How to use VIP and Discount Reward Programs in Australia
Most Australians know of FlyBuys, Everyday Rewards and Qantas Frequent Flyers but did you know there are so many more VIP clubs you can get freebies and discounts from?
Ask every shop you go to, every cafe, restaurant or anywhere you spend money if they have a loyalty or member program.
While many have cards to carry in your wallet, others have moved to apps and if they haven’t there are apps you can download to store all your loyalty cards in instead of carrying all the cards.
This post shares all the loyalty programs we have found in Australia, but they aren’t the only way to get freebies.
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How to get Other Discounts
Loyalty and VIP programs aren’t the only way to live for free or improve your finances, we have loads of options on this site including:
Get up to $180 off EveryPlate, split across your first 5 boxes with the code THRIFTYEPLATE. This offer is for new and existing customers.
YouFoodz is more health-focused and offer up to $200 off.
Get up to $144 off Dinnerly (49% off your first order, then 30% off the next two.)
Marley Spoon offers up to $190 off 4 orders! That’s 53% off your first order, and 20% off your next three.
Complete List of Australian VIP, Loyalty and Reward Clubs/Programs
FlyBuys – collect points to convert into cash or shop with their catalogue. Collect points from shopping, special offers and certain credit cards (we will post about them later).
Be sure to use the app and check out this comparison of Coles Plus for more tips.
EveryDay Rewards – earn money on certain purchases to use on future shopping trips. Join Everyday Extras to save even more, get more points and free product each month.
IGA – exclusive email offers.
MyerOne – earn points when you shop to convert to cash to use on your shopping later.
IKEA – exclusive offers, events and discounts in store.
Howards Storage World – free $10 when you join plus for every $200 spent.
Dan Murphy’s – monthly specials, free shipping over $50 and other discounts.
Toys’R’Us – Exclusive events, discounts and even a birthday freebie.
The Coffee Club – It costs $25 a year. The perks are buy one get one free hot drink every day, 10% off Monday to Wednesday plus a free drink when you sign up and on your birthday.
Muffin Break – every 5th coffee is free plus a free muffin on your birthday.
Boost Juice – 11th juice is free, free juice on your birthday, exclusive offers.
Med Mex – accrue money each time you shop to use on future purchases.
Zambrero – loyalty card you pick up in store and get your 10th bowl, burrito or nachos free.
Nandos – Gives you a whole meal on your birthday plus perks as you collect points. You have to pick up a card in store then activate online.
Oporto – Enjoy a meal on them for your birthday, get a $5 voucher when you register plus collect points for more offers.
Baskin Robbins – One free scoop on your birthday plus bonuses regularly.
Subway – Free lunch on your birthday plus the latest offers and deals.
Jamaica Blue – Free slice of cake on your birthday plus get discounts.
Ali Baba – Enjoy a free kebab on your birthday plus earn $1 for every $15 you spend.
Cold Rock – Free ice cream voucher plus $10 cake voucher for your birthday, buy one get one free voucher when you sign up and other deals throughout the year.
Sumo Salad – Free salad on your birthday, $5 off your next salad when you join, earn points to get free salads.
San Churro – Free churros on your birthday, get every 5th hot drink free plus other offers.
Mrs Fields – Free cookie for your birthday and other rewards.
Red Rooster – A free meal on your birthday, $5 voucher when you register and other rewards.
Spudbar – Gives you a free spud on your birthday plus every 11th spud is free.
Starbucks – Welcome offers, freebies and a free birthday drink.
Krispy Kreme – exclusive discounts.
Wok it Up – 1 point for every $1 spent to put towards free noodles plus a free noodle box on your birthday.
Ikea – Ikea Family offers lots of discounts plus a free small cake for members on their birthday.
Outback Jacks – $35 voucher for your birthday.
Chatime – Free drink on your birthday, earn points every time you get a drink plus other offers.
Ribs And Rumps – $30 voucher for your birthday plus ongoing 5% credit towards your next meal each time you dine.
The Cheesecake Shop – $5 voucher when you sign up and another for your birthday.
Hardrock Cafe – Birthday freebie and other offers.
The Pancake Parlour – Free pancake for Victorians.
Macca’s – Birthday discount if you mention it.
Ferguson Plaree – Birthday voucher (Vic only).
Noodle Box – $10 for noodles on your birthday, 10% of whatever you spend is turned into noodle dollars to convert to meals.
Priceline – their “Sister Club” earn points and get vouchers, a gift on your birthday and some exclusive discounts.
Essential Beauty – regular discounts, free services after 5 visits, a birthday freebie and more.
SpotLight – $40 off is a common special they run. You will get a voucher sent to you for it which they scan when you spend over $100. 10% off on your birthday and other discounts are sent to you.
Events Cinemas – see 6 movies, get one free!
Just Jeans – costs $5 to join then you earn money each time you shop.
Country Road – depending on how much you spend you get birthday vouchers, anniversary vouchers, discounts and more.
Jeans West – get 5% to 15% off depending on how much you spend in a 12 month period.
BrasNThings – special discounts.
Bonds – 20% off all purchases.
Review – $15 to $100 reward vouchers, exclusives discounts and a $20 birthday voucher.
Tiptoe&Co – earn points to redeem for cash. 100 points = $5!
Velocity – earn points through travel, petrol and certain bills.
Qantas frequent flyer – earn points through travel and other spending
Accor – hotel loyalty rewarded with points to use later.
Hotels.com – collect 10 nights, get one free.
SuperCheap Auto – costs $5 but you get $10 store credit instantly plus other discounts and receipt free warranty which is great for tools, car batteries etc.
Dusk – costs $10 to join for 2 years and gives you 10% off full-priced items and 5% off discounted items, 50% off shipping and exclusive rewards.
Kikki.K – $10 off when you join, $10 off for your birthday and other exclusive discounts.
Credit Card rewards we will address in another post.
Get a $100 Bonus from ING
Here’s what you need to do:
- Open an everyday account and put the promo code CNW116 in the promo box (you must use the code to get the $100 bonus) and complete all the steps below in the first month.
- Deposit $1,000 into the account such as your income or Centrelink payments
- Make 5 settled transactions
- Open a Savings Maximiser (current interest rate is 5.5%)
- Make a deposit into the Savings Maximiser
Then you get your $100 the following month when the promotion is running. Promotion periods vary. The current promotion runs until October 31, 2023.