Coles Gift Cards and Vouchers

Coles offers gift cards you can use at the supermarket, other stores, online and with partner brands. Here's how they work.

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Supermarket giant Coles offers a lot of different gift cards when you're shopping in store. This includes gift cards for Coles Group, plus other retailers such as Bunnings Warehouse, iTunes and even Netflix.

You can also buy a range of Coles gift cards online through the brand's gift card website. And if you have a rewards credit card or a frequent flyer membership, you may be able to redeem your points for Coles gift cards (among other things). Let's take a look at how it all works.

What types of gift cards does Coles offer?

Coles offers the following types of gift cards:

  • Coles Gift Card. You can use these gift cards when you shop in-person at Coles and Coles Central supermarkets. They can be used to pay for most purchases, but you can't use them to buy other gift cards, get cash out or to pay an account. Card values range from $10 to $500, and each card comes with a PIN for security.
  • Coles Groceries Gift Card. This gift card can be used in-store at Coles Supermarkets for everyday groceries and items for your home. You can't use a Coles Groceries gift card to buy alcohol, tobacco, phone cards or other gift cards.
  • Coles Group Gift Card. This gift card covers Coles Supermarket spending, as well as fuel and alcohol spending when you shop in-store at Coles, Coles Central, Coles Express, Liquorland, First Choice Liquor and Vintage Cellars.
  • Coles Express Gift Card. You can use this Coles gift card for fuel spending and in-store purchases at selected Coles Express service stations across the country.
  • Coles Group & Myer Gift Card. These cards can be used at a variety of stores and offer customisable designs, including for birthdays, weddings and other special days. You can use them for most purchases, except other gift cards, cash out and payment of accounts. Coles Group & Myer gift cards are are accepted at the following stores in Australia:
    • Coles Supermarkets
    • Coles Central and Coles Express
    • First Choice Liquor
    • Kmart
    • Liquorland
    • Myer (including online)
    • Officeworks
    • Target (including online)
    • Vintage Cellars
  • Coles Gift Mastercard. This Coles-branded gift card can be used anywhere Mastercard is accepted. It costs $5 to purchase and comes loaded with $50 or $100 in value.
  • eGift cards. Coles offers digital or eGift cards you can use online at Coles, Target, Kmart or Officeworks.
  • Store and experience gift cards. Coles offers a range of gift cards for brands including Kmart, Target, iTunes, Bunnings, Google Play, Event Cinemas, Village Cinemas, JB Hi-Fi and many more. Note that every store won't offer the same selection of third party gift cards so you may want to call your local location before heading in.

Some of the gift cards available at Coles

  • Amazon
  • iTunes
  • Bunnings
  • Google Play
  • eBay
  • Event Cinemas
  • JB Hi-Fi
  • Kmart
  • Netflix
  • Westfield
  • Cotton On
  • Just Jeans
  • The Her Card
  • The Him Card
  • Anaconda
  • Xbox
  • Target
  • Smiggle
  • Lorna Jane
  • City Beach

What should I think about before buying or using Coles gift cards?coles gift cards

If you’re thinking of giving someone a gift card from Coles or have received one, take note of the following factors:

  • Store acceptance. Most Coles gift cards can only be used at specific stores. Some gift cards also limit whether you can use them to shop in-store or online. These details are included with the card and are also available on the Coles gift card website.
  • Card values. There is a minimum amount of $10 and a maximum of $500 for Coles-branded gift cards – except the Coles Gift Mastercard, which is available with a value of $50 or $100.
  • Card balance. For Coles Gift Cards and other branded cards, you can check your balance online at giftcards.com.au or by calling 1300 304 990. If you have a Coles Gift Mastercard, you can check the balance online or by calling 1300 095 072.
  • Expiry. Coles gift cards are valid for 4 years from the date of issue. Any balance remaining on the card after this date will not be available for use. You can check the expiry date on your card by visiting the service desk in-store at Coles, or by calling 1300 304 990.
  • Lost or stolen cards. Coles gift cards are treated as cash and will not be replaced or refunded if they are lost or stolen.
  • Faulty or damaged cards. Faulty or damaged Coles gift cards will not be reissued unless the faults are a result of the production process or otherwise due to the fault of Coles Group, its agents or contractors or a participating retailer.
  • No cash out. You won’t be able to use your Coles gift card to get cash out at the checkout. You also won’t be able to use a gift card to purchase other gift cards.
  • Credit card fees. If you buy your gift card with a credit card, it will usually be processed as a cash advance transaction and attract additional fees.
  • Limited rewards. Coles-branded gift cards are not usually eligible to earn Flybuys points. But there are sometimes Flybuys bonus point offers for buying gift cards from other brands, such as Netflix. Just keep in mind that most rewards credit cards won't offer points per $1 for any gift card purchases.

How to redeem reward points for Coles gift cards

A lot of reward programs in Australia let you redeem points for gift cards, including Qantas Frequent Flyer, Velocity Frequent Flyer and most rewards credit cards. The actual gift cards you can get vary, but you'll often find Coles Gift Cards or Coles Group & Myer Gift Cards in the mix.

To get a Coles gift card with your points, you'll need to log in to your rewards account or credit card account, search for "Coles gift cards" among the reward options and then follow the prompts to redeem it.

How many points do I need to get a Coles gift card?

The number of points you'll need depends on the rewards program and the value of the gift card you choose. But to give you a basic idea, you could get a physical $100 Coles Supermarket gift card for 19,500 Velocity Points, while Citi Rewards offers digital $100 Coles Supermarket gift cards from 20,900 points.

Interested in getting Coles gift cards with points? Compare rewards credit cards and check out frequent flyer programs. Or, check out Coles credit cards that offer Flybuys points you could use to get cash off your shop at Coles and other partners.

Comparison of Coles Credit Cards

Name Product Purchase rate Interest-free period Balance transfer rate Annual fee
Coles No Annual Fee Mastercard
19.99% p.a.
Up to 55 days on purchases
0% p.a. for 12 months
$0
Get $150 off a Coles Supermarket shop when you spend at least $1,000 in the first 60 days. Plus, a 0% balance transfer offer.
Coles Rewards Mastercard
0% p.a. for 12 months, reverts to 19.99% p.a.
Up to 55 days on purchases
0% p.a. for 12 months
$99
Get 30,000 bonus Flybuys Points when you spend $1,000 in 60 days. Plus, 0% purchase and balance transfer offers for the first 12 months.
Coles Low Rate Mastercard
0% p.a. for 12 months, reverts to 12.99% p.a.
Up to 55 days on purchases
0% p.a. for 12 months
$58
Enjoy 0% p.a. on purchases and balance transfers for the first 12 months (with no balance transfer fee).
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    CliftonNovember 17, 2018

    Can I buy groceries at a coles supermarket using a coles Express gift card

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      CharisseNovember 18, 2018Staff

      Hi Clifton,

      Thanks for reaching out to finder.

      Unfortunately, Coles Express gift card can only be used to pay for Shell fuel and groceries available in-store at selected Coles Express service stations across the country.

      Coles Gift Cards and Coles Group & Myer Gift Cards however, can be used in purchasing groceries and produce at Coles supermarkets nationwide.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Charisse

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    BrianMay 30, 2018

    Can u buy cigarettes with a gift card at Coles?

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      JhezMay 30, 2018Staff

      Hello Brian,

      Thank you for your comment.

      According to Coles gift card terms and conditions, it cannot be redeemed for alcohol, tobacco, phone cards, Paysafe or other gift cards at Coles Supermarkets and Coles Central. The card cannot be redeemed at Coles Online, Coles Express or Liquorland.

      Therefore, cigarettes cannot be bought using Coles gift card.

      Regards,
      Jhezelyn

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