General information on buying Bonus Bonds

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Are my old Bonus Bonds still valid?

Yes. As long as your Bonus Bonds have not been cashed in or transferred, they will continue to be entered in the prize draw every month. Bonus Bonds bought years ago have exactly the same chance of winning as Bonus Bonds bought this year - so your old Bonus Bonds are as good as new!

How do I set up an Automatic Payment by internet banking?

When you set up an automatic payment (AP) to buy Bonus Bonds using internet banking, Bonus Bonds will automatically be purchased at regular time intervals from your preferred bank account. You decide how often and how much.

In all instances, you'll need the bondholder name and number (referred to as 'customer number' in some internet banking systems) handy, as you must include the bondholder number in the 'Reference' field in the 'Payee details' section in the required format.

The bondholder number must always be in the following format: 841x (space) xxxxxxx. If the bondholder number starts with a '0' (after 841x), then you must enter the '0', e.g. 8410 0123456.

You'll also be asked for a payee name and account number. To set up Automatic Payments for Bonus Bonds, you should use the following payee information:

Bonus Bonds account information
Name: Bonus Bonds Sales
Account Number: 11 8431 0998747 000

Remember, the minimum purchase amount for Bonus Bonds is $20, and whole dollars thereafter. Your Bonus Bonds are first eligible for the monthly prize draws when you have held them for one complete calendar month following their purchase date.

Please note that your current personal details, prize payment preferences and signing instructions will apply to future purchases of Bonus Bonds.

How do I use Bill Payment by internet or phone banking?

Bill Payments are useful for one-off purchases. They're also a handy way of purchasing Bonus Bonds as gifts for family and friends. Simply enter their personal details and bondholder number.

To set up a Bill Payment through phone banking, please phone your bank and they will set it up for you. However, do ensure you have the bondholder name and number handy.

When setting up a Bill Payment through internet banking, you can simply enter 'Bonus Bonds' into a search field to bring up account details. However, do ensure you enter the bondholder name and number in the required format.

The bondholder number must always be in the following format: 841x (space) xxxxxxx. If the bondholder number starts with a '0' (after 841x), then you must enter the '0', e.g. 8410 0123456.

Remember, the minimum purchase amount for Bonus Bonds is $20, and whole dollars thereafter. Your Bonus Bonds are first eligible for the monthly prize draws when you have held them for one complete calendar month following their purchase date.

Please note that your current personal details, prize payment preferences and signing instructions will apply to future purchases of Bonus Bonds.

How do I buy Bonus Bonds for my children, or friends and family, using MyBonusBonds?

Go to 'My bondholdings' and click on 'Add bondholding'. Click on either: 'Bondholding for your child - up to the age of 15 (My Kids' Bonds)'; or 'Bondholding for another person where they own the Bonds (My Friends & Family)'.

  • If the person you're buying for is an existing bondholder, enter their bondholder number. If they aren't, you can still buy them Bonus Bonds and they'll be issued a new bondholder number. You can then choose whether you'd like to print the Bonus Bonds certificate or have it mailed to them directly.
  • If the recipient is new to Bonus Bonds:
    • The prize payment method will be set to reinvest. If the new bondholder or parent/guardian wishes to change the prize payment method, cash in or change the personal details, they will need to visit an ANZ branch with appropriate identification.
    • If the recipient is a tax resident of any country other than New Zealand, then you must also tell us which country and provide their Tax Identification Number (TIN) for that country.

For information on how to buy Bonus Bonds as a gift click here.