Oh how I love a Loyalty Card. My Tesco Clubcard, Boots Advantage Card and Sainsbury’s Nectar Card are amongst the loyalty cards that shine out from the slots in my purse and they get a real pasting at this time of year. I use them to buy gifts or treat myself to pamper products in the run up to Christmas parties or even to add last minute foodie extras to the Christmas lunch. Stores factor the price of loyalty card points into the price of their product so remember the items you’re buying with your points aren’t freebies but you might as well spend them and get the best deal possible whilst they’re racked up on your card.
Giving you 4 points, which each equal a penny, for every £1 you spend this loyalty card is one of the best on offer. Save your points throughout the year and use them to spend come Christmas. Don’t forget to hit the in-store machine offering further printable vouchers which can save you a nice amount at the till. Don’t forget to check the in-store magazine for further money off opportunities and remember to make full use of the free points vouchers Boots send to you in the post. Every point counts!
Tesco’s loyalty card, Tesco Clubcard, give you 2 points per £1 spent and each point comes in at a penny in value. With the price of food sky rocketing it can soon add up. You can spend your vouchers in store for the face value or a more sensible option is to turn them into rewards using the Clubcard website. A mere £15 in vouchers turns into year long subscription to Elle magazine for my friend. You can pick up great deals worth up to four times the face value if you have a good look through the Clubcard site. Don’t forget until 1st December you can also turn in your vouchers in The Christmas Clubcard Voucher Exchange and get double back to spend on selected in-store departments including toys, clothes and wine.
Nectar points can be picked up at various retailers such as Sainsbury’s, Homebase and lots of online traders. You get between 1 and 2 points per £1 spent depending on what you’re buying. 500 points works out at £2.50, if you type in your points amount (usually found at the bottom of your receipt) into the nifty little ‘points into pounds’ calculator it will tell you how much you have to spend. You have a huge choice of places you can spend your Nectar points from Eurostar trips, theme park days out, Amazon.co.uk, Argos, Homebase not to mention spending them in Sainsbury’s. You could have your Christmas lunch and half of your presents sewn up in one swoop.
Which loyalty cards do you use and will you be making good use of them this Christmas?