20x flybuys points for eBay purchases
Big points boost but get in quick as the deal only runs for two days.
Flash deal for frequent flyers: eBay is offering 20 times the regular number of flybuys points for purchases through the site on Monday and Tuesday this week.
To take advantage of the offer, you'll need to have already linked your eBay and flybuys accounts and then activate the offer via the eBay site.
If that's tempting, you'll want to get in quickly, as the deal ends at 11:59pm AEST on Tuesday 31 July.
Usually, eBay purchases earn 0.5 flybuys point for every $1 spent, so increasing that amount by a factor of 20 definitely makes linking the accounts more tempting. Members of eBay Plus earn 1 point per $1 spent.
As ever, pay attention to the fine print. The bonus offer only applies to item costs, not to extras like postage. You also can't earn bonus points on purchases of gift cards, travel, baby formula, cars, bikes, boats, tickets or tobacco accessories (other than lighters, oddly). eBay normally applies a 5,000 flybuys point transfer limit to any single transaction, so purchases over $500 may not score any bonus points.
There's also a current deal offering a 15% bonus if you convert your flybuys into Velocity Points. However, that deal expires on 31 July, while the eBay bonus points offer says that points may take up to 30 days to appear, so it's unlikely you'll be able to combine the two.
Even without that bonus deal, converting your flybuys points to Velocity Points can offer a better return than just using them for shopping vouchers. To earn even more Velocity Points, make sure you're using a credit card that earns points for everyday purchases. Need to find one? Check out the latest Velocity credit card offers.
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