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I only purchased things through nib Rewards for a week

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To put our members-only program to the test – and fully explore the potential savings on offer – an nib employee took on the challenge of only purchasing things through nib Rewards for seven days straight.

As an nib employee and member, it’s safe to say I’m familiar with our rewards program and the range of discounts and exclusive offers available. But despite regularly purchasing through a heap of the 150+ retailers listed on the platform – and practically living in the Kmart homewares section – I’m yet to take advantage of any of the discounts on offer.

This experiment was going to be an interesting test. Would I need to give up any of my weekly essentials? With a double whammy of an engagement party and a new baby in the family, would I be able to successfully navigate purchasing the perfect gifts for both? Let’s find out…

The weekly shop

My partner and I do our big grocery shop on Monday afternoons, so I was stoked to see 5% discounts were available on Coles gift cards. While this isn’t the biggest discount offered on the platform, 5% off our weekly grocery shop would add up to some pretty solid savings over the course of a year. If you’re on team green and prefer Woolies, do not despair. A 5% discount on Woolworths eGift cards is also on offer.

Life admin

With a prescription to collect and a heap of nearly empty sunscreen tubes sprawled across the house, I grabbed a $20 Priceline gift card and headed to our local store. With a discount of 10% off, I can already see myself utilising this deal a lot more in the future for everyday essentials.

Fuel up

I typically fill up on petrol every week, so with another 5% discount on offer, I purchased a $50 Caltex StarCash Digital Card through the platform in preparation. The digital card can be stored on an Apple or Android phone, so was super easy to use the next time my petrol light came on (yep, I’m one of those people).

All in all, the experiment has made me question why I waited so long to utilise the platform in the first place

Baby on board

My brother and sister-in-law recently welcomed a baby girl into their family, and I wanted to give them a little something to say congrats. Over the years, we’ve quizzed our loved ones on the most useful gifts they’ve received after having a baby and food is always the answer.

When I was looking for grocery discounts, I spotted 10% off Youfoodz so that seemed like a no-brainer (especially as my lasagne-making skills leave a lot to be desired). I first checked that my brother lived in a delivery zone, then picked out a range of healthy pre-prepared meals that I thought they’d enjoy, applied the unique promo code and sent a box of goods their way all without getting up off the couch.

New Year, new me

Nothing screams, “It’s the new year” like fresh stationery. With a return to work around the corner, it was time to purchase a 2019 diary. But where to grab one from? With discounts available from retailers like Big W, Target and kikki.K, and a range of diaries available at each, it was difficult to know where to start. With a 15% discount on offer at kikki.K, and a new year’s sale on diaries, a $30 eGift card seemed like the obvious choice.

It’s gifting time

The engagement party invite stuck to our fridge said there would be a wishing well at the party on Saturday night. Getting cash out felt like cheating on this experiment, so a gift card seemed like the right choice. With 8% off David Jones’ eGift Cards, I was able to purchase a gift I know they’ll use, print it and pop it in a card. Easy as!

All in all, the experiment was a success and has made me question why I waited so long to utilise the platform in the first place.

If you’re sick of paying full price, then check out the range of benefits and offers through nib Rewards today.

If you’re not with nib, but you’d like to find out more about our cover options, get a quote today or contact our award-winning member service team on 13 16 42.

The various eGift cards and other discounted offers referred to in this article are subject to specific terms and conditions. Offers may be varied or available for a limited time. For full terms and conditions, visit nib Rewards.

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