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10,000 Bonus Flybuys Points (Worth $50) with $XX Minimum Spend for 4 Weeks @ Coles

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Just got this in my email. It is probably targetted and the bonus points varies like before.
I have not been scanning my FLYBUYS card for a few mths. And now I've got a lower spend to get $50 back which meets my budget.
Check your emails guys!

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    Mine is spend $70 per week to get the same 10,000 points. :-(

  • +5 votes

    $180 here.

    Nice joke Coles - me and my partner wont even go close.

    • +2 votes

      Mine is $100 first time been that low in years. Reason being, I haven’t been scanning my card on small shops. I usually do a $50 shop every couple days and a big $100+ on Sunday. So it’s brought down my weekly spend from around 180 to 100 which I can do now

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      Ours is $60 per week, prob because we hardly shop there.
      Woolies for us is $235 per week for 2 weeks for 12000 points! (And the deal started 4 days before we got the email, so 3 days for the spend !!)

      • +1 vote

        Woollies are really mean with their points but we did get the Cellarmasters points, so that was pretty good. Of course now we are getting phone calls from them.

  •  

    I got $80. It is tempting as we would spend that anyway but have 2x weeks left on $70 spend from woolies

    EDIT. Only one account got the email while the other has the offer in app but no email. Anyone know a way of always getting the email? I aggregate all my accounts grocery offers into one folder than choose before going shopping. This makes it quite a bit harder having to manually check the app.

    Does anyone have an app that can clone an app more than once (2x logins on your phone). I want to be able to have app access to more than 2x logins at one time without having to manually put in the user/pswrd.

  •  

    $140 here… Woolies here I come

  •  

    $120 here hehe!

  • +3 votes

    I got $60. I guess Coles thinks I am poor.

    •  

      It creeps up each time, your next one will be $70, then $80…..
      Trick is to have multiple accounts and rotate using them over time. Mine got up to over $120 so I stopped using it for a few months and it dropped back to $50, now gone to $60 again.

  •  

    The spend price is targeted, different for everyone.

    Check email

  • +1 vote

    Damn! I played myself this time. They offered me 1000 points for a one-off $50 spend yesterday and I activated it. Now I didn't get targeted in this offer. 😡

    •  

      I activated that one and like a Donk missed by $1-$2 the $50 spend .

      I got rewarded for being a Donk with the 10 k (will activate 4 X $60 spends )and the same one above :)

      •  

        Yeah, haven't used it yet. I am gonna give it a miss, but I am afraid I am too late for this offer. If they don't send it to me before the end of today then I will have to wait for the next offer. Woolies offered me 6,000 points for $50 spend for four weeks so I might go with that this time.

    • +1 vote

      I activated that (1000pts for $50 spend) as well and got it after spending it on the weekend. But I still got this 10,000pts. I think they go by your average weekly spend. If they don't have the data, they will bring down the weekly spend to get the pts.

    •  

      Activating this wouldn't have any bearing. I've got mine activated same like the person above me and I still got the offer for 100000 points.

    •  

      I got both, 1000 last week, 10,000 starting today.

  • +1 vote

    $80 here. 312,408 pts till now lol

  •  

    I got $90 4 weeks for 15000 points or $75

  •  

    Mine's $130/week. Hard pass

  •  

    Mines $210 :/. I’ll pass

  • +3 votes

    They customise the target spend to try and stretch your budget. If you do this the next time you'll have to spend more for the same reward.

    This shouldn't be on OzBargain because this is a highly tailored offer based on your history.

    • +1 vote

      Yeah I get these every couple of weeks, not to mention all the bonus offers you get through the app anyway.

      I was top 5% of point earners in WA last quarter, and now all the offers are way more than what I spend each week.

  • +1 vote

    Mine $160 4 weeks for 2500 point,i love Coles :p

  •  

    I got the $50 as well. Time to stock up on the toilet paper, again. I just ignored a 1000 points for $50. I think they look at your shopping pattern and see if they can tempt you to spend more. I haven’t done a big Coles shop in a while, running down my stock of non perishables.

  •  

    Honestly, how does Coles set their Minimum Spend Amount for everyone?

    • -1 vote

      You share your data with credit card providers, social media, data collectors such as Google and Amazon who have multiple microphones recording everything, your health data is used if you didn't opt out of electronic records like a smart person, electricity retailers and so on …

      … and they use it to change a different price to everybody because they can predict your behavior better than you can.

      The data giver, ie you, is the loser here.

      • +6 votes

        The answer is they know when you scan your flybuys card what your average spend is, they make these offers slightly higher to encourage higher spend.

  •  

    $200 for 10k over 4 weeks here. I'm close to hitting my annual cap for transfers to Velocity anyway.

    •  

      Didn’t know there was an annual cap for transfers?!

      • +1 vote

        138,000 every calendar year.

      • +1 vote

        Transfer your flybuys points in multiples of 2,000 for 870 Velocity Points, up to a maximum of 138,000 flybuys points per calendar year per household (equivalent to 60,030 Velocity Points).

        FlyBuys

        •  

          Thanks, ouch that’s way more than I would save up 😀

          •  

            @rlexyd: Just got to 100,000 points. The 10,000 ones help but they often have bonuses for products, etc.

          •  

            @rlexyd: With bonus transfer offers it is possible to make 138k FBPs convert to around 70k Velocity miles. That is around one and a half one way business class upgrades to the US. Not bad when most of it is earned from spending I'd do anyway.

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          The Ozbargainer in me is bit perplexed … the flybuy 2000pts converts to $10 in 'real' value in supermarket purchase, whereas to convert to Velocity it only converts to 870 pts(1000.5 on 15% promo) So arent you better off using flybuys to convert to $$,
          or do Velocity reward flights (viaVFF points)allow you to get a cheaper airfare equivalent to purchasing a flight bought with a Virgin Gift Card (purchased at 5% discount)?

          • +1 vote

            @Wally: It depends on how you use your points. If you get enough for a business class seat it can amount to the points being worth a lot more.

            Earlier this year we got enough points with Qantas for business class seats to Europe but not enough to get home.
            To buy, Single way return flights were more expensive than return flights.
            Because points are based on single flights, rather than return, we only needed 60,000 points, plus some money each, for a ticket.

            This would’ve got very messy if we didn’t have the relevant points.

            However, if you can’t get to business I would be tempted to just buy return economy and save up points to get to business class.

          • +2 votes

            @Wally: Let me answer your question with an example.

            I just got back from a business trip to Europe. I took my son with me. He flew business on my Virgin miles.

            A normal business class fare is ~7kAUD. I paid ~1300AUD in taxes and fees for his seat. That leaves a difference of 5700AUD. I burnt 278000 miles on his ticket, which values them just over 0.02AUD per mile.

            Not all those miles came from Fly Buys. There's annual cap which mean that it would take over 4 years to transfer all the points. Bonus transfer offers which alter the value of transfers to Velocity. Let's just say it was possible to earn all 278000 miles in one year from Fly Buys with no transfer offers, I would need ~640k FBPs. That's ~3200AUD in shopping discounts. Using them on a business class flight gives me almost double the value of the shopping discounts.

    •  

      I'm close to hitting my annual cap for transfers to Velocity anyway.

      So you can spend a little more, like they intended via this manipulation, and lose more money.

      Great deal for them.

      •  

        Or I will start shopping at Woolies again. Over Christmas I'll save a bit off my shops. In the new year I'll switch back to Coles again. Hopefully my spend target will fall too.

      •  

        You just buy then don’t do the transfer until you are outside the current window. I had 100,000 points stashed until a good transfer deal came along.

  •  

    20,000 points for $150 4 week spend.

  •  

    It sucks I didn’t get this, would have been handy as I’m trying to build my point to convert them to Velocity and 10,000 would have been great, ahh well :(

  •  

    10k points for $160 4 weeks here. No thanks.

  •  

    Yay I got the $50 for 4 weeks / 10k lotto. Thanks OP

  •  

    Mine's 20,000 points / $100 for spending $180/wk for 4 weeks. Pity that's almost double what I'd spend in a week.

  •  

    Targeted. Mine is "Collect 10,000 BONUS POINTS or save $50 off your shop when you spend $90 or more each week for 4 weeks!"

  •  

    I got one, but $160 is way to much to spend in one shopping, didn't active it.

  •  

    The really annoying/stupid thing is that because I buy a lot of gift cards at Coles, the offers that I get are really high like "spend $300 each week for 4 weeks". But gift card spend doesn't qualify…!

  •  

    Got 10,000 point offer $50 for 4 weeks, too. Thanks for the head-up :)

  •  

    3 accounts, $60,$60,$90

  • +1 vote

    I had the last offer at $100 and then stopped shopping at Coles for a few weeks and now got $50

  •  

    People don't seem to realise that because spending incentive schemes work they're not a bargain IMO.

    •  

      True in a good way. If I’m forced to buy more stuff I’ll be less likely to go eat out

    • +1 vote

      May be for a majority, but in my case it has made me more disciplined. I used to do a lot of fragmented shopping of $20-30’s. Now I have a list in mind, buy only stuff that I need once a week, just to hit the offer target of $50.

    •  

      My weekly budget spend has always been ard the $50 mark. I just do my normal shopping minus the flybuys scanning for a few weeks and woila, a bonus offer of $50 back for $200 shop (that's 1wk free groceries for me).

      •  

        Or get more accounts, or shop at Aldi, or shop at Woolies. Why just loose points?

  •  

    My offer is $100 in one or more transactions for 10000 bonus points
    My parents offer is $300 in one transaction for 20000 bonus points (they do big weekly shops at Coles)

    I do my main shopping at Aldi so no chance I’m spending the $100 each week.

  •  

    I got 4 x $110 for 15,000 points.

  • +1 vote

    Start from $50.00 for 4 weeks
    till last offer $170
    Now $300
    It seems if you accomplish last offer, they will try to push you up around 70-80% in next offer.
    But if you do not accept the offer, they will reduce it in next offer

    •  

      Mine have never shot up that much. It's usually $50 then $60 then it does jump $80 which I usually ignore otherwise next will be $90/$100.

  •  

    Got mine: $130 for 4 weeks to score 15,000 flybuys points. $130 isn’t hard to achieve.

  • +1 vote

    I just got $50 each for 4 weeks to get 10k. That too after cashing in on this same deal just a couple of weeks back.
    Thanks to these offers, my shopping is more disciplined now. All fragmented $20-$30 ones are replaced by a planned list to achieve just above $50 at the start of the week!
    May be I am still getting $50 target because I shop around that range in general and have been using flybuys only since a year or so. And been a disciplined deal hunter only since last few months.

  •  

    Mine is 80/wk for 4 weeks to get 15k bonus points

  •  

    Mine is $200 in multiple shops

  •  

    $60 for 10K is what I got.

  •  

    190/20000. Yee-ha…

  • +1 vote

    Any flybuys veterans here know, in terms of getting future lowered spend criteria, whether it's better to ignore the offer completely, or to accept the offer and not achieve it, or no difference
    ?

    •  

      Scan your card less to make it look like you’re not shopping there as often

      Accepting / declining or not reaching limit doesn’t affect it that I know
      Of

      •  

        That's correct! Your spend is tracked when you scan your flybuys card and based on your spend amount, you get targeted for these points offers and the spend amount on these offers is always above your average shop to get you to spend more. The longer you go without scanning, the better your offers will be the highest spend/get ratio being spend $50 get 10K Points over 4 weeks.

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          Yeah cool - I guess my question was revolving around whether to completely ghost all communications, in addition to not scanning. Cheers

          •  

            @kickling: Doesn't make a difference if you open emails / activate offers or not.

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            @kickling: I just ignore any rubbish offers, rather than accepting and not making them. To me that's a difference between "hard pass on your rubbish offer", and "meh, I guess I might make that maybe". One is a strong indicator the offer is way too weak, the other indicates that they're in the right ballpark. Whether Coles understand this / factor this in, is hard to know, only someone who works in the department that generates these offers can know that for sure.

  •  

    Mine's $80 in one shop OR over multiple shops. Should I just wait at the register for shoppers without flybuys?

  •  

    I just got offered 20,000 points for $180 spend over the 4 weeks, tempting….

  •  

    I struggle to buy $50 worth, each week, for 4 weeks, what are some of you people buying?

    •  

      Non perishables on half price off, toilet paper, detergents, hair products.

      •  

        That's what I do too, but I have stuff stacked up now in the garage. With only the two of us there is only so many nonperishables you can buy.

  •  

    Can anyone tell me whether opal card top up is considered as a spend?

  •  

    woolies sent me $50 in one spend for 2000 points. easy choice

    •  

      Sometimes you can combine them in the 1st week of the x 4 week spend ie. before they know that you will do one they send both offers.

  •  

    I am getting way more and better offers from Woolies Rewards. Flybuys has been a bust for me as I am not receiving very many offers and have not had a four week spend offer in months.

    •  

      Have you got the app or checked your emails? I have the app and get heaps
      Of offers, I have my mums flybuys signed up to get offers via email only. And she doesn’t get that much compared to app users

      •  

        Thanks for the tip!

        I actually just installed the app a couple of hours ago. My housemate gets heaps of offers and he mentioned using the app, so I figured I will give it a go.

        For example in the last 3 months since signing up, he now has 130,000 points and I have only just over 5000, and most of them are from Liquorland $20 click and collects!

        Hopefully with the app loaded I will see an increase.

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