Since Android Pay launched in Australia there hasn’t been a lot in the way of promotions or rewards for using the service. American Express did run a small promotion, though, and now the Coles Group has partnered with Google to offer bonus FlyBuys points with every transaction.

Between 10 January 2017 (now) and 7 February 2017, you’ll receive a bonus 5 FlyBuys points on every transaction at Coles, Coles Express, First Choice Liquor and Liquorland. Unfortunately, this isn’t open to all Android Pay customers; the promotion is limited to payments made using Android Pay with either an ANZ MasterCard®, ANZ Visa Credit or Debit card (excluding ANZ Everyday Visa Debit) or ING Debit card.

There’s a few T&C so check out the promotions website for all of the nitty gritty details.


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Tony Mugan

Hmm. Where should I be looking to activate this reward?

Adam Seidel

Just use the android pay app and scan your flybuys card. No need to activate anything.

Tony Mugan

Hey. I have added the card as both a New Zealand Flybuys and also Coles Flybuys.

I’ve not had any luck using those virtual cards in coles self-serve as they use Infrared scanner rather than NFC, don’t they?

Do I need to verify something now to activate the reward?

Tony Mugan

I’ve been assuming you meant scan the card to add it to the app. I now realise I need to scan the physical card at the checkout only and then pay with Android Pay.
Got it 🙂


they do have another scanners in front of the checkouts now in some Coles just for your fly-buys these seem to work with the phones screens.

hopefully the future they can just use NFC and detect you location to present the correct card.

Tony Mugan

Thanks. I’ll bear that in mind if I’m in store and forget the card.
Wish Flybuys was an NFC card.

Gregory Eden

Many Australian Coles checkouts have a second scanner on the side that will work with Flybuys barcodes displayed by Stocard or Android Pay.