Have you joined the hordes of weekend DIYers visiting Bunnings to knock out a pet project during COVID? Soon, you’ll be earning Flybuys Points for every dollar spent. Or does the thought of copy paper and stationery spark joy instead? You’ll be pleased to know that Officeworks will re-join the Flybuys program as well.
For savvy shoppers, this means you’ll collect points on your next big reno project at Bunnings or flagship phone purchase at Officeworks. Earn enough Flybuys Points, and soon you could be jetting off to Fiji or Bali in style. With Flybuys Points able to be converted to Velocity Points, you can fly on Virgin Australia or its partner airlines such as Singapore Airlines, Etihad and Air Canada.
How do I earn points at Bunnings and Officeworks?
The partnerships are now live and Flybuys has revealed how you can earn and use points. Initially, you can:
- Earn 1 Flybuys point per dollar, in-store and online with Officeworks.
- Earn 1 Flybuys point per dollar, in-store only with Bunnings.
- Redeem Flybuys points for Bunnings and Officeworks gift cards.
These earning rates are in line with most of Flybuys’ partners. At this stage, you can’t earn Flybuys points on Bunnings online orders or special orders. But this is expected to change in 2022.
At Bunnings, points won’t be awarded on gift cards, donations, sausage sizzles, hire shop and delivery fees. You can’t earn points with PowerPass or in NZ. At Officeworks, you won’t earn points on gift cards, iTunes cards, mobile plans and recharges, donations, services, delivery fees and Print & Copy services.
How do I use points at Bunnings and Officeworks?
You can redeem your Flybuys points for Bunnings and Officeworks gift cards at the standard rate of 10,000 Flybuys Points = $50 (that’s still 0.5 cents per point). So if you save 72,000 Flybuys Points, you could enjoy $350 worth of gift cards with some points spare.
Of course, at Point Hacks we still recommend you convert your Flybuys points to Velocity Points and enjoy a trip somewhere for greater value. Those 72,000 Flybuys points convert to 36,000 Velocity Points, which could fetch you a trip from Brisbane to Fiji in Business Class worth $875. That’s more than twice the value of gift cards!
Bunnings is a great one-stop-shop for anything hardware, of course. And you might not know it, but Officeworks is worth considering when you’re shopping for tech. Thanks to the price guarantee policy, Officeworks will beat a competitor’s price by 5% if its own price is higher. I’ve used this multiple times to save hundreds of dollars. Earning one Flybuys point per dollar on top is just the icing on the cake.
We’re not surprised that Bunnings is joining the Flybuys program, and Officeworks is rejoining after leaving in 2009. Both companies are owned by Wesfarmers, which has strong ties to the Coles Group and Flybuys. This news is a great win for Flybuys’ eight million members, as Bunnings and Officeworks are popular stores with many locations around Australia.
And with the recent news that Wesfarmers is also acquiring Priceline, could we be earning Flybuys Points with beauty products and medications sometime in the future?