Category: Maximising rewards

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Is Everyday Rewards better than flybuys?

The flybuys loyalty program used by Coles is considered by many to be inferior to the Everyday Rewards program used by Woolworths, but is this really the case? To compare the two programs we first need to look at how easy it is to collect the points and the value of those points. Flybuys For every dollar you spend at Coles you will receive one flybuys point. Once you have amassed a healthy points balance through the flybuys scheme...

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Beyond the supermarkets

This might seem odd coming from a website that has a tagline ‘total and utter supermarket geekery’ but in this post I’m going to advise against doing ALL your shopping at the big two supermarkets. I love grocery shopping and I love supermarkets, always have. I remember how exciting it was when the first large supermarkets appeared in our area as a child (yes, I know that makes me sound old). At university I took a course called...

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No coupons thanks, we’re Australian

I’ve read money saving and debt payoff blogs and forums and often heard the complaint that ¬†Australia doesn’t have coupons. But really, bonus points are just the same as coupons, it’s just that you get the money off later, once you’ve pooled the minimum amount needed to collect a gift card. In the Coles (Flybuys) program that amount is $10, or 2,000 points. At Woolworths, it’s $5. But how do you get the bonus points? Supermarkets provide coupons...

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Almost a free lunch

I love getting something for nothing. If you haven’t already, you should sign up to both the Coles Flybuys and Woolworths Everyday Rewards loyalty programs. First reason: if you shop there anyway, you’ll get something for nothing. Second reason: if you shop at both, it encourages the supermarkets to increase their incentives to shop with them (i.e. the discounts they will offer to you). The basic level rewards are nothing to write home about and there will be...