My closest supermarket is Coles and every time I get to the checkout they ask if I have a FlyBuys card. I don’t have one but I have finally got around to looking into it.
I have realised that the amount of money I have been spending doing my grocery shopping at Coles could have equated to a fair few points by now. So is the FlyBuys scheme any good?
What is FlyBuys?
FlyBuys has been around for years although it seems to have had quite a lot of leverage in recent times mainly through their association with coles and other providers. It is basically a points reward system, every time you spend money at certain outlets you can points, which can then be redeemed for products, flybuy dollars or fuel discounts.
Where can I earn FlyBuys points?
- You can earn 1 point for every $1 spent at Coles, AGL, NAB, Target, Kmart, Choice Liquor, Liqourland, Best Western, Travelword, Jetset Travel, Wine drop and FlyBuys Box Office.
- You can earn 1 point for every $2 spent at webjet.com.au and Coles Express.
- You can earn 2 points for every $1 spent at Coles Mastercard and Budget
- You can earn 3 point for every $1 spent on Telstra prepaid recharge at Coles, Coles Express, Target and Kmart.
How can I earn bonus FlyBuys points?
FlyBuys often has promotions where you can earn bonus points. You can also gain more point by having a Coles Comprehensive Car insurance policy, Coles Home Insurance Policy or by joining 1st Choice Wine Drop. Coles and Liqourland also have docket deals when you shop with them.
What Kind of rewards can I Get?
There is a large array of items you can purchase with your points. There are iPods, Cameras, DVDs, kitchen utensils and appliances, toys, furniture, books, magazine subscriptions, movie vouchers, theatre tickets, wine, sporting goods, gift cards, fuel discounts, travel and holidays and flybuy dollars.
Flybuy dollars are your points converted back to a dollar amount which can be used at their partner stores.
How do I redeem my FlyBuys points?
You can redeem points and also view your balances by logging into the website www.FlyBuys.com.au. Alternatively you can call the FlyBuys service centre on 13 11 16 Monday to Friday between 9 am and 7pm (AEST).
Is FlyBuys worth it?
Some of the items have quite a lot of points attached to them so it could take awhile to earn enough much the same as Frequent Flyers and other reward programs. It is not worth using if you are going to go spend extra money on items you do not need just so you can earn points towards your desired product. However if you shop at coles or one of the other outlets why not earn as much as you can for doing your regular shopping.
Do your FlyBuys points expire?
According to the terms and conditions if you do not register with FlyBuys the points will expire in 3 months. Points will also expire if you do not earn or redeem and points for a period of 12 months. They may also terminate the account.