MSE News: M&S to slash credit card reward points

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Credit Cards
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Credit Cards
M&S Bank is to more than halve the number of credit card points users can collect when spending outside of the retailer...
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  • Kim_13Kim_13 Forumite
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    Aren't they supposed to give more notice than 14 days?
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  • jimbo_the_jetsetjimbo_the_jetset Forumite
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    Shame, just started using my M&S credit card again after switching current account to them as well. Was looking forward to a free M&S meals.

    For me, Halifax £5 reward for spending over £300 a month is the best deal (unless undertaking a large purchase)
  • 20aday20aday Forumite
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    Shame, just started using my M&S credit card again after switching current account to them as well. Was looking forward to a free M&S meals.

    For me, Halifax £5 reward for spending over £300 a month is the best deal (unless undertaking a large purchase)

    It is a shame but more credit companies will invariably follow suit now the cap on Interchange Fees has been implemented.

    Sainsbury's Bank offer 1 Nectar point per £5 out of store spending so I reckon they'll be next to make changes (not unless last April's points cut was partly due to the EU ruling coming into effect).
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  • planteriaplanteria Forumite
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    i thought the M&S Card deal was poor already, so now it's not worth considering.
    Their Regular Saver is the only draw to M&S Bank for me.
  • Nick_CNick_C Forumite
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    MSE_Luke wrote:
    M&S Bank is to more than halve the number of credit card points users can collect when spending outside of the retailer

    Yep. I posted this a week ago ...

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5409916

    Incidentally, the article says "Capital One cardholders have had cashback scrapped from 1 June 2015." Some have. Some have had their cashback reduced to 0.5%. Some have had it reduced to 0.25%.

    Presumably the best cards for cashback now are Asda or Nationwide.
  • Nick_CNick_C Forumite
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    Incidentally, if you shop in M&S, it's a good idea to keep the card. Although the 1% cashback is matched by Santander, I find if you stop using the M&S card for a few months they will send you some really good vouchers. The ones I have currently give 10 * usual level of points, so effectively 10% cash back.
  • planteriaplanteria Forumite
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    10% is good going :)
    but though our local M&S has a good foodstore, you could slice 10% off the receipt & it still wouldn't be 'value'.
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    planteria wrote: »
    10% is good going :)
    but though our local M&S has a good foodstore, you could slice 10% off the receipt & it still wouldn't be 'value'.

    It is when they do "dine in for £10".

    They also sometimes do 3 for £10 on meat.

    I only go to M&S for the offers. Agree they are two expensive to use for everyday shopping.
  • No_6No_6 Forumite
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    It's even better value, when the OH gets an extra 20% off.
    Retired ex M&S employee :)
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