Freebie hunting season: Where can you score free stuff online right now?

ladies laughing on a free shopping trip and enjoying freebies

If the cost of living has you stressed, there’s no word more relaxing than “free”.

From credit cards offering cashback to scoring returns on your recycling, freebies aren’t just a treat for your bank account – getting a discount on those shoes you’ve been eyeing can be a real boost to your mood.

Similarly, loyalty and rewards programs often get a bad name for not being worth the hype.

However, there are some exceptions to the general rule.

We’ve rounded up the companies offering some of the best joining benefits and loyalty programs rewards that are actually worth being a part of!

Most of the following offers will require you to sign up, but it could be a small price to pay for a cheeky discount. Others have a minimum spend, so make sure that you aren’t shopping just to shop.

Financial institutions offering rewards

  • Westpac Bank - offering $3500 cash back for refinancing your home loan to them
  • St George Bank - $40 by opening a Complete Freedom account by 29 March 2023 *conditions apply
  • AMEX - has its own rewards program and many AMEX credit cards allow you to earn points. AMEX also often has cashback events and point multiplier deals. Points can be redeemed across a wide range of travel, accommodation, shopping and dining outlets.

Rewards for joining loyalty programs or signing up for email content

  • JB Hi-Fi – Sign up to JB Hi-Fi Perks and get a $10 JB Hi-Fi welcome coupon (T&Cs apply)
  • Adairs – Sign up to Linen Lovers and receive $20 off your next purchase over $50 (T&Cs apply)
  • Koala – Sign up and receive $100 off your first purchase (T&Cs apply)
  • Adore Beauty – Sign up for Adore Society and receive $20 off your first purchase over $99 with the code “LTYWELCOME20” (T&Cs apply) – and a range of promotions may apply, so make sure to check!
  • The Iconic – Sign up for emails and receive a $20 voucher for your next purchase (T&Cs apply)
  • Kitchen Warehouse – Sign up to Our Family Table and receive $10 off your first purchase (T&Cs apply)
  • Shaver Shop – Sign up and receive $10 off your first purchase over $100 (T&Cs apply)
  • Adrenaline – Sign up for emails and receive $10 off your first adventure (T&Cs apply)
  • Baby Bunting – Sign up for the Baby Bunting Family and receive a $10 Welcome Reward (T&Cs apply)
  • Michael Hill - $20 voucher for joining the Michael Hill Brilliance reward program
  • Glue Store - $20 voucher for receiving emails from Glue (must spend $100 or more to get the discount)
  • Adairs - $10 voucher for subscribing to their newsletter
  • David Jones - $10 for joining their rewards program and receiving emails
  • Howards Storage World - $10 off joining the Howards Inspiration reward program (minimum spend $30)
  • Jeanswest - $10 off full-priced items by becoming a Jeanswest Rewards member
  • Gelatissimo - $5 credit for joining Club Gelato
  • Oporto - $5 voucher for signing up for Flame Rewards

NOTE: To those looking for free birthday treats, that’s not this list – expand your sights even further. When it’s your birthday, you’re the boss. Ask if they have a birthday bonus, no matter where you go!

Companies with worthwhile rewards programs

  • Qantas Frequent Flyer - Earn Qantas points in a variety of ways including by using your Woolworths Everyday Rewards card or BP Rewards. Spend your Qantas points on things such as flights and accommodation with eligible airlines and hotels.
  • Woolworths Everyday Rewards - earn one point for every dollar you spend at Woolworths and associated partners. You can even convert. 
  • Myer One - Earn two Myer one credits for every $1 spent at myer. 1,000 Myer credits equals $10 reward.

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