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2,000 flybuys Points (Worth $10) with $100 & $250 Coles Mastercard Gift Cards ($5 or $7 Purchase Fee Applies) @ Coles

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Not as good as last time, but free money nonetheless. Stay safe, and enjoy :)

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  • +15 votes

    The downside with this deal is that the Flybuys algorithms can't distinguish GC purchases from normal groceries and your future point targets will go through the roof if you only spend ~$50 at most typically, and take a long time to come back down again.

    • +1 vote

      Does that mean that gift card purchases can also count towards a required spend to achieve the bonus point offers?

      • +7 votes

        Nop unfortunately. You get the worst of both worlds:)

    • +1 vote

      Yes, be careful.
      I was in $50 to $60 deals but not I get targeted for $200

      • +1 vote

        Not I am aware that gift card spend can be counted as weekly spend for bonus points

        • +1 vote

          i think gift card spend can NOT be counted as weekly spend for bonus points?

          • +1 vote

            @coolsteps: This is what I experienced and understand, but it will for sure push up the weekly spend/weekly bonus spend amount

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        get a flybuy card just for GC purchase :P

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          and you need to sign up with a phone number, not sure if you can use the same phone number for multiple flybuys

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            @SnoozeAndLose: 'not sure if you can use the same phone number for multiple flybuys'

            You can.

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              @DrRalph: Why then do they now require a phone number to be used. I thought it was to ensure only 1 account per person. Maybe in the future, they will be able to enforce that if they can see that the accounts belong to the same person.

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                @Yola: My elderly parents each have a separate account/card….they only have one mobile. Impossible to stop, unless your stupid and have 5-10-20 accounts linked to the same mobile. You can still play fair and reasonable in this game.

              • +1 vote

                @Yola: 'Why then do they now require a phone number to be used.'

                Two factor identification process.

    • +1 vote

      It's not about the algorithm can or can't. If the system can exclude giftcard purchase from bonus spending then its more capable to do much more. It's part of the game Coles do to suck you into their store and sometimes you can't have your cake and eat it too.

      • +1 vote

        my partner flybuys was used to buy giftcards from last promotion and now the offer for flybuys is shite .. just today got offer of 2000pts for $180 spent .. wtf!!!

  • +9 votes

    What's with these "purchase fees"??? Such a bs.

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      I agree it would make more sense if mastercard/visa start doing online card selling (digital that can be linked to google pay for instore and ofcourse normal online card for on-line transactions)

      Which will remove the physical costs of card, supplies

      • +1 vote

        then why should Coles give you special promo, you can pay full price for it. But again why should you want to exchange your real money to a digital gift card money for full price. 🤦

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          Money laundering perhaps?

        • -1 vote

          Maybe you are not exchanging real money? I have accumulated a pretty significant amt of group gift cards from the previous Amex liquor deals and this is a handy time to exchange them back to real money and profit.

          • +1 vote

            @truetypezk: you guys should have read the comment that I replied. He wanted Mastercard/Visa to sell the virtual prepaid card directly.

            That means you can't pay with cash so you can't even launder money. You also can't exchange your Coles group gc from your Amex deal either. And obviously no discount no promo whatsoever, so you have to pay full price using your debit card/credit card so you have to exchange your unrestricted money with a limited T&C and limited amount of the virtual prepaid card. What for?!?🤦

            • +2 votes

              @samehada: Without discounts or cashbacks or given for free like the JB Hif Telstra, GC itself is pretty risky method of payment.

              You may recall JB Hifi tried to ban people from using their Gift Cards to buy PS5. If the vendor is bankrupt, bye bye to those cards and lastly for some, you can't use GC to buy another GC although my experience is different with Coles.

              So Samehada is right in many ways

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    Couldn't find any stock last time. I doubt I'll find any this time around.

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      This one is once/fb account, which makes more sense than last round. It should not be too hard to find stock according to past experience.

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        Maybe those people happy getting 25c in a deal will get too excited about 20 X that profit in flybuy pts :)
        There nothing in this for serious people with no multiples . That last deal was a gold mine .

        • -2 votes

          Yeah if you are willing to drive around for them or have stolen some in advance. I d rather prefer the once/account deals, if you want more then just get some extra accounts.

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    Good deal but I don't really shop often at coles/kmart now so not that great for me. But is good definitely for those with huge coles /kmart shoppings

    • +3 votes

      The coles mastercard is just a prepaid mastercard and you can spend it basically anywhere mastercard is accepted. Only the $10 redemption of flybuys is tied to a coles/kmart purchase.

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        It’s crazy that “a lot” of people still have no idea.

  • +1 vote

    The fine print says you get the flybuys points only once per card type (and not even once per denomination) - so I read this as you can only get the bonus on ONE card. Am I correct? If so, I don't think I'll bother…

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      You’re corrects, you only earn the bonus points on one card purchase.

      But it should mean that there should be sufficient stock for the entire promotional week this time around.

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    Anyway reading TA t&c's you can maximise buying one of each $100 + $250 for $8 profit in flybuy points .

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      No, only one, max 2000 plus base pts.

      At least the stock issue will be eased.

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    2000 points is maximum / per household right?

    • +2 votes

      I don't think they restrict each household to one membership any more. Each person in a household can get their own independent flybuys card and get the bonus.

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        However if cards are linked then you get it only on one card.
        Linked cards are associated with the same account, so you get it once per account not per flybuys card.

        I just learned this the hard way.

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    my coles hasn't restocked yet from last time

  • +2 votes

    Used to bought it, forgot it, expired.
    Nett loss

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      Just overpay your bills if it can happen to you.

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    a $7 dollar fee added to the giftcard. I think not woth it.

    • +1 vote

      But the $100 card where it is only $5 added on.

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    Thanks TA

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    So for $100 card, you will need to pay $105 ($5 card fee). That is essentially 5% off in points (mathematically, 4.76% coz. the base cost is $105, not $100).

    Had that card before, not accepted by some online merchants.

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      Helpful if you pay council rates

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    Can you buy it with a Coles eGift card?

    • +2 votes

      Judging by comments from other people on this site, you should be able to do so if you use one eGift Card with a minimum balance of $105 or $257 (depending on which card you’re wanting to purchase).

      • +3 votes

        That is at a self check out. I have done this at a manned checkout using more than one GC and a CC. Just depends if the person will let you do it. Some stores have a policy against it. I usually pick a junior person. I once had a person tell me it would not work but he agreed to do it and it did. The system allows it.

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          The self serve check out wouldn't allow it- if you select "gift card" option it automatically triggers a staff check and well- trained staff will tell you that's not allowed.

          • +2 votes

            @Craze: For self serve, the trigger for staff intervention is the gift card purchase itself…..they approve it (by signing in and accepting it) for most (if not all) gift cards. The payment happens at the end, and the staff member has no control to stop it.

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              @Coops1: haha, you will be amazed by the number of shit staffs out there. Some shit store has shit staff from the manager to checkout staff.

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                @samehada: Can't agree more. I can name a few staff and assistant manager at Moonee Ponds store. Shopping experiences.

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    hmm i don't understand the appeal of this deal. i thought (maybe incorrectly) you can buy coles gift cards for 5% off via offers like entertainment book?
    so… $100 coles mastercard giftcard = $105 cost, less 2000 ff points worth $10, is… $95? so… same same?

    • +1 vote

      It is hard to get Coles cards for 5% off now. Also, this is a good deal if people are getting a new CC and the bonus required a certain spend. You can use these to pay many bills and at places that do not take AE. If you do it this way you then get AE points which are generally higher than VISA/Mastercard and 5% discount.

      • +1 vote

        makes sense - ty for taking time to explain it :) (just that, compared to the previous coles/mastercard giftcard offer, this would barely make a dent on a household bill)

        • +1 vote

          Yes, it's not nearly as good but this is what they usually offer. The last one was unique - let's hope they do it again.

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    Is there anyone left selling discounted $500 or $250 Coles egift cards? Good Guys Concierge recently removed $250. Now highest is $100. Suncorp has $200 but only 3% discount.

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      I tried to buy a gift card by using a Coles e-gift card recently. The self checkout rejects it (the staff indicated you cannot use Coles e-gift card to buy gift cards). I even tried including a grocery item into the mix (didn't work). I didn't try this particular type of prepaid card though.

      Make sure your local Coles hasn't stopped that loophole. I actually found the e-gift card a pain to use nowadays as you need to use the Flybuy scanner, not the main scanner.

      • +1 vote

        'as you need to use the Flybuy scanner, not the main scanner.'

        I use the main scanner everytime.

      • +1 vote

        I have been using the main scanner with no problem.

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        Your GC needs to cover the total purchase price. The self-checkout requires a human to authorise before the payment step. The operator does not need to know what payment method you will use. Some stores enforce the T&C against this and others do not. In my experience and that of many others here, the system does allow it but it may differ for some GC. I have used Coles eGC to purchase the Coles Mastercard and Swap GC one the last few weeks.

  • +1 vote

    Can I use those Coles MasterCard gift cards that I bought last month to purchase these gift cards? Sounds profitable

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      Sure, you can buy one and you have made yourself enough in flybuys points ($5) for a nice icecream from the servo.

    • +1 vote

      It wouldn't really matter if you buy them using your cards from last time or not. Your net profit is still the same regardless

      • +1 vote

        Yes but it helps to use up your Coles MasterCard gift cards. There is a certain loss of security in having several that you have to make sure that you 'use' and 'don't lose'. Good pick-up T/A, I have to learn to go through the catalogues to the very last pages.

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      There's an activation fee

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        I'm thinking of using $10 worth of flybuys points to pay for the $5 activation and a $5 item. Can't think of any reason it would be a problem..

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          You are among the small percentage of ppl who hold a Coles policy. It does not apply to the most.

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            @Neoika: Sorry, i thought I'd just share thoughts on how saving cash could be done with flybuys points. By coles policy I understand you mean flybuys. You will need a flybuys membership to take advantage of the 2000 points of this bargain.

            • +1 vote

              @3sky: Policy means credit card, insurance, etc. With it, one can redeem $10 off on spot and pay $95 for a $100 one.

  • +2 votes

    Looks like not a very bad deal for that, I can link that onto my PayPal account and do the online shopping and haven’t encountered any issues.

  • -1 vote

    The Entertainment Book gives 5% off for egiftcard, but you can only use it at Coles stores. The Coles Mastercard is different in that you can use it virtually anywhere…chemist, dentist, etc etc

    • +1 vote

      Long time since EB has had Coles egift cards.

  • -2 votes

    I want to believe in the system of votes… But it still feels wrong seeing very marginal gains, from schemes right where giant companies want us, at the top of Ozbargain.

  • +1 vote

    Sorry, yes, Entertainment Book don't offer Coles eGift cards anymore, but offer one with 4% off at Woolies supermarkets.
    The 5% off Coles eGift Cards used to be available through Lucky Club AAMI insurance (if you have it) but is now only 3%.
    AAMI also has a lot of other cards, including 5% off StarCash cards which are great for petrol.

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      Oh wasn't aware of gift cards via AAMI. I'm with them so need to check it out :)

      • +2 votes

        It’s via SunCorp.

  • +1 vote

    If you use the Star Gift Card for 5% off through AAMI, I have just noticed if you register with caltex.com.au you get $0.06c litre off tor first three fills…..so can get a really great discount. May also be able to use $0.04c off woolies rewards card in some stations….maybe a triple discount!!!

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      I tried using both discounts, but unfortunately they said the system only let you use one..

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    Is this limited to 1 per flybuys card?

    • +1 vote

      BONUS POINTS can only be collected once per Gift Card type and will not be awarded more than once for each Gift Card type including different denominations of the same Gift Card.

      So yes, limited to 1 per flybuys.

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        thank you

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        So 2 different denominations don't count as 2 gift card types?

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      yes