The Definitive PAYBACK Thread

Old Aug 29, 04, 1:18 pm
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Lightbulb The Definitive PAYBACK Thread

There have been many threads about earning Payback points. Since Payback points can be easily converted to Lufthansa Miles&More in 1:1 ratio, I'd like to start this thread, dedicated to Payback problematics.

Please post all Payback-related news here. Thanks and happy collecting


Standard partners:
  • Galeria Kaufhof (1 P / 1 EUR)
  • AOL (see details here)
  • real (1 P / 2 EUR)
  • Apollo Optik (1 P / 1 EUR)
  • Christ (1 P / 1 EUR)
  • Cortal Consors (details here)
  • Europcar (2 P / 1 EUR)
  • Grtz (1 P / 1 EUR for purchase < 75 EUR, 2 P / 1 EUR for purchase > 75 EUR)
  • HDI (details here)
  • Hess (1 P / 1 EUR for purchase < 75 EUR, 2 P / 1 EUR for purchase > 75 EUR)
  • Sportarena (1 P / 1 EUR)
  • WMF (1 P / 1 EUR)
  • OBI (0.5 P / 1 EUR for purchase < 100 EUR, 1 P / 1 EUR for purchase < 500 EUR, 1.5 P / 1 EUR for purchase > 500 EUR)
  • dm Drogerie Markt (1 P / 1 EUR)

Online partners:
  • Beauty Net (3 P / EUR)
  • Blume2000 (140 P / purchase)
  • burner.de (4 P / EUR)
  • Data Becker (4 P / EUR)
  • discount24 (400 P / purchase)
  • e-Domizil (1500 P / purchase)
  • Expedia.de (250 P / purchase)
  • Germanwings (250 P / purchase)
  • Gourmondo (3 P / EUR)
  • Herrenausstatter.de (3 P / EUR)
  • HPshop24.de (1 P / EUR)
  • HSE24 (120 P / purchase)
  • Jamba (200 P / purchase)
  • L'TUR (350 P / purchase)
  • Marc O'Polo (2 P / EUR)
  • match.com (8 P / EUR)
  • Mexx (3 P / EUR)
  • myToys (2 P / EUR)
  • [email protected] (2 P / EUR)
  • Opodo (250 P / purchase)
  • OTTO (300 P / purchase)
  • PrimusOnline.de (1 P / EUR)
  • Rouge & Blanc (3 P / EUR)
  • Staples (3 P / EUR)
  • Swarowski (2 P / EUR)
  • TeleShop (4 P / EUR)
  • Travel Chanel (250 P / purchase)
  • Yves Rocher (2 P / EUR)

Other partners:
  • Payback VISA Card (details here)
  • Payback Mobile Services (details here)
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Old Aug 30, 04, 2:07 am
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Hi all,

I just read ion ebay that it's not longer possible to transfer points between payback accounts. Also I haven't found anything on Payback on this topic.

Christian
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Old Aug 30, 04, 4:17 am
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LH stopped all possiblities of selling Miles incl. Payback

Originally Posted by berenike
I just read ion ebay that it's not longer possible to transfer points between payback accounts. Also I haven't found anything on Payback on this topic.

"Bitte beachten Sie, dass Sie nur Ihre persnliche, gltige und aktuelle Miles & More Kartennummer fr die Umwandlung Ihrer PAYBACK Punkte angeben drfen. Anderenfalls werden Ihre PAYBACK Punkte automatisch auf Ihr Punktekonto zurckgebucht."

That means:

Lufthansa did not only make PAYBACK to stop transferring PUNKTE between their accounts,

but also transferring PUNKTE to other peoples MILES&MORE accounts.

Conclusion: Seems like if Lufthansa has stopped all possibilies of selling miles including the PAYBACK thing...

Or does anybody have an idea?
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Old Aug 30, 04, 5:42 am
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This rule was always there! Nothing new.
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Old Aug 30, 04, 7:15 am
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Obviously LH can change Payback in any way they want as they own 50% of it...
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Old Aug 30, 04, 7:31 am
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Thumbs down double miles in August(?)

hi friends,

what about those 2x miles in august if you use at least 3 partners - as stated on the M&M site? There is no info on the payback site! anyone getting them? i got 5x during the promotion week, but back to normal these days.

In my opinion the payback site is very cautious around with the miles. One has to follow every transation closely, very tirying!
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Old Aug 30, 04, 8:04 am
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i tried to get amazon.de buys to get miles thru the payback shoppingguide.. didnt work - anybody knows if this is still working? the website does...
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Old Aug 30, 04, 10:05 am
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Originally Posted by mith
i tried to get amazon.de buys to get miles thru the payback shoppingguide.. didnt work - anybody knows if this is still working? the website does...
I bought some things a herrenausstatter.de and mexx.com and never get the promised points (3 P per 1 EUR). I called them several times, but the points never show up in my payback account. I have given it up now and probably will not buy to collect points.

By the way, to me, it seems better to get the points in EUR (100 P = 1 EUR) than in miles. In my eyes, this is a better deal (if you live in Germany or have an German bank account).
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Old Aug 30, 04, 10:53 am
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Originally Posted by FLYGVA
By the way, to me, it seems better to get the points in EUR (100 P = 1 EUR) than in miles. In my eyes, this is a better deal (if you live in Germany or have an German bank account).
well, ebay was a much better deal , cause you did get about 2 EUR per 100 points...
it all depends for what you can use your miles for: if you end up dumping them on buch.de for .3 cent a mile, dont change payback points into miles. If you have to book some Y,C.... tickets (cause you need to go somewhere on a weekday and return the next day.. or upgradable fares or like to travel to odd destinations like Lebanon or Eritrea where there is never any sale) you can definitively get more of your miles than 1 cent per mile..
Since Aug. 1st it ist clear that M&M doesnt really care about people who buy mostly cheap leasure fares that are competitive with LCCs anyway...
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Old Aug 30, 04, 11:06 am
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Originally Posted by Absik001
Online partners:[*]Opodo (250 P / purchase)
it seems that they spend 300 points for each booking at opodo. in the 5x week i got 1500 pts for a transaction.

can anyone confirm this?
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Old Aug 30, 04, 12:47 pm
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Originally Posted by namosi
it seems that they spend 300 points for each booking at opodo. in the 5x week i got 1500 pts for a transaction.

can anyone confirm this?
Opodo is 300 per booking. I made my hotelbookings last week for the rest of this year on Opodo and Expdia and each booking earned me 1500 Opodo / 1250 Expedia points.
Those points will be however blocked until I really paied my stay at the hotel otherwise they will cancel the points according to the cancelled bookings.

I never had problems not getting points with Payback. If you shop online you only need to make sure that you connect to the partnershop via the Payback website.

Last edited by vivamuci; Aug 30, 04 at 12:52 pm
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Old Sep 3, 04, 2:10 am
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New coupons for Galeria Kaufhof and Real

Short summary - buy new DVDs and get 100 P (real) or 5x P (Kaufhof)

http://images1.payback.de/n/snldisney0804/coupon.htm
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Old Sep 3, 04, 5:07 pm
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Coupons e.g. 5x Payback Points at Real til. 9/30

Not sure whether it has been mentioned before but here are some current coupons to increase the number of Payback points.

http://www.miles-and-more.com/mam/de...083949,00.html
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Old Sep 6, 04, 6:20 am
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600 Payback Points @ OTTO

600 Payback Points @ Otto until the 30th of September for every purchase,

cheers,

Frank.
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Old Sep 7, 04, 3:08 am
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any miles/payback points for phonecards/xtra cash?

does anyone know a way to get miles for buying xtra cash (T-D1 prepaid minutes) ??? any of the stores/online shops offer them???
(yeah i know i can get happy digits - but that doesnt help me..) - i want those 250 miles per 15 Euro card
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