Please note that purchases from Kogan.com/nz are not eligible for Qantas Points earn. This was brought to our attention by one of our readers, with Kogan later confirming that their FAQ and T&Cs were in error and should not have referred to the New Zealand website, which has since been corrected. We have kept this article for reference only.
This guide explains how to earn points with these programs, plus also looks at shipping costs, and the best credit cards to use to maximise your total points earn rate.
On checking out the site, it turns out there are over 28,000 products on sale.
You can use the brand filter in the top banner navigation to drill down into which of the many brands are included but big ones like Apple, Acer and Dell are on there.
Kogan have expanded aggressively into homewares, home supplies (think bulk-buy dishwasher tablets and the like) and own-branded electronics alongside big-brand electronics.
Shipping to New Zealand
If you do your shopping via the dedicated NZ website, you will find all products are conveniently priced in NZD.
Kogan.com offers free shipping on a wide variety of products, with many others shipped at a flat fee of $16.99.
New Zealand GST is automatically included in the purchase price, so you won’t be stung with this on arrival – but depending on the product and purchase price, import taxes and duties could apply.
If this is the case for your order, a compulsory checkbox will appear on the checkout screen:
When your order arrives in New Zealand, the courier will provide you with the information on how to pay these charges if they are applicable.
The ‘What’s my Duty’ calculator on the NZ Customs website can help you work out what your liability may be.
Thankfully for the most part, portable electronic products like mobile phones, computers etc. will not incur any additional fees, regardless of their total cost.
This is because NZ Customs waive any fees that are $60 or less. Firstly, no duty is charged on these products types. Finally, as GST is being collected by Kogan.com in advance, the standard entry fees (which are less than $60) will automatically be waived.
Earning Qantas Points
If you add your Qantas Frequent Flyer number to your Kogan.com account, you will earn at the rate of 1 Qantas Point per NZ$2 spent without having to do anything else.
However, if you also click through the Qantas Online Mall, you will pick up an extra 2 points per $1, bringing your total to 2.5 Qantas Points per $ spent.
Earning Velocity Points
With the Velocity eStore, you will earn 2 Velocity Points per $ spent and you do not need to do anything more than click through their online shopping portal.
Using a credit card to use to maximise points earn
Kogan.com accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express with no transaction fees, which provides a good opportunity to double dip and earn points through card spend too.
Here are the cards that you should consider if you’re looking to maximise the number of points you earn on your spend with Kogan.com
The highest earning Airpoints card you can use is the American Express Airpoints Platinum, where you’ll earn 1 Airpoints Dollar for every $59 spent.
Qantas, Velocity and more
The credit cards that can let you earn Qantas and Velocity Points on spend in New Zealand are cards that earn into the American Express Membership Rewards Program, namely the American Express Platinum Edge and Platinum Charge cards.
Membership Rewards points transfer to a number of major frequent flyer programs including Qantas and Velocity at a rate of 1 MR Point to 0.5 Frequent Flyer Point.
Summing up: which is the best deal?
If you make a purchase of NZ$100, you will earn either 200 Qantas or Velocity Points.
If we value Qantas and Velocity Points at 2.1c a piece, then that is like earning $4.20 worth of points on your purchase.
Then the only decision to make is where your points allegiance lies, i.e. with Qantas or Velocity. Just remember to click through the appropriate link to earn your points—it is very simple!
Supplementary images courtesy Kogan.com.