It’s a flybuys bonanza as the points deals fly
Bonus points from Uber, Google Play and Qantas offer a pre-Christmas boost.
I've noted before that bonus points deals from supermarket loyalty schemes can make a big difference to your points total. That's especially the case when you can pick up 2,000 supermarket points from a $50 purchase that you'd make anyway.
That point is being amply proved by flybuys this week. From Wednesday 14 November, you'll be able to score 2,000 flybuys points if you pick up an Uber gift card or a Google Play card at Coles. With either card, that equates to 870 extra Velocity Points. (Check out full details of the offers and tips on how to use them through the links.)
Those sorts of offers cycle around regularly, but sometimes are restricted to higher value ($100 or more) cards. Not this time around. If you regularly catch Ubers or make purchases through Google Play, it's a points boost much higher than the 1 point per $1 spent you usually see.
The if is important here. I don't use Uber myself, so that deal makes no sense for me. But many of my colleagues are regular Uber passengers, especially come the weekend. If you're going to spend the money anyway, you might as well earn the points. (And before someone niggles, the 870 points from this deal dwarfs the 50 points you'd get from paying with a typical points-earning credit card. Just go back to using that after your gift card credit runs out.)
Maximising your points means grabbing every opportunity. Qantas' double points offer (which runs until Friday) also has major potential, as does the current Finder exclusive American Express Westpac Altitude Platinum Bundle. When you want a seat at the pointy end of the plane, every point counts.
Angus Kidman's Findings column looks at new developments and research that help you save money, make wise decisions and enjoy your life more. It appears regularly on finder.com.au.