Like many other countries around the world, in Australia, our major supermarkets offer a loyalty program. And the best part about them? you can transfer your shopping points straight to an airline. The two most significant shopping programs for in Australia for groceries would, without a doubt, have to be Flybuys and Woolworth Rewards.
Flybuys is connected to the Coles group, and you’re able to transfer your points to Virgin Australia’s Velocity program. The Woolworths program is partnered with Woolworths branded companies, and this program can transfer your points into the Qantas frequent flyer program.
The transfer rate from Woolworths rewards to Qantas, and I’m happy to say, is not a reduction, but instead, you’ll gain more points. When you now transfer your Woolworths Rewards points to Qantas, for every 2000 points you transfer, you’ll receive 1000 points instead of the previous amount of 870.
The base earn rate of 1 point per $1 will stay in place and will not be altered.
Qantas and Woolworths also have options if you don’t want the points. For every 2000 points, you receive you can have a $10 voucher to use at the checkout or even pool all of these credits and use them at a time you’ll need them most e.g birthdays, parties etc.
Ultimately what you choose if your choice but if you value the points more and can get used out of them, they’d be the option to go with but if you don’t travel often, those pool vouchers may be of more value, it comes down to personal preference at end of the day. Another thing the programs have fixed is the amount of time the transfers took. Previously, the transfers took a few days but now they’re completed in under 24 hours which is a significant fix.
Where is Woolworths Rewards accepted?
There’s a ton of stores that accept Woolrowrth Rewards making it easy to rack up those points without having to do any extra spending, below is a list of stores that accept Woolworths Rewards:
- Caltex Woolworths
- Big W (except Tasmania)
It’s also interesting to note that for some products, you’ll earn a lesser amount than 1 point per $1. Smoking products, travel cards, gift cards (Itunes cards are allowed) and mobile recharge all fall into this category.
Ultimately it’s not only great to see the amount of points rise but also the transfer times have been dramatically reduced which will make a lot of people happy.
What is your preferred shopping program, Woolworths Rewards or Flybuys?