Woolworths gift card thread

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From Wednesday January 5:
Would be interesting to see if anyone can decode these bananalabs offerings, I've almost given up. Seems that they sell boxes which are experiences like Redballoon, but I can't quite work out how these cards (which I don't see at all on their website) link in to that. The half price may seem appealing but after a bit of googling I am pretty sure that there's some major catches involved.
 

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Would be interesting to see if anyone can decode these bananalabs offerings, I've almost given up. Seems that they sell boxes which are experiences like Redballoon, but I can't quite work out how these cards (which I don't see at all on their website) link in to that. The half price may seem appealing but after a bit of googling I am pretty sure that there's some major catches involved.
I had a quick look I thoguht it was 50% off for the $100 gift boxes.
Had a look at the ones avail in my state, nothing too appealing.
Some of the $600 boxes if they were $300 would appeal to me eg hot air ballooning, skydiving
 

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I had a quick look I thoguht it was 50% off for the $100 gift boxes.
It does appear that it is, this is from their FAQ:

I received a Him / Her box purchased in a retail store, is it the same as the ones sold on BananaLab’s website?

The HIM and HER boxes sold in retail stores are the equivalent of the His Bucket List and Her Bucket List sold on our website. Both offer access to the same set of amazing experiences, only the packaging has changed.

Talk about confusing, It seems that the card = box and the His and Hers are identical, both are the same box which is this one:


Not a lot is worth even $50 in there. It's a strong pass for me.
 
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get 20 x points on Event cinema, Visa ONLY 1 Fast Food, Westfield and Red Ballonn gift cards.

According to OzB, the Westfield cards are standard eftpos cards that can be used at most eftpos terminals. If you can make use of them, you'd effectively be paying $5.95 for 2000 WWR points.

I wonder if you can use one to purchase the next, and so on and so forth.
 

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According to OzB, the Westfield cards are standard eftpos cards that can be used at most eftpos terminals. If you can make use of them, you'd effectively be paying $5.95 for 2000 WWR points.

I wonder if you can use one to purchase the next, and so on and so forth.

The game is always changing. Remember that Woolworths recently stopped you being able to use a perfect gift card to purchase another perfect gift card. So I'd be wary utill confirmed.

Also, whilst these used to be unrestricted EFTPOS cards, they can easily be restricted by a merchant.
 

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According to OzB, the Westfield cards are standard eftpos cards that can be used at most eftpos terminals. If you can make use of them, you'd effectively be paying $5.95 for 2000 WWR points.

I wonder if you can use one to purchase the next, and so on and so forth.
Can you split transactions when purchasing GCs?
 

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Just an FYI, I just bought some of these. Unable to check the balance here:

Going to try to spend them now as an EFTPOS card.
 

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Just an FYI, I just bought some of these. Unable to check the balance here:

Going to try to spend them now as an EFTPOS card.
My experience is that anywhere that takes EFTPOS will work
Lots of availability currently
 

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Just an FYI, I just bought some of these. Unable to check the balance here:

Going to try to spend them now as an EFTPOS card.
Be aware. This just failed for me. Got 'savings not available' on the EFTPOS machine.
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My experience is that anywhere that takes EFTPOS will work
Lots of availability currently
Seems things may have changed

Update: now tried at 3 different stores (Coles, Chemist Warehouse, Ampol). 'No savings account' comes up every time.

There's two possibiities:

1) My card hasn't activited correctly. I can't check the balance online I get 'INVALID CARD DETAILS'. So this could be the issue. But the Woolworths receipt indicates 'activation was successful'
2) These are no longer EFTPOS anywhere cards and can only be used at Westfield stores.

The game may have changed!

Update 2:

I have spoken directly to Westfield gift cards. Seems my card hasn't yet been aciviated. I've been told to wait 48 hours and try again.

I will update after that time as to whether these are still functioning as an EFTPOS card.

If you are buying these, my suggestion is to check the balance before you try to spend.

Update 3:

1 hour 24 mins later I can now see my card balance online.

Update 4:

I have now used multiple activated cards with different merchants in the usual way an EFTPOS card is used, including Coles, BP and a local bottle shop. All fine.

Update 5: Purchased 20 more tonight. None have activately so far. 3.5 hours later. There seems no consistency with activation time.

Update 6: Cards purchased last night have still not activated more than 12 hours later.
 
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Excellent recon @Dr Ralph

I've just returned from a store near me where I was grilled by the cashier followed by the store manager for buying 20 x $100 cards. They made me do purchases in 4 x 5 lots and I had to explain why I was purchasing so many. I'm not sure if they thought I was a scammer, being scammed or just plain odd. I left with the impression that they weren't happy that they couldn't prevent the purchase.
 

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Be aware. This just failed for me. Got 'savings not available' on the EFTPOS machine.
Post automatically merged:


Seems things have changed

Update: now tried at 3 different stores (Coles, Chemist Warehouse, Ampol). 'No savings account' comes up every time.

There's two possibiities:

1) My card hasn't activited correctly. I can't check the balance online I get 'INVALID CARD DETAILS'. So this could be the issue. But the Woolworths receipt indicates 'activation was successful'
2) These are no longer EFTPOS anywhere cards and can only be used at Westfield stores.

The game may have changed!

Update 2:

I have spoken directly to Westfield gift cards. Seems my card hasn't yet been aciviated. I've been told to wait 48 hours and try again.

I will update after that time as to whether these are still functioning as an EFTPOS card.

If you are buying these, my suggestion is to check the balance before you try to spend.

Update 3:

1 hour 24 mins later I can now see my card balance online.
I have had Westfield Reds take a few hours to activate from WW. The ones from concierge have been instant in my experience.
Game may not have changed-will have to see 😀
 
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