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Countdown Onecard Visa Credit Card
1 review

Countdown Onecard Visa Credit Card

Purchase rate

19.99% p.a.

Balance transfer

N/A

Annual fee

$0 first year then $65

Pros

No annual fee for the first year. $65 p.a. thereafter

2x Onecard Points at Countdown

Fuel Savings

Free delivery with your Countdown shop when you spend $200 or more online

Earn Onecard Points everywhere Visa is accepted

Cons

High interest rate

100% of customers who have rated this card would recommend it
  • Rates
    45%
  • Fees
    54%
  • Rewards
    N/A
  • Customer Service
    59%
  • Value
    52%
Overall user rating 42%
1 reviews
Interest Rates
Purchase rate 19.99% p.a.
Cash advance rate 22.99% p.a.
Interest free on purchases up to 55 days
Balance Transfer
Credit limits
Minimum credit limit $N/A
Maximum credit limit N/A
Fees & repayments
Annual fee $65 p.a.
Annual fee first year $0
Cash advance fee N/A
Credit card type Visa
Complimentary insurance
Flight inconvenience insurance No
Transport accident cover No
Smartphone screen insurance No
Purchase protection insurance No
Extended warranty insurance No
Rental vehicle excess cover No

Countdown Onecard Visa Credit Card

Roland Bleyer
Credit Card Expert with over 15 years card experience and the founder of Creditcard.co.nz.

The Onecard Visa

With no annual fee for the first year, the Onecard Visa offers great value to Countdown shoppers looking to boost their Onecard points balance. Using the Onecard Visa, cardholders can earn Onecard points on day to day card spending, while earning points twice when shopping at Countdown. Fuel savings via AA Smartfuel are also on offer.

What we love...

When it comes to rewards cards, a no annual fee offer can be an awesome find. Paying no annual fee in the first year, you can test the card’s suitability, while essentially earning rewards for free. Which is exactly what the Onecard Visa is currently offering. If you apply today, you will pay no annual fee in the first year, with an affordable annual fee coming into effect after that.

Obviously, the Onecard Visa earns points within the Onecard loyalty programme, offered by supermarket chain Countdown. So, what does the card have to offer in terms of points earning and redemption? With the Onecard Visa, you will earn 1 Onecard point for every $10 you spend on almost anything you buy, anywhere Visa is accepted.

That means, if you spend $100 on eligible purchases, you will collect 10 Onecard points, if you spend $200, you will collect 20 points, and so on. Using your card day to day, you can see how those points could really stack up. What’s not eligible for points earning? Exclusions include cash advances, preloaded store cards, travellers cheques, and gambling and business purchases.

Another nice feature on this card allows you to earn points twice when you shop at Countdown: once with your card and once as a Onecard member. By keeping an eye out for bonus offers in-store, you could boost your points earning even further. Note, Onecard points from bonus point promotions will not be doubled.

And points redemption? For every 200 Onecard points earned, you will receive a $15 Onecard rewards voucher. The more Onecard points you earn, the more rewards vouchers you'll receive. Onecard rewards vouchers are sent out four times a year, in February, May, August and November. You can use these vouchers in-store at Countdown to receive money off your shop.

But that’s not all. Teaming up with AA Smartfuel, the Onecard Visa also allows you to earn discounts on your fuel costs at participating BP and Caltex service stations. When you use your Onecard Visa at Countdown, you can earn AA Smartfuel discounts, helping you to keep costs down at the pump.

What’s not so great...

As with most rewards cards, the Onecard Visa won’t suit cardholders who regularly carry a balance. Why? Thanks to its relatively high purchase rate, cardholders will accumulate interest on their carried over balance, making it hard to see any real value on the points they earn, especially after the first year, when they will also have to start paying annual fees.

Why should you choose this card?

If you are a regular Countdown shopper, the Onecard Visa could help you save big on your grocery bills. Allowing you to earn Onecard points on everyday purchases – and double points at Countdown – you could earn rewards that you really use, as you get money off your shop in the form of vouchers every quarter.

On top of that, you may also be eligible for free delivery with your Countdown shop when you spend $200 or more online. Bear in mind that free delivery is not available in some areas, so check the Onecard site for more details.

While there are few other features on offer, this does allow the card provider to charge a more modest standard annual fee, so cardholders can see more value on their rewards. Cardholders can also earn points faster by adding a card for a family member (16 years and over) for a small one-off payment.

Also on offer is up to 55 days interest free on purchases whenever you clear your balance by the due date the previous month, plus Visa extras such as Visa payWave for quicker transactions on purchases under $80, and online purchase protection with Verified by Visa.

Overall Rating

Allowing cardholders to boost their Onecard points earning, the Onecard Visa earns Onecard points on everyday purchases (doubled up on Countdown shopping), plus no annual fee for the first year and up to 55 days interest free on purchases.

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Countdown Onecard Visa Credit Card

Key features

  • No annual fee for the first year. $65 p.a. thereafter
  • 2x Onecard Points at Countdown
  • Fuel Savings
  • Free delivery with your Countdown shop when you spend $200 or more online
  • Earn Onecard Points everywhere Visa is accepted
  • Be over 18 years old
  • Good credit and not applied for multiple credit cards recently
  • Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizen
  • You have your personal details ready to complete the online application
Countdown Onecard Visa Credit Card
Countdown Onecard Visa Credit Card

Countdown Onecard Visa Credit Card

Updated 24 September 2019

Purchase Rate (p.a)

19.99%

Balance Transfer (p.a)

N/A  

Annual Fee (p.a)

$0 first year. Then $65 p.a.

$0 over 0 months

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Balance transfer from:

My annual fee

My interest rate

Pros and cons

  • No annual fee for the first year. $65 p.a. thereafter
  • 2x Onecard Points at Countdown
  • Fuel Savings
  • Free delivery with your Countdown shop when you spend $200 or more online
  • Earn Onecard Points everywhere Visa is accepted

  • High interest rate

Creditcard.co.nz review

Editor Review

Countdown Onecard Visa Credit Card

Roland Bleyer
Credit Card Expert with over 15 years card experience and the founder of Creditcard.co.nz. about this card.

The Onecard Visa

With no annual fee for the first year, the Onecard Visa offers great value to Countdown shoppers looking to boost their Onecard points balance. Using the Onecard Visa, cardholders can earn Onecard points on day to day card spending, while earning points twice when shopping at Countdown. Fuel savings via AA Smartfuel are also on offer.

What we love...

When it comes to rewards cards, a no annual fee offer can be an awesome find. Paying no annual fee in the first year, you can test the card’s suitability, while essentially earning rewards for free. Which is exactly what the Onecard Visa is currently offering. If you apply today, you will pay no annual fee in the first year, with an affordable annual fee coming into effect after that.

Obviously, the Onecard Visa earns points within the Onecard loyalty programme, offered by supermarket chain Countdown. So, what does the card have to offer in terms of points earning and redemption? With the Onecard Visa, you will earn 1 Onecard point for every $10 you spend on almost anything you buy, anywhere Visa is accepted.

That means, if you spend $100 on eligible purchases, you will collect 10 Onecard points, if you spend $200, you will collect 20 points, and so on. Using your card day to day, you can see how those points could really stack up. What’s not eligible for points earning? Exclusions include cash advances, preloaded store cards, travellers cheques, and gambling and business purchases.

Another nice feature on this card allows you to earn points twice when you shop at Countdown: once with your card and once as a Onecard member. By keeping an eye out for bonus offers in-store, you could boost your points earning even further. Note, Onecard points from bonus point promotions will not be doubled.

And points redemption? For every 200 Onecard points earned, you will receive a $15 Onecard rewards voucher. The more Onecard points you earn, the more rewards vouchers you'll receive. Onecard rewards vouchers are sent out four times a year, in February, May, August and November. You can use these vouchers in-store at Countdown to receive money off your shop.

But that’s not all. Teaming up with AA Smartfuel, the Onecard Visa also allows you to earn discounts on your fuel costs at participating BP and Caltex service stations. When you use your Onecard Visa at Countdown, you can earn AA Smartfuel discounts, helping you to keep costs down at the pump.

What’s not so great...

As with most rewards cards, the Onecard Visa won’t suit cardholders who regularly carry a balance. Why? Thanks to its relatively high purchase rate, cardholders will accumulate interest on their carried over balance, making it hard to see any real value on the points they earn, especially after the first year, when they will also have to start paying annual fees.

Why should you choose this card?

If you are a regular Countdown shopper, the Onecard Visa could help you save big on your grocery bills. Allowing you to earn Onecard points on everyday purchases – and double points at Countdown – you could earn rewards that you really use, as you get money off your shop in the form of vouchers every quarter.

On top of that, you may also be eligible for free delivery with your Countdown shop when you spend $200 or more online. Bear in mind that free delivery is not available in some areas, so check the Onecard site for more details.

While there are few other features on offer, this does allow the card provider to charge a more modest standard annual fee, so cardholders can see more value on their rewards. Cardholders can also earn points faster by adding a card for a family member (16 years and over) for a small one-off payment.

Also on offer is up to 55 days interest free on purchases whenever you clear your balance by the due date the previous month, plus Visa extras such as Visa payWave for quicker transactions on purchases under $80, and online purchase protection with Verified by Visa.

Overall Rating

Allowing cardholders to boost their Onecard points earning, the Onecard Visa earns Onecard points on everyday purchases (doubled up on Countdown shopping), plus no annual fee for the first year and up to 55 days interest free on purchases.

User reviews

Countdown Onecard Visa Credit Card ( based on 1 Creditcard.co.nz user review )

42% rating based on 1 review

Rates
Fees
Rewards
Customer Service
Value

Rates and fees

Interest rates

Purchase rate 19.99% p.a.

Cash advance rate 22.99% p.a.

Interest free on purchases up to 55 days

Credit limits

Minimum credit limt $N/A

Maximum credit limit N/A

Fees & repayments

Annual fee $65 p.a.

Additional card holder fee N/A

Foreign transaction fee N/A

Minimum repayment

Annual fee the first year $0

Cash advance fee N/A

Late payment fee N/A

Additional features

Complimentary insurance

Overseas travel insurance No

Flight inconvenience insurance No

Transport accident cover No

Smartphone screen insurance No

Purchase protection insurance No

Extended warranty insurance No

Rental vehicle excess cover No

Overview

Countdown Onecard Visa Credit Card

Key features

  • No annual fee for the first year. $65 p.a. thereafter
  • 2x Onecard Points at Countdown
  • Fuel Savings
  • Free delivery with your Countdown shop when you spend $200 or more online
  • Earn Onecard Points everywhere Visa is accepted

Minimum criteria to apply for this card

  • Be over 18 years old

  • Good Credit and have not applied for multiple credit cards recently

  • Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizen

  • You have your personal details ready to complete the online application

Roland B Bleyer

Roland B Bleyer founded Creditcard.com.au in 2005 and has extensive knowledge about credit cards. He personally answers all questions and write the editor reviews for each card here. Always keen to share his passion to educate consumers and help you select better suited credit cards.

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