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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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        might be a bug for you, because there's so many where I am

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          Its not that I see no buckets, I see about 3-4, but in neighbouring suburbs. Regularly. But rarely see 1-2 across the whole day new my area, whereas i saw about 20+ every ~ 20 mins during the first 3 days.

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            @djoz: Yeah, I get you. Not sure what's up. (btw I didn't downvote you).

    • +1 vote

      Looks like the person above with 4 slots took your 3rd one.

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      My wife's is like this. Worked fine for a day or so, now has an empty third slot. Deleted, reinstalled, same thing

  • +1 vote

    Finally spun an ultimate box but couldn't press redeem now and it didn't add to my stash .. funnily enough the regular chips and freeze didn't have any trouble

    Why should I be playing fair if KFC's not going to?

    Edit: now the whole app is fried. Ha.

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      Whole app is fried? What happened? I coaxed my friend to download and register KFC app, just to be sure nothing is wrong with my phone. She cant see any buckets either. The first free spin got the Slider, flipped it to get 3pc tender. Well.

      • +1 vote

        It comes in various stages
        - Firstly, red screen of death
        - Map not loading
        - Map and stores loaded, but no buckets anywhere (even looking quite a while away)
        - Buckets finally loading and being able to action the notification gets to the actual spin and it keeps throwing errors.

        Most likely when a prize is finally spun there'll be further errors with stage as before

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          Yep cant see any buckets now.

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          • Firstly, red screen of death
            Uninstall app and reinstall
          • Map not loading
            Same as above
          • Map and stores loaded, but no buckets anywhere (even looking quite a while away)
            I have a theory but will need to look into it. But nothing you can do about it.
          • Buckets finally loading and being able to action the notification gets to the actual spin and it keeps throwing errors.
            All errors will still result in you getting your prize of you click return to the app, or you get to respin again.
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            @imcold:

            All errors will still result in you getting your prize of you click return to the app, or you get to respin again.

            Nope. While it is true it does offer a respin if that then doesn't work or it refuses to load it won't offer it again.
            Definitely didn't have my prize in my stash and cannot fill the last prize slot.

            I showed/explained how if from the "winner" page if I add to stash it doesn't add and manager still honoured the deal so very good customer service has saved the day of a shit app.

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              @pennypincher98: I mean all spin errors..

              If you loose a prize via it not appearing in your stash its pretty much gone. :(

              I lost an Ultimate box on a flip the the coin when it didn't appear in my box. This might because I flipped two things in quick succession.
              Either way I got another Ultimate box from another flip, about 5 flips later. But I was able to refill the last slot.

              • +1 vote

                @imcold: Weird, I logged on around 2pm today to find my "bucket overload" message despite only having two prizes in there. Regardless, one of the two spun ultimate boxes (I'm assuming the second because I didn't spin further after that) is in my stash now.

                Weirdly enough still can't fill that last slot.

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                  @pennypincher98: Flipped a regular chip for a 15pc bucket. 15pc bucket not in my stash. Going to wait to see if it comes 😭

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                    @porleng: Is the regular chips still showing? If yes, then most likely it will change to the new 15pc Chicken prize.

                    Is the prize slot now showing Empty, with all other prizes intact? If yes, then sadly you have lost the prize due to the "Flip bug". I have lost an Ultimate Box as well and waiting for resolution from their Support.

                    Let us know if your prize eventually appeard in Stash.

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                      @djoz: Regular chips is gone and prize slot empty. Checked just now and no 15pc bucket. Found an ultimate box from a bucket so i'm happy.

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                    @porleng: Not sure if it will work in terms of flipping, I've found a large variation there - weirdest being today.
                    Got a regular popcorn chicken, flipped it into a regular chips which disappeared (didn't care)
                    I spun another bucket (Freeze lol) to find it had reappeared back as a reg pop chicken again so flipped it again into a Zinger Stacker which stayed.

                    This app truly has no rules or predictability.

  • +3 votes

    This bloody thing is a scam. I ‘won’ a pepper Mayo slider (cheap shit) flipped the coin and won some tenders (less cheap shit). Then the whole bloody thing disappeared from my bucket stash.

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      Prizes disappearing during flip has been reported by many. I also lost an Ultimate Box when I flipped a Freeze and I'm regretting (although nothing for me to regret here lol). Have contacted KFC support, there is a dedicated category "Prizing" under the section "Great Buckethunt". No response since 4 days but I'm hoping they credit one Ultimate Box at least.

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    Is anyone else losing the flip a lot more now? In the first couple of days I was about 50/50, now I'm winning maybe 1/10.

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      It has been 1:2 win loss ratio since the start.

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        I usually choose the side I loss in the previous one and win 3-4 in a row until he changes his mind. I’ve been winning quite alot lately

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        Well maybe I was just getting real lucky, but I was getting streaks of 4 or 5 wins in a row with very few losses in the first couple of days and now the last 21 flips have only had 3 wins. I'm definitely not winning at the rate I was earlier on.

  • +2 votes

    Has anyone figured out the redeem issue? I only have 1 local store (rural qld) so I can't try a different one, I've got prizes in the stash about to expire but when I try to redeem it just says the full price and discount applied at checkout (which isn't true…)

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      I found its either its app bug or the restaurant is doing something odd. One restaurant will not deduct everytime when I change to another kfc, it will show as free.

      Just make sure price goes to free and don't proceed to payment. I still dont know the true reason behind it

      P.S
      This is such a good promotion when it works but too bad by the time it all fixes, the promotion will be over.

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      I have the same problem. Though if I change the order to a different restaurant (too far to drive to) the discount is applied. so I think it's an issue with my local restaurant. Funnily I noticed, I always get an issue when ordering on the ap that says 'loyalty is experiencing difficulty' which I didn't get when I tried the different restaurant. It's been 4 days now, ya think they would get it sorted, although I expect there are some barriers as their development team probably don't speak English and are high school interns that have never seen a KFC restaurant.

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    Anyone know how to get rid of the red screen and popups asking for locations to be turned on (gps spoofed)

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      Double check that the KFC app has location permissions, that fixed my problem

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        location permissions are turned on but still get the red screen

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          It might just be the KFC app, it's terrible.

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            @FDA2020: possible tried for the last 2 days with 4 different apps with the same result

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              @vcpi88: Still works for me. It's just the GPS spoof apps you're trying that aren't working with/being blocked by the KFC app.

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          If you get the red screen just make sure u set a location in the gps app again, worked for me a few times

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    I got 4 prizes somehow? I used to only have 3 but after I reached 3 I wanted to swap one so found another bucket. When I swiped I got an error and it didn't swap and instead added a 4th slot in my stash.

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      I've had this happen as well, I'm still able to maintain 4 even when swapping out a prize I've got for a new one

  • +2 votes

    I can log-in on KFC website, app says it logged out for security reasons.
    Now app doesn't accept the same password.
    I reset my password via website because it didn't work via the app. Then I can get to the 2 factor authentication via the app, but it doesn't send the email.
    Delete app, try to login again with same password. Now it says login failed.

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    Servers are getting hammered, all requests are taking ages…

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      Is redemption working or that will also fail? Dont want to risk my prize!

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    Mine is stuck in a loop where it lets you "pick up where we left off" and have another spin. Just keeps going but always win something not worth claiming.

    Anyone been down to the local KFC's of late? So many kids hanging around on pushies chasing free freezes and reg chips lol

  • +1 vote

    Flipped a double tender burger for an ultimate box and it disappeared… FFS. Gus would never let this happen.

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      Pretty much the same was happening on Tuesday when the game was launched.

      Is today being a weekend may have got anything to do with the app having issues again?

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      Happened to me too, can't remember what I originally had but flipped it into 15 pieces OR chicken. Lost it when I went back to the stash.

  • +1 vote

    i really want that kfc hoodie

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      Can you explain the attraction. Are you a massive KFC fan? Maybe you want to wear it to the gym to annoy any mini Arnolds and sports models? You're just feeling the cold?

      • +1 vote

        I'm a big KFC fan, almost got a pair of the KFC x Crocs but couldn't bring myself to wear Crocs.
        Would also wear it to the gym, not to annoy people, just to keep me warm

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        i'm just a fan of collecting merch like this and hey it's a limited edition hoodie!

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          I Was thinking of getting their 9? metal stickpin badges (helps Youth charity somehow) but the options to buy were weird - had to get in two separate, different prices and number of badges.

          Don't think they're an option still?

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    Dammit thought it was supposed to be equal or greater on the flip. Flipped a double tender burger and got a slushie…

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      Unfortunately you can lose the coin toss :(

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        Damn. The day it came out it said you couldn't lose. You'd be guaranteed something equal or greater.

        • +2 votes

          Equal or greater if you win the toss.
          Equal or lesser if you lose the toss.

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            @djoz: Don't you always get an "upgrade" (ie more expensive item) if you win rather than equal amount?

            • +1 vote

              @pennypincher98: Not always. I flipped a Regular Fries, won, and still got Regular Fries again. Thats what they have mentioned in the T&Cs:

              Flip the Colonel’s coin

              If after spinning the virtual bucket you reveal a KFC food prize, you will be given the opportunity to either save your prize in your Bucket Stash in the App for 72 hours or redeem it immediately. If you choose to save your prize in your Bucket Stash, you may choose to flip the Colonel's coin in the App to win a different prize. You must select either heads or tails. If you win, (i.e. you select heads or tails and it lands on your chosen side) you will receive a prize of equal or greater value. The prize can be a food, non-food or cash (awarded as an eftpos card) prize (excluding the Golden Bucket cash prizes (minor Golden Bucket Prize awarded as an eftpos card) and the AFL/NRL/Ashes experience prizes)).

              If you lose, (i.e. you select heads or tails and it lands on the alternative side) you will receive a prize of equal or lesser value.

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                @djoz: So we should flip our ultimate boxes or 15 piece for a realistic chance for cash prize.

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                  @Chchnu: "Chance" is the keyword. Unless you score $50, $100 or $200 Gift Cards which are extremely rare, the 15pc Chicken is better value ($27.95).

                  The Ultimate Box is $11.45, so yeah it may be a gamble, but again if you lose, it could well be reduced to a $1 Freeze.

                  Plus, there's this thing of the "flip" prizes disappearing. Many have reported and I have lost one as well. I'd rather stick to what I've got if it is as good as 15pc Chicken or Ultimate Box, unless of course, if you are unable to redeem it due to circumstances such as too far to drive to, or unsuitable store timing (say on a Sunday) otherwise.

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                    @djoz: Well if the coin flip is 50% chance for something equal or better then flipping the good prizes is really worth it as you mentioned the next best thing after the 11.45 ult box is a 27.95 15 piece or even cash. And if you flip a 15 piece correctly you guarenteed At Least $50. So if the reward for a correct 50/50 flip is at least better than double its worth.

                    Ive been just flipping anything lower than a burger so im not playing optimally.

  • +6 votes

    Im going to be so fat by the time this event ends lol

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    When I click on the buckets, nothing happens, besides the Colonel commenting.

    It worked fine the first time, a few days ago, but not since then and I have tried multiple times.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

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      Tap the + on the bottom left to zoom in (if it is greyed out, press the - first, then +). When you're close enough, it should disappear, and then a pop up saying there is an experience nearby (you don't even need to tap the bucket).

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        Is the red dot meant to move?

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          The red dot is you. Move to a bucket and wait for the popup

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            @dylanando: I go to the bucket, without the red dot coming with me, but there is no pop-up.

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              @Ms Bargainer: Click on the arrow a few times to refresh your location.. Seems to work for me sometimes

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    redeemed some boxes and the 15pc bucket no probs. my kfc was full of people redeeming these things

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    Can we swap the 15Pc Original Recipe Chicken to Hot and Spicy? I hope it doesnt cause any issues to lose the prize.
    Has anyone been able to do this successfully [QLD]?

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      Yes you can customise your order

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        good tip, will try if i ever get one again…pretty rare

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      I tried customising the 15 piece, and I couldn't see an option to swap the chicken out

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        Thanks. But you were still able to redeem. The Original Recipe evn after trying to customise right? I just dont want to lose the prize ad many have reported it not being a "menu item".

        Maybe your store doesn't have Hot & Spicy? Do you usually have it there?

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          Well I went to 2 different stores and had no problems, I believe KFC would be aware of it now

      • +4 votes

        For me, the order stated —
        "1pc Original Recipe Chicken X 15."

        I was able to edit the order and choose all 15 as Hot & Spicy.

        Pro Tip: Prior to tapping on "I'm in the restaurant", walk up to the counter, show your confirmed order screen & Handover the survey receipt to score Free Medium Chips & Medium Drink.

        It works as the Order value is still > $4.95, just that it's the coupon paying instead of you.

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          For store number did you do anything ? how can you find out ?

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            @domo653q: Doesn't matter. Enter ur usual store number, or any store number. Enter any random date and time (within past 3 days). It will work. Complete the survey and write the code on your receipt.

            The staff rarely even validates it. Today they didnt even take my receipt, it is still with me (for next visit), yet got the Free Medium Chips & Medium Pepsi.

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              @djoz: How can you get receipt if done through app ?

              • +1 vote

                @domo653q: Ah, a true ozbargainer always has a couple of receipts in their wallet from past purchases. No worries if you dont have. Just observe the counter, they usually keep an empty box for dumping the receipts when others collect their order.

                You may pick up one from there.

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          Pro tip didn't work at my KFC. Not applicable for online order.
          Another co-worker also didn't want to give it.

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            @johnmelb: Yes, depends on the staff servicing. They can still do it irrespective of order being online or not. But some refuse to do it. Has always worked with me though.

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              @djoz: Thanks for the tip though, I never realised they had this on the receipt.

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            @johnmelb: Your store's manager is an ass then.

            My store is fairly new so staff are still clueless. I just show a screenshot of code after I've done the survey and said "I'm John Doe to pick up an online order, can I get free chips and drink as well?". Only 2 times the staff grab a manager and they put it through (different managers). Every other time, they know what to do.

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              @patpoh: I just wanted to try.
              2 teenagers in this store, I didn't ask for the manager.
              First lady didn't know at all, called the other one and she said it's not for online orders. I asked twice, pointed at the flyer they had and then dropped it.
              Anyway, if she would have said " you need to spend $4.95 at least" that would have been more acceptable reason, since I only picked up the free stuff.
              So I didn't "spend" at the store.
              It is what it is.
              (And my partner was also picking up a free order.)

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          Handover the survey receipt to score Free Medium Chips & Medium Drink.

          A+ for Ozbargainness but I don't think I could bring myself to do that tbh

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            @pennypincher98: Were you able to spin any buckets yesterday/today? None for me.

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              @djoz: Haven't seen any since yesterday morning. Had no problems when I saw them.

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              @djoz: I've had some trouble but I've spun a few, about 50% of those on the map result in errors (I don't get offered the respin) and only a few around. Might have to try a new venue :)

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            @pennypincher98: Why not? You still have to do the survey so you're still earning the chips and drink.

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              @zaphy: Well I'll hand in my Ozbargain badge but asking if I can add a free chips and a can to my free burger/box/bucket because I did a 2 min donkey survey seems a bit entitled?

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                @pennypincher98: If you're answering honestly to the survey, then why not? The reward is incentive for people to participate and lets HQ know what customers think about the store/service etc.

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                  @CodeXD: Not sure what's the % of people that actually do it properly - instead many just click "highly satisfied" for everything which of course is great for marketing and results

    • +1 vote

      Redeemed one for lunch today, no issues swapping all 15 (or any combination) for Hot and Spicy.
      Click on the 3 dots when it's in your order and it will let you customise it

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    anyone score the hoodie?

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    my maps are just empty. Nothing near my two local kfcs

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      mine just keeps on loading

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      Been this way since Friday. Either:

      1) The BOTs have spun all available buckets, only 1-2 rarely appears across the whole day.
      2) Either automatically or manually, this clause of the T&C has come into effect:

      The Promoter will monitor the rate of virtual buckets being revealed throughout the Competition Period to ensure the prize pool lasts until the end of the Competition Period. If the rate of virtual buckets being revealed is at any stage projected to exceed the total prize pool available, the Promoter may vary the location, timing and number of bucket pins in each set so as to contain the rate of virtual buckets being revealed and to ensure that the total prize pool is not exceeded.

      The Promoter will also monitor the virtual buckets being revealed throughout the Competition Period to ensure that the number of each type of food prize being won in that proximity is not such that redemption of the food prizes within the immediately following period might cause that store to run low on stocks of the relevant food items. In that event the Promoter may vary the location, timing and number of bucket pins in each set so as to contain likely demand for food items at the relevant store.

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      Delete account, sign up again works for me with the first instant prize.

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    Tried to claim some fries and freezes with the kids and the app is saying only 1 claim per day but haven't claimed anything today. I grabbed some late last night. Is it per 24 hr or resets after midnight?

    Also haveny seen any buckets locally since yesterday morning.

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      Resets 12pm AWST (WA)/2pm AEST (VIC/NSW)

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        My apologies. Yes that's correct.
        12 PM AWST
        02 PM AEST

        I meant to write the same but goofed up.

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    You can actually click redeem on a freebie, but don't buy it yet. Then when it resets, redeem another freebie and claim them both in different transaction