Retailers are getting wise to the fact that we, as their customers, like to be rewarded for our loyalty and more and more of them are starting their own loyalty schemes. At one point my purse was so full of these loyalty cards that I ended up having a bit of a sort out and the least used ones were stashed in a drawer in the kitchen but I’ve decided I’m going to dig them out and maybe have a little purse in my bag for them so I get as many rewards as possible.
So what rewards can I get with the cards I have….
I’m pretty sure most of you know the benefits of a Tesco club card. Basically, you get 1 point per £1 spend in store and on any Tesco Direct purchases as well as 1 point for every £2 spent on fuel – there’s lots of other ways to earn points too which you can find out about on the Tesco site.
Every 3 months, your points will be added up and you’ll be sent vouchers (1p per point) which you can then redeem in store or on the Tesco direct website for their face value or every now and again Tesco does a Summer Clubcard exchange where you can swap you vouchers for double their value for certain in-store departments. You can also redeem them for up to four times their value with one of the companies featured in the Tesco Rewards program – there’s currently loads of theme parks and attractions featured so you should be able to find something to keep the family occupied over the Summer.
Boots Advantage Card
This is another popular loyalty card and one that I use all of the time. You earn 4 advantage points on just about anything you buy at Boots – instore and online. Each point is worth 1p and you can redeem against the majority of products at any time as long as you have enough points on your card to pay for the item in full. There are Advantage points dotted around most Boots stores where you can find our how many points you have as well as print out loads of special offers for things like extra points for certain products or spends over a set amount. You also get the odd voucher for something free in store.
Don’t forget you can use your Boots Advantage card online when you shop with lots of other retailers if you go through their Treat Street site.
Ikea Family card
The Ikea family card is another good one, you get lots of benefits with this one and there’s no points collecting or redeeming to worry about. You get special product offers and discounts off certain products, discounts off the Ikea restaurants, free product insurance to protect your purchases against damage on the way home and the occasional sale sneak peak.
The Superdrug Beauty Card
I love this one although that’s mainly because one side of it is a mirror which is great for a quick panda eye mascara check. You get 1 point for every £1 you spend and 100 points is £1 to spend in store. You can use the points on this card as part payment for something so you don’t even have to wait until you have enough points to pay for something in full.
The Nectar card is one that I don’t really use at the moment so I’m not an expert on this one but but it looks like I should be judging by the amount of companies who you can earn points with. Looking at the site 500 points is worth £2.50 although I’m not sure how easy it would be to reach that threshold.
I hate coffee but I do love a sneaky Chai Latte when I’m shopping on my own. You collect 5 points for every £ you spend and 100 points is worth £1. You get a bonus of 100 points for signing up to their newsletter too.
The Subway Subcard
We don’t go to Subway very often but when we do, we use our Subcard to get 1 point for every 10p spent. You can then redeem your points against the food – 2oo points for a snack, 500 points for a 6 inch sub and 1000 points for a 12 inch sub.
Have I missed any?