Signing up to retailers loyalty schemes is always a good idea
Not only will you get exclusive vouchers, you may also get exclusive perks throughout the year too.
There are a lot of loyalty schemes out there but do you know what the perks are? How easy are they to sign up to? Does it pay to be loyal to a store?
I have put together this post to bring you all of the loyalty schemes I know of in the UK and what there perks are.
If I have missed any information, please feel free to get in touch and I can update the post and credit you 🙂
What is a loyalty scheme?
Loyalty schemes are designed for loyal customers and an incentive to keep them coming back to store time and time again. You can collect points which you can use as a discount when you purchase again or towards vouchers.
This is a basic explanation but each company differs how they reward their customers.
Is there any con’s to a loyalty scheme?
Loyalty schemes are perfect for customers who want to be rewarded for shopping, however, it also rewards the company you sign up to for the loyalty card. They gain by gaining your details, therefore they can e-mail you, text you, write to you and tell you about current deals and offers to try and tempt you to spend more with them.
Does it pay to be loyal?
Sometimes. The more loyal to a supermarket the more points you will build on your cards which means you can swap these points for a high value reward in the end. However, the more loyal you are, the less likely you are to receive exclusive special offers. For example, I signed up to a certain supermarkets loyalty scheme and home delivery service and I would be sent tons of voucher codes every few weeks to redeem against my grocery shop and/or single items. Now I have used them for a few month the vouchers have dried up and I went to a different supermarket because they offered me £10 off my shop for 4 weeks – Now the first supermarket has sent me a ‘we miss you email’ including a coupon off my next shop with them.
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Collect points from a number of different retailers.
There are many ways to spend your points.
Boots Advantage Card
This is one of the most popular loyalty cards in the UK.
You get 4 points for every £1 you spend.
Points can be redeemed online and instore against future purchases. You can’t use a combination of cash and points to make a purchase.
Boots often hold Advantage card events where you can earn more points for your pound, these events are usually held around Christmas time.
You will be posted coupons to spend instore and you can also pick up a free Boots magazine with your Advantage card instore, non card holders have to pay £1 for the magazine.
Brewers Fayre have a loyalty club called ‘Bonus Club’
This is a great loyalty scheme to join as you can earn yourself a completely free meal out – including drinks!
You get 5 points for every £1 you spend.
250 points gives you £2.50 off your bill, 500 points give you £5 off your bill, and so on.
You can even redeem your points for free bottles of wine, free kids meals and free desserts.
You will be sent a free meal voucher on your birthday too.
You can use your free meal voucher and your Reward Club points together.
With The Co-op’s loyalty scheme, you will earn 1 point for every £1 you spend.
There are many exclusive member offers available to their loyalty scheme customers.
I’m not sure about any other perk as their website isn’t very clear what it offers.
Costa Coffee Club
This isn’t very well known but it is a firm favourite for coffee lovers.
You will earn 5 points for every £1 you spend. Each point is worth 1p.
You get 100 free points when you register your card online.
Spend your points in Costa Coffee stores on anything you like.
Handmade Burger Co.
Handmade Burger Co. have a loyalty scheme that rewards you every time you visit their restaurant.
On your 3rd visit you will get a free drink.
On your 6th visit you will get a free side.
On your 10th visit you will get a free burger.
Or you can save all freebies and have them in one go.
See more information on this loyalty scheme here.
Ikea Family is a good loyalty card to have handy.
Every month, Ikea stores do special reduced offers just for Ikea Family card holders.
You can get a free tea or coffee Monday – Friday – You don’t even need to purchase anything, just pop in for a cuppa!
Get an extra 10% off sale items.
Every time you swipe your Ikea Family card, you win a prize. From doughnuts to Swedish gataway!
John Lewis have a loyalty scheme called My John Lewis.
You get entered into the monthly prize draw for every £1 spent instore or online.
Receive vouchers for free hot drinks and cakes at least 3 times a year.
Get an invite to exclusive shopping events 3 times a year.
If you have kids, or even just a huge fan of Lego, you need to become a Lego VIP card holder.
You earn 1 point for every £1 you spend online or at a Lego store.
Once you reach a 100 VIP points, you will receive a £5 gift voucher.
Get exclusive offers to promotions and model instructions.
There seems to be more exclusive offers happening around Christmas.
Marks & Spencer
Marks & Spencer have just launched their loyalty scheme, Sparks.
For every £1 you spend instore or online, you will receive 10 points.
You then collect your ‘sparks’ to earn you access to exclusive offers and events.
Morrison’s Match and More
Earn 5 points for every £1 spent.
Earn a £5 voucher for every 5000 points collected.
Earn 10 points per litre every time you buy fuel.
Earn hundreds of points on promotions available in store and at Morrisons.com
Nectar card is a loyalty scheme for a lot of different companies such as Sainsburys, Ebay, Argos, Homebase, Vue, Easy Jet and many more. There is actually over 500 brands on the Nectar card scheme so it is a loyalty card well worth having.
When redeeming points you can choose to pay part points and part cash to make your points last longer.
No vouchers are needed when using a Nectar card because the voucher is saved on your card.
Other vouchers can be shown on your phone when you’re on the go.
Pets At Home
Pets At Home is a great loyalty scheme for anyone with a pet.
You are sent monthly offers and coupons through the post. You will find savings from pet food to health care.
When you sign up, you will get e-mailed a 10% off voucher to use on your next shop.
You also get a free magazine every time you scan your card instore.
Subway have a loyalty scheme where you can collect points when buying anything from their menu.
Subway’s website isn’t very clear on here many points you need to redeem but it may be worth signing up to if you often visit their restaurants.
Superdrug Health & Beauty card is a great looking card, it comes with a mirror on the front! Perfect!
You will earn 1 point for every £1 spent online or instore.
Every 100 points equal £1 to spend.
Get exclusive offers, promotions and a birthday treat.
Get free standard delivery when you shop online.
This is one of the UK’s most loved loyalty cards.
You get 1 point for every £1 you spend.
Points can be redeemed as vouchers which will be posted to you. The points can also be redeemed online against days out, holidays and many more.
Tesco clubcard often hold boost events where your points are worth double of their face value, this is the best time to spend them.
You will also be posted coupons to use in store. If you shop online, the coupons will be saved at the checkout for you to redeem against your shop.
The Body Shop
The Body Shop’s loyalty scheme is called ‘Love Your Body’. It used to cost £5 to join but it is now free for everyone!
Earn 10 points for every £1 you spend.
When you hit 500 points, you will get a £5 gift voucher to use.You can choose to donate your vouchers to charity if you wish too.
Get a £5 gift on your birthday.
Get invited to exclusive, member only events throughout the year.
The Perfume Shop
The Perfume Shop has a rewards card which claims to be the most generous on the market.
Collect 1 point for every £1 you spend.
100 points gets you £5 off your purchase.
Get exclusive offers and promotions throughout the year.
My Waitrose, is the loyalty scheme of Waitrose.
Get a free tea or coffee when you shop instore at Waitrose.
My Waitrose members get 10% off champagne.
Free Waitrose magazine.
There is also monthly competitions you will be entered into.