How Many Flybuys Points Did You Earn in 2017

Flybuys just sent out an email with your points earning stats for 2017. Most people with high points would probably have earnt it on bonus points.

What did you earn in your whole family in 2017.

We managed to get close to 100k with a small family. Most were from Coles. We could have gotten over easily if it wasn't for the incentives from Woolworths…

For those > 100k, what did you earn?

Poll Options

  • 109
    < 10k
  • 35
    10-20k
  • 31
    20-30k
  • 19
    30-40k
  • 14
    40-50k
  • 17
    50-60k
  • 17
    60-70k
  • 15
    70-80k
  • 11
    80-90k
  • 3
    90-100k
  • 80
    > 100k

Comments

  • +8 votes

    In 2017 I collected 54006 flybuys points. 50,677 of those were BONUS POINTS!

    • +1 vote

      Say what?! How

    • +1 vote

      Solid effort, I was just over 30k with all but ~800 from bonus points. Only started half way through the year though, can do better this time :D

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      10,000 points when you spend $50/week for 4 weeks? Bonus 2000 points from gift cards?
      Great work

  • +1 vote

    Over 100,000 points. Top 1%. yay…

    Buy food and every gift card offer from Coles, buy grog from Liquorland, get petrol from Coles Express, get some essentials from Target or Kmart, use the Coles Mastercard. I tried Unlock Rewards but quickly deleted it.

  • +2 votes

    In 2017 you collected 46867 flybuys points.
    39,318 of those were BONUS POINTS!

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    Where/how do you get the amount of points you collected??

  •  

    78,000 (48,000 as bonus)

  •  

    Just over 150000

  •  

    Over 120,000! Top 1%! Helped by was it 6x points for return trip to HongKong:)

  • +1 vote

    Top 3%

  • +1 vote

    232,231 points (193,327 bonus)

  • +7 votes

    0 points because Savas said Woolies is better ;)

  • +3 votes

    382554 flybuys points.
    322,635 of those were BONUS POINTS!

  • +2 votes

    60,877 flybuy points
    58,617 of those were BONUS POINTS!

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    17500 points
    15800 were bonus

  • +1 vote
    3,420 Standard points
    77,166 BONUS POINTS
    

    You were in the
    TOP 1%
    in Australia

    You were in the
    TOP 2%
    in Victoria

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    25% of my points came in March.

    "You were the SECOND BEST points collector on your account!" - there are only two of us…..

    most frequent purchases
    26x mince meat
    26x butter
    25x muffins
    18x milk

  •  

    313,062 (147,785 bonus)
    Redeemed $1298 FlyBuys $
    Top 1% for city, state and country
    Top purchased item (62 times) Heinz Little Kids Brekky to Go Pouch (Mango)

  •  

    186k here. 112k in bonus points.

  • +1 vote

    84k+ on my flybuys account and 110k+ plus on the wife's.

    Out of which 150k+ wer bonus!… 2017 was a good year

  • +6 votes

    Considering how much was spent at Coles to get these points i wouldn't have said it was a bargain!
    I spend much less there now with Aldi being just down the road

    • +5 votes

      Yep agree. Most loyalty programs are overrated. FlyBuys generally gives you back about 0.5% of your spend (i.e. spend $2000 to get $10 off = 0.5%), although promotional bonus point deals can of course be higher. Whereas most things at aldi are cheaper by a much more than 0.5%.

      I tend to shop at Aldi more and then go to Coles when they dangle a carrot for 20-25% off. At least that's 40 times better than just scanning the card.

      • +1 vote

        I find if I shop the discount cycles for most well known brands (which last year were often fortnightly or every 4 weeks) I'd do better than shopping at Aldi, actually get the brands I want (and everything else you can't get at Aldi), plus I didn't have to wait an hour to exit the store, plus I get free flybuys.

        • +1 vote

          Exactly, it's only the name brand stuff that goes on those discount cycles.

          But there's a lot of examples of the generic Aldi stuff that actually rivals the quality of the name brand equivalent, and is perpetually less than the discounted price at Colsworths.

          Here's one example: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/352437

          And now compare it with the name brand discounting cycle: https://pricehipster.com/product/I9rWN9twtw__YWclnzXndA~HJA-...

          I'm no Aldi fanboi though. I still spend more at Colsworths.

        •  

          @inherentchoice:

          But for your one example, you can buy a Colesworth branded pizza for $3 which I find to be the best tasting out of all the premade pizzas (Even Dr O and waaaay better than McCain).

          There are a lot of private label stuff at Colesworth which are actually just as good quality as the Aldi stuff, probably supplied by the same manufacturer in some cases. I just think the advantage of Aldi of way overstated now if you are smart about buying things from Colesworth.

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    Over 150,000 fly buy points was in the top 1% in Australia
    top 1% in victoria

  • +1 vote

    6465 points and 4237 were bonus points. Top 27% in OZ.

    I deliberately try not to scan the card as it seems to get me a lot of targeted promotions for $$$ off at Coles.

  •  

    63,630 (55,933 bonus)
    Redeemed $14
    Top 2% for city, state and country
    Top purchased items Liddels Lactose Free milk / Maggi Onion Soup Mix / Sweet potatoes

    I only scanned my flybuys card 36 times in 2017
    Most points are from Health insurer (Medibank) and Kmart Tyres and Auto

  •  

    no email.. probably didnt earn enough at coles.. although i earned about $60 at woolies.. so thats about 120k points.. i am sure more than 100k would have been bonus points..

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    According to these poll results, earning >100k points only gets you in the top 27%.

    •  

      Your point needs clarification, > 100k is better than 1% of the Aus population.

      However, compared to the responding OZB'ers it's not as high because:

      • on average OZB'ers would know how to maximise points better than the average Joe, and
      • the responding ones are self-selecting - most likely to be even better than the average OZB'er.
    •  

      Not true. It means there's a higher percentage of >100k'ers completing the poll (or maybe even being an OzB member) compared to the general population.

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    193,623 points, of which only 9,191 were bonus points.
    Top 1% in all categories.

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    139482 (23923 of Bonus Points)
    Partner Account: 39729 (26780 of Bonus Points)
    Total of 179211 which equates to $896.
    After the $99 Annual Fee on Coles Master Card, the total reward earnings is $797.

  •  

    just curious - if there is any special bonus for holders more than a million points? mine is 500K plus at the moment.

  • +1 vote

    384,654

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    People who got over 50,000 points (excluding bonus) how did you get so much? Did you really spend $50,000 last year?

    I’m assuming a lot of these must come from credit cards but I don’t see the point, Amex spend into QFF gets you far more value I would have thought?

    For the record I got 2772 points because I don’t reallly bother.

    • +4 votes
      • Coles MasterCard 2 points per $1 no Annual fee
      • Coles insurance 1 point per dollar per policy
      • 10,000 points 4x $50 shop
      • 2,000 points Netflix $20 GC
      • bonus points at liquorland on Nana's booze run
      • +1 vote

        I find those 10,000 bonus points very wide ranging. Sometimes it was 4 weekx $50 or %60,70, especially if they hadn't seen me ina while. then suddenly it'd be spend $200 pe rweek for two weeks to get it.

        I only ever bothered when it was $50-80 spend a week, usually for 4 weeks, as it is just too hard to spend $200 in one shop legitimately without wasting money just to get some bonus points.

        STill.. i find it's much better to not shop for awhile and they seem to auto send you things to entice you.

        • +1 vote

          Honestly think I'll not bother swiping the card unless there's a good bonus offer. Seems to be more worth making them freak out that you're not shopping there and get the bonus points compared to collecting the pitifully low number of points. That or maybe grab a few cards and cycle them. Doesn't work if they match to the credit card though I guess…

      • +3 votes

        I'm pretty sure your nana's booze run is actually accountable for 90% of your points ;)

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    I had car insurance and Coles CC, so tripped point every dollar I spent.

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    99664 points
    6013 bonus points

    … clearly I am doing something very wrong here as most people in this thread seem to get majority through bonus points. I do most of my grocery shopping at Coles, but their Flybuys offers are rarely interesting or useful to me. Most of it is spending on my Coles Mastercard.

    •  

      Suspect the bonus offers are targeted to people that don't do most of their shopping at Coles.

      They want to attract people that would not otherwise shop there, if they've got your money anyway, why bother? Loyalty schemes are often quite the opposite of what the name suggests.

  •  

    Only 10000 (4000 bonus points) top 19% however I'm ok with that because I don't bother hunting for more points and have shopped very little at the big shops this year having tried many different delivery boxes and meals (all for good discount of course).

  •  

    126333 out of which 46131 are bonus points.

    How does people get 80-85% bonus points?

    Also, why people use two different cards. Me and partner uses same coles CC + add-on card.

    • +1 vote

      You get better targeted offers if you split your shopping between 2 accounts. These offer pay a higher percentage back in points. For example I usually spend $200 at Coles over 4 weeks to get 10,000 points. I usually use coupons and dockets and other email offers and pick up another few thousand points during that 4 week period. So that's 200 base points and around 12,000 bonus points for that 4 week period. That's how you get around 95% or more bonus points and less than 5% base points. By using 2 different cards flybuys don't know what your average basket load is and give you targets which are lower than you usually spend in a week rather than much higher targets which some people complain about.

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