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KFC Bucket Hunt: Multiple Prizes (in-Store Redemption) @ KFC App

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KFC just launched their Pokemon like game, you can go hunting KFC prizes and most likely get a free ultimate box for your first time, some got slushies etc :)

The first bucket will be available around you with first play. Just pan your camera around to find the red big spot, tap tap tap it then spin spin spin for a free win ^_^
Can stack up to 3 prizes at a time and each will expire in 72hrs: gonna do lot of walking for free KFC prizes lol

Prizes include (see FAQ):

  • Food
  • Cash
  • Experiences
  • KFC EFTPOS Gift Card
  • Merch

Prize quantity and value

Related Stores

KFC Australia
KFC Australia

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    I just found my prize then the app crashed, sad.

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    Is anyone having major issues with the app?

    • +3 votes

      Everyone!

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      hmm I can't see any other comments saying they are having trouble

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        I know people are having issues with the prizes, but there's more issues such as logging in and their website

    • +2 votes

      Android and I've cleared app data, reinstalled, logged in and out. Still no dice - red screen of death!

  • +8 votes

    When will these fast food outlets learn to use scalability to cope with demand? Release an app plus frustrate your customers in the process as it doesn't work when there is high demand. Like no-one expected this? Really.

    • +4 votes

      Agreed - put more coal in the server!

    • +1 vote

      To be fair, it could've been a similar situation like with the initial release of Pokemon GO where they did bother to upscale yet still had their expectations to be exceeded.

  • +1 vote

    Getting a red screen. Was working fine this morning.

    In the background I'm getting 401's trying to access the pages.

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      Thought I got banned because of tinkering but I guess not based on above reports lol

  • +2 votes

    Shit app, got a free go bucket, flipped it to a regular popcorn chicken, now its gone

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      head back in, it'll likely appear. takes a while to load (if it doesn't crash)

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    Crash Crash Crash for me

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    I can see a grey bucket where my local KFC is, is this what I'm meant to be looking for?

    • +1 vote

      No
      The normal prize buckets are seperate from the store icons
      They have a timer next to the them, you’ll know when you see one

      Try later, app issues atm…

  • +1 vote

    It stopped asking me to take my first spin, so I guess that's gone now. Can just see the map.

    • +3 votes

      Same with me. Pretty shit.

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      same here does not work for me

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      Are you doing multiple accounts?

  • +1 vote

    How is this app worse than the Maccas app ?

    • -2 votes

      I never have issues with the Macca's app.

    • +1 vote

      Havent been able to log into the KFC App for over 4months now, it wont recognise its own code it sends you.

      Heaps of people on the Google app page seem to have the same issue

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        Message their facebook messenger site, they fix it up. Had the same issue.

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    not working at all!!

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    Can only used one food prize a day.

    • +1 vote

      Worse than that; can only redeem once every 24 hours.

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        i just found out when trying to get my lunch 😐

  • +18 votes

    Only seeing a red screen for the bucket map.

    • +4 votes

      Free food seems like a deal to me

  • +9 votes

    It's a competition, Trying to get dam app to work.

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    KFC servers smashed - even the website not working

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    bucket map not working for me

  • +2 votes

    The KFC app sets a 1 minute alarm on your phone that never goes off, if you're using Android. Just something to be aware of

    • +6 votes

      No it doesnt

      • +3 votes

        Would you accept evidence?

    • +1 vote

      What do you mean? I have had the app for a few years, I have never had this happen to me?

    • +3 votes

      I've been using KFC app on Andriod for 4 years never have this issue get a new phone!

    • +2 votes

      Yes it does! I noticed that on my Pixel 5 and it was driving me crazy trying to find out which app was responsible, are you by any chance also using a Pixel?

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        OnePlus 6T

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          It did that on mine too. I restarted the phone (didnt restart the app yet) and it has fixed it.

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        Yep, same on my Pixel 5.

    • +1 vote

      Well now I know the culprit. I uninstalled the app and it went away. Always just thought it was my phone!

    • +1 vote

      Maccas App did this on my Pixel 2 XL (on Android 11) and it drove me crazy.
      Found it at least temporarily stopped this if you "force stop" the app + turn off notifs.

      My OP9 hasn't experienced this on either app though

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        I just turn an alarm on and off and it goes away (the icon at least, I can't find an actual alarm being set).

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      Yeah I definitely get the clock icon showing in the status bar every time I open the app

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    Prizes include (see FAQ(thegreatbuckethunt.com.au)):

    Experiences

    Hmm….The KFC experience? Feeling gross by too much grease consumption? I'll have a bucket of that!

    Ugh damn it now I want some KFC.

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      I think you'll be wanting the year of KFC then as opposed to AFL/NRL experience lol

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    Not working for me at all either

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    Even the kfc website is down lol

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    My app doesn’t have anything about the bucket?

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    The ozbargain effect lol… ddos'd KFC

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    I had a glitch where I had 4 prizes instead of 3, but I technically can't use all of them

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    Red screen of death

  • +1 vote

    Spun 3 prizes, flipped coins on two of them, and now all my stashed prizes are all gone 🥴

    • +1 vote

      I also have the same issue ☹

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      They are there, you're just erroring while trying to open your prize stash.

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    Off-peak times it is…

  • +6 votes

    Getting red screen of death. Will try later

  • +7 votes

    KFC got ozbargained. That's a new one. Well done everyone. 😂

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    Yep it hasn’t worked all morning for me. It’s a terrible app anyway.

  • +1 vote

    Starting to come back to life now..not quite loading all the way though

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    They've put up an advisory message - too many bucket hunters. Did they not anticipate this? Proby the first time I've seen Free KFC recently!

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    Got logged out of KFC and can't log back in :(

    Seems to be having outages

    Okay I got in and got a free chips :/ Lame

  • +1 vote

    The people who got it to load how long did you wait on the red screen of death? I have tried to load the app 10+ in the last 1-2 hours and I have never had the bucket map load (but I can see the location services being very solid so wonder what is going on). Very close to negging given the waste of time even though others seem to have gotten through

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    I managed to score three prizes today morning around 9AM.
    Got two Frozen Drinks and one regular Chips.

    Now the app's OzBargained. Also, the T&Cs say you can play unlimited number of times (unlike Macca's Monopoly which was restricted to three times per day.) Also, there are way too many buckets floating around, so the app is most certainly going to be overloaded.

  • +1 vote

    got a frozen pepsi, not keen.

  • +3 votes

    hmm standing next to box…nothing happens just a timer. how do you claim it?

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      Same here, I think this is just another error with the app

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        Same, annoying

  • +1 vote

    Ok, around 12:15 PM AEST, all buckets seem to have vanished — well at least for me.

  • +1 vote

    Seems to be working now. Scored a free ultimate box!

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    Im under a bucket but cant even use it?

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      These are the app / overloading issues. It was working fine in the morning. And it's working fine for few users. Just that its not able to take the load for everyone I guess. In the morning I could see like 20 buckets around me. Went and claimed 3 prizes. Stashed.

  • +1 vote

    Found heaps of prizes and have now redeemed food. Win win.

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    At present it seems the map loads, buckets are shown but when the app signals to the server that you've 'found' a bucket, it errors (but shows nothing on screen)

  • +1 vote

    Got pepper mayo slider, fliiped and, lost and still had pepper mayo slider.

    Also had a large chips, flipped, lost, and got a small chips.

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    So I won a 15 piece bucket. Except there’s no way to order a 15 piece bucket from my KFC? so I can’t redeem it. Even the manager is stumped.

    • +5 votes

      Wow. Just tell them to give you 15 pieces of Chicken. Dont let this get away. This one's gold.

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        Normally I would push it, except KFC’s are franchised and I’m assuming head office is funding this. If I take a 15 piece from them, they aren’t going to get paid for it.

        I’ve emailed head office to clarify wtf is going on.

        Screenshots for info

        https://imgur.com/a/TBEdLop

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          When you redeem the prize it adds it to the cart automatically.

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            @Clear: Yep didn’t do this for me. There is nothing in my cart, and no way to apparently get it back.

            Now it says I’ve already redeemed a prize even though I never confirmed an order, when I clicked redeem it took me to select my KFC, I selected my regular store, then it took me to their menu but nothing ever appeared in the cart.

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              @toshjammi: Try a different store?

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                @porleng: Tried two stores near me. Still fails to add to cart, nor can I find a store that actually sells a 15 piece bucket.

                There is a green pop up banner that says I ‘have a reward that expires today, check it out on the barcode screen’

                Where is the barcode page 🧐

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          Try following the instructions in this post on accessing the hidden menu where these prizes are stored https://www.ozbargain.com.au/comment/10185361/redir then add the item to your cart then checkout

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            @oscinator1988: No dice, the link doesn't work but I just shorten it to finish at menu/ and it works. In any case 15 piece bucket doesn't exist anywhere on the menu.

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              @toshjammi: When I tried that link it let me into a menu with all the prizes at full price. maybe try it after its gone through A URL shortener. https://tinyurl.com/ubtrkx39

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                @oscinator1988: Bummer, naar just comes up with "LOOKS LIKE YOU’VE FLOWN THE COOP!"

                404 error

                haha

                Lol edit. Was doing it on PC not mobile.

                I’m on IOS. from what I read in the previous post the direct menu links don’t work on IOS

                • +1 vote

                  @toshjammi: Actually looking at my stash now the redeem now button is back for every item so try clicking it again?

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                    @oscinator1988: YEP!!

                    You are correct, lets hope it works for a second time :) I'll try tomorrow though

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                      @toshjammi: Check on your home screen if there is a card there saying you have won the 15pc's on mine it says "Expires today" so dont think you can redeem again tomrorow

  • -3 votes

    Not sure why all the upvotes if the deal is unobtainable lol

    • +1 vote

      What's unobtainable? Got a free large popcorn chicken box.

      • +1 vote

        My first free prize is an error. I went to a bucket on the map and nothing appears

        Will happily revoke my downvote once it is stable and working