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15% off Nintendo eShop, TCN The Kids/Teen/Him/Her/Cinema/Pamper/Pub&Bar/Restaurant, Google Play Gift Cards @ Coles


Saw this today at Coles.

15% off gift cards including Nintendo eShop, The Kids/Teen/Him/Her/Cinema/Pamper/Pub/Bar/Restaurant gift cards and Google Play gift cards ($50-100 only)
Starting 25/11 ending 1/12

UPDATE: cards not activate or not scanning/discount at checkout. Coles are pulling all cards out and refund. Some people reported some cards are fine. Wait until this is resolved. Such a shame.

UPDATE 2: some people reported that JB-Hifi has lifted the restriction on $500 max Gift card purchases, so you could try your luck. Please buy max 5 cards only and leave them for other people (including me, haha, got none so far) so everyone can have a smiling Black Friday purchases.

PARTY IS OVER. Well done to those who got the cards. Pity to the people who could not get the cards (me too, tried 5 times, gave up, friend gave me few cards). What a good deal with such a shameful operation that left many people frustrated.

Mod Update:

Participating Retailers
The Kids Card Nike, JB Hi-Fi (Max $500), H&M, Foot Locker, Xbox, Platypus, Surf Dive n Ski, Hype DC, Booktopia, The Athlete's Foot, Toyworld, adidas, ASOS, Bounce Inc, Culture Kings, Holey Moley Golf, IMAX, INTERSPORT, New Balance, Quiksilver, Scooter Hut, Skechers, Strike, SurfStitch
The Teen Card Nike, JB Hi-Fi (Max $500), adidas, Foot Locker, Xbox, Platypus, Hype DC, Tommy Hilfiger, ASOS, Glue Store, Universal Store, Calvin Klein, Culture Kings, Surf Dive n Ski
The Him Card Nike, JB Hi-Fi (Max $500), ASOS, Universal Store, Culture Kings, Tommy Hilfiger, Hype DC, Platypus, Foot Locker, Xbox, Aquila, adidas, Glue Store, Drummond Golf, Academy Brand, Calibre, Calvin Klein, Diesel, Edge Clothing, Neverland, Surf Dive n Ski, SurfStitch, Timberland, Van Heusen, H&M
The Her Card Nike, JB Hi-Fi (Max $500), ASOS, Kookai, MAC, Princess Polly, adidas, Showpo, H&M, Universal Store, Sportsgirl, Platypus, Calvin Klein, Forever New, Glue Store, Adore Beauty, Aveda, Hype DC, Seafolly & Sunburn, Tiger Mist, Culture King
The Cinema Card All major cinema chains or local cinemas that accept eftpos
The Pamper Card Use this gift card at salons, day spas and beauty clinics that accept eftpos around Australia.
The Pub & Bar Card Use this gift card at pubs or bars that accept eftpos around Australia.
The Restaurant Card Use this gift card at restaurants and cafes that accept eftpos around Australia.


Excludes $20 and $30 Google Play Gift Cards. Excludes The Home, The Online and The Baby Card Gift Cards. Limit 5 Gift Cards per customer. While stocks last, no rainchecks. Offer valid from 25/11/20 to 01/12/20. Refer to individual gift card for terms and conditions. Google Play and the Google Logo are trademarks of Google LLC.

#Mod 24/11: "A maximum of $500 of Cards may be redeemed at JB HiFi (including online) in any one transaction". See pinned comment below.

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        • I got someone from TCN anwering my phone, they said we should wait until the balance showed up till 24 hours, and then we need to seek help from local coles store if it still being $0.

          I think it could be no longer happened that original balance will show online cuz our cards being declined on activation process. I noticed the other guy having same issue posted we have to contact local coles store to get the card 'reloaded', I just called them but they do not know how to do the 'reload', waiting them callback for this issue.

          • @ZYDMZ: The balance won't show up if it's declined though - the card is active $0 still

  • Cards pulled from the shelf at my local Coles due to issues. Grrrrrr

  • Has anyone used more than $500 at jb this morning if they were lucky enough to get them

    • I used $2000 in one transaction no issues.

    • +1

      Hello, confirmed, you can do the full amount in gift cards in store, online its $500, but you may need to provide the photo-ID for verification if card value is more than $500

  • ok
    Bought again 5HER at 9am AEST and all ok (first 5HER bought 7am OK and 5Him 7.10 am failed)
    Seems issue only with HIM
    And dont worry, coles restock
    They bring out boxes with new cards now

  • My Coles receipt has a separate line for each card saying approved so hope that means they activated ok

  • TCN facebook messager replied saying "cards are now activating so all good to go". But now I have found out about the T's and C's of max 5 per transaction in JBHIFI think i'll stick with the 4 I have.

    • +1

      I used 20 in one transaction this morning no issues.

    • JB don't really care how many card you use. Do not too worry.

      • What about buying jb giftcards with these giftcards?

        • Not sure about that

      • ok sweet, just need the cards to work and see if coles put them back in the shelves…

        • Just keep in mind it only takes one storewide email to go out and they'll start enforcing the 5 card limit.

    • I've got 2 cards that have declined on my receipt, just checking the balance they are still showing as $0 but card status = active.
      (purchased 7:10am). What a PITA this has turned out to be. Coles brushed us off and said you need to activate via customer service.

    • Mine is still showed $0 balance with 'active' card status on the balance checking website. No one replied me on Facebook :(

  • If i could get $1500 i would, couldn't be bothered for $500 lol.

  • Hello, confirmed, you can do the full amount in gift cards in store, online its $500, but you may need to provide the photo-ID for verification if card value is more than $500.

  • Had an issue with HIM cards activating at first store this morning QLD, but by the time i went to another one sround 7.20am, all worked. I got 5 x HIM at 3 locations and wife got 5x HER. All activated ok

    • +1

      Yes seems they already fixed this. had 5 HIM 20mins ago. Late for work now.

  • Just for 3x $100 For Her and 1x $50 For Kids

    Went through smoothly through self checkout.

    However, they show $0 balance online - do funds take some time to come through?

    • maybe didn't get activated, did you check the comment on the top

      • I think it just take some time for the tcn end to activate all these. Maybe wait a bit.

    • Have the same problem.
      Could it be because it was through self service ?

      • Just checked again - have $100 balance. Takes about 1hr

        I think as long as goes through fine at Coles, the funds should come some time later (not immediate)

        • Yes 👍 just checked as well ..all good now

  • I managed get some. Checking balance online says $0.00 but status is active….

  • Was someone able to buy them in Sydney ? There were no cards on shelves at 2 of the stores I visited and staff said there is some technical glitch and the cards have been pulled off.

    • which suburb? because we don't want to waste our time looking for one when there's actually nothing left.


      • woodcroft and blacktown, a friend tried at Mt Druitt

    • Yes, I was able to get 10x100 HIM and wife was able to get 10x100 HIM and HER cards mix. Also made a purchase at JB HiFi already and no issues paying for everything through GCs

  • FML - have bought couple of GC from another store, just checked the receipt saw only 2 of the 3 as approved and one declined…
    The cashier didn’t look at this and I just checked…
    Now all GC’s are mixed don’t know which one is from which store…

    • Wow, I double checked all my HIM/HER cards, all approved.

    • +1

      If you look at each of the separate verification lines ono the receipt , on the 2nd line under the transaction timestamp you can see a bunch of numbers, the 3 numbers at end are the last 3 numbers of the barcode on the card. hope this helps

      • thanks, that really helps!

        • No worries. Im in the same boat as you haha

    • +6

      I think this is illegal to refuse customer use gc which can be used for jb.
      If they want to limit, yes,
      But refuse to accept, i think this illegal

      • Think so

      • How could it be legal to limit how many gift cards they accept for a transaction though? What could possibly be the basis for that?

        • Well, tcn put in t&c about max limit, so i assume the legal binding happen here.
          But they can’t put like , hey, i sell this gc to you but you cant use it

  • +5

    Used them at jb this morning, total of 10cards no issues

  • +1

    Just called my local JB, they said there is no limit on the his/her gift. If it is over 5 you will just have to provide ID. Followed up with my local coles and they said that IT is working to fix the issue

  • Just tried to purchase 5 x $100 Him cards, however they were rejected by the system. The payment has already been taken from the credit card and even the receipt shows $425 payment being approved.

    Coles is refusing the refund stating I need to contact TCN to sort it out. When I asked for a store manager, I was told won’t be in the store until Friday and nobody else knows what to do here.


    • Same happened to me, i just left the cards at the store and will be notified once the issue is fixed

    • which suburb? so we can avoid that one.

      • St Marys

        • that's where I went this morning haha they tried 4 for me as they thought doing 5 was the issue, but they didn't work. wouldn't give me a refund. that was at 7:30ish. cards are saying active now online but showing zero balance.

          • @BMX221: So did you get refund or what did they say?

            • @Ash-Say: no refund, but the cards are saying active now online but no balance. others are saying it has taken an hour for it to show up

              • @BMX221: I just checked my declined cards that were purchased at 8am. Cards are active balance still showing $0

    • A comment above 5-10 minutes ago says it working now…?

    • +1

      Got all my refund to process immediately when the HIM cards weren't /cant be activated

      • How long would it take for the refund to show in your cc balance?

        I had refund issued as well.

    • I was refunded immediately. But it's not reflected in my account yet.

  • Just picked up some cards at Liverpool Coles. Store still accepting sales. Cards activated fine. Only 50/30

  • Heads up for anyone in syd nth beaches.. coles newport nsw has plenty as of 5 min ago..
    now on way to pick up sone new ip i got jb to hold for me.. hope no fkr has gazumped my hold … good luck all out there

    Ps cards activated ok also

    • Does the amount show up when checking the balance online?

      • Not showing balance yet. Hoping its just a time thing

  • 100 TCN HIM cards activated 15 min ago in the Gold Coast. However went to a second Coles and they've a notice saying no third party cards will be sold because of a technical glitch.. looks to be on their end not TCN..

    Coles has been ozbargined….

    • 100?

      • +1

        let me clarify.. the $100 HIM cards activated.. I didn't go buying 100 cards…… Although…….

  • Anyone know if Coles in the sutherland shire still have stock? I know Kirrawee and Caringbah have sold out already.

    Update: Due to the activation issue they've taken them off the shelves. Won't hold stock for you either, just need to wait for this to be fixed.

    • coles miranda had some this morning

  • Seems like a mixed bag experience wise from all the comments above!

  • Local coles mount druitt has pulled all of their HIM HER TEEN variants off the shelf.

    Update: just rang a few more local stores in the Blacktown LGA and all have taken those cards off their shelves due to the above listed issues.

  • Receipt said approved but all have $0 balance when checking…

    • Mine are same. Hoping its just gonna take little time for their server update amounts

    • +2

      Took me about an hour for the funds to show up.

      • Thx.. grabbing coffee waiting for funds to show

      • Ah, thanks. Will wait til this arvo before going back to Coles. So as long as it's approved it should be fine? The ones got problem has status of decline? Thanks.

  • +4

    Feel bad for all the Coles staff working this morning. Having to deal with an issue they have no idea how to fix nor responsible for.

    • +1

      Could be worse.. they could be getting hammered at jb sales lol

  • Tried to reason to get 5 Him cards and 5 Restaurant cards and got told no…

    • I originally got told i couldnt get 5. By time i reached over to grab a nearby catalogue she changed her mind.. i took mrs along and son so was prepared for it lol

    • Me and my brother tried to get 5x$50 each but was told no. Those damn Karens

      • Knowing consumer rights and standing your ground in a nice way normally keeps karens sorted

  • +1

    Surprisingly I may have been the first at my local. They pulled down the sign and claimed it isn't their deal to honour. They'll call me when the problem has been fixed. Aberfoyle Park, SA store.

  • +1

    Was about to head in but might wait for the cluster f to end :/

  • Doesn't this 15% off last for a whole week?

    • +3

      Only if card stock lasts the whole week…

  • I just went in to my local JB and got rejected when trying to exchange for a voucher. Seems weird because it's not happening to others. I live near another so will try there

    • +1

      Did they say you can use the card to buy product instead?

    • +2

      The terms say you can't exchange for a voucher, I'm pretty sure you just use it to buy stuff at JB.

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