Near enough every big store or chain will have some form of loyalty or reward system. Now us gamers are the same as everyone else, we need our basics, our little luxuries and of course we need our games! So what are some of the best loyalty cards for us? What are some of the best loyalty cards for gamers?
Sainsbury’s Nectar Card
Sainsbury’s Nectar card is a good loyalty scheme as you are not limited to just Sainsburys to earn Nectar points. You can earn them from other stores such as Argos, Esso garages, and many other places that you would never think to earn points at. Rewards wise then you are not limited to the Sainsbury’s store to use them either.
This means that you can gain and use your rewards in multiple different ways.
Each point is worth 0.5% of your shop.
- 50p = 100 points
- £1 = 200 points
- £5 = 1,000 points
- £10 = 2,000 points
- £25 = 5,000 points
- £50 = 10,000 points
- £100 = 20,000 points
For a more in depth look at the Sainsbury’s Nectar card then check out Mrs Pinch’s post.
Usually I use Nectar points for Christmas food shopping but I have also used my points, combined with coupons to buy a brand new game on it’s release day for only 50p!
Best loyalty cards for gamers – Tesco Clubcard
The Tesco Clubcard has a great conversion rate for it’s points and the greatest variety of rewards that you can claim.
You are more limited to only using Tesco related places in which you can gain Tesco Clubcard points, such as supermarkets, online with Tesco, Tesco bank and Tesco mobile.
Each point is worth 1% of your shop.
- £1 = 100 points
- £5 = 500 points
- £10 = 1,000 points
- £25 = 2,500 points
- £50 = 5,000 points
- £100 = 10,000 points
As mentioned above but Tesco has the greater variety of rewards to claim from. Vouchers for shopping, vouchers for meals out, and vouchers for holidays, days out and cruises. There is a host of different things that you can do with them.
Morrisons More reward scheme works a little differently to Tesco and Sainsburys.
You gain 5 points per £1 spent within Morrisons and 10 points per litre of fuel at Morrison’s petrol stations. Once you hit 5,000 Morrisons points then you will receive a Morrison’s Fiver, a £5 voucher to use within store. This voucher is automatically issued and will last for 56 weeks from issue date.
- 5,000 points = £5 voucher
So unlike the other supermarkets you can’t build up your points in the same way. You don’t have to use your voucher straight away either but if you are not keeping an eye on them you could lose out on the voucher. However saving up your vouchers to use for a big spend such as a game or Christmas is a good idea.
Best loyalty cards for gamers – Game Reward
You can’t talk about computer game loyalty cards and leave out the highstreet Game store now can we?
With Game Reward you have to claim your points there and then when you purchase, you can not return later to have them added to your account. So this means make your you have your card on you, the app set up and signed in on your phone or that you are signed in online when you order.
You earn 1 Game Reward point per £0.125 that you spend. Each amount will be rounded up so for example £9.98 will earn you 80 points whilst £10.01 will earn you 81 points. You can only redeem your points once you reach 400 points, which gives you £1 to spend.
- £1 = 400 points
- £10 = 4,000 points
- £25 = 10,000 points
- £50 = 20,000 points
- £100 = 40,000 points
This is an app that once set up will pay for your phone bills. Sound incredible right?
All you have to do is download and sign up for the app, link your card to the app and then use your card when you go shopping. When the card is used at a store that is partnered with Airtime Rewards then your account will get some cashback that you can use to redeem money off from your phone bill.
There are many stores that are taking part which include Wilko, Boots, Argos, Morrisons and many more.
If you use the code J8QUYYUF then you will earn an extra 50p to start with.
To use the one or the many
Now it really should be said that you should also use the loyalty cards that are most relevant to yourself. So if there is only a Tesco’s nearby then you should be using the Tesco’s Clubcard.
There are exceptions to this however. If you have multiple stores and will go between them for the best deals, for certain items or if you are a reseller then it is well worth it to have more than one of the supermarket loyalty schemes.
Those loyalty schemes that aren’t tied to where you do most of your shopping are also worth stacking up on. After all every point earned can be money taken off your next game.
Scan those receipts
Remember that you can earn from your receipts as well.
So regardless of where you shop then you can earn money or vouchers to use for more games or equipment.
Make sure to check out my posts on my favourite ones Receipt Hog, Shoppix and Zipzero.