Harvey Norman is the only electrical and homeware retailer in New Zealand that allows you to earn Airpoints Dollars directly on spend in-store or online — including at their clearance outlets.
This guide provides an overview of how you can earn, how much, and details of the best Airpoints credit card to use to maximise your return on your spend.
How do I earn Airpoints at Harvey Norman?
There are two easy ways to earn Airpoints when shopping at Harvey Norman in New Zealand.
- Show your Airpoints card to the cashier when you pay in-store (physical or digital cards are fine), or
- Enter your Airpoints number online at the Harvey Norman website before checking out
How many Airpoints Dollars will I earn at Harvey Norman?
You can earn 1 Airpoints Dollar for every NZ$200 you spend, either in-store or online. Remember, you don’t need to spend $200 in one go to earn Airpoints Dollars – you can earn parts of Airpoints Dollars.
For example, if you spend NZ$300 at Harvey Norman, you’ll get 1.5 Airpoints Dollars added to your Airpoints account, usually credited within 14 working days.
Note that Airpoints Dollars cannot be earned on:
- delivery and installation fees
- replacement goods through Product Care agreements
- the purchase of Harvey Norman gift cards (but you will earn Airpoints when using them at the checkout as usual).
How does this compare to earning Flybuys with Noel Leeming?
Harvey Norman and Noel Leeming are two of New Zealand’s largest electronics retailers and they both offer an ability to earn rewards points on most purchases.
While Harvey Norman is partnered with Air New Zealand Airpoints, Noel Leeming has a partnership with Flybuys, where you can earn 1 Flybuys for every NZ$50 spent.
Flybuys points have a value of NZ$0.166 each when used towards a HelloWorld flight redemption in New Zealand, which is a pretty low 0.33% return on your spend at Noel Leeming.
By comparison, you can earn 1 Airpoints Dollar for every $200 you spend at Harvey Norman. As each Airpoints Dollar is worth NZ$1 when spent on Air New Zealand flights, you’re getting a better 0.5% return on your spend.
Thus, all things being equal, you’ll get better points value from spend with Harvey Norman. However, the occasional bonus point promotion could tilt the favour in the opposite direction.
Using a credit card to use to maximise your points earn
Harvey Norman accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners with no transaction fees, which provides a good opportunity to double dip and earn points through card spend too.
The highest-earning Airpoints card that you can use on purchases is the American Express Airpoints Platinum, where you’ll earn 1 Airpoints Dollar for every NZ$59 spent (and 1 Status Points for every NZ$250).
Using this card would boost your effective return on Harvey Norman purchases to 2.19% if using those Airpoints Dollars on Air New Zealand flights.
A diverse range of Airpoints partners makes it easier for New Zealanders to earn points when making everyday purchases.
The ability to earn points with Harvey Norman a good offer for those who need to outfit a new house, for example. But remember that the cost of points can often be reflected in the price that you pay.
At Point Hacks, we always recommend you compare prices and shop around to make sure you’re getting the best value out of your purchases, before going for points-earning opportunities.
This article was originally written by Daniel Kinnoch