Archives For eBucks

Everyone could always use a little more space, and that’s exactly what 2014 has in store for me. My solution? I popped in to an Incredible Connection store nearby and started pricing a new external hard drive.

Walking passed the store, I couldn’t help but notice that, if I were an FNB banker and registered with FNB eBucks Rewards, I could gain rewards on every purchase at Incredible Connection stores nationwide.

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FNB bankers looking to upgrade on all things hi-tech, Incredible Connection should be your first stop, giving you back 1% in rewards every time you spend by swiping your FNB card.

So whether you are buying a flash drive or a new laptop, whatever you swipe for you get rewarded for your purchase.

Even more so, as an eBucks Rewards member, you can earn an extra 1% back by paying with your qualifying FNB or RMB Private Bank linked Credit Card, or up to 2.5% back by paying with your Cheque Card, depending on your reward level.

Once you’ve earned enough eBucks, present your eBucks card at any Incredible Connection store and let your eBucks pay for that latest gadget you’ve been eyeing out. However, a no cash return policy applies when purchasing at Incredible Connection using eBucks, where items which were purchased using eBucks will not be refundable for cash upon return. Should you want to return your eBucks purchased goods, they will be refunded with an Incredible Connection voucher to the value of the return, which can be used to purchase again at the store.

As if shopping isn’t too much of a temptation already, FNB eBucks Rewards isn’t making it any easier for their clients.

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During the busy Christmas season and the sudden spike in shopping trends, everybody is out to look for a bargain wherever they can get one.

This season, Woolworths Rewards (WRewards) members are in luck, as you can score a R50 discount off clothing purchases to the value of R250 or more.

As a WRewards member myself, I was pleasantly surprised to get an SMS issuing me with a voucher number, making me liable for the great discount. This came just at the right time, as Christmas time is always perfect to cash in on those discounts to get gifts, buy some last minute goods or even just to treat yourself.

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SMS vouchers are a great way of issuing vouchers and helps to reduce the risk of voucher loss and theft. When a customer receives a SMS voucher, they will need to present the SMS at the preferred shopping centre or retailer, in this case, Woolworths, where the voucher can then be redeemed directly from the SMS. Many banks are using these kinds of vouchers for their rewards programmes like Absa Rewards, FNB eBucks and others as well as retailers like Sportsmans Warehouse, Woolworths and Makro to name just a few. They have all moved with the times and have become technologically savvy in issuing these kinds of vouchers.

So off I went to my nearest Woolworths store, excited to purchase my goods and reap the benefits of my R50 discount on any clothing items, except for the Country Road and Trenery brands.

I must commend the staff at the Woolworths branch who were very friendly and helpful to answering any questions I had to ask about the discount voucher, from whether or not it qualified to both adult and children clothing purchases, underwear and the likes, which it did apply to.

After gathering all my wanted purchases, I headed to the till where the cashier rung up all my items and swiped my WRewards card, allowing me to, on top of my discount, gain rewards on my purchases. She then requested for my SMS voucher number that was sent to me. After entering the number into the system, automatically R50 was deducted off my total amount, leaving me happy and saving some on my buy.

Christmas is the time for giving and Woolworths have remained true to just that by rewarding their WRewards clients. If the Christmas spirit alone isn’t enough to have you feeling happy, redeem your Woolies R50 discount and add that little bit of extra cheer to your season.

*The WRewards discount is only valid until 14 December 2013 and includes all clothing purchases except for the Trenery and Country Road brands.

nedbank

As part and parcel of our weekly bank rewards programme reviews, this week’s Weview Wednesday looks at the Nedbank Greenbacks Rewards Programme. With the festive season rapidly making its way to our pockets, what better way to spend than to be rewarded for your spending? We’ve already looked at the Standard Bank U-Count Rewards; the Absa Rewards Programme, FNB eBucks and now let’s see what the Nedbank Greenbacks Programme has to offer its clients.

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How it works?

Pro’s:

  • Joining Nedbank Greenbacks Rewards is quick, easy and free
  • You can link up to 10 credit or cheque cards to this account at no additional fee and gain Nedbank Greenbacks on your accumulated spend on all cards
  • Nedbank Greenbacks never expire allowing you to save your points towards those rewards you’ve always wanted
  • The balance on your Nedbank Greenbacks account is updated on a daily basis and you will receive quarterly statements to inform you of your balance
  • Spend your Nedbank Greenbacks either on their online shop or by calling 086- 555 111 or 0860 555 222 for Nedbank Personal Relationship Banking clients or 0860 111 263 for Nedbank Private Wealth Clients and provide them with all the relevant details

Con’s:

  • If you do not spend on your Nedbank card for five months or more, your Nedbank Greenbacks account is considered dormant and you will lose those points
  • You can only apply to reopen your Nedbank Greenbacks account three months thereafter, and your forfeited Greenbacks will be reinstated in full
  • Nedbank Greenbacks are only earned on eligible card spend which excludes cash withdrawals, casino chip purchases, fuel purchases, finance and other card charges, fees or taxes levied by Nedbank or the government, the purchase of travellers cheques or other negotiable instruments, garage card transactions, budget account installments and interest, insurance premiums and internet transfers or payments

Febucks

With just under two months until Christmas, now is the time when everyone is trying to make the most of their money. Christmas season, undeniably, is the time when a lot of cash is spent, whether it be on gifts, party planning, big lunches and even holidays and if you can gain rewards on your spending, then why not? Previously we’ve looked at the various rewards programmes offered by different banks, from Standard Bank’s UCount Rewards to the Absa Rewards and this week we take a look at FNB’s eBucks programme

How it works?

  • All you need to qualify as an eBucks earner is to be a qualifying FNB or RMB Private Bank account holder
  • Join online on the eBucks website.
  • Earn eBucks every time you use your FNB  or RMB card, whether you’re buying groceries, filling up your car or shopping online
  • When you use your bank card at an eBucks partner, you earn more eBucks from the partner as well
  • When you spend, it’s up to you to decide if you want to pay for your purchase in full with eBucks or if you want to pay partly in eBucks and partly with your FNB or RMB Private Bank account. This means you can spread out your eBucks over many purchases or use them all at once
  • Save money by spending your eBucks and get a discount on your purchase
  • The better you bank, the more you get for managing certain aspects of your banking on things like a home loan, personal loan or investment
  • You can get discounts of up to 40% when you buy any of the lifestyle products in the eBucks Shop or book your travel arrangements through eBucks Travel

Pro’s:

  • Joining eBucks Rewards is quick, easy and free
  • eBucks never expire allowing you to save your eBucks towards that big buy that you’ve had your eye on
  • eBucks has a dedicated contact centre. If you are having a problem registering, call the eBucks contact centre on 087 320 3200
  • Earn points every time you swipe, anywhere

Con’s:

  • eBucks can not be exchanged for or redeemed as cash
  • When purchasing discount items, they can only be fully purchased using eBucks