As you probably know by now, we are not big consumers and try to buy only what we truly need. I shop at Coles and Kmart, a little bit and always swipe my Flybuys card at the register. Over the course of a year I accumulate a small amount of points and instead of claiming a small "non essential item" I convert these points into money to be spent in-store. I then wait for any super duper specials at the end of the year and "purchase" them for free. This is the third year I have done this and I love it. The feeling of getting groceries for free is great and it's a bit of fun to see how far I can stretch the accumulated money.
I had to do some Christmas baking shopping yesterday as well as pick up some specials and other items, so I decided to use the money off on that shop. There are a couple of other items, obviously not for Christmas baking, although I may need the paracetamol after I have had a big day in the kitchen! I also bought a 5 kg bag of rice, as it was half price, my usual bag of bread flour, as I was almost out, some asian greens, a couple of bottles of mayo, as they were half price, a box of Kiwi's, as they were marked down, and some tinsel for Christmas decorating at work. Everything else will be utilised in the next week or so getting all my Christmas baking done.
|I saved $40 on this shop, thats 40% off, good value in anyones language|
So, tell me, what does your grocery store offer in the way of rewards? Do you convert you Flybuy points into real live money?