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Boosting Your Supermarket Loyalty Points

Boosting You Supermarket Loyalty Points

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Did you know that you could increase the value of the points on your loyalty card without spending any money? Yes, whether you have a Tesco ClubCard, Nectar Card, Morrisons Match & More card, or all of the above, we give you insider tips and tricks to boost their value. The major retailers use every trick in the book to keep you coming back to them again and again.

One of the most common is a loyalty card, which rewards you for shopping with points, which are usually redeemed as discount vouchers. It’s really important to remember that although it’s great when you receive your money-off vouchers, the discounts have been incorporated into the store’s pricing policy, so you’re not getting something for nothing. That said, if you’re going to shop you’ll be far better off than not using them. You can also boost the value of your points by up to four times – here’s how.

Tesco Clubcard

When you shop at Tesco with a Clubcard, you’ll earn one point for every pound you spend. The points are converted into discount vouchers and sent out in the post every three months. Usually, each point is worth a penny when used for shopping in Tesco. However, you can triple or quadruple their value with Clubcard Boost. This scheme allows you to turn a £10 voucher into £40 with its exclusive Boost partners.

Instead of redeeming your discounts in Tesco, you can use them to buy train tickets, enter attractions, pay for magazine subscriptions and even breakdown cover. If you want to use your discounts in Tesco, they do sometimes run a Boost at Tesco promotion, which turns £5 vouchers into £10 vouchers in certain departments. Check to see if the scheme is running before you shop.

Boosting You Supermarket Loyalty Points

Nectar card

Unlike a Tesco Clubcard, a Nectar card can be used with a number of retailers, including Sainsbury’s BP, and Homebase. In Sainsbury’s you’ll earn one point for every £1 spent – this is down from two points per £1 in April. Points are only worth 0.5p each, so it’s well worth boosting their value, if you can. Sainsbury’s usually runs a double-up promotion four times a year, where each point becomes worth a penny.

Shop online, rather than in store, and you can triple your points’ value. For example, you can get annual membership for Gourmet Society for 20,000 points – RRP £69.95. You can also boost the number of points you accumulate by registering on the My Coupons site and selecting up to five coupons. You’ll get extra points on the items you usually buy. So, while the value of each point is still only 0.5p, you’ll get more points without changing your shopping habits.

Boosting You Supermarket Loyalty Points

Morrisons Match & More card

This is a relatively new loyalty scheme and it has a slight twist – the supermarket does a price match against Tesco, Sainsbury’s Asda, Aldi, and Lidl, and if your shopping would have been cheaper elsewhere, they refund the difference in loyalty points. For every 10p difference, you get 100 points. However, you can boost the number of points you earn by buying fuel at Morrisons petrol stations – you’ll get 10 points for every litre of fuel you buy. Once you reach 5,000 points, you’ll get a £5 voucher for spending in store. As it’s a new scheme, you can only use the voucher in the supermarket at the moment, but Morrisons is looking at expanding the programme further to allow you to redeem your points at restaurants and leisure facilities.

Boosting You Supermarket Loyalty Points




About Jemma Porter

About Jemma Porter

Jemma Porter is an experienced content creator who has written for a number of online publications. A self-confessed penny pincher; she's often found seeking out the best personal finance deals.

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