It’s only too easy to get more than you bargained for on today’s high street, just for sticking to your shopping list. Loyalty cards and reward schemes are hardly top secret, but they’re certainly undervalued. In fact, research suggests that we Brits are sat on a £6 billion goldmine of unclaimed shopping rewards!
What a waste. Of course, you won’t want a wallet full of cards you never use. But what about the perks that are too good to pass up? From discounted theatre tickets and cheap eats, to coupons on products you buy all the time – you might well find that you’re missing out…
Before you dive into your latest DIY project or revamp your home, maybe you’d like to register for IKEA’s free loyalty card? Not only will you get a free hot drink every time you visit, free product insurance and an extra 10% off sales prices, but a host of discounts to boot. They’ll invite you to members-only events in store, including range previews and ‘how-to’ workshops, so you come away with skills as well as bargains.
Just sign-up in-store or online and swipe your card for points at the till.
If you’re in the market for a new mobile, maybe EE can sway you. They give Orange, T-Mobile and their own customers discounted tickets for all manner of events. If music or comedy gigs, theatre shows or sporting events are your thing, here’s how you fill your calendar for less. Their latest batch of exclusive deals featured Jimmy Carr’s latest tour, Disney on Ice and Rihanna concerts.
EE customers can have a browse and register for free personalised alerts here.
The UK’s largest insurance company has a slew of diverse rewards to keep customers on side. If you’ve bought insurance direct from them, they’re yours for the picking! From half price MOTs and a third off gym memberships, to 241 trips to Wacky Warehouse, deals with Haven Holidays and regular prize drawers to win Premier League tickets for example.
House of Fraser’s Recognition Rewards Card
The trend-aware are in for a treat if they stay loyal to House of Fraser! With their Recognition Rewards Card, you can collect one point for every £1 you spend online and in-store. You’ll get bonus points towards rewards on your birthday and invitations to member-only events too.
But their exclusive offers are particularly exciting. How else would you get half-price lingerie, 10% off Radley Bags, up to 70% off men’s suits and free gifts from brands like Clinique?
Interested? Step this way.
Unlike other supermarket loyalty cards, there are no points to collect here. Waitrose will reward you with freebies, discounts and the chance to win prizes immediately. You can cherry pick ten items you’d like 20% off every time you shop, and sip a free tea or coffee while you wonder around store.
Other perks for loyal shoppers include 5% off dry cleaning and 10% off cookery courses – which see you whipping up tapas and decorating cupcakes.
Sound good? Grab a hassle free card here.
Love Your Body Club
It’s important to look after yourself. Luckily, The Body Shop’s loyalty card can make you feel good in more ways than one. You’ll get 10 points for every £5 you spend – a £5 voucher is yours when you reach 500 points. With birthday treats, exclusive offers and members only events, like collection sneak previews, they’ll make sure you’re well looked after.
To find out more, click here.