Beaurepaires are offering bonus Airpoints Dollars on vehicle health checks until 5 December.
You will earn 3x Airpoints Dollars when your 20 point vehicle health check is booked and paid online.
This offer boosts the Airpoints Dollar earn rate to 1 Airpoints Dollar for every $33 spent, which is a minimum 3% return on your spend, on the basis of 1 Airpoints Dollar being equal to $1 NZD when put towards flights with Air New Zealand.
The 20 point vehicle health check costs $65, which means you’ll earn 1.95 Airpoints Dollars.
Earning Airpoints Dollars with Beaurepaires
Beaurepaires is an Australian and New Zealand tyre retail and repair chain, with almost 60 stores across New Zealand.
Their partnership with Airpoints allow you to earn Airpoints Dollars on spend at all stores, except:
You can also earn Airpoints Dollars for making purchases online, which may be a way to manoeuvre around the store restriction above.
There seems to be no restriction on the types of purchases you can earn points on.
Full details of the Airpoints partnership can be found here.
So, how do I earn Airpoints Dollars?
Simply show your physical or app-based card in-store, or enter your Airpoints account number online:
How much will I earn?
You can earn 1 Airpoints Dollar (cumulatively) for every $100 spent (including GST) at any participating Beaurepaires store, or on-line.
This is an effective 1% return on your spend, on the basis of 1 Airpoints Dollar being equal to $1 NZD when put towards flights with Air New Zealand.
Your Airpoints should hit your account within 20 working days of your purchase having been paid for in full and having been uplifted by, or delivered to you.
Can I use a gift card?
You can earn Airpoints Dollars when you use a gift card to make purchases, but not when you purchase a Beaurepaires gift card— which makes sense.
Using a credit card to use to maximise points earn
Beaurepaires accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, which provides a good opportunity to double dip and earn points through card spend too.
Their website seems to suggest that using Amex will incur a 3.1% fee however when I did a trial transaction up to point of purchase, this fee did not get added. It is possible that this fee may get charged for in-store transactions, but a purchase online should be an easy way around this.
The highest earning Airpoints card that you can use on purchases with Beaurepaires is the American Express Airpoints Platinum, where you’ll earn 1 Airpoints Dollar for every $59 spent.
Using this card will boost your effective return on spend with Beaurepaires to 2.69%.
Tyre purchases are very common for car-loving Kiwis, so it is nice to see Airpoints finally partnered with a tyre and servicing retailer.
Given purchases on new tyres and ancillary services can often run into the hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, this new partnership provides an effective way to earn something back for yourself.
Though remember that the cost of points can often be reflected in the price that you pay – so still be sure to compare prices and shop around to make sure you’re getting the best value out of your purchases.