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Do you have a purse full of Loyalty Cards?

PersonalPosted by Foley Western Fri, February 07, 2014 11:55:33

If you tipped your purse out would you be surprised at how may Loyalty Cards you have collected over the years? But do you actually use them to their full potential and do you actually know what it means when you do use them. I think the answer you would come up with would be no to both questions. Don’t worry you are not alone.

With points, rewards and cash-back schemes being offered by all the major department stores, supermarkets and a variety of other big brand chains we need a bag just for all the loyalty cards on offer. Have you ever been behind someone paying for their goods and watch them route for a handful of cards before they find that shops loyalty card. Have you been ‘that’ person? I am guessing you can answer yes to both too.

These are the regular ‘Loyalty Cards’ that have found their way into my purse and out of the eight above two don’t get used, four occasionally, with the other two on a weekly basis. Do I know what perks they can offer me – yes I have a fair idea of most of them. So let’s take a look at the ones that deserve to take up room in my purse.

Boots Advantage Card allows you to collect 4 points for every £1 you spend and the points you accumulate can pay for future purchases. Not a regular Boots shopper but over time my points do build up, and especially around Christmas shopping time and I normally find I can treat myself to a little something special once the New Year starts.

Tesco Clubcard have a variety of options to gain points with purchasing in store and online being the best way to collect points at 1 point per £1 spent. You can also collect points on fuel although you only get 1 point for every £2 you spend. Points are converted into clubcard vouchers and you can use instore, or turn into days out vouchers, cinema tickets, or vouchers to eat out. I think I have used my Tesco Clubcard vouchers for most things and definitely worth collecting if you have children and like the zoo.

Nectar Card works similarly to Boots Advantage Card and can be used in Sainsbury’s, Homebase, Ebay and British Gas. Mine gets used solely for Sainsbury’s where you get 2 points per £1 spent in store and online. Points add up to a cash total with 200 points equalling £1 and my points are being saved to use at Christmas, and something I am sure many customers decide to do.

Costa Coffee allows you to collect five points for every £1 you spend, with each point being worth a penny and can be used for future coffee and cake treats. Whenever a shopping trip is arranged there is always a visit to Costa Coffee, so for me this one has to stay.

Why not take a look at what is in your purse and see if they should stay or go and make room for a loyalty card that is going to be worth carrying around.

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