Boots Advantage Loyalty Points Discussion Area

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edited 11 November 2010 at 1:07PM in Shop but don't drop

This thread is specifically to discuss ways to boost collecting and using your Boots Points as discussed in the

Loyalty Cards and the Boots Treasure Trove articles.

You can also join in a Loyalty Card article discussion plus discussions about boosting your Tesco Clubcard points , Nectar points, and Airmiles.

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  • bought boots brand single use cameras bogof,used them,took them back to boots for processing @£2.99 recieved 200 points for each camera therefore each film processed for 99p. RESULT
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  • Does anyone know if the boots Xmas Catalogue is available in the shops yet?
  • Does anyone know if the boots Xmas Catalogue is available in the shops yet?

    I believe they are now :)
  • liz545liz545 Forumite
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    Does anyone know if the boots Xmas Catalogue is available in the shops yet?
    yep, got mine today, it's one of the highlights of my year!!!:p
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  • I worked in Boots over Xmas 2005, can't say I have any huge insider knowledge though in terms of photo processing:
    • They're certainly not the cheapest place to get photos developed (£2.99 for 27 photos over 6 days in most stores, rising to £5.99 for 27 photos in 1 hour) but you always get 100 bonus points (i.e. £1 in points) for taking a Boots brand film back there to be processed. Teedy23's post suggests they may sometimes offer 200 points now.
    • If you want to buy camera film and are happy with Boots's own brand (inc. the 100 points processing offer), ignore the tempting looking 3 for 2 on single packs and seek out the bags of 5 films, I know 5 35mm films were £7.50 when I worked there vs. something like £5.98 for 3 using the other offer! Can't remember if they were 24 or 36 films.The 5 packs were always a hit hidden away in my store but you always get the 100 point offer on that as well.
    • Look out for the £1 extra set/photos on a CD offers that often run when using 1 hour processing vs the normal price of £2, if you want one of these anyway you're effectively getting 1 hour service for the price of 24 hours.
    • The digital photos were often on long-term promotion at 7p each if you get 100 or more processed from a CD/memory card in the lab which I believe is equivalent to what Jessops and the other places offer, plus you're getting the advantage points too.

      Non-photo tips which springs to mind at the moment:
    • Pre-Christmas last year they did "get a £5 voucher when you spend over £X" (£15 or £20 I think) for about 2 weeks which could be spent on almost anything, in the following 2 weeks, I think it was called a "Bonus Voupon". It was meant to encourage people to come back and do some more Xmas shopping there. The reason I bring this up is that you could earn the voucher through mobile phone top-ups, so top up your phone £20 and you got a free £5 to spend the next week. The 2 periods for the vouchers were the second half of October and the first half of November I believe, then they did the triple points promotion, I'm not sure how that ties in with this year.
    • When you use the points ATM make sure it knows you're happy to recieve offers in the post, then you'll get a 2 use double points coupon (and some others) every now and then. Using the double points coupon AND qualifying for triple points during one of those promotions gives you 4* points.

    Sorry the above is a bit vague I literally haven't had a chance to go back since I left in March, I imagine most of the offers are the same though I'm not sure what Voupon promotion they have planned if any. Hope this may be of some help.

    EDIT: Sorry I've just realised a couple of those points aren't directly to do with the Advantage points. Will delete them if this is considered "off-topic" advice!
  • Not sure if this will work in all boots but at a recent triple points weekend I purchased some vouchers (£100) and used my advantage card and gained roughly 12 quid in points. I then spent the vouchers over the weekend again receiving roughly 12 quid. 24 quid off effectively. I just bought loads of little gifts from boots and most of them paid for on points!

    Merry Chrimbo
    Regards

    Necro :)
  • could we use this for discussin everything Boots?
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  • SPANIEL36SPANIEL36 Forumite
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    Does anyone know if the boots Xmas Catalogue is available in the shops yet?
    I work for boots (although currently off) normally they come into store aroud middle of september ready to go out on the stands start of october. If they are out any sooner... BONUS
  • SPANIEL36SPANIEL36 Forumite
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    Not sure if this will work in all boots but at a recent triple points weekend I purchased some vouchers (£100) and used my advantage card and gained roughly 12 quid in points. I then spent the vouchers over the weekend again receiving roughly 12 quid. 24 quid off effectively. I just bought loads of little gifts from boots and most of them paid for on points!

    Merry Chrimbo


    As mentioned before i work for boots. you dont gain points for buying gift vouchers or gift cards.....sorry.
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