AGL is one of Australia’s largest electricity and gas retailers, and thanks to its partnership with flybuys, it may even be one of the most rewarding, too. AGL has an exclusive relationship with flybuys, offering customers a way to earn points simply by paying their power bills. So how do you start earning points with AGL and how can you get the most out of the deal? In this article, Canstar Blue covers everything you need to know about AGL’s flybuys points program.
Earning flybuys points with AGL
There are a number of ways to start earning flybuys points with AGL. To be eligible, you must first have an active flybuys membership, which you can set up in a few moments on the flybuys website. After that, simply link your flybuys membership to your electricity and/or gas account and start collecting points.
Residential customers that switch their electricity and/or gas to AGL online receive 10,000 bonus flybuys points. You can earn an additional 500 points by agreeing to direct debit payments. You will also collect an additional 500 points if you sign up to “My Monthly Bill” – AGL’s flexible monthly billing system.
After signing up, you can start earning flybuys points simply by paying your electricity and gas bills. Customers that have signed up to AGL eBilling and My Account – AGL’s online account management portal – receive one point for every $1 spent on power. If you prefer paper bills, you will only receive one point for every $2 spent on electricity and gas. If you’re not an AGL electricity or gas customer, you can still earn one flybuy point for every $1 you spend on AGL products such as AGL Solar.
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What can I get with my AGL flybuys points?
Customers can redeem their flybuys points to receive a variety of rewards. This includes flights, gift cards, attraction passes, appliances, jewellery, electronics and plenty more. The majority of flybuys rewards are offered on a ‘points + pay’ basis. That is, you can opt to pay for some of the reward in points and the rest of it in cash. Alternatively, customers can purchase rewards entirely using their points. The table below was comprised using information from the flybuys website and provides some indication of how many points you must collect to earn rewards.
|Reward||flybuys points required|
|Tefal Ultraglide Iron||18,180|
|Saxon Waterproof Binoculars||38,600|
|Delonghi Nespresso Coffee Machine||59,740|
|Weber Baby Q Titanium||70,791|
|$50 Coles Gift Card||10,000|
|Virgin Flight Syd->Mel||29,800|
|Dreamworld 1 Day Ticket||52,900|
|Brother Laser Printer||30,780|
Source: flybuys website April 2018
As you can see, you require a lot of points in order to receive an award. This is only a fraction of the available rewards, so visit the flybuys website if you’re eager to learn more.
How else can I collect flybuys points?
AGL isn’t the only flybuys partner. Other notable partners include Coles, Kmart, Medibank, Target, Adidas, Liquorland and Kleenheat. If AGL is your only source of flybuys points, it will take some time before you have earned enough points to get a reward. However, by using multiple flybuys partners, customers can fast-track their points and be rewarded sooner. Also be sure to keep an eye out for occasional promotions where you can collect bonus flybuys points.
Do other energy retailers have rewards programs?
AGL isn’t the only energy retailer to offer incentives to their customers. Red Energy recently partnered with Qantas to reward customers that pay their bills on time with Frequent Flyer points. Red Energy also runs a separate rewards program – Red Energy Rewards – which provides customers with discounts and exclusive deals. Lumo Energy, EnergyAustralia, Sumo Power and Dodo Power and Gas are just some the retailers that also have rewards programs available to certain customers.
While everyone loves receiving additional rewards, it’s important not to get too carried away by this. Before signing up to AGL or any other retailer for that matter, be sure to check their rates, discounts and conditions to make sure you’re getting a good deal on energy. You might also find it useful to check our customer satisfaction ratings to see how fellow Aussies rate their electricity and gas companies.