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M&S to revamp Sparks loyalty scheme - but how good are the new perks?

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  • gt94sss2gt94sss2 Forumite
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    Is there a way to "use up" all the old points before they expire?
  • tehonetehone Forumite
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    gt94sss2 said:
    Is there a way to "use up" all the old points before they expire?


    In what way? They aren't usable in any particular way now, all they did was to make you go up "levels" in Sparks and allow you access to more things, like early access to sales. 
  • marbellamarbella Forumite
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    gt94sss2 said:
    Is there a way to "use up" all the old points before they expire?
    No, the points have no value at all and don't even make any difference to the offers you get.  Its simply a way to get your details, I have had loads of junk emails since I joined this so be careful.

  • jrh291204jrh291204 Forumite
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    The old scheme was totally useless and in fact put me off M&S for some time. I joined and was innundated with mail. I ceased the card within weeks but could I stop it? No. It took ages and numerous phone calls to finally stop it. And you get the loud "Have you used your Sparks card" request at the check out. And all for what, there are no useful benefits for the shopper and I doubt there'll be so with the new scheme. It's just a data collecting exercise. Stay away and hopefully they'll drop it.
  • sunlilysunlily Forumite
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    https://www.marksandspencer.com/c/sparks-is-changing#intid=sparks-hub_sparks_pre-banner_020720_img_graphic_txt_learn-more
    Thought this might be of interest. I received offers on three items I buy and for a free tea or coffee from the cafe
  • BrieBrie Forumite
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    I have missed crucial information about my M&S credit card as I get so many M&S emails for Sparks - up to several a day.  Very annoying.  And now they are going to only give me stuff if I have a Sparks app?  What a disadvantage for those of us who are Neanderthals and don't have phones capable of such things.  Great way to discourage a major portion of their customer base.
  • rockiedogrockiedog Forumite
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    Just wondering if anyone has claimed their free M&S Tote Bag yet? Its available via their App.
    Is it worth getting and how big is it?
    Thanks. :)
  • alisontalisont Forumite
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    I’ve just had an email with my new Sparks offers, been offered a tote bag then £25 off as in a £20 off a £20 spend and a separate £5 off valid in store and online. 
    I’m really pleased with that. 
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    Brie said:
    I have missed crucial information about my M&S credit card as I get so many M&S emails for Sparks - up to several a day.  Very annoying.  And now they are going to only give me stuff if I have a Sparks app?  What a disadvantage for those of us who are Neanderthals and don't have phones capable of such things.  Great way to discourage a major portion of their customer base.
    I totally agree.  Constant emails and useless offers, yet along comes a decent one and I cannot benefit! I have a six year old tablet (will not install updated app) and a 'dumb' phone.  So I guess that's no £25 offer for me either, despite 1000000 points.  They will probably alienate a large section of their customer base (or what's left of it after their decline in decent clothing).  I only buy occasional food, shoes and a few household items these days, and I had my eye on some cushions but I'll be switching to Waitrose and John Lewis and ditch their credit card too.  Thank you for nothing M&S!
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  • loadsacashloadsacash Forumite
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    I got the £20 off a spend over £20.00 and £5.00 off an over £5.00 stipend if you download the M&S App on your phone.  
    Treat everyday as your last one on earth! and one day you will be right.
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