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From Wednesday October 27, get 15% off Village Cinemas, RedBalloon, The Restaurant Choice and Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Gift Cards



Limit 5 cards.

 

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Just a quick question for the group regarding using the prepaid Coles Mastercards for ATO payments.

I tried to use one a few nights ago, the website gave me the typical error when you try to make payment number 6 and said the transaction couldn't be processed. Unfortunately, it to the $249.50 (but not $0.50 fee)... I checked the transaction log from the Coles prepaid website and the transaction posted to the card. Anyone have the same issue previously? Did the charge come off a few days later or is this going to be a headache for me to sort out. :confused:

Secondly, yesterday I was able to use 8 x $250 prepaid for ATO payments, I signed in multiple times throughout the day and seemed to work.
I did two just after midnight, two at 9am, three approx 6pm and one more at 10pm.
Hope that helps anyone looking to try and use more than 5 a day.

Cheers.
 

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5 per day is simple rule. You can do 5 via Mygov and 5 via Easypay. Not sure when the clock resets though.
 

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It's on again! 10% off $100 and $250 Coles gift Mastercards (note the recent concerns about these cards being 'hacked' - my advice is that there is now some risk with these cards. Buy and spend immediately is what I plan to do. But I'll certainly still be buying these).

I was hesitant to buy these given the hacking reports but since I have found out you can ring up and block the cards til you want to use them....of course, all the cards (esp. $250 ones) have vanished from the Coles stores I visited....but I found some $250s (~35) yesterday at a Coles store I normally don't visit. When I went back last night, they were all gone.... :(
 

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I was hesitant to buy these given the hacking reports but since I have found out you can ring up and block the cards til you want to use them....of course, all the cards (esp. $250 ones) have vanished from the Coles stores I visited....but I found some $250s (~35) yesterday at a Coles store I normally don't visit. When I went back last night, they were all gone.... :(
It's pretty hard to find a 28% pa guaranteed tax-free investment for any online bills over the next 3 months (which I've largely done)
I have had no issues with hacking
(I know it's only a 7% return)
 

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I know many don't do this as it stuffs up other Flybuy spend offers*, but I have been swiping card with the CGMC offers.

Despite the 5 per customer limit, all have landed in mrsandye's Velocity account

*I've really struggled to run my Flybuys spend/save effectively since they demanded different email addresses for each family member's card. Too hard so don't really bother
 

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I know many don't do this as it stuffs up other Flybuy spend offers*, but I have been swiping card with the CGMC offers.

Despite the 5 per customer limit, all have landed in mrsandye's Velocity account

*I've really struggled to run my Flybuys spend/save effectively since they demanded different email addresses for each family member's card. Too hard so don't really bother

I did the same on a flybuys account that seems too far gone with offers to worry about redeeming anyway. Managed to rack up A LOT of points over the week. The activity statement certainly for interesting reading!
 

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I rang the Coles Mastercard call centre whilst at Myers this pm, unlocked 5x $250 cards and immediately bought 2x$500 and 1x$250 Coles Myer gift cards....so almost negligible chance of the Coles Mastercard being hacked as described by some.
 
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so almost negligible chance of the Coles Mastercard being hacked as described by some.
There's much more than a negligible chance from what I can see with this card unless you want to take the time to call to block and then call to unblock. This isn't something I'm prepared to waste my time with.

The nuber and variety of reported breaches with this card has increased signficiantly since first reported on OzBargain. There are now too many reports of the credit provider not paying out or at the very least making it difficult for you to claim a payout.

Much easier to buy and dump on the same day for me.
 

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There's much more than a negligible chance from what I can see with this card unless you want to take the time to call to block and then call to unblock. This isn't something I'm prepared to waste my time with.
10 mins to block and another 10 mins to unblock so not too much effort if you have multiple cards. One compromised $250 card ruins your,$ advantage... you can buy and use immediately if you have something in mind but I don't :)
 

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10 mins to block and another 10 mins to unblock so not too much effort if you have multiple cards. One compromised $250 card ruins your,$ advantage... you can buy and use immediately if you have something in mind but I don't :)
I can see them stopping the call to block/unblock thing. Given how many people are buying dozens of these cards, the call centre would be inundated and they'll get sick of it.
 

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I can see them stopping the call to block/unblock thing. Given how many people are buying dozens of these cards, the call centre would be inundated and they'll get sick of it.
Not everyone would know about the scam and that you can block the card til ready to use :)
 

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From Wednesday November 3:



“Collect 1,000 BONUS Points When You Buy a $50 or Above Ultimate Gift Card and Swipe Your Flybuys Card at the Checkout

Collect 2,000 Flybuys points to get $10 off a future shop.



A limit of 5 Gift Cards per customer applies.”



 

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via OzBargain: $2 bonus ShopBack on gifts card(s) totalling $20 via ShopBack app available again until this Thursday

also via OzBargain:
 

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Got a bit excited there (an easy fitty is still a fitty!) but the membership requirement refers to being a member of a union that is affiliated with Union Shopper. It seems proof of such union membership is also required.
if you're not a member of such a union, then this deal ends today, with a $60 referral bonus now available (though not from me):
 
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