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BrentR
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  #538861 28-Oct-2011 19:56
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I won't be going out of my way to find retailers to swipe my card at. As with everyone else, I much preferred the old system.

Might be time to start looking at other roadside assistance programs.

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  #539017 29-Oct-2011 15:07
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the new scheme is too complex for me so its off to Shell for fuel now




that would be an ecumenical matter

 
 
 
 


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  #539020 29-Oct-2011 15:42
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mattwnz:  The other things is that they are collecting data from you, which is then onsold.


Mind providing some substance to back up that claim? I'm just interested to know why you think that occurs.


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  #539022 29-Oct-2011 15:49
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I rack up airpoints dollars now on mt credit card. $80 spent gets me 1 airpoint dollar and for every $250 spent I get 1 status point. You can swipe the card at any retailer or online anywhere. Much better than selective retailer schemes like AA or Flybuys IMO.




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Customers of leading New Zealand telecommunications company TelstraClear from Monday 7 November will start saving on fuel. TelstraClear is the exclusive telco partner of the new AA Smartfuel programme.

“We’re delighted to be able to continue bringing our customers benefits that make a positive difference to their lives as well as their wallets,” says TelstraClear chief executive Allan Freeth. “All TelstraClear customers, whether AA members or not, will be able to use AA Smartfuel to get a three cents per litre discount on fuel when they spend $79 or more per month with TelstraClear.”

With AA Smartfuel motorists earn, combine and redeem their cents per litre discounts by swiping either their AA Membership card or their free AA Smartfuel card at Caltex, BP and participating retailers. The fuel discounts expire at the end of the calendar month following the month in which they were earned.

“Our customers don’t need to swipe their cards to get their TelstraClear discount. Once they’ve registered their card with us they will automatically get it every month they spend $79 or more per month with TelstraClear,” says Allan Freeth. “However, TelstraClear customers will need to swipe their cards to earn discounts elsewhere. Customers already enrolled for AA Rewards are automatically in the new scheme.

“This is just the first of many exciting new benefits that we’re planning to deliver our customers, and follows on the heels of our recent announcement of the expansion of the websites that are unmetered for our broadband customers to include the MediaWorks family of sites, including TV3 and FOUR on demand TV.”

 




 

 

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  #541132 4-Nov-2011 13:26
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It's getting very confusing what with all the deals about now, and people need to carefully analyse where their benefits come from I'd say.

TC may be offering 3 cents/litre off for each $79 or more spent with them, and presumably there is no upper limit on petrol volume.

Supermarkets still offer betwen 4 cents/litre and 20 cents/litre for a smaller outlay ($25 in most cases), and the petrol limit is 150 litres.

Now, AA members can get 6 cents/litre off, provided you buy $40 or more of petrol, for the next 6 months!

No doubt further retailers will start offering complicated fuel deals along these lines .

R.

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  #541135 4-Nov-2011 13:33
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The AA discount applies to only the first 50 litres of a purchase too.

 
 
 
 


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  #541136 4-Nov-2011 13:38
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From AA website:

BP, Caltex, Telstra Clear, Thrifty Car Rental, Hammer Hardware, Vehicle Inspections New Zealand, Smart Marine, Independent Pharmacies, Kitchen Studio, Nappies Direct, Chem-Dry, EYEPRO Optometrists, Holden, Take-note, Showcase Jewellers, Firestone, Dive HQ, Repco, Milestone Homes, Bridgestone Select and Aussie Butcher.
The AA will also be offering cents per litre discounts for motorists using: AA Driver Training, AA Battery Service, AA Vehicle Testing, AA Vehicle Inspections, AA Centres, AA Mechanical Breakdown Insurance, AA Auto Service & Repair, AA Licensed Repairers, AA Travel Insurance, AA Car Loans, AA Auto Glass, AA Bookabach, and aatravel.co.nz.
In addition to these retail partners, motorists in the Manawatu (where AA Smartfuel has been trialed for the past year) can earn cents per litre discounts at the Mad Butcher, The Coffee Club, Cafe Cuba, Cafe Express, LA Bakery, La Mini Market, Cafe Soskys, Delicasea, Super Seven Four Square, SSS, Carpet Court, Ink Post, Eftpos Central, Colin MacPherson Garden Centre, Living Trends/Plato, Red Hair, Heatrite, Five Star Liquor, Afc Motorcycles, Guthrie Bowron, Breakers, Hell Pizza Feilding, Cash Converters, Davis Trading, and Fueltel.

 

http://www.aa.co.nz/about/newsroom/media-releases/fuel/fuel-discounts-announced/

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  #541139 4-Nov-2011 13:41
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Alas! Burger King and the 10% discount. Only reason I would go there.

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  #541144 4-Nov-2011 13:49
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sbiddle:
mattwnz:  The other things is that they are collecting data from you, which is then onsold.


Mind providing some substance to back up that claim? I'm just interested to know why you think that occurs.



That's essentially what all of these 'loyalty' schemes are for, market research dressed up as giving you something for nothing.

All they are are ways to track your spending patterns, do you really think they exist for the sole purpose of giving you a set of whisky tumblers with every 6,000,000 points earned? Wink 

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  #541145 4-Nov-2011 13:49
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So, does it mean the 10% at Burger King is gone?




 

 

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billgates: I rack up airpoints dollars now on mt credit card. $80 spent gets me 1 airpoint dollar and for every $250 spent I get 1 status point. You can swipe the card at any retailer or online anywhere. Much better than selective retailer schemes like AA or Flybuys IMO.

What card do you have? I get $1 for each $100 I spend with ASB, I find this more useful than airpoints dollars because I can use the rewards $s at a range of retailers that I actually use anyway (e.g. supermarket).

Still, $1 per $80 is quite tempting, plus the Status points. OK, answered my own question, ANZ Airpoints Visa Plat. Something to bear in mind I guess. Only 44 days interest free though, so if I accumulated $100 or so extra airpoints dollars over the year, some/most of that would be eroded by the lost interest from paying 11 days earlier. Plus, I'd probably have to pay the full card fee, not having my banking with ANZ.

These thing really do get complicated, right?

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  #541189 4-Nov-2011 15:21
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freitasm: So, does it mean the 10% at Burger King is gone?


My assumption so far would be yes. Seeing as the rewards scheme is ending, and the discount was part of it. I haven't been able to find anything that would clarify the point so far.

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  #541220 4-Nov-2011 16:31
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The callout service saved me a lot of grief 3 times in the past year (once due to my own stupidity, the others due to bad luck). Just for that I reckon its worth it.

I completely disregard the AA card for anything else unless I happen to find myself in a Burger King where I can use it for a 10% discount. I use it pretty rarely however.

The new scheme seems a bit bizarre, if I (somehow) buy $500 of stuff and swipe my AA card, but then forget about it and the following day swipe it after having bought $5 of stuff, I get effectively zero fuel-benefit whereas I'd previously have gotten something useful. That's the way I read it anyway, I didn't study it in depth.




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  #541222 4-Nov-2011 16:32
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sbiddle:
mattwnz:  The other things is that they are collecting data from you, which is then onsold.


Mind providing some substance to back up that claim? I'm just interested to know why you think that occurs.


The fact I receive addressed FlyBuys related dead-tree mail from 3rd parties would seem to indicate that they shop it around. I don't believe I've yet to receive anything that might've been gleaned from the AA's database though. 




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