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May I ask what people say to staff if staff inform them that they can't pay for the Coles mastercards with other Coles mastercards.

Do you just politely point out that the T&C's state gift cards.
 
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The practice of using Coles MC GCs to buy other Coles MCs whilst technically possible will end these kind of offers imho ..by not allowing funds to Be used for 4 hours after the card was purchased is the 1st attempt at stopping this behaviour...obviously people have found work arounds so the company will have to think of other ideas eg asking Coles staff not to allow it or stop these promos completely. I presume there are sufficient breakages eg people forgetting to use the card before expiry or losing them for the company to run these promos without running at a lost. I'm sure Coles pays a percentage of the promo as it draws people into their stores. My 2c.
 

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May I ask what people say to staff if staff inform them that they can't pay for the Coles mastercards with other Coles mastercards.

Do you just politely point out that the T&C's state gift cards.

Once the staff catches you I don't think there is any point arguing. I would just pay with a normal credit card and move on.

I try to avoid this situation in the first place by being discreet. I don't pull out the card from my wallet until the very last second when I need to swipe it.
 

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Once the staff catches you I don't think there is any point arguing. I would just pay with a normal credit card and move on.

I try to avoid this situation in the first place by being discreet. I don't pull out the card from my wallet until the very last second when I need to swipe it.

Exactly what I do. Well I’ve actually only had one staff member mention it in all the times this promo has been run but yes, I just said no problem and paid with my CC.
 

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May I ask what people say to staff if staff inform them that they can't pay for the Coles mastercards with other Coles mastercards.
Don't engage. Walk away. Go to another store or come back when the staff member's shift has ended. But don't draw any attention to what you are doing.


If you do it right the staff member has no idea what you are doing.
 

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Is anyone aware of a store or method which would allow personal redemption at less than 3.3%+30c? DM if preferred:)
 

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Exactly what I do. Well I’ve actually only had one staff member mention it in all the times this promo has been run but yes, I just said no problem and paid with my CC.

Had my 2nd ever staff member tell me I can’t use an existing gift card to buy these this morning. Was paying for the last two $100 cards in the store with a $250 card. I’d already swiped so just continued and entered the pin as she was telling me. Then apologised and said I didn’t know that and wouldn’t do it next time. Took the 2 $100 cards and left.
 

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Had my 2nd ever staff member tell me I can’t use an existing gift card to buy these this morning. Was paying for the last two $100 cards in the store with a $250 card. I’d already swiped so just continued and entered the pin as she was telling me. Then apologised and said I didn’t know that and wouldn’t do it next time. Took the 2 $100 cards and left.
That's the way to do it. Well played.
 

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Very curiously 2 stores where there were no cards on Friday (either on the shelf, at the service desk or in the cupboard behind the shelf) all had a decent number of $100 cards on the shelf yesterday.

So if you are passing today it might be worth another look in store...
 

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Very curiously 2 stores where there were no cards on Friday (either on the shelf, at the service desk or in the cupboard behind the shelf) all had a decent number of $100 cards on the shelf yesterday.

So if you are passing today it might be worth another look in store...
Me too. Checkout bloke said they had found another box, including some yellows
 

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How do you get the 50,000 if you can only buy a maximum of 5 cards per account? It looks like the highest denomination is $200 which x 5 = 20,000 points.
Traditionally, this has been per transaction (I think?). Multiple transactions would be required to hit 50k points.
 

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How do you get the 50,000 if you can only buy a maximum of 5 cards per account? It looks like the highest denomination is $200 which x 5 = 20,000 points.
There’s a variable card which you pick the amount to fill up to $500. It’s not pictured here though
 

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Traditionally, this has been per transaction (I think?). Multiple transactions would be required to hit 50k points.

My experience is that Flybuys will cap out if it says per account. Many AFFers have large families 😉
WW usually say per transaction and don't cap out
 
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