, taking the free money won't justify me going to RediATM and pay their ATM fees.

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          @pav:
          If you had to explain this concept, the person wouldn't understand it, nor read it.

          A lot of people have the brain of a chimpanzee and are viscously proud of it.

  • +12 votes

    waves from regional area

  • -1 vote

    To go or not to go …
    The return ticket to Mel is $32 … if i get a $20 would dat be a lost ?

    • +14 votes

      What do you think sherlock?

    • +3 votes

      Depends on how you view the experience of visiting Melbourne…

      Or whether or not the chance of winning $200 is worth the $32 outlay ?

      Your maximum downside seems to be $12, so probably best to try and find an excuse to save $15 by visiting a Melbourne based DickSmith and buying something with your amex card ?

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      Uber have free $40 credit for new riders

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    Thanks OP - have marked the 22nd of October in my calendar

  • +3 votes

    Cant help but think about poor workers in Thailand etc
    There: work your butt off/ lucky to get $5 a day.
    Here: free money for doing sweet F.A.

  • +6 votes

    A true ozbargainer will follow all the locations! ( now to find out cheaper ways to get there :x) let's catch them all :P

  • -1 vote

    Is it still there?

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP, now that you posted it on here…, I can't wait to see what happens at 7:30am !

  • +5 votes

    Based on nothing…I reckon there would be an approximately 81-to-1 shot of landing a $200 voucher.

    4450 $20 gift cards = $89,000
    55 $200 gift cards = $11,000

    Totals 4505 gift cards. Split across 9 events ~ 500 gift cards per event. Which in my mind makes sense.

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    Beauty bonzer bottler! Entered Two reminders in phone to not miss! (forgot to do so when first posted on OB)

  • +3 votes

    What stops people from claiming multiple cards?

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    Don't believe they didnt held this in sydney cbd townhall, the heart of the city, oh why!?

  • +1 vote

    i shall be there with body armour on ;)

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    only a few cities and then it's counted as country-wide? I'd argue it's world-wide! :D

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    It will cost more to park the car
    :(

  • -2 votes

    What about fee's especially to check how much the card contains?

    And well this means, the fee's well reduce the amount and you have to open a NAB account to get the rest?

    Also the website said 7am-9am, but the terms and conditions said 7.30am to 9am.

    • +3 votes

      Uhh, all you do is go to a rediATM and get cash out. Not sure what that has to do with fees and opening a NAB account.

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    So free money in the mall in morning ;-)
    7:30 - 9:00am Queen St Mall Brisbane

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    Where in Queen St mall? I don't even see a crowd at the spot on their google map?

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    I cant find it either. Website points to MacArthur but nothing there either

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    Where anyone?

  • +2 votes

    Its at the top of the mall near the casino.

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    Up the other end of Queen street. Got $20 myself, so did a couple friends of mine.

  • +1 vote

    Great way to start the day as an OZB member…
    Grabbed $20 ATM card and 2x$2 Sammich from 7-Eleven on my way to work.

  • +7 votes

    My wife got $200! Went to the rediatm straightaway in case anything went wrong with the card.. All good - $200 cashed out. Thanks op.

  • +1 vote

    Got $20, thanks OP. Seems they are giving them out every 15 mins.

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    Got $20! One of the blokes there said they'd run out of cash cards, but luckily I hung around. They're also giving away little screen cleaners.

  • +6 votes

    Was give away every 30 minutes. At least that's when I popped past. Picked up $20 @7:30, looked in at 8 on way to pick up deal from yesterday, then again at 8:30 after I picked up Himalayan Goat pie at the market across the road.

    The crew (red tops, red cap) have the "Win $20 or $50" red & white folded cardboard with ATM card inside. Theses are stored in their zipped pouches on their waist. Probably less than 50 cards per crew member per promotion period.

    They are giving out screen cleaners in plastic. These are not what you want ;-)
    You have to ask to get one.
    Then join the queue at nearest RediATM for almost instant cash.

    A council cleaner was curious, so I told him to grab one. Nice guy, but shy. So I grabbed a crew member & introduces him as the nice guy who would be here after they leave, to clean up. Convinced her to give him a promo card, after checking with team leader. Saw him later - already had his $20 :-)

    As the crew prepared to hand out the distribute the 8:30 cards, I noticed the team leader point at me, way at the back… team leader (white top) looked at me. Sprung. But at that time I was explaining to passersby what was going on & how it works.
    Team leader came up to me & said "Bruce, you know it's only 1 per person!". I'm far too hard to forget :-)

    • +1 vote

      I was looking for you Bruce (after reading your comments from the padlock deal)
      BTW I avoided the teamleader and got my second $20 (I was hoping for $200 but still free $40… big thanks to OP)

      However they got evidence now as they also took my picture twice :P (hope they don't go through the pictures)

      • +2 votes

        I came back at 8:30 with a fresh t-shirt with my name in Japanese (Kanji) front and back - my OzBargain avatar! I am always prepared for a bargain. The team leader couldn't miss me, how could anyone else ;-)

        A Tip: Don't let them photograph you. It's for their wall, and they want your name & email address. It's not necessary, gets you nothing but noticed, and if you are brucefromaustralia, far too much attention & questions.

        Picked up my $8 padlock set. A good deal if you are into locking things up ;-)

        See you next Wednesday.
        08 Oct 2014 7:30am - 9:00am Eagle Street Brisbane

        It's near my free OzBargained office for 4 or more years (cubicle & good free coffee etc) at Riverside Centre. Currently downloading, drinking a mocha, looking at the river on a beautiful Brissie day - all free :-)

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      Bruce, were you in your batman suit?

      Btw, very thorough explanation. There are few staff in white, the chick with the camera is cute.

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        Was wearing my black OzBargain avatar t-shirt. An original - my own design, with printing help from a $1 VistaPrint deal. Batman is so passé.

        [When I studied programming at uni, students used to come to me to help with problems. One student in my year presented a program, but could not understand why it wasn't working. He seemed to know nothing about the program, despite claiming he wrote it. It was in my very idiosyncratic style, with my original module calls & debug lines relating to the program modules he had simply renamed. No one steals my style & gets away with it.
        Paid my alcohol bills printing t-shirts & having my own newspaper at uni.]

        I try to be thorough, but a little long winded.

        It's a remnant of my academic days helping design research, lecturing in IT but mainly writing, & improving uni publications. Now I beg in the streets for $20 notes.

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      I just walked up to a guy and joined in the circle around him while he proceeded to tell everyone how to use it. Once he got to me he just said "I think you know how to use this now". Didn't really think to get another, will hopefully get another at eagle street next week though ;)

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        It's best to do what you did… join the crowd, wait for them to give one to someone, smile & say "can I have one too?".

        Looking like a potential customer also helps. My far too casual wear on a warm day made them think too long. Changing t-shirts (honest, it was a hot day & I was only thinking of others) just made me look like a professional OzBargainer.

        So dress up when you come down my end of town - we're all professionals.

        I'll be there around 8:30, but they probably won't let me have another one :-(

  •  

    Damn missed the Brisbane one this morning. Didn't set a reminder. Effing dammit ;-p Oh well nearly $200 free but $20 isn't that much.

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      Got $20 for free & immediate reaction was disappointment (not hoped for & rare $200). Humans are strange like that.

  • +3 votes

    Can confirm for Brisbane today it is at the eagle Street pier :)

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    Another $20 today :)

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    Won another $20, thanks OP!

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    I couldn't find them in Melbs this morning :(

    •  

      Where did you go? Their website says Flinders St Station but here says Southbank Spillway (where ever that is).

      Edit: just got $20 at Flinders

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      They were at Flinders this morning! My husband and I just got $20 each!

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      I blindly followed the OzB info and rode past the spillway….

      well done Dom and Ms Red

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        I can't take any credit for it— I got off at Flinders intending to figure out from there where the spillway was, and happened to see the tent there. Kicking myself for not circling back and getting another!!

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    Got $20 at Southern Cross today.

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      Nice! Where abouts at Southern cross?

      • +3 votes

        Downstairs next to Boost. Beware the Wilson security guard there. He told me they had run out of cards and that I should come back in 30 minutes. I got out of the line and waited for a friend to show up, which allowed me to watch him let a bunch of his friends through the line. I called him on it, and he denied having done it. I went to the rediATM staff, who told me of course I could line up.

        TLDR: Ignore the security guard if he tells you not to line up. Confirm with the actual staff.

  • +7 votes

    This is currently on in Perth. Managed to score a $200 one so I'm super buzzed atm! Woot.

  • -1 vote

    Scored $20. :)

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    I'm gonna buy some tags. I got 20 dollars in my pocket…

  • +2 votes

    got $20. and a cute phone screen cleaner. not sure what i'm more excited about :p
    also what's with nova trying to piggy back on this promo? lol

  • +1 vote

    Absolutely cracking deal this.

  • +1 vote

    +1. Wish they had more in Perth.

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    Thanks OP, picked up a $20 card just now in Adelaide Railway Station :)

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    thanks OP. got a $20 card at Adelaide Railway station. one guy won a $200 card in front of my eyes.

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