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10x Everyday Rewards Points with $20-$500 Perfect EFTPOS Gift Card Purchase ($7.95 Fee Applies) @ Woolworths

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Spotted this at a Woolworths in the ACT.

This deal is only really a “deal” in my eyes if you load at least $159 on a gift card, as the bonus points you earn from purchasing a $159 gift card will have an equivalent value of the $7.95 gift card purchase fee.

Please be aware of the following:

  • Please check the back of the gift cards in-store before purchasing the gift card. There has been a report of fraudsters altering a number of gift cards to change the barcode on the back. The new barcode - which has been printed out on paper and stuck onto the back of the gift card - is for a different inactive EFTPOS gift card, which means that when you go to pay and activate for an EFTPOS gift card, you are activating a EFTPOS gift card in the possession of the fraudsters, not the EFTPOS gift card you are holding. If you find any tampered gift cards in-store on your bargain quests, please immediately alert staff in-store.

  • These gift cards (issued by Blackhawk Network (Australia) Pty Ltd) expire three years from the date of issue.

  • These gift cards cannot be used for online purchases.

  • These gift cards cannot be used to purchase other The Perfect Gift Cards at Woolworths. (I tried and the POS system blocked it.)


Terms and conditions

  • Offer available from 8/9/21 to 14/9/21 on all denominations of the Perfect Gift Card (EFTPOS), in Woolworths supermarkets, Woolworths Metro and Woolworths MetroGo only, while stocks last.

  • Excludes Woolworths Online and Ampol Woolworths Metro.

  • Standard points will not be earned on amount spent on gift cards, but the relevant number of bonus points which you qualify for under this offer.

  • Bonus points can take up to 14 business days to be loaded onto your Everyday Rewards card from date of purchase.

  • Refer to individual cards for their terms and conditions.


Additional Information

Everyday Rewards Dollars

  • 2000 Everyday Rewards points is equivalent to $10 Everyday Rewards Dollars (redeemable at Woolworths, BIG W, BWS across Australia or Caltex Woolworths / EG Australia in mainland Australia) or 1000 Qantas points.

  • Everyday Rewards points can only be converted to Everyday Rewards Dollars or Qantas points in multiples of 2000.

  • Everyday Rewards Dollars cannot be used for any gift card purchases at Woolworths unless your Everyday Rewards Dollars balance has already reached the $4500 limit.

Earning Everyday Rewards Points

  • Any purchase of any gift cards at Woolworths (or BIG W) will not earn any standard Everyday Rewards points.

  • Any purchase of any gift cards in this deal at Woolworths will not count towards any other bonus Everyday Rewards points promotions. In other words, targeted/personalised Everyday Rewards offers at Woolworths (e.g. spend $x in one transaction to earn y points) usually exclude any purchase of any gift cards.

  • You will not earn any bonus Everyday Rewards points for the gift card purchase fee.

  • If you are purchasing this gift card at a self-service checkout, you should be able to see the number of Everyday Rewards points you will earn as part of this transaction in the top right-hand corner of the payment screen.

  • You will only earn bonus points on every whole dollar. For example, if you specify $50.50 as the amount to be loaded onto the gift card, you will only earn 500 bonus points, not 505 bonus points.

Paying for Gift Cards

  • Woolworths’ POS system allows split payments for gift card purchases at self-service checkouts and serviced checkouts.

  • Gift cards issued by Woolworths Group Ltd1 cannot be used as payment for any gift cards at Woolworths (or BIG W). Attempting to redeem them on gift card purchases will be blocked by the POS system and return an error.

  • Make sure to check the small activation receipt that the checkout prints after a gift card purchase. If it says successful at the bottom of the receipt, the gift card was correctly activated. If it does not say successful, alert the service desk of the failed activation and they will sort it out. This receipt will be printed out even if you have turned off paper receipts for your Everyday Rewards account.

Odds and Ends

  • Gift card purchases at Woolworths will earn 4c/L (or 6c/L in Tasmania) fuel vouchers.

  1. If you have a gift card where you can check the balance here, it was issued by Woolworths Group Limited. 

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Comments

  • Will this eligible to purchase with Woolworths Mobile 10% discount monthly offer?

    • +2

      I’m fairly sure that gift card purchases are excluded from the 10% off discounts. There’s no harm in trying, but I’m fairly sure I have seen people here comment that you cannot apply the 10% discount on gift card purchases.

      • You seem to be the master of the cards here . Anyway my last US transaction on Ebay OZ with an Ebay gift card I found the exchange rate virtually on or little difference comparing with Bloomberg . Because of that I'm stocking max all denominations on the Coles Swap Celebration cards on all Flybuy accounts . Summary you basically get the full Flybuy discount % and exchange rate .

    • Doesn't work.

    • Yea it doesn't work

  • ANYONE tried paying rego with these cards? In store ?
    looking at
    https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/driving-and-transport/registrat...
    It seems like it is possible to pay rego at post offices ? anyone know if they in occur extra fees ? or if it is possible like website says?

  • Thanks bought some, and grabbed a whole stack if anyone wants

  • +1

    I really don't see the point of this since you can always buy Woolworth's cards on-line at a discount?

    I have been buying the $500 ones with a 5% discount ($25) for ages, I bought two ($1,000) four days back. I use them over time (we do a lot of on-line ordering) then buy more when the credit is used. They work in store or on-line.

    • +4

      The point is that your not buying Woolworths Gift Cards! I just paid $500 off my water bill at the post office and for the small sum of $7.95 got 5000 Reward points along with 1500 Amex points as extra!

      • +1

        I can pay water bill with my rewards credit card and get $500 QFF points.

        • +1

          and you don't have to get dressed, drive to the post office, find parking and wait in line for 20 mins to do it

        • $500 in QFF points. I want that deal :)

      • AusPost self-service terminals are closed in Sydney … maybe they'll open up again, one day.

  • Can I buy other gift card using them such as apple or JBHIFI from Woolworths?

    • +1

      That will probably work, but keep this comment in mind.

      • They've probably blocked the 6 digit bin from payment towards gift cards. Same as how Coles used to have westfield cards blocked completely.

        • But Apple gift card would not be EFTPOS card

          • +3

            @V001: What JIMB0 is trying to say is that Woolworths has probably set up their POS system so that when you swipe an EFTPOS gift card at Woolworths, it will check the card’s bank identification number (BIN) and if you are trying to buy a gift card, it will block your EFTPOS gift card from being able to purchase a gift card.

            I have no idea if this is actually the case though.

      • +2

        It does work on other cards in Woolies.

  • +3

    @WookieMonster thank you for the heads up :) I grabbed a $500 this morning. At the end of the day 3.5% in savings is still a good deal for everything that you can buy at stores that aren't ww's - I shop a lot at the Adelaide Central Markets so it all helps :) thanks again :)

    • No worries, happy spending!

  • i tried to split pay with some $250 coles mastercard gift cards but i got an error and terminal froze saying enter gift card and when i swiped it said gift card not accepted so i had to use a different terminal and paid with a credit card instead. maybe i pressed something wrong on the screen i dont know. can someone that has actually used a coles mastercard gift cards to purchase this $500 eftpos offer with split pays please confirm?

    • +1

      I haven’t tried paying it with Coles Gift Mastercards (yet).

      When you were on the payment screen, did you select Card (Split Payment) or Gift Card (Split Payment)?

      • +2

        I went to the cashier, and paid $250 x 2 coles mastercard gift cards plus a few $'s on AMEX. 3 way split payment. No probs.

        • In that case, it sounds like coolsteps accidentally selected Gift Card (Split Payment) on the payment screen.

          • +2

            @WookieMonster: i must of . i went back for round 2 today and pressed other then card split pay . it finally worked with a few coles mastercards but had to get approval all up 3 times per single $500 card

    • Coles MC is also issued by Indue. It could be similar to what I mentioned earlier here. Woolies POS bars immediate profit from cash card paid by cash card.

    • enter gift card and when i swiped it said gift card not accepted

      Ofcourse if you try to put your Coles prepaid Mastercard as a WISH giftcard system will reject it, because it is not a Wish GC. You are meant to use Card payment option (by Credit account)

    • tried to split pay with some $250 coles mastercard gift cards but i got an error and terminal froze

      Woolworths have had an issue with split payments at self serve checkouts for over a month

  • Do you get woolworths bricks when buying this card?

    • +1

      I’m not entirely sure. I’m in the ACT and we’re currently excluded from the promotion.

      My assumption is that gift card purchases are excluded from the Woolworths Bricks, because gift card purchases were excluded from the Discovery Garden promotions. I cannot find the terms and conditions of the Woolworths Bricks promotion on their website…

    • They count the fee $7.95 towards the $30 required .

  • This is my first time that I have used coles mastercard giftcard. I was in Aldi the other day and I selected credit when paying in the machine. I entered the pin indicated in the back of the card and all good. I am wondering if anyone has tried purchasing a giftcard in Coles/Woolworths and used the coles mastercard giftcard in self service checkout as Credit when paying and if there’s no issue?

    • +1

      I’ve had zero issues using the Coles Gift Mastercard to purchase other gift cards at Coles.

      Other people have had zero issues using the Coles Gift Mastercard to purchase gift cards at Woolworths (including the gift card in this deal).

      Just make sure to process it as card payment, not a gift card payment.

    • Is there a way to buy discounted Coles MasterCard gift cards?

      • Coles have special offers every few months.

  • Purchased 3 x cards on the same cards separately today.

    Got 10x points for all

    Happy

    • Standard points will not be earned on amount spent on gift cards, but the relevant number of bonus points which you qualify for under this offer.

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    • Any purchase of any gift cards at Woolworths (or BIG W) will not earn any standard Everyday Rewards points

    Don't these two condition mean that if you buy a $100 gift card you won't get any points on the $100?

    • +2

      Correct.

      If you get a $100 Perfect EFTPOS gift card, you will earn zero standard points for the gift card face value or the purchase fee. However, you will earn 1000 bonus points as part of this deal.

      • I would 100% intereprt that to be
        Earn 10x what you earn from the transaction , in this case you earn zero, so 0x10=0

        • As you need to pay $7.95 purchase fee for any face value of this card.
          Different from Coles, purchasing gift cards from woolworths have no standard points. But as a promotion, you will have 10 x (face value) rewards points.

        • +3

          Lol yeah it is very confusing. Let me try again…


          The standard earn rate for Everyday Rewards points at Woolworths is 1x point per dollar you spend. However, Woolworths lists gift cards (including third-party gift cards) as an exclusion under the standard earn rate. Hence, the following statements:

          • Standard points will not be earned on amount spent on gift cards, but the relevant number of bonus points which you qualify for under this offer.
          • Any purchase of any gift cards at Woolworths (or BIG W) will not earn any standard Everyday Rewards points.

          However, from time to time, Woolworths runs bonus points promotions where you earn a certain number of points for each dollar you load onto a gift card (like this deal). This is in addition to the standard earn rate, as the bonus earn rate is a multiple of the face value of the gift card, not a multiple of the standard earn rate.

          In summary, for the EFTPOS gift card deal in this post:

          Standard Earn Rate Bonus Earn Rate Total Earn Rate
          0x points per dollar spent 10x points per dollar spent 10x points per dollar spent

          On the other hand, Coles issues Flybuys points for every dollar you spend on third-party gift cards (e.g. eBay, JB Hi-Fi, TCN) everyday.

          From time to time, Coles will also issue bonus points on gift cards. However, unlike Woolworths’ gift card deals, Coles’ gift cards deals typically offer a fixed amount of bonus points, regardless of the face value of the gift card.

          If we use the Spotify gift cards in the current gift card deal as an example…

          Standard Earn Rate Bonus Earn Rate Total Earn Rate
          1x points per dollar spent 1000 bonus points per gift card 1x points per dollar spent + 1000 bonus points per gift card

          Confused? Lol

          • @WookieMonster: You sir have restored some of the IQ I have lost from all these booze deals!

          • @WookieMonster: That makes 100% sense BUT
            10x bonus, the "x" implies as multiple

            The ad says you are eligible bonus points but it makes no reference to the bonus.

            Does that mean that if bought a $100gc not on promotion I'd get 0 standard points +100bonus points ?

            I used to buy a lot of ww gc and if I recall they were never 10x, they were always 1000-2000 bonus points

            • +1

              @Samsungnote10:

              10x bonus, the "x" implies as multiple

              Yes, that’s right, it’s a multiple of the face value of the gift card, not a multiple of the standard earn rate.

              I think you are getting confused with the Everyday Rewards points boosters we see in the Everyday Rewards app or Woolworths catalogue from time to time, as those are a multiplier of the standard earn rate. For example, for a 5x points booster means that when you earn 1x standard point, you will also get 4x bonus points.

              Does that mean that if bought a $100gc not on promotion I'd get 0 standard points +100bonus points ?

              No. If you bought this gift card on Wednesday (outside of the promotional period), the bonus earn rate would go back to 0x. You will earn 0 standard points and 0 bonus points.

              • @WookieMonster: Hmm, thanks anyway.
                I don't see any of the fine print referring to "face value" hence my confusion
                But at least I'll know for future deals

                Might pick up some more tomorrow if they're still left

    • yeah 10x $ spent points are bonus points

  • If there's a way to transfer the funds from the EFTPOS card back into your bank account… is that illegal?

    • +1

      I wouldn’t say it is illegal, but it is definitely against the terms and conditions of the card (clause 4).

      You could purchase an item from a store, return it for whatever reason and then have the refund processed onto an EFTPOS card attached to your bank account… but I never suggested that!

    • +1

      You could try paying bills for other people in house ? and ask them to pay you back

  • Anyone know if this works with the Amex spend $50 get $5 back at Woolies, using Amex?

    • It should work. Gift card purchases at First Choice Liquor, Liquorland and Vintage Cellars have triggered AMEX cashback offers for me and I’ve received the cashback without any issues.

      I’m assuming Excludes gift card purchases is not listed in the offer terms and conditions, right?

  • Has anyone tried this in Sydney? the local catalogue says 500 points for a $50 Perfect EFTPOS gift card, which is not cost-effective as the fee is $5.95

    • +1

      That's a separate deal. That deal was actually posted but was removed after receiving many downvotes.

  • What the hell I thought this was like the last $50 - $100 last posted deal .
    Paid attention today and starting my late run .
    Good 1 Wookie . The deal deserves 800 votes .

    • No worries!

      To be fair, the catalogue makes it seem like only the $50 cards came with bonus points, but the posters in my local store have obviously disproved that.

      The deal deserves 800 votes .

      Haha if it was 20x or 25x points and a lower (or zero) purchase fee, I think it would get closer to 800 votes!

  • +2

    Exellent. Great to find. Was able to purchase $4000 (8x$500) in one transaction and get $200 back on my next shop. Plenty of cards in store as well. Very low key promotion, no in store advert and staff didn't know about it. Thanks very much @WookieMonster

    • Champ of all time :)

  • +2

    Please check that your cards are not tempered with prior to purchase.

    We purchased a $500 Eftpos gift card that had its barcode tempered. There were at least five of them on the shelves. The fraudster took a photocopy of the barcode and pasted it on another Eftpos gift card, which when scanned and paid for will activate the physical Eftpos gift card that they hold.

    It’s an elaborate scam. A few users have brought this up before in previous prepaid gift card promos.

    Anyway, evidence has been passed on to relevant authorities who have found ways to nab the fraudster(s), which I can’t comment further beyond this.

    Really feel sorry for vulnerable people who fall victim to financial scams in general, especially during this time of Covid.

    • +1

      If they go through CCTV footage they should be able to see who put the tampered ones on the shelf.

      • there sure is fingerprint left on it if police is even keen on running a basic scan of fingerprint database. I found police in Australia is way too lazy to want to do anything at all. The best thing they want to do is target easy one like jaywalking.

    • Wow I am quite surprised to hear that… then again, I guess fraudsters are always looking for sneaky ways to cheat people out of their money.

      What are the signs to look out for a tampered EFTPOS gift card (or are you unable to comment on that)?

      • +2

        Yeah there are different ways to temper it.

        In our case, check that there is no piece of paper (a photocopied barcode) pasted over the barcode of the physical gift card that you’re purchasing. Hope that made sense..

        • +1

          Ahhh fair enough. Thanks for the heads up!

    • Always reported in Melbourne. Low life Pros there.

    • so police really keen on doing something?!? The last time I went to the police station they are not even interested to file the report.

  • +2

    Great find. Fast tracked meeting the spend requirement on a new credit card.

  • +3

    Thanks WookieMonster. At least these cards were easy to find and no need to line up at 6am! Prepaid water, gas, power and rates until end of year and a bit beyond.

    • No worries. I’m sort of glad Woolworths nuked the Frequent Shopper Club, so you get to enjoy the deal too!

      • I use to cry when the deals came up. I complained fairly regularly about FSC and its inequity on deals like this. I only had a couple of years of using Egift to buy gift….those were the days. But still happy can still turn a free brunch (or several) out of these deals.

        • +2

          I use to cry when the deals came up. I complained fairly regularly about FSC and its inequity on deals like this.

          Fair.

          The FSC was good for a very long time though, as Everyday Rewards in its earlier iterations sucked.

          I remember the time when Everyday Rewards only gave you bonus Everyday Rewards dollars on a small number of specially ticketed items across the store that changed each week, but I only earned $4.70 in the space of six months!!

          It’s only when Everyday Rewards changed to the current model and started releasing lots of bonus points offers that it really started to leave FSC in the dust.

          I do miss the higher standard points earn rate of the FSC though, because I am not a big spender in my weekly shop (and neither is my old man). However, the occasional bonus points offers are nice.

          I only had a couple of years of using Egift to buy gift….those were the days.

          That’s better than me! I had zero years of using eGift cards to pay for gift cards at Woolworths, because I only became aware of discounted eGift cards in late 2017, and I only began to appreciate the concept of purchasing gift cards with supermarket gift cards in 2020! Sounds crazy, right?

          • +2

            @WookieMonster: And now you are the expert. Cudos.

          • +2

            @WookieMonster: Very true. How things have changed.

            We use to get 1% on our spend via FSC compared to 0.5% on Rewards. In reality that came to $50 via a $5000 yearly spend.

            I didn’t have a Flybuys card for years, as the return was minuscule.

            Gift card offers have certainly turned that around, and it’s free money for little work/time in a lot of cases. Of course picking the right deal is crucial.

  • Can this card be used to buy Coles MC gift card?

    • Why not??? Even u can use coles gift card. For this kind of deal, Coles is much dearer than Woolworth.

  • Some of the hot card locations were hit so hard that Woolies in the end refused to load $500 even though the cards were there .

    • Why? Not as if they are loosing money selling these.

      They should account for 20% of these loaded value to be lost or unused. That to me is a big profit