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Everyday Rewards and Everyday Extra vs Flybuys and Coles Plus: Are They Worth it?

Everyday Rewards and Everyday Extra vs Flybuys and Coles Plus: Are They Worth it?

How to Maximise Everyday Rewards, Everyday Extra, Flybuys and Coles Plus

This is not a paid post, it is my experience and something I get asked about a lot.

What’s better, Everyday Rewards and Everyday Extra or Flybuys and Coles Plus? What’s the difference between them and how do you make the most from each?

Woolworths has their regular Everyday Rewards program that is free and there is a paid Extras program that gets you even more.

Coles has Flybuys where you accrue points to convert to cash or items and now they have Coles Plus with free delivery and bonus points.

This article will outline each program, their benefits, and downsides plus how to maximise them.

What are Everyday Rewards, Everyday Extra, Flybuys and Coles Plus?

These four programs are loyalty programs that offer rewards to customers.

Everyday Rewards and Coles Flybuys are both free to join.

It’s easy to do either online or at the checkout grab a disposable card and fill in the details online later.

Everyday Extra is a paid program owned by Woolworths and Coles Plus is the Coles paid loyalty program.

Each program has different bonuses and can be used at different locations.

What’s the Difference Between Everyday Rewards and Flybuys?

Everyday Rewards is for Woolworths and its associated partners.

The program offers 1 point per $1 spent plus bonus points on different products and boosted offers to accelerate your points.

2000 points equal $10 off your next shop or you can convert to Qantas Frequent Flyer points and you can get 1,500 bonus points when you join here.

If you opt to change the points to Qantas points, 200 Everyday Rewards points equal 1000 Qantas points.

The Qantas Frequent Flyer Program is free to join if you are an Everyday Rewards member too.

Flybuys is for Coles and its associated partners. You get 1 point per $1 spent and 2000 points equal $10 off too.

Alternatively, you can convert your points to purchase items or even holidays through their shop.

Velocity Frequent Flyer is connected to Flybuys so you have the option of converting your points.

1000 Flybuys points equal 500 Velocity points.

Recently, Coles has started offering free products randomly with Flybuys too.

What’s the Difference Between the PAID options: Everyday Extra and Coles Plus?

The bonuses, costs, and inclusions are quite different. Below are the key points, including price.

Everyday Extra costs $7 a month or $59 a year and includes:

1,500 bonus points with this link
A 30 day FREE trial
10% off one in store shop at Woolworths and one shop at Big W.
3 x the points
A free product every month (of their choosing, based on your shopping)
Extra bonuses, promotions and discounts
Cancel any time

Note: Delivery with Woolworths will cost $15 per month or $119 if you pay annually.

Coles Plus costs $19 per month and includes:

A 30 day FREE trial
FREE delivery for orders over $50
2x Flybuys points
10x Flybuys points online at Liquorland
Free Click&Collect Rapid plus exclusive time

How do I Maximise Everyday Rewards and Everyday Extra?

As you can see, there are quite a few perks. Personally, within the free trial period, I made back more than the cost of the program.

Here’s how you can maximise Everyday Rewards and Everyday Extra.

Know Where to Shop

Woolworths isn’t the only place you can get points plus you get sent offers for their partners so always check if those things will benefit you.

BWS, Big W, Bupa, EG, Ampol, Origin, Super Pharmacy, Pet Culture, Marley Spoon, Dinnerly and MyDeal are all options for collecting points too.

Check insurance options and you might get huge bonus points but read the fine print to make sure it’s right for you.

Boost ALL The Offers

Click to boost all the offers and check what is on offer for you. Plan your shop according to the best deals though, not just boosted offers.

Shop Sales

Sales go in cycles so watch them and buy enough to last you until the next sale cycle.

Check the half price and online-only sales.

You might be surprised at the offers available. Always compare the prices and sales at each shop when you are doing your groceries.

Don’t Spend to Get Points

These programs are designed to get you to spend more. Don’t fall for it.

Unless you were going to buy the product anyway or spend that much anyway, it is not worth it.

Work out the value of the points and the offer vs saving the money or buying the items only on sale.

Most of the time, you would be better off waiting until they are half price instead of buying with boosted points.

Plan how to use the 10% Discount

Work out when you need to do your largest shop, compare prices and decide if you will shop online or in store.

Often, when I shop in store I get other items reduced to clear and that can be great but also, it can be easy to overspend.

So it’s up to you to decide what is the right way for you to shop.

How do I Maximise Flybuys and Coles Plus?

A few of the above tips apply to Flybuys and Coles Plus. Here are some more specific tips.

Know Where to Shop

Coles isn’t the only place you can collect points. Bunnings, Target, Kmart, MyCar, Catch, Citi, First Choice Liquor, Liquorland, HCF, G’day Parks, Kleenheat, NAB, Officeworks, Optus, Shell and Velocity.

Check insurance options and you might get huge bonus points but read the fine print to make sure it’s right for you.

Boost ALL The Offers

Again, click to boost all the offers and check what is on offer for you.

Plan your shop according to the best deals though, not just boosted offers.

Coles offers free products as well at times which you will find in your offers section.

Plan Your Online Shops

Have a shopping list in the Coles app you add to and once you reach over $50, order it if it will prevent you running down to the shops.

So many people spend a lot more than they need by going multiple times whenever they run out of something.

By utilising the free delivery in Coles Plus you might be able to cut your impulse spending.

Shop Sales

As mentioned, sales go in cycles and the half price sales or online only specials can give you huge savings.

Get to know the cycles and plan your shop around them.

Sometimes an item has a boosted offer at one store but a discount at another.

Always compare the prices and sales at each shop when you are doing your groceries.

Don’t Spend to get Points

This is so important. Loyalty programs are designed to get you to spend more.

Only buy what you need or planned to. Spending more to accrue points is not worth it.

Work out the value of the points and the offer vs saving the money or buying the items only on sale.

Most of the time, you would be better off waiting until they are half price instead of buying with boosted points.

Which is better, Everyday Extras or Coles Plus?

That depends on your personal circumstances such as what is close to you, what you buy and what you value.

If you are paying for delivery and use the Woolworths annual plan, combine it with Everyday Extra and it works out slightly cheaper than Coles Plus.

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