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MSE News: Sainsbury's to trial complete overhaul of its Nectar scheme

Former_MSE_Megan_F Posts: 418 Forumite
edited 9 April 2018 at 11:37AM in Food shopping & groceries
Sainsbury's is to trial a complete overhaul of its Nectar loyalty scheme during which you won't earn a point for each pound you spend, but will instead have to pick items you want to earn points on...
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  • WillPS
    WillPS Posts: 3,619 Forumite
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    Sounds pretty crap but then Nectar is already the least rewarding supermarket loyalty scheme anyway.
  • VT82
    VT82 Posts: 1,079 Forumite
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    This sounds unbelievably tedious. I never got on board with Waitrose pick your own, and would not like this at all. I already feel aggrieved when I check the Nectar app occasionally and realise I've been missing out on bonus points offers on my last couple of shops. When I go to Sainsburys, it is with a toddler and/or a baby, and I am just not interested in all the faffing around this sounds like it would be. Aldi and Lidl are winning because they keep things simple - why are Sainsburys even considering this backwards step?!
    POPPYOSCAR Posts: 14,897 Forumite
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    Why on earth are they trialing on the IOW?

    Very odd.

    Whenever we go there it is a bit like going back in time, which we love but hardly a good representation of the country.
  • Paul_DNAP
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    And by "choose your own offers" they mean "we will use the app to direct you to targeted products we make money on or have an excess in the warehouse to shift".

    Sainsbury's are already trying to fatten me up again, I've cut down to the light option on many things, including Mayo and Cheese and what special offers do I have this week? Bonus points when I buy the full-fat cheese and full-fat Mayo, and hey I've not had a instore pizza for a while so I can have bonus points on those too.

    Just as long as they give notice before the scrap it, I have more money in Nectar points then I do in Lloyds Bank.
    (Although I could be wrong, I often am.)
  • eschaton
    eschaton Posts: 2,025 Forumite
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    Sounds like even less reasons to shop at Sainsbury's.
  • mjm3346
    mjm3346 Posts: 46,960 Forumite
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    Sounds like a last desperate throw of the dice for Nectar/Sainsburys.
  • KxMx
    KxMx Posts: 10,621 Forumite
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    My local Sainsbury's upgraded their self checkouts recently, had personalised coupons for the first time ever.

    Apples 80 points, melon/grape 70. Products bought regularly by me in the past.

    Used them both.

    I only shop there when I've a wider offer ie 20 points per swipe, from the Nectar App.

    I think this could be a good change if it goes ahead.
  • System
    System Posts: 178,105 Community Admin
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    What about the elderly and those with no smartphone?
  • no1catman
    no1catman Posts: 2,972 Forumite
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    What about the elderly and those with no smartphone?

    I don't have one, (seems a dumb idea, judging by how much it charges my partner with her iPhone), I go there when the only conditional coupons I have are for Sainsnurys - usually at the till, I'll get till-spit coupons - extra points for certain items I usually buy, and triple points.
    I used to work for Tesco - now retired - speciality Clubcard
  • Ectophile
    Ectophile Posts: 7,384 Forumite
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    I wonder what they will do if thousands of people on the Isle of Wight say "no".

    When I go shopping, I buy what I need and what's on special offer. I don't want to have to tell Sainsbury's in advance what products I want to buy.
    If it sticks, force it.
    If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
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