The list of EVERY Coles item that will get you bonus Stikeez collectables this week
- Australian supermarket Coles has re-released their Stikeez promotion
- During the year customers who purchase specific items to receive bonus toys
- For every $30 spent, shoppers can get their hands on one of 24 new characters
- Rare Stikeez include Connor Corn, Chip Cheese, Ella Egg, and Buster Burger
Australian supermarket giant Coles has re-launched their Stikeez Fresh Friends collectables promotion to encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables.
Throughout this year customers who purchase specific items across the store will receive bonus Stikeez, increasing the chances to complete the set sooner.
This week some of the items that will score you additional characters include Nescafe Blend 43 (500 gram jar), Colgate Zig Zag toothbrush 3 pack and the Wonder White bread (700 gram pack).
For every $30 spent at checkout, shoppers can get their hands on the figurines, based on the essential food groups, including mini fruits, vegetables, dairy, proteins and grains, from Wednesday, February 12.
Australian supermarket giant Coles has brought back the wildly popular range of Stikeez collectables – and they are all recyclable
The items that count towards bonus collectables this week:
Nescafe Blend 43, 500g
Finish Powerball and Quantum Powerball dishwashing tablets, 48 or 60 pack
Old El Paso Soft Taco kit, 405 g
Colgate Advanced whitening, Tartar Control & Max Fresh 190g
Colgate Zig Zag toothbrush 3pk
Finish In Wash cleaner, 3pk
Wonder White bread, 700g
Dairy Farmers Thick & Creamy yoghurt, 600g
Primo Sliced meats 80-100g
Source: New Idea Food
With 24 new Stikeez characters to collect, customers can expect to pay a minimum of $720 to complete the full set.
The rare limited-edition collection features a glittery Connor Corn, a glow-in-the-dark Chip Cheese, a bronze Ella Egg, and a silver Buster Burger.
In previous years many shoppers attempted to cash in on the ‘Golden Billy Banana’ on eBay, with some listings fetching up to a staggering $20,000.
The new launch comes after the supermarket sparked criticism when its promotional plastic Stikeez were found washed up on some beaches last year.
But this will no longer be an issue as Coles’ chief marketing officer Lisa Ronson confirmed the Stikeez, including last year’s collectables, can now be recycled at all supermarket stores.
‘We wanted to bring this healthy eating program back but in a more sustainable way. Customers can now return any duplicate, old and spare Stikeez back to Coles supermarkets to be recycled,’ Ms Ronson said.
‘They’re also wrapped in responsibly sourced paper that’s fully recyclable in kerbside recycling bins at home.’
Coles has revealed its four super rare Stikeez, including a glittery Connor Corn, a silver Buster Burger, a glow-in-the-dark Chip Cheese, and a bronze Ella Egg
The latest collectables comes after many shoppers tried to cash in on the super rare ‘Golden Billy Banana’ (pictured above) on eBay last year, with some listings fetching up to $20,000
Environmentally conscious shoppers can now recycle any unwanted or spare Stikeez so they can be turned into useful products such as mats for Coles stores
Endorsed by the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, the initiative allows kids to track the different food groups they have tried.
‘Our research showed that 31 per cent of customers who collected the first Stikeez range increased their purchases of fruit and vegetables and 50 per cent bought a wider variety of fresh produce,’ Ms Ronson said.
‘Kids who had never touched broccoli or tasted a fresh tomato found it fun to challenge themselves to eat foods of all colours of the rainbow.’
The new collectibles are part of the Coles Fresh Five Challenge which encourages kids to eat all the Five Food Groups daily by introducing a ‘reward’ system.
The Stikeez characters have been given some of the most popular Aussie names such as Abby Avocado, Benji Bread, Chloe Cauliflower, Ella Eggs and Will Walnut.
There is also a range of exclusive Stikeez merchandise available including collector cases and collector tins for $4 each, plates for $3, bowls and tumblers for $2 each and drink bottles for $5.