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[Flybuys] Earn 1 Fresh Food Container Credit for Every $20 Spend @ Coles

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After a string of promotions aimed at children like Stikeez and Little Shop collectables, Coles has announced a grown-up giveaway that looks set to be Australia's latest craze!

The supermarket giant has announced an ALL-NEW promotion where customers can earn FREE fresh food containers with every shop.

Yep! How good is that?

Shoppers can earn one container credit for every $20 they spend on their shopping - and then there are five food containers to collect in the set.

You'll need at least ten credits to get the smallest container and 18 to get the largest.

The containers are leak proof, microwave safe, dishwasher safe, freezer safe and BPA free. They come in five sizes - 600ml, 1-litre, 1.2-litre, 1.4-litre, 1.5-lire - and there’s even a vacuum pump, which is free with five container credits.

You have to have a Fly Buys card to redeem, and the promotion starts on Wednesday.

And once you have enough container credits for the size of container you’d like - you can redeem them in-store, says New Idea Food.

It's like Little Shop for adults!

The Markdown Addicts Australia Facebook page revealed the news and their followers were excited by the new promotion.

‘It’s a great way to collect new containers!’, said one follower.

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  • +60 votes

    You need to spend $200 to get one container. Like containers usually sell for a few dollars on special.

    • +6 votes

      I upvote the OP AS WELL AS your comment - still find it a good deal as I am on the $50 spend for 4 weeks offer so the container just comes in addition for free (not to mention the plan to get the $135 Boost 365 days prepaid plan!). Probably not a great deal but it comes at a perfect timing. :-)

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        Except you'll only get 2 points for $50.. 😉

        • +5 votes

          Over the promotion period that’s 8 points, plus the $135 Boost plan will give another 6 points. That’s 14, more than enough for a container and no extra spend required.
          In saying that, I do believe it’s a crappy promotion, lol.
          Good on you to see the glass half full, @Gleung!!!

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      These do look a little more advanced by having a vacuum pump though.

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      these are vaccum ones, so cost more then the $4 kamrt/target ones.

  • +8 votes

    so you have to spend $200 to get the smallest container and $360 for the largest . lol

  • +61 votes

    I can hardly contain myself

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    lol they do that alot overseas

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      Used to be common here too, crockery and encyclopaedias seemed to be the main ones.

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      yeah, mum used to collect stamps to redeem wine glasses, bowls, plates. Was fun.

  • +2 votes

    I just purchased a 9 packed of Sistema containers at wooly for $5. I would need to spend thousands at Cole's to get the same for "free"

    If it's anything like the stickez they will push preferred product that rewards bonus points which most of us will get sucked into and in turn subconscious spend more money at Cole's than we normally would…all for some cheap plastic containers

    ….oh well… at least it's not cardboard (looking at you Woolies) :p

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    Is the tokens go into our flybuys card or do we need to ask team members for one

  • +7 votes

    if you simply want containers than this is not much of a deal to you tbh, it is better to just buy some in this case. but, there are people shopping at Coles on a regular basic, so much so they don't even keep track of their expenses there, and with this promo comes along, it works as little bonus for your grocery shoppings, not really is a negative thing at all since this time's plastic have more practical usage than previous promos'

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    I like that these are vacuum containers. Hopefully they are of good quality

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    The container is worth 1% on your spend, combine with flybuys points that’s 1.5%. Not wrecking my weekly $50 spend thresholds for this, although might be able to just make it to a small container if the spend period is long enough.

    At least with stikeez they were unique, and you got one for every $30.

  • +12 votes

    Gamification, funny money with large numbers, earning by losing … to me it appears that adults are being treated like five year old children by large business and political parties but hey, I wait in line to pay cash so maybe I'm the crazy one.

  • +2 votes

    Does anyone know if this includes purchases via Coles Online?

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      It will do if your Flybuys number is linked to your online account. It has been for every other promotion.

  • +4 votes

    Will there be a collectors case for this series? Better get in quick.

  • +6 votes

    The massive spending limits for what is effectively a $1 reward make this kinda crap. You'd be better off chasing specials than chasing this free plastic. And yes, MORE PLASTIC. Just what we need.

    In the past IGA gave away quality knives, oven bakeware and wooden chopping boards in promotions similar to this. Stuff that will actually last. Stuff I'm still using. Coles really need to get over their plastic crap obsession in order to generate sales. Be better, have good specials, have stocked shelves, and people will shop there.

  • +1 vote

    No Coles Express? Boooooo!

  • +3 votes

    Yay, more plastic in the world \o/

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    Does the promotion just run for the one week?

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      in 2 more days we can check on the fine print for more details and hopefully expired date, I think it would be quite a long period given the credits required for containers :)

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      Offer ends 2 July 2019.

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        Offer ends 2 July 2019 and credits can be redeemed instore until 16 July 2019.

        Hopefully there'll still be stock left by the time I have enough points.

  • +3 votes

    Why even bother with this? Total waste of time

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      As has been mentioned, because people will spend hundreds in pursuit of a free object, the same way people chase points, useless pieces of plastic, game tiles, etc.
      And coles do it so those customers spend the hundreds of dollars in their stores over woolworths, just like woolworths will try and counter this with something else.

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      If you have flybuys. and you shop at Coles then you will accrue points without any bother at all.

  • +3 votes

    What a crap deal. Coles need to have a long hard look at themselves

    • +3 votes

      More like, the customers who fall for their marketing have to take a long hard look at themselves.

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      yeah, free plastic shopping bags again ….. don't see the do gooders taking on the coffee cup problem, and they take up more space than a plastic bag.

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        For hygiene reasons they can't allow you to bring your own cup, just as the deli will refuse to wrap your meats in a bag provided by you. They are responsible for hygiene since they can be sued if something happens.

        It's also less practical to expect customers to bring their own coffee mugs compared to bringing their own shopping bags.

        Didn't downvote you btw.

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      Crap deal and more crap for the environment.

  • +1 vote

    I was going to post this (saw it in my feed yesterday) but didn't feel many people would think it's a good deal..

    At least $200* needs to be spent to get the smallest (600mL) container.

    *Assuming you somehow magically spend exactly in increments of $20. $39 will still only get you one credit.

    I understand it's "something for nothing" but seriously, you would have thought it could have been a little more rewarding.
    Spending the $50/week for the remaining 3 weeks will get me 6 credits. I get 10,000 points ($50 off) and 60% of the way to one 600ml container.

    Kind of reminds me of the Telstra loyalty program..

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    Oh more landfill.. guys these are not your typical decor brand… they’re Coles brand most likely cheap stuff that will wear fast.

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      Coles is not involved in manufacturing.

      Anything with their brand on it is not made by them. They are rebadged products from actual manufacturers.

      • +1 vote

        But you can bet the 'actual manufacturer' was the cheapest they could find for the contract.

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          You'll find there are few actual manufacturers for the things they sell, and each one does it for many.

          I don't buy Coles products that often but the times when I have, I haven't had any genuine complaints about them.

          Sugar is sugar. Do a blind taste test and I challenge you to tell which is which.

          They don't make much in the way of plasticware. It's mainly foods.

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            @lostn: I am fully aware of that, but I wasn't talking of their usual shelf products.

            This promotion would have been tendered to find the cheapest manufacturer they could, as its not something they are selling and therefor open to returns or money back refunds. People cant really argue they want their money back because technically they didn't pay anything.

            Its not like Coles are going to go to sistema or decor or the like manufacturers and pay decent money for long life items when they can get cheaper quality that will see them well clear of any blowback period of the promotion and get said cheaper product for cents on the dollar.

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              @Spiderboy: Well of course. Anything that's free is usually crap, irrespective of who is giving them out.

              I got a free Nescafe thermal flask from buying two jars of instant coffee. The flask itself doesn't retain heat for very long and the exterior is hot to the touch.

              What I take issue with is the claim that these containers will be Coles branded, and that anything with the Coles branding is by definition crap.

              I assumed that your response of

              But you can bet the 'actual manufacturer' was the cheapest they could find for the contract.

              was referring to their actual shelf products, which is what I (and DEvok) was talking about at the time you replied to me.

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                @lostn: Maybe I'm misreading it (I don't believe that I am), but to me it seems that DEvok and I are talking of the free redeemable plasticware, and how it will most likely be of subpar quality.

                You've injected (or confused) into the conversation their actual coles branded products available for purchase (which has no bearing here).

                The statement

                they’re Coles brand most likely cheap stuff that will wear fast.

                Seems clearly to refer to the 'free' redeemable plasticware, which for all intents and purposes will be coles branded and when compared to a purchasable item from decor, will be crap.

                I can see how you could have mistaken the parallels, but its clearly different.

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      décor doesn't last a life time either, most plastics become brittle and eventually break, usually the lid. And if you put them in the dishwasher they last even less due to the hot water, not sure how many people handwash and air dry their containers.

      • +1 vote

        not sure how many people handwash and air dry their containers.

        i do. only because we've never had a dishwasher. (oh the luxury!)

  • -1 vote

    I don't understand some of the negative comments here, if this promotion is not for you, move on.

    • +1 vote

      This is a comment section….for comments, both good and bad. If you feel it's overly negative one would suggest the majority think this is a sh1t deal. ;)

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    Copy & Paste much…
    https://www.practicalparenting.com.au/coles-new-collectables...

    Agree with others that this deals is not worth the time.

    Better off buying a 5% off woolworths giftcard from one of the many possible avenues if you are going to spend $200 and then buy a container/s with the $10 you saved.

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    Not many comments regarding the vacuum pump and the purpose of these containers specifically for fresh food.

    I already use a vacuum pump like this product on bottles of wine to keep them for longer after opening.

    The idea of a similar vacuum container for foods where the pump reduces the oxidation effect on fresh foods (like sliced or chopped fruit) is interesting - does anyone know of a comparable and tested product already on the market and available for purchase?

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      That's the bit that also interested me. I haven't heard of a container to be used with a vacuum pump, just air-tight containers such as lock-n-lock. I have similar wine ones and they are crap because they don't seem to fit any wine bottles I open.. (which is admittedly only about 2 a year to cook with).

  • +1 vote

    ‘It’s a great way to collect new containers!’, said one follower

    This person must get out much :p

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    So $200 to $360 of spending to get a container worth a few bucks. Cheaper to just buy the container. This is a very low cost way for Coles to get you to spend hundreds at their store. I'm expecting a response from Woolies with a similar offer soon. Their usual Flybuys deals where you spend $50 x4 and get bonus flybuys points actually gets you more value than these cheap containers.

    TIP: Rummage through the garbage bin near the checkouts. You can get a lot of free receipts that way. Also look inside empty trolleys. It's how I used to get most of my fuel vouchers.

    Looks like they were one step ahead. Need Flybuys scanned on every shop.

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      Rummaging through the garbage bin?

      That's taking bargain hunting to new heights haha.

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        Not literally going through the bin.

        You can usually find them hanging off the rim of the bin or on the floor near it when people attempt to throw it in but miss and walk away.

        But anyway, Coles is smarter now so it's tied to Flybuys which knocks off two birds in one stone in that it gets you to sign up for Flybuys also.

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    Be nice if they were… like the old days and they were good quality tins or tubs. Glass would be nice!

    (Otherwise - eh I'll get like 5 of the pumps and that's it.)

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    IKEA have glass containers for $3.5. https://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/S19269121/

    They're not vacuum sealing, but I've been using them for a while now and seem to have survived.

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      For those buying in-store, the container and the lid are sold separately for $2.49 and $1.00 respectively.

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    @britta I know you have no clue so here it is just for you . I know basic mathematics is beyond you . A lot of people are on spend X amount for 4 weeks and get $50 of flybuy points . Doing normal spending what is so wrong in getting some plastic crap for free ?

    So for you britta at the end of the promo these people have the choice of free plastic crap or not . Very bad situation hey ?

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    Spent $270 this morning under a different deal - https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/452198

    Receipt shows

    Scan your flybuys and receive one Container Credit for every $20 you spend*

    You have 0 Container Credits

    Does anyone know if the 0 credit is the existing balance (i.e. before the $270 spend)? Or are credits not given for mobile recharges? Or will my next purchase at Coles show 13 Container Credits?

    Thanks.

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      I spent $80 this morning, and the receipt showed You have 4 container credits; earned this visit: 4.

      So I think you haven't been given any container credits for that spend. Just my opinion.

      I know lots of people have been knocking this, but if you generally spend $80 or so a week at Coles anyway, it's a ten week promotion, so forty credits, enough to get a couple of large containers free.

      I do agree with others who have said the promotion isn't worth going out of your way to spend money at Coles for the freebie, but surely that goes without saying? OzBargainers aren't taken in by needing to spend extra to get not much in return, are they?

    • +1 vote

      T&C’s
      “$20 spend excludes the purchase of all gift cards, including iTunes, alcohol, smoking related products, mobile phone recharge, Opal card top ups and charity donations. ”

      Sorry buddy looks like all phone credit is excluded

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    Have stores now run out of containers as of Tuesday 25th June?

    Haven't seen them in store since Monday and I still have container credits :-(

    So much for the "additional 2 week period" to collect after the 2nd July.

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      I've seen some at Broadway NSW this morning

      I need one more credit to get the 1.2L one!

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      Saw some at Northcote Coles (there's two.. can't remember which one I was at). Was informed they were the last containers and they would not be restocked. No pumps left and not many sizes left either.

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    It seems they've completely sold out of pumps. There's an apology note in 2 stores, but not in the store I normally visit.

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      The pumps were sold out weeks ago (now on ebay :S). I haven't seen any stock of anything in stores around Newcastle NSW :(

  • +1 vote

    So the stores where I have seen them only have the 1.4L (16 credits) and 1.5L (18 credits).

    I redeemed a 1.4L this morning however on the receipt it only said I redeemed 14 credits. So maybe they have reduced the amount of credits required?

    Has anyone tried to redeem a container without the required amount of credits and does it reduce the amount you have to pay or rejects your credits altogether?

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      They have reduced this around 2 weeks ago probably because they don't have enough of the 14credit container.

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    Was talking to a store manager in the Newcastle area today, and he said they are getting a LOT of complaints about this promotion.

    A lot of people have a lot of points saved up, and it is simply impossible to spend them because of zero stock available to redeem. I feel bad for the store staff who have to cop the frustration from customers unable to spend their points. I also understand the frustration. I've been unable to spend my points for at least 3 weeks due to no stock (today I checked 4 stores).

    He said he's hoping to get a big shipment this week for the last days of the sale, but did say he wouldn't be surprised if they also got no more containers either. I expect there will be a lot of complaints to Coles HO after this promotion winds up.

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    Hopefully this may help someone, the 1.4L containers was infact reduced to 14 credits instead of 16 credits about 2 weeks ago. Many store still didn't even updated their ad. This probably because Coles ran out of the most popular 14 credit containers.

    When you scan it still show 16 credit but once you scan your flybuys the system will only deduct 14 credits. So if you have 28credit you can now redeem 2 of this. Most of the stores now even ran out of 1.5L containers, only 1.4L left so be quick.

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