BOOTS is giving away 1,000 “free” loyalty points worth £10 this weekend to shoppers with an Advantage card.
The catch? You’ll need to spend £50 in stores or £60 online before you get them.
1 Boots Advantage Card holders can bag 1,000 bonus loyalty points over the weekendCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk
Normally, loyal customers would only be awarded 200 Advantage points on spends worth £50, which only adds up to £2 when you shop.
That means that to get £10 worth of points outside of the offer you would have to spend £250 first.
If you spend above the £50 or £60 limit, you will then earn four points for every £1 spent as normal.
So if you spent £55, you would earn £10.20 worth of points.
What you need to know before signing up to any reward schemeTHERE are thousands of different loyalty schemes and reward cards available – so you need to make sure you know what you’re signing up for
By signing up for a loyalty card, a retailer will get a lot of information about you and your shopping habits. The data might be shared within its group of companies to target you with offers and advertising.
If a firm goes bust, you will lose your points, which have no cash value. Hoarding points also means you risk losing them if a retailer or restaurant shuts your account after a long period of inaction.
Read the terms and conditions carefullly some retailers and restaurant will have expiration dates on certain offers (for example you might have limited amount of time to spend your extra points).
Don’t choose where to shop or where to eat based on a store’s loyalty scheme. If there is a particular item you want, shop around rather than head straight for the retailer where you have a loyalty card. In a restaurant check some of the special deals or menus – they might be better value than the loyalty scheme.
Beware of spending more simply because you have a loyalty card and don’t buy something just for any bonus points you may earn.
The offer is running alongside Father’s Day so you’ll only be able to collect the bonus points on purchases made between Thursday June 13 and Monday June 17.
Remember though, you won’t be able to spend the points on your Father’s Day gift until you’ve actually bought at least £50 worth of goods first.
The promotion is a plus for those who are planning on spending a lot of money in Boots soon but otherwise don’t spend more than you can afford because the deal isn’t worth it.
The points boost was first shared on deals forum HotUKDeals by a customer who was notified about the promotion through the post.
But it turns out that it’s open to anyone who has a Boots Advantage card.
If you don’t have one, you can sign up to the scheme for free here. You’ll need to provide some personal details like your name and address.
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But remember, that by signing up you’re agreeing to share a lot of information with the retailer including your spending habits.
It’s not first time the retailer has run this deal, – back in November last year it gave shoppers who spent £50 in store 1,000 free bonus points worth £10.
A similar promotion saw the retailer give away 200 bonus Advantage card points to shoppers who downloaded the app.
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