10 Aug 2011
By Gerd Schenkel

Over $250,000 to share for lucky Telstra online rechargers

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I hope I’m not the only one who is surprised we are in August already… 2011 seems to be flying right past us quicker than we can blink.
Now we’ve passed the mid-year mark, we have a fantastic competition to give some lucky Pre-Paid customers a boost so they can head to the end of 2011 in style.

Pre-Paid Android phoneUntil the 31st October 2011, we will be giving away 3 x $1,000 Visa® gift cards for each day to Telstra Pre-Paid customers who recharge $20 or more online at using their credit card, debit card or PayPal account. That’s a total prize pool of over $250,000 to be won by lucky online rechargers.

What could you do with an extra $1,000? Perhaps some early Christmas shopping beckons, or a new Spring wardrobe to break away from the Winter blues…. I’m sure it wouldn’t be hard to put that bundle of cash to good use! Or even a new Pre-Paid handset purchased outright from our website … hint hint :) .

Plus you get to benefit from 24/7 recharging from the comfort of your own home (which will be even more comfortable once you spend the $1,000). You won’t have to worry about wearing pjs down to the milk bar to buy credit or stressing about parking tickets. So how do you win this $1,000?

  1. Firstly log on to and recharge $20 or more using a credit card, debit card or PayPal account. Telstra Pre-Paid customers who want to recharge their mobile, mobile broadband, tablet (Data + Cap offer) or iPad® all have a chance to enter.
  2. Complete the entry form details and read and accept the Terms & Conditions.
    This could be the easiest $1,000 you ever make. Remember the more often you recharge online, the closer you could be – every recharge counts!

Good luck and happy spending- whatever catches your eye to splurge on!

Things you need to know
Promotion starts 12.00am 9/8/11 and closes 11.59pm 31/10/11. Open to Australian residents over 18 years excl. employees of the Promoter. One entry per eligible recharge. Prize is a $1,000 Pre-Paid Visa card. Draws will take place each Monday at Level 14, 400 George Street Sydney NSW 2000, starting on 15/08/2011 and three Prizes will be awarded for each day of the Promotion. Winners will be published each week on and each second week in The Australian. Promoter: Telstra Corporation Limited, L14, 400 George St, Sydney NSW 2000. ABN 33 051 775 556. Authorised by permit numbers: NSW: LTPS/11/06862, ACT: TP 11/03043.1, SA: T11/1580, VIC: 11/1572.

VISA® is a registered trademark of Visa in the United States and other countries. iPad is a trade mark of Apple, Inc., registered in the US and other countries.


Posts: 14


  1. Reishell A. says:

    Good promotion. Can’t wait to recharge regularly. :)

  2. Michael Maher says:

    Yes here we go again benefits for pre-paid and nothing for post paid. Post paid customers like me have only one reason to stay with Telstra & that is great coverage but nothing else. Come on Telstra give something to post paid customers.

  3. Michael Maher says:

    What about doing something for Post Paid users, seems that Telstra forgets that we were the origonal users, better cap plans more Data, more calls included no additional charge, lets say on the $59.00 freedom plan $600 included calls, unlimited SMS & 2 Gb data per month.

  4. Gregory Opera says:


    I only recharge once a month, but it’s still good to see Telstra offering this sort of stuff to their customers…

  5. John Boxall says:

    Wow – you can recharge with Paypal. It would be very, very convenient to be able to pay postpaid invoices with Paypal as well.

  6. Graham Vigar says:

    How about recharges with voucher customers?Don`t we get a chance in the competition?

  7. john bunney says:

    try and make it easy for us oldies to win always nice to get something to help pensioners put on screen add to fill in on line thank you

  8. john bunney says:

    dont have credit card or visa card just do voucher prepaid 20 dollars for twenty days nice to be included in your scheme

  9. i would love to win any prize just once

  10. a very good promotional idea Im all for it and try to win some-thing anything is better then nothing so please bring it on

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