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Jetstar has started pushing the $5 gift cards again.

Last Sunday I'd eaten before I got on the SYD-DRW flight and so I asked to use my $5 voucher (embedded in the extra fee to get FF points plus fare?) to buy the $5 scratch card.

I logged on to see what the $5 buys you - all overpriced and really quite rubbish. However, you can convert it to a $5 credit which can be used to discount a fare purchased within 3 months... My weekly commute just dropped in price (and I won't be eating a muffin or toastie just because it's 'free').
 

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I'm just dirty that they upped the kids combo (biscuit and drink) to $6 so no longer easy to use the $5 voucher :evil: So I make it a point to pay the extra $1 by CC so hopefully it costs them more than that in wages, fees etc.
 

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Yes I used to get the muffin + tea combo and now pay the $1 top up by credit card too.

I was really irritated when they upped the plus fares by 5 dollars and then gave a 5 dollar onboard credit... so at least until may there is now a way to back this back out.
 

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I'm just dirty that they upped the kids combo (biscuit and drink) to $6 so no longer easy to use the $5 voucher :evil: So I make it a point to pay the extra $1 by CC so hopefully it costs them more than that in wages, fees etc.

I agree, the kids combo @ $5 was a winner, but @ $6 there is little value in that combo.
 

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It means the only $5 options left (that I've noticed anyway) are an ice cream (not been available whenever I've wanted it, asked probably 6 times) and instant noodles. Bleh.

Lately if I'm with someone else, we combine our vouchers for the wine, cheese and crackers combo.
 

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Guys. Paying with credit card is the airlines preferred option. It costs them maybe 2cents in merchant fees. Crew have to reconcile the takings and do all that paperwork anyway. But the card payment goes straight into the jetstar bank account.

If you want to cost them time you need to pay with cold hard cash. Then someone has to count it, probably 2 people have to count it, twice. Then it all gets collected together where some one probably counts it again. Then someone has to take it to the bank to be deposited in the account, probably with security staff as well. See cash money is the highest cost payment option. And since it is $1, you can legally pay them in 5cent pieces.
 

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Just a little follow up...

It seems to take around 1 month from the time you go through the process of redeeming the scratch card on the website until you have the $5 Jetstar voucher emailed to you.

The voucher has some restrictive ts and cs:

In summary:

Redeem for Jetstar flights only up to the value of $5 AUD

Book within 3 months through Jetstar.com or Jetstar Contact Centre (see Jetstar.com for contact numbers). Your booking must be made or changed before the Expiry Date

Travel must be completed within 6 months from the Issue Date

Redeem in one booking only, any amount not redeemed in that booking will be lost and no credit will remain

The person named on this Voucher must be a passenger travelling on the booking



Or for the lawyers:

(a) 'How to use this Voucher' forms part of these Voucher Terms & Conditions. (b) Booking dates will be strictly applied. Your booking must be made or
changed through Jetstar.com or Jetstar Contact Centre before the Expiry Date, for travel on any Jetstar flight available at the time you redeem this Voucher.
If you do not redeem this Voucher within this timeframe this Voucher will expire and you will lose the value of this Voucher. If you redeem this Voucher but
later change your booking on a date after the Expiry Date, you will lose the value of this Voucher. This Voucher was created on the Issue Date and expires
on the Expiry Date asnoted above. The 3 month booking period is calculated as92 days from the Issue Date and the 6 months travel period is calculated
as183 days from the Issue Date. (c) All travel is subject to availability at the time of booking, the fare rulesquoted at the time of booking and the Jetstar
Conditionsof Carriage. The standard Jetstar fare and bundle rulesapply according to the fare or fare with bundle selected when booking. Limited changes
are permitted, chargesapply and unlessotherwise stated, airfaresare non-refundable. See Jetstar.com for further details. (d) You must redeem this Voucher
in one booking only. Any amount not redeemed in that booking will be lost and no credit will remain. (e) This Voucher isnot transferable – it is redeemable
only by the person whose name is stated on this Voucher and the person named on this Voucher must be a passenger on the booking.(f) This Voucher is
only redeemable up to the value stated on this Voucher for Jetstar faresand bundle options, taxes, feesand other chargesassociated with normal Jetstar
internet or telephone reservationsbookings. This Voucher cannot be redeemed for Jetstar Holiday products (including accommodation, activities, transfers,
parking, insurance and car hire). This Voucher must be taken as stated and no compensation will be payable if the recipient isunable to use it as stated.
This Voucher isnot redeemable for cash or other goodsand services. Jetstar Vouchersare not refundable. (g) Jetstar Airways Pty Limited ("Jetstar") makes
no claims in relation to weather or other conditionsat the travel destination and the Voucher recipient should make their own enquiriesbefore travel.
Jetstar, its related bodies corporate, their officers, employeesand agents will not be liable for any loss, damage or personal injury whatsoever (including but
not limited to direct, indirect and consequential loss) suffered or sustained in connection with the use of this Voucher, except for any liability which cannot
be excluded by law. (h) Any additional travel booked in conjunction with the use of this Voucher will be subject to standard booking conditions. (i) Jetstar
will collect information about you and any other person named in the booking so that it can issue this Voucher and, when redeeming this Voucher, can
process the travel arrangements. For more information about Jetstar'sprivacy policy, including how to access your information, refer to Jetstar.com. Jetstar
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If you apply a voucher to a booking you must pay with either a credit card or by poli. No eft sadly.
 

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Had the $5 gift cards offered on a couple of recent JQ flights. I don't really see the point in them, it seems like they're just trying to copy Ryanair. Having said that, the guy in front of me yesterday bought two, for some reason.

Oh, and the Kid's Combo is now $5 again. :)
 
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Had the $5 gift cards offered on a couple of recent JQ flights. I don't really see the point in them, it seems like they're just trying to copy Ryanair. Having said that, the guy in front of me yesterday bought two, for some reason.

Oh, and the Kid's Combo is now $5 again. :)

Im confused, are they selling $5 gift cards for $5?
 

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Im confused, are they selling $5 gift cards for $5?

Yes.....

I don't really get it either. From what I gathered from the onboard announcements, they are scratchies that give you a chance to win a car. After scratching the panels you can redeem the $5 online. I don't understand the appeal personally.
 

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Yes.....

I don't really get it either. From what I gathered from the onboard announcements, they are scratchies that give you a chance to win a car. After scratching the panels you can redeem the $5 online. I don't understand the appeal personally.

Firstly..... Yay the kids combo went back to $5.

I noticed that it didn't last long at $6..... I think JQ were to ambitious with the price point & sales were negatively affected.

Secondly.... Your right in saying that JQ have taken a leave out of the book of FR's ability to drive ancillary revenue.
The way I see the $5 scratch card is that their is nothing to lose from buying one & one is presented with a slight chance of winning something more substantial when purchasing a scratch card. ( like any form of lottery I guess).

Earlier this year when I redeemed a $5 voucher..... I didn't pay the credit card surcharge for the remainder of the outstanding balance I noticed, so one genuine reason to buy a $5 scratch card on the plane I guess.

Although, I've been told JQ may have fixed this 'glitch' on their website.
 

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I think the idea is that some people wont ever redeem the $5 so its free revenue
 
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