In 2018 I earnt a whopping 60,899 flybuys points and in the top 5% of flybuys earners in Australia. In 2018 I got $452 for free and in in 2017 when I was flying a lot more I got $953 for free. But how so I earn flybuys points on a $40 weekly shopping budget? This article will share my top five tips to increase your flybuys points and put more money in your pocket for 2019.
How to earn more flybuys points: Activate all bonus offers from emails
From the points I earnt in 2018 7679 points were standard points and 53,220 points were bonus points.
I regularly go through my emails or flybuys app on my phone and activate the flybuys boosters. This means I always get the bonus points if I happen to buy an item that is in an offer over the week.
How to earn more flybuys points: Stack paper bonus coupons from receipts and flybuys mailouts
Flybuys lets you stack multiple coupons.
As well as activating weekly offers online Flybuys also sends you paper coupons in the post every quarter. I split these up and keep in in my wallet to use these if I spend enough to get the bonus points.
I also cut the triple points coupons from the bottom of my Coles grocery receipts to use in my next shop.
Some weekly grocery shops I will combine a triple points offer from a receipt, a triple points offer from a mail out and a triple points offer from an email offer and get a lot of points.
How to earn more flybuys points: Apply for a no annual fee Coles Mastercard
I load money onto my Coles no annual free credit card and run all my household expenses through this card. In return I get one flybuys point for every $2 I spend.
An easy way to get free money from money that you would already spend on public transport, groceries and bills! As a bonus the Coles Mastercard has a copy of your flybuys card on the back.
How to earn more flybuys points: Check out the flybuys partners and link them when you can
Do you have a Fitbit? Did you know you can get 10 points for every 10,000 steps you take?
I have my Medibank insurance linked and I get triple points for the fresh fruit and vegetables I buy at Coles.
One of my friends has her AGL electricity bill linked and gets one flybuys point for every dollar she spends on electricity.
How to earn more flybuys points: Install the Stocard app for when you forget your wallet
Load your flybuys and other loyalty rewards into the Stocard app.
This means if you forget your wallet remember you can use your Flybuys rewards program on your phone without the card.
But what about other points providers?
- I also shop at Woolworths and have an Everyday Rewards account
- I am a member of the Woolworths Bunch community. Bunch regularly provides me with free grocery items to review. Just last year I got free chocolate, chicken schnizel, cheese, soup, cacao almonds, coconut flakes and smoothie mix
- I am a member of three different frequent flyer partners: Qantas, Air New Zealand and Velocity and link and use these accounts when I fly. I cash these points out regularly for supermarket vouchers. Check out my last year’s article for how I got $950 for free in 2017.
- Fun fact: did you know that as an Everyday Reward member you can get a Qantas membership for free saving you $89.50!
- Check out my friend Tasha’s post for all the Australian programs she is signed up to that give her freebie coupons for your birthday.
How to earn more flybuys points: In summary
So how do you increase your flybuys points in 2019 to become a top 5% earner for 2019?
- Activate all bonus offers from emails
- Stack paper bonus coupons from receipts and flybuys mailouts
- Apply for a no annual fee Coles Mastercard
- Check out the flybuys partners and link them when you can
- Install the Stocard app for when you forget your wallet
The Economiss is a single, female, millennial on a mission to buy her first home in Australia. A Kiwi by birth, she jumped over the ditch in 2011 after she finished her tertiary qualifications in search of employment. Between 2011-2016 The Economiss worked, saved and travelled across ten different countries and completed another degree. In 2017 The Economiss started super charging her finances, saving over 32% of her after tax income towards her house deposit as well as cash flowing four overseas trips. In 2018 The Economiss decided to share her journey rewriting the narrative around millennial finance and saved 40.5% of her after tax income. Do you have some tips to share or want to be featured on the blog, please get in touch!