Woolworths Wish Gift Card

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Woolworths Everyday Gift Cards present the WISH Gift Card, their most versatile gift card product. Buy Gift Cards including WISH, BIG W, Supermarkets, Dan Murphys, Cellarmasters, BWS, Masters, Thomas Dux and Caltex Woolworths Petrol. 

Whereas other Everyday Gift Cards can be used for selected items or at selected stores – for instance, another Everyday Gift Card product called the ‘Essentials Gift Card’, comes in various denominations can be used for ‘essential’ groceries at Woolworths – the range of WISH Gift Cards can be used at a number of different stores to purchase a range of different items.

There are four different types of Woolworths WISH Gift Cards to choose from. A gift card for everyone in the family.

There’s the Streamer WISH Gift Card for kids, Blue Steel Gift Card for gentlemen, Dragonfly Gift Card for mum and Disco Lights is probably for teenagers and adolescents. Although each WISH Gift Card features a different design on the front, each card can be used at the same places – at WISH Gift Card participating stores’ – and the choice of card comes down to personal preference.

Because this is a gift card, money needs to be loaded onto the card before it can be used. Woolworths also offer a number of credit products – the Woolworths Money Everyday Credit Card and Woolworths Money Everyday Qantas Credit Card -

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Benefits of the Woolworths WISH Gift Card

  • Speedy Delivery - eGift Cards can be provided within 12 hours (with no delivery fee) and traditional Gift Cards can be delivered between 6 and 8 business days.
  • Personalised Gifts - Personalise your eGift Card with a message and your own image, or your business logo.
  • Flexible Amounts - Create an eGift Card for any amount between $5-$500.


What other gift cards are offered by Everyday Gift Cards?

  • Essentials card - The essentials card may be used for children’s birthday presents, charity donations, flatmates or for the family budget. It cannot be used at Thomas Dux Grocer stores, any Safeway liquor outlets or Woolworths liquor, Dick Smith, BWS, Tandy or Dan Murphy’s.
  • Store cards - These are new gift cards available from Woolworths that allow you to shop at Thomas Dux Grocer, Big W, Safeway co-branded fuel outlets, Dick Smith, Caltex Woolworths and Caltex, Dan Murphy’s and BWS. They make shopping much easier and they also make a fantastic gift.
  • Groceries Only Card - These cards are redeemable in Safeway or Woolworths supermarkets only and cannot be used to purchase other gift cards, tobacco products or alcohol.

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Frequently asked questions about the Woolworths WISH Gift Card

If you have been thinking about getting a Wish Gift Card you may have some questions about them. Here are some of the most common frequently asked questions about Woolworth’s Everyday Gift Card WISH Gift Card and their answers.

How can I check the balance on my Woolworths Everyday Gift Card?

You can check your gift card balance and transaction history by going to: https://manage.everydaygiftcards.com.au/

Where can I use my Woolworths WISH Gift Card?

Please note that this list of WISH Gift Card participating stores can change from time to time. List of stores where the WISH Gift Card can be used is correct at the time of writing.

  • Woolworths supermarkets;
  • BIG W;
  • Masters Home Improvement;
  • Dick Smith Electronics;
  • Thomas Dux Grocer;
  • CALTEX branded Woolworths;
  • CellarMasters;
  • BWS; and
  • Dan Murphy’s.

Can I purchase tobacco and alcohol with my gift card?

Tobacco and alcohol purchases can only be made with a WISH Gift Card and Store Gift Card. Essentials cards and Groceries Only Cards are exempt from tobacco and alcohol purchases.

When do they expire?

These Wish Gift Cards are valid for 12 months after you initially purchase the card. This gives plenty of time to use the card to make purchases; however, it’s important not to forget these cards and let them sit at the back of the draw. Once the card has expired, any value on the card is lost and can not be used.

How do I purchase one?

To purchase one of these Woolworths cards you just need to look for the card display at participating stores. You can pick one out and take it to the register and then let the employee know how much you would like the card to be worth. You must then provide your payment and this amount will be loaded onto the Wish Gift Card.
They are activated at the time of purchase and can be bought for any value ranging from $5 up to $500.

Can I redeem or purchase these cards online?

These cards can be purchased online and they can be used to purchase items through the Woolworths online shop.

How do I make a purchase with one?

It’s easy to make a purchase with a Woolworths WISH Gift Card. These cards are used like a normal EFTPOS card. Swipe it at an EFTPOS terminal when you’re ready to make your purchase and the purchase amount will be deducted from the available funds on the card. If there isn’t enough money on the card to complete the transaction, the difference can be made up by another form of payment – like cash for instance.

Can more money be added onto a gift card?

Money can only be added upon initial activation of the Woolworths gift card.

Can my card be used for transaction account deposits or credit card payments?

No, they cannot be used in this way.

Can the WISH Gift Card be exchanged for cash?

No, no cash will be given for gift cards.

What I do if I think the balance is wrong on my WISH Gift Card?

If there’s a dispute with the balance on the Woolworths Everyday WISH Gift Card, speak to an employee at a Woolworths Supermarket or contact Woolworths via wishgiftcard.com.au.

How many wish cards can be used in a purchase?

Most stores will allow you to use more than one card when you are making a purchase. There are, however, selected Caltex Woolworths and Caltex Safeway co-branded outlets that will only permit one gift card to be used for each purchase.

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267 Responses to Woolworths Wish Gift Card

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    michael | April 13, 2015

    what can I do with a woolworths gift card that has expired without use.

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      Jonathan | April 13, 2015

      Hi Michael, thanks for your inquiry!

      Unfortunately for expired Woolworths gift cards the credit remaining is no longer valid.



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    Leanne | April 8, 2015

    I was given a wish gift card for Christmas 2014 it was only a $10.00 card but when I went to use it I was told that it was out of date I had not even scratched off the pin number on the card it says that the issue date was the 11/12/2014 and when I check it out on line it says the it expired 12/2014 but I never received it until Dec 2014 so the expire date is wrong as this is the issue date.

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      Jonathan | April 8, 2015

      Hi Leanne, thanks for getting in touch with us!

      Please note finder.com.au is a comparison service and does not directly operate with Woolworths. Please refer to the contact details which will allow you to resolve this issue with Woolworths.



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    sonya | April 2, 2015

    I would like to redeem a out of date voucher. Looking for a week extension to use the voucher. Value $100.

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      Jonathan | April 2, 2015

      Hi Sonya, thanks for getting in touch with us!

      Please note that finder.com.au is a comparison service and is not directly affiliated with Woolworths. It would be best to contact them directly for this inquiry.



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    Tina | March 28, 2015

    I’ve received a few wish cards from my local rsl club as prizes for some promotions i have tried to use them at my local woolworths store to purchase cigarettes, but have been met with unclear responses from both stores, one said yes but only to buy 1 packet, and the other store said no way to cigarettes or alcohol purchase, I find that quite funny when on the back of the card they can be used at dan murphys or bws, cellarmasters?????

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      Jonathan | March 30, 2015

      Hi Tina, thanks for your inquiry!

      Please note that Woolworth’s have a range of different gift cards. Only Wish gift cards and Store gift cards are eligible to purchase tobacco and alcohol. Groceries and Essentials gift cards are ineligible for these purchases.



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    Michael | March 28, 2015

    Hi. In good faith, I bought my wife a number of $250 Wish Gift Cards when she was visiting Tasmania in March last year. Unfortunately, one of the cards found its way under the base of her bag and was only discovered this week. When I went to use it at BigW today, I was advised that it had expired; it has an issue date of 16/01/14. When I returned home, I used a magnifying glass to read the small print (I’m nearly 73 years old) and, sure enough, it says that the card expires 12 months after the issue date. It would be much better to print the expiry date in a large font rather than the issue date. Is there anything that can be done about the $250? I really can’t afford to lose 1/4 of a thousand dollars? Thank you.

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      Jonathan | March 30, 2015

      Hi Michael, thanks for getting in touch with us!

      Please note that finder.com.au is a comparison service and is not directly affiliated with Woolworths. It would be best to contact them directly for this inquiry. Please refer to the contact details I have sent to your email.



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    marissa | March 4, 2015

    Received a groceries only gift card. I realize i can’t use it for tobacco, alcohol or gift cards but does that mean i can use it for anything else sold in woolworths? Or there more restriction?

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      Jonathan | March 4, 2015

      Hi Marissa, thanks for your inquiry!

      The groceries only gift card can purchase any other goods and services at a Woolworths or Safeway Supermarket or Food for Less store across Australia, excluding alcohol and tobacco products.



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    Karen | March 3, 2015

    Good morning I have received another gift card, but I also have two that I haven’t used yet can you please tell me what the expiry date is on them. 1st one is Card no “x” dated 9th May 2014, 2nd one is card no “X” dated 15th August 2014
    Hope to hear from you soon

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      Jonathan | March 3, 2015

      Hi Karen, thanks for your inquiry!

      The expiry period for a Woolworths Wish Gift Card is one 12 months after the dispatch date. Your expiry dates will be 9th May 2015 and 15th August 2015 respectively.



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    Rebecca | February 19, 2015

    Can I buy smokes with my wish card?

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      Jonathan | February 20, 2015

      Hi Rebecca, thanks for your inquiry!

      Thanks for your question.

      Yes your Woolworths Wish Gift Card can be used for tobacco purchases.

      Please note that essentials/ groceries gift card cannot be used for this purpose.



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    sue | February 7, 2015

    I want to find how much I still have on my wish gift card but every site I go into is just letting me know how to buy them

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      Jonathan | February 9, 2015

      Hi Sue, thanks for your inquiry!

      Please refer to the link I have sent to your email.



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    charles | February 3, 2015

    I bought some wish cards in the end of June last year from Lumo energy, when I received the cards it shows the card will expire in mid May this year, I am afraid some wish cards can not be consumed, is it possible to postpone the expire date and how can I do it?

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      Elizabeth | February 3, 2015

      Hi Charles,

      Thanks for your question.

      Unfortunately there’s no way to extend the expiry date. You’ll need to use all the value you can of your Woolworths Wish gift card before the expiry date as any value will be unavailable after this date. You can take a look at the Woolworths gift card website to see the retailers where you’re able to use your card.

      I hope this has helped.



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