Today only: 4x Airpoints Dollars or Fly Buys points at New World

How to earn Airpoints Dollars or Fly Buys points at New World

GUIDE: Earning Points
TIME TO READ: 3 minutes
POSTED: June 21, 2018
UPDATED: June 22, 2018

New World are again running a bonus points offer for qualifying supermarket purchases.

Scan your Clubcard until close on Thursday 21st June, and if you’re spending a minimum of $50 on qualifying products, you’ll earn either 4x Airpoints Dollars, or 4x Fly Buys points.


This offer excludes tobacco, cigarettes, lotto, gift cards, Christmas Club top ups, phone top ups, AT HOP card top ups, payment of any accounts, and EFTPOS withdrawals.

You’ll also earn bonus points with online/mobile app purchases at ‘I shop New World‘, and in-store at Fresh Collective by New World.

Guide to earning points at New World

You have a choice between earning 0.185 Airpoints Dollars or 1 Fly Buys point for every $25 spent at New World – but not both.


To earn points in either program, apply online for a New World Clubcard, and choose whether you would like to collect either Fly Buys points or earn Airpoints Dollars. You will receive a personalised Clubcard in the mail that you can then scan at the New World checkout.

So, should I be earning Fly Buys points, or Airpoints Dollars?

Before applying for a Clubcard, you should have a think about which points program is best for you.

The Club Deals discounts you earn in-store are the same regardless of the type of card you opt for. Both programs also offer the ability to pool points across multiple New World Clubcards.

Therefore in our view, the program you pick should be based on maximising your points earn towards flight redemptions.

Fly Buys points have a fixed value of 16.6c each where put towards a flight booking with Helloworld. You can also earn standard points and status on these bookings, and Fly Buys, which can really boost the value proposition.

You’ll earn the equivalent of 18.5c with Air New Zealand Airpoints for the same $25 spend, but you’re restricted to redeeming these on flights with Air New Zealand and their partners, and flight upgrades.

If your goal is to travel with just Air New Zealand, or you already have a significant Airpoints Dollars balance, then opting to earn Airpoints Dollars will probably be the better option .

However if you want the flexibility to redeem on both Air New Zealand and a full range of other airlines, and a chance to still earn points on those bookings, then Fly Buys may be more favourable.

I am currently earning Fly Buys points and have decided that Airpoints Dollars are better for me (or vice versa). How do I switch?

You can change your preferred rewards program from Fly Buys to Airpoints (and vice versa) on the ‘Your rewards‘ page when you log in or by calling the Clubcard Helpline on 0800 80 70 70.

However don’t just swap between programs before each regular shop – each switch will tell New World to send you a new membership card.

If you’re really feeling the need to earn points with a program different from the one currently linked to your Clubcard, you can just swipe your normal Fly Buys or Airpoints membership card in-store. You won’t however enjoy any additional Clubcard benefits.

Do I have to wait until I receive my Clubcard before I can start earning points?

You can scan a digital version of your Clubcard at the checkout right away – simply log in to your account on your mobile phone, and your digital card will be available to use.

If you don’t have your phone, you can just swipe your normal Fly Buys or Airpoints membership card in-store to collect standard points. Though you won’t enjoy any additional Clubcard benefits, or be able to take advantage of any bonus points promotions.


Key points that you should know

  • You’ll earn 1 Fly Buys points or 0.185 Airpoints Dollar per $25 spent in-store or online with the New World Clubcard. You cannot earn both at the same time.
  • Fly Buys offer better value overall based on flexibility, and potential additional earnings from flight bookings.
  • To earn points in-store, customers will need to present/swipe their Clubcard at the register. When shopping online or via the phone app, just enter your Clubcard membership number.

New World accept all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Diners) with no transaction fees, which provides a good opportunity to double dip and earn points through card spend too.

If you’re looking to maximum the number of Airpoints Dollars you earn on everyday spend, I would recommend the American Express Platinum Edge, where you’ll earn the equivalent of 1 Airpoints Dollar for every $58.33 spent.

As a flexible points program, you’ll also have the choice to transfer your Membership Rewards points to other frequent flyer programs like Qantas Frequent Flyer, KrisFlyer, and Velocity. With these programs, you’ll earn the equivalent of 1.5 points per $1 spent.

You can read more about flexible points here.

Today only: 4x Airpoints Dollars or Fly Buys points at New World was last modified: June 22nd, 2018 by Daniel Kinnoch