An alternative to Loyalive – free loyalty cards app from Stampuno to access all your shopping cards in one place
Do you have the same problem as me? A handbag or purse with too many plastic and paper loyalty cards in those tiny little pockets – and they can be a real pain to use.
I might often struggle nervously to find the right card when I get to the till or café counter. If I can’t see it (my eyesight isn’t what it used to be), I sometimes give up, because I don’t want to hold up the queue, pay the full price and lose some potential loyalty points.
Never Again Miss Any of Your Loyalty Card Points
I think a loyalty cards app is important for us shoppers. We spend huge amounts of money in shops every month and we deserve to get and use all the loyalty points we have earned.
I know that most of you will have a card, but even if you have, here are some really interesting facts about the card and why if you haven’t got it, you should get one now!
The most important facts
- Nectar is the UK’s largest loyalty programme with over 19 million cardholders earning Nectar points when shopping for groceries, doing DIY, booking a holiday, paying household bills, buying petrol and even getting their car serviced
- Nectar was awarded the “Best card-based loyalty programme” at the 2012 Loyalty Awards for Europe and the Middle East
I got free cake and hot drink vouchers from December 2013 to June 2014. I went with my friend and we used our vouchers to save over £11 for a carrot cake, Victoria sponge and two hot drinks.
I just need to produce the card when I go into the shop and if I shop online, the card is already linked to my online account. If I shop on the phone, I just need to give them the number on the back.
The advantages of having the card while you shop
Along with your membership card, as a member you’ll get
- John Lewis to understand your
I am a couponer I must admit. Not an extreme one though. You know the types that can get their shopping for £5 a week and have stacks of stuff that they didn’t really want just because it was free or cost next to nothing – that is too much effort for me.
I do however save coupons, look out for them in the post and in magazines, readily accept them when handed out around town and have no problem rummaging in my bag to save 20p off an item, get a bogof or some free loyalty points on a purchase.
Invariably I have some coupons floating around in my bag or purse at all times. I do cull them and remove the out of date ones. I also stick ones that are not really …
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In my bag and purse I have 15 loyalty cards from various retailers, including Game, BHS, Boots and Sainsburys.
Although I don’t use all of them every week, they definitely save me money. My favourites are the ones that earn you money off rather than send you vouchers for things that you may or may not buy. The top “earners” are Nectar, Boots Advantage card and Superdrug’s Beautycard. Tesco may be good but I would rather have Avios miles. BHS’ loyalty card is cool and I always get a minimum of 5% off – I don’t think new customers can get the card, but I’ve had mine for over a decade.
So when the shop assistant asks, do you have a store loyalty card, just ask right back, do I have to pay for it? …
I am a fan of eBay. Before buying anything online, I will see if I can get it on eBay. It’s even more enticing now that I can collect Nectar points for my purchases.
Recently, I picked up a brand new steam generator iron for £50 less than the cheapest online store, and that was Argos. The item has a guarantee card and arrived within a couple of days. I also recently bagged some Berghaus walking boots for £35 inc postage and package. They had been worn but were in fantastic condition (as good as new as far as I was concerned) and better than paying £115 for boots I will wear only a handful of times a year. I buy lots of other things and price is nearly always the reason I choose eBay.…