flybuys partners with Optus

Sally McMullen 8 December 2016 NEWS

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Earn up to 20,000 bonus flybuys points when you sign up for a new Optus phone plan.

Optus has inked a partnership with flybuys, so customers can now earn reward points on new Optus phone plans. If you sign up for a new My Prepaid Ultimate Service and recharge $30, you can earn 3,000 flybuys points. Or you could take out a 12-month SIM Only plan to collect 5,000 flybuys points. Otherwise, if you choose the 24-month My Plan Plus contract with a handset included, you earn a bonus 20,000 flybuys points.

Currently, 2,000 flybuys points will get you $10 off your shop at Coles or partnered retailers such as Kmart and Target. This means you could redeem between $20 and $100 off your next grocery shop if you take advantage of one of these offers. If you'd rather redeem your flybuys for frequent flyer rewards, you could exchange 2,000 flybuys points for 870 Velocity Points or 10,000 flybuys points for 4,000 Etihad Guest miles. So, if you were to sign up to any of the above Optus offers, you could redeem up to 8,700 Velocity Points or 8,000 Etihad Guest Miles.

If you're a flybuys member, you should have received an email about this offer with a personalised signup link. Unfortunately, this is the only way you can take advantage of the offer and you need to sign up by early February. This means that existing Optus customers aren't eligible for the bonus points. At this point, you can only earn flybuys points on the bonus signup offer rather than on your monthly Optus spend.

This new partnership between flybuys and Optus comes just one week after Telstra cut its ties from the flybuys scheme. Vodafone has a partnership with Qantas to offer Frequent Flyer points on its Red contract plans.

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