What you need to know about Sparks – M&S new loyalty card

I was overjoyed to get my Sparks card through the post last week, and then saw that anyone can pick one up, so I feel that as a loyal Marks and Spencers customer, I should share what I know:

What is Sparks?

Sparks is M&S new members club. It’s free to join here: marksandspencer.com/sparks or pick up a card and form in store.

What do I get with Sparks?

The membership scheme rewards food and clothing customers with exclusive benefits, events and personalised offers. For instance, I have got some money off vouchers for clothes, homeware and food at the moment, and for the first 12 days I get 10% off food – I could have chosen clothes, but I spend more on food there! When you register, you need to give hobbies and interests (from a tick list) so that the retailer can send you offers. You unlock an offer on the app or online and then your card has it already loaded on it when you buy!

How many Sparks can I earn when I shop?

You earn 10 sparks every time you shop, and for every £1 you spend, you get another 10 sparks

How do you earn money for charity with Sparks?

Once you sign up, they give you 9 charities to choose from and every £1 you spend, they get a penny. How cool is that?

Is there an app?

Yes, go to the M&S mobile app for regular offers.

How will I know what’s going on?

Well if you have the app, that’s one way, and you’ll also receive the monthly Sparks newsletter via email which will include information about all of our available experiences.

7 Comments on this post

  • Lesley smith

    October 23, 2015 at 1:43 pm
    Just joined, but beware the sign up offer of 10% off doesn't include Wine or flowers even though they are sold in the food department,
    • Mrs Bargain Hunter

      October 30, 2015 at 8:04 pm
      thanks leslie, that is good to know. i have been getting my 10% off on my shops this week on food, but it's only for the first few days.
  • Stephanie Diana Muir.

    October 23, 2015 at 2:34 pm
    Sounds really good.
  • Linda

    November 9, 2015 at 10:18 am
    Bras and ladies pyjamas not included in the Ladies wear, perhaps it should be stated more clearly what is included, i thought underwear was ladies wear
    • Mrs Bargain Hunter

      November 9, 2015 at 11:37 am
      Yes that isn't clear at all. Thanks for sharing.
  • mrs miffed

    December 18, 2015 at 10:56 am
    I have had no fewer than six emails in December and there is no way to stop them other than by cancelling the sparks card altogether which is very much at odds with any other store loyalty card.
    • Mrs Bargain Hunter

      January 5, 2016 at 5:58 pm
      Ah Mrs Miffed! I will ask if emails can be set to less than 6 times a month and let you know their response. I get hundreds a day, so don't mind...or what about using their app if you have a smart phone to keep all their messages in one place?

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