Entertainment Book eGift Discount: DJs 10%, WISH 5% Jetstar 5%, Rebel 10%, JB Hi-Fi 5%, BCF 10% [Membership Req. $60-$70]

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This post is mainly for those who are already Entertainment Book members.

In light of Cash Rewards eGift Portal's launch, I feel that the discounts are overrated. I would like to inform or remind Entertainment Book members that you have access to discounted eGift which is equal or better than other major eGift sellers for what it offers. I've created a Wiki to demonstrate this comparison (feel free to update).

Store Cash Rewards Entertainment Book
BCF 5% 10%
BWS 5% 5%
Country Road 5% 10%
Drummond Gold - 5%
Freedom - 10%
JB Hi-Fi - 5%
Jetstar 3% 5%
Rebel Sport 5% 10%
Supercheap Auto 5% 10%
WISH (Woolworths/Big W/Dan Murphy's) 5% 5%

If you haven't heard of the Entertainment Book group, basically they sell literally books of vouchers which can be used at restaurants (25% off or buy one get one free), activities, travel and gift cards via fundraisers. Memberships range from $60 to $70. In order to purchase one, you will need to contact one of those fundraisers.

I wouldn't recommend getting it now since it's halfway through the year or just for the gift cards. However, if you do eat out often and travel then it's worth considering for the next year's edition (2018-2019 which is effective in June). The discounted gift cards are a bonus perk.

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Comments

  • +5 votes

    Please mention that it’s a paid subscription.

  • +1 vote

    Took me 10 minutes to try and find how much membership costs, could not find it gave up

    FAIL

  • -3 votes

    With approximately 1.5% credit card surcharge makes it less attractive, except Wish gift card which is just a redirect to everydaygiftcards website

  • +8 votes

    There are many other benefits to Ent Book - we have saved in excess of $500 per year with this and thats without eating in a single restaurant.

  • +4 votes

    David Jones 10% Off

    It's been like that for at least a couple of years now…

    Is the book still the normal price, even though half the year is gone?

    • +1 vote

      Yes it is, no discounts for being close to renewal date.

      • +3 votes

        It's understandable that they don't change the price based on the time left, as there'd be literally no incentive in buying at full price.
        You would just wait until they were going to use it, then buy it at whatever price it happened to be at the time.

        • -4 votes

          there'd be literally no incentive in buying at full price.

          10% Off David Jones for a year instead of 12 months…

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    Could someone let me know their experiences with the delivery time of the e-mail? I put through an order for a DJs card a couple of hours ago. It does state up to 2 days but hoping it may arrive sooner.

    • +2 votes

      It would be great to have guaranteed delivery times for digital gift cards, it just varies way too much and sometimes you are planning to use it for an item that may sell out (or the sale may end soon).

      • +2 votes

        It would be great if they had instant delivery.
        Last thing you want is for the sale to end or the item to sell out and then you're stuck with hundreds of dollars in gift cards.
        AGL Rewards is similar to ent book in that it takes 1-3 days to come through.

        • +1 vote

          Thanks.. I’ve asked DJs to hold a sale item for me based on this. Thankfully they’ll hold for up to 5 days.

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          It would be great if they had instant delivery.

          They do for their movie tickets.

    • +2 votes

      I order the Woolies one regularly and usually I get it within 2hours.

      Even the one I ordered at 10pm I got at 1ish.
      Worse one was 6:36pm and got at 9pm

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      For the benefit of anyone else looking for the same answer, I received it this afternoon 3.5 hours after ordering

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      If I order them (wednesday morning) mid-week they come about 4pm on friday. If I order them on the weekend, they come Monday morning. That's just my experience, but it's been fairly consistent.

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    Of course some of us use fellow Ozb'ers to get 7% off wishcards, so that's 7% off any giftcard they sell, like Jetstar, JB hifi, BBQgalore, etc.

    Also gewt 5% off COles, so can get 5% off their giftcards, like Bunnings etc. (it work via self service checkouts at least)

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    If you can't find a charity that still sells them, you can buy it directly off their website.
    Free postage for the book and you also get a $10WISH g/c

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    I really, really don't recommend getting the book.
    Get the app - it gets updated with new deals almost every week and also shows you a map with pins down in locations where their deals are etc.

    The book only has the deals that were available the day it was printed and it's not something you want to be carrying around all the time…

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      There are pros and cons to both, with the digital version you don’t have the risk of forgetting to bring the voucher. However with the book you can swap vouchers with others, which brings a lot more value to the membership.

      • +1 vote

        Yeah but I think that pro for the book is literally the only thing that it has going for it over the app.
        But even still, you could just as easily allow your friend log into your account from wherever they are and they could use the voucher (2 phones can be registered to the 1 account at a time).

        Me and my partner use the app with our 1 account…. means I can use it anywhere I am and she can use it anywhere she is.
        If we had a book, only one of us would be able to utilise it.

  • +1 vote

    I can get discounted EB if anyone wants or you can ask your friend who has EB to buy additional one at discounted price $50 for Melbourne and Sydney EB

  • +3 votes

    We need a wiki page which shows the discounts for the various cards in the various programs. Anyone up to doing it?

    • -3 votes

      I can do it if necessary.

      I do find it a bit ridiculous that the OP compared only CR and EB though, one is paid and one is free.

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        One has much bigger and broader discounts and also has numerous discounts on other items that pays for itself after a few visits.

      • +1 vote

        Like I've mentioned in my deal description, you wouldn't purchase the Entertainment Book just for discounted eGift Cards. That's stupid. Its selling point is the discount vouchers for restaurants because you can essentially save up to 50% off.

        So if you're an Entertainment Book member, the discounted eGift Cards are an extra perk.

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          Completely understandable, however you could have compared to RACQ or another paid subscription instead to prove your point. CR is a free service, so obviously the money involved and power to negotiate is lower.

          I don’t mind getting negged over this, sure pointing out some gift cards to the Entertainment book users is good, but just put the percentages rather than comparing or saying the percentages a user of our community has garnered is “overrated”.

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          @doweyy: I think all should be compared, paid or free. At the end of the day the discounts and price of admission need to be weighed up together for an accurate assessment.

          If you're a frequent shopper versus casual one the choice will naturally be different.

    • +2 votes

      I've taken the liberty and created a Wiki for a comparison on the platforms for discounted eGift Cards here. Feel free to update.

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    When did they remove the Virgin Australia 5% off Gift Cards option?

    • +1 vote

      A while ago - but they did replace it with a portal where you can still purchase airfares at 5% off. I have to admit I haven't really bothered using that feature much as I'd have preferred the rewards/gift card option from VA instead.

  • -1 vote

    I always forget about them, thanks!

  • +3 votes

    Yes, highly recommend Entertainment Book. Recently purchased Rebel egift card with 10% off, then used it for Garmin watch during Rebel 20% sale. So instead of spending $699 for the watch, I "only" spent $504. Saved 28% (no, not 30%, checked my math) :)

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    Does cash rewards work on top? So you get 10% off the voucher and then when you use it get another 3.5% (at current rate)?

  • +1 vote

    Is there a superthread comparing this to other recent and similar offers such as Cash Rewards, and RACQ (RAC WA is similar too)? Would be good to compare all side by side.

    • +1 vote

      I've created a Wiki for a comparison on the platforms for discounted eGift Cards here. Feel free to update.

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        Brilliant! Thanks so much :)

        I would add RAC (WA) but they have far fewer offers I think. I'll see if there's any others worth adding too.

  • +2 votes

    Actually we bought one half way through and still made the cost of the book back in 4 visits to restaurants and were in 'profit' on the next 2 we used..

    So you don't have to try to make your money back through the whole year - if you go out > 3 times you can save pretty quickly.

    Heck, just on a couple of places where they would do a 'buy one main, get one free' we would try a $40 steak option (which got us a free one at the same price..) - which ends up being a pretty good value dinner for two, even if you then add on a couple of glasses of wine so they still make some money.

    • +4 votes

      Totally agree!

      I don't get why people are so militantly agro on the other thread (Cash Rewards - link at the top) just because they have to buy membership to Entertainment Book, RACQ, whatever…if you work out the total discount over the course of a year (or however the membership is valid) you'll save more in total (versus free cashback offers) unless you're a casual user.

      And in the case of RACQ, RAC WA etc… you obviously get the main benefit too - 24/7 roadside assistance.

      It's no different than getting a credit card with points, sure there's usually an annual fee, but if you use it smartly it'll pay for itself :)

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