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Topic # 224160 6-Nov-2017 06:50
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I was getting myself a couple of beers at the local Big Barrel last night, at the checkout the guy asked me if I was already a member of their new "Mates Club" program. He said I could sign up right now if I wanted, but I said thanks I'll take one of the 5,000 fliers they had home and read it while eating my curry. Mmmmm, curry.

 


At home I read up on the conditions. To earn a $10 gift voucher for use at the store, you have to accumulate 100 "mates" points. To get 1 point, you have to spend $25. Mates points expire after 12 months. To earn enough mate points to get a $10 voucher, you have to spend $2,500 in a year at Big Barrel. That's $48 per week on booze. And once you claim your $10 back, that's an overall discount of 0.4% on the cost of your booze.

 

Mates don't let mates spend $48 a week on booze for 52 weeks of the year!!


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  Reply # 1895760 6-Nov-2017 07:03
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But you also get free tastings for being a mate AND there are bonus point offers!





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  Reply # 1895768 6-Nov-2017 07:59
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Perhaps the concept is that you get 9 mates to share one card, so you spend $4.80 each per week to get $1 each per year refund?

 

 

 

Now, if I could just find 7 more mates...

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1895775 6-Nov-2017 08:13
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michaelmurfy:

 

But you also get free tastings for being a mate AND there are bonus point offers!

 

 

 

 

Rather have a bonus pint.


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  Reply # 1895778 6-Nov-2017 08:40
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That's even worse than the SubCard points - gave up on them ages ago.


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  Reply # 1895836 6-Nov-2017 10:25
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"let us track your spending habits and you could win get a $10 voucher"




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  Reply # 1895862 6-Nov-2017 10:56
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andrewNZ: "let us track your spending habits and you could win get a $10 voucher"

 

More like drinking habits and I wonder if they offer discounts on AA vouchers (I don't mean the AA that look after broken down cars)

 

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  Reply # 1895932 6-Nov-2017 12:38
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trig42:

 

That's even worse than the SubCard points - gave up on them ages ago.

 

 

This is true, they used to be decent. Now you need to buy approx 20x subs to get a lousy $3 credit.

 

And to make it worse; my local subway wont do points for sub-of-the-day anymore, which is 90% of my purchases.


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  Reply # 1895960 6-Nov-2017 12:55
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Sticky club at Pak N save seems not too bad, 1c/litre for every $20 plus there are special promotion items throughout the store. Between work drinks and normal shopping, we easily get 2 x 35c vouchers each month, enough for the Mrs car, better than only getting 10-12c off the docket with the occasional 40 or 50c weekend. Points expire at the end of calender month plus 35c is the max voucher, but given we shop there weekly anyway, its something for no extra effort.


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  Reply # 1896370 6-Nov-2017 20:52
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I don't drink $48 of booze in 6 months, much less one!






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  Reply # 1896371 6-Nov-2017 20:53
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andrewNZ: "let us track your spending habits and you could win get a $10 voucher"


More like drinking habits and I wonder if they offer discounts on AA vouchers (I don't mean the AA that look after broken down cars)


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  Reply # 1896511 7-Nov-2017 06:39
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Geektastic: I don't drink $48 of booze in 6 months, much less one!

 

You need to find some mates to drink it for you.

 

 


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