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Flybuys year in review 2018

zig

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I have just received mine, and it makes interesting reading.
Also top 1% in Australia, NSW and my suburb. The overwhelming majority of points earned were bonus points, not standard.
 

QF WP

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Just got mine and not as good as some others:

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Shows what the QF WP’s like to eat:

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Pleb Status

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I had a very bad last quarter of 2018 which has hurt.

Only top 3% in Australia and WA. Will need to do better next year...
 

Wello

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Better 2018 than previous year and was in top 2% in Australia and Queensland. Earned 114349 points throughout the year.
 

33kft

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I don't shop much with Coles at the moment (but this will change soon enough when the computer drops the offers down a bit further), I have moved almost exclusively to WOW for the last 8 months at least. That's why I was shocked when I saw that I was top 3% in Aus, 3% in VIC and strangely enough, 4% in my suburb. I guess I am surrounded by some real flybuys high flyers. Earned 79,856 points in total.
 

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I'm 3% in Aust and Vic, but 4% for my suburb. But might have gone to top 1% had I not split purchases with the other account.
 

drron

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I was only in the top 8%.But then I was only using my FB card qhen in Tassie working and WW rewards not an option.
 

Blinky

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Hmm, the only emails I get from flybuys are award confirmations. Is there a setting I haven’t clicked on?
 
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Hmm, the only emails I get from flybuys are award confirmations. Is there a setting I haven’t clicked on?
My partner probably earned 30k points across the year and didn't receive an email. Perhaps they only email you if you're in the top 10% or something.
 

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Australia: top 6%
Vic: top 5%
Suburb: top 7%

I recall in 2017 I was top 2% in all categories.

The other card wasn't used as much, so was only around 12-14% in categories.

Bonus points earn across both were around 10x more than regular points earn.
 
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My partner probably earned 30k points across the year and didn't receive an email. Perhaps they only email you if you're in the top 10% or something.
Nope.


Stats are interesting and make me wonder a little. We use Woolies much more than Coles though this is a reflection of location and individual stores rather than of the overall program. I have to say that relatively we hardly used Coles. It implies to me that a huge number of people don't use this as rewards system.

Australia: top 14%
Vic: top 13%
Suburb: top 14%

4,169 standard points
25,176 bonus points
 

Blinky

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Nope.


Stats are interesting and make me wonder a little. We use Woolies much more than Coles though this is a reflection of location and individual stores rather than of the overall program. I have to say that relatively we hardly used Coles. It implies to me that a huge number of people don't use this as rewards system.

Australia: top 14%
Vic: top 13%
Suburb: top 14%

4,169 standard points
25,176 bonus points
There must be a cutoff though, because I didn’t get an email last year. I must say that I haven’t been studious about chasing bonus points, but will do so this year.
 

Nathant123

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42D93B05-B25F-4864-A338-293E73DE1A76.png Top 1% in everything as well. It’s been pretty easy racking up these points and a great way to top up the velocity account as well!
 

cxthomps

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Top 1% on 1 account with 191,378 points, 122,817 on another but no indication of where it scored.

Not a bad year for points.
 

Austman

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Australia: top 2%
Vic: top 2%
Suburb: top 1%

6,639 standard points
86,378 bonus points

I'm so glad it's dropped down from last year!

I was starting to think this points thing could be a sign of OCD!
 

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