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MSE News: Nectar points cut in half at Sainsbury's and points for bag reuse scrapped
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How have sainsburys shot themselves in the foot if they're claiming to do what you say people want? They're lowering the "gimmick" of loyalty points and claiming in their most recent ads to lower prices and matching deals.
If they did away with all the gimmicks and lowered prices then that would be fine . To just cut the value of a points scheme means they will annoy customers and decrease footfall in their stores .
Is that simple enough for you to understand or shall I get my 4 year old Granddaughter to explain in even simpler terms ?
They don't store the number of points you have on the server within the store for every customer, when you do a shop they get downloaded overnight so if you go back to the same store tomorrow it should let you spend points. They then keep track of your points in that store for around 6 months.
Its a silly system and many people get caught out by it, I don't know why they don't talk to Nectar systems live unless there is some sort of speed issue.
They have an Asda credit card instead, which gives them a whole load of information !!
Any way, I have one of those, because I primarily shop at Asda, and Im trying to see if the Santander 123 card is going to be worth it for me
I have one Capital One card that I use exclusively for fuel/trains, and my Asda card taht I use exclusively at supermarkets (So I can gauge exactly how much I spend). Though going on a little tangent there
I agree with that and it occurred to me that out it's good of them to give 6 months notice so that people can try out Aldi and Lidl and decide which suits them best.;)
If I potentially can't use my points on my rare visits to Sainsburys, that's one more reason not to bother with them. I've only redeemed at Argos. Can't help feeling that our Sainsburys/Nectar days are almost over.
Wow insults what a brave person you are :rotfl: Maybe your four year old granddaughter can explain sainsburys latest advertising campaign to you - where they claim to be lowering pricing .
So like I pointed out you contradicted yourself in your own post :rotfl: but like I mentioned in mine, some customers want lower prices AND the "gimmick" of being rewarded for loyalty.
Yeah they're in every sainsburys store this weekend, weird timing for a nectar drive right?