MSE Poll: Do you use a supermarket loyalty scheme?

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Poll started 8 November 2022

Both Morrisons and Sainsbury's have recently made changes to their respective loyalty schemes – with one becoming more generous and one less so. We thought it would be a good time to ask whether you use a supermarket loyalty scheme and, if so, how much money it helps you save.

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  • MalMonroe
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    I mostly use Sainsbury's, which has Nectar BUT please note that Nectar is NOT exclusive to Sainsbury's, or vice-versa.

    Nectar points can be collected from quite a few other sources. And can even be gained on eBay.

    So I don't really think it can be classed the same as many of the other schemes, such as M&S Sparks. I'm also a member of their scheme but it is exclusive. Tesco has its clubcard, just for Tesco customers. etc. Nectar is a different kettle of fish.

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  • tastyfish
    tastyfish Forumite Posts: 64
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    We use Tesco Clubcard for groceries and diesel/petrol. Also have a Clubcard credit card which I use wherever I can. Gives slightly less per £ but… every little helps. And of course, pay it off IN FULL. A bit cheeky that they continue to erode its value, especially as in return they’re getting a huge amount of data on virtually all of my spending habits. But, in the main, can’t complain.
  • DullGreyGuy
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    Hard to say the value as some are straight discounts, normally £1 per week with Coop but "members price" at tesco can be a reasonable discount for certain things. The points themselves I ultimately normally transfer to airmiles where possible and so they are typically worth 1-2p per mile (to me) though this is where we get into the whats the real saving if you;d never have paid the cash price debate.
  • grimongowell
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    My morrisons loyalty scheme is not worth any savings at all; considering the massive increase in all their prices and the quality of fresh produce i'm starting to look elsewhere for nmy weekly shop.
  • razord
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    Nectar is really great if you're able to buy whatever they offer you bonus points on in the app each week.

    I average about £10 a week of bonus nectar points.
  • PC2016
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    The poll asked "how much do you save a week?", there was no option for Nothing, I have apps for Lidl but only send £30 a month if that & the scratch cards are 10% off rubbish, so I don't bother, I use my Iceland bonus card for delivery only, they are normally way over priced to start so the "offers" are no good. Tesco I get £1.50 per year in vouchers. Nectar, took 3 years to save a tenner. The only decent card is Boots as I purchase high(ish) priced items every month, I get about £8.00 back per year & the "other" there was no area to "state" . So no weekly savings for me. 
  • gloriouslyhappy
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    I don't like the change to nectar with the personalised offers, it's a real fiddle to keep track of. I prefer the old system, or tesco system of ads throughout the store for clubcard prices.

    And, Sbys changed the rate downwards so I'm now getting considerably fewer nectar points when spending on my nectar credit card. Thinking of cashing in all points and going elsewhere.
  • MovingForwards
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    Nectar I only really use on eBay and the occasional Argos shop. I've no Sainsbury's close enough. My OH uses the points.

    I saved over £13 this week on clubcard prices, buying things I would have been buying anyway. Most of my shopping is done at Tesco and if their petrol is competitive I fill up there too. I save the points up for using in December and they benefit the two of us.
  • gsmh
    gsmh Forumite Posts: 520
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    I have a Waitrose 'loyalty' card but I don't use it. Customer data is very valuable to a retailer and some sort of guaranteed recompense in the form of points, or discounts is required. I get nothing from Waitrose if I use my card so I'm not going to give them my data for free. I'm not interested in a coffee or a newspaper. When a checkout operator asks if I have a card I always make a point of telling him/her/it why I choose not to use it.
  • AnnieRichards
    AnnieRichards Forumite Posts: 30
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    MyWaitrose card offers save me at least £20 a month on things that I buy regularly.  Don’t understand why people don’t understand it!  I don’t find their prices much different to the other main supermarkets and their essentials range is brilliant.  The shop is within walking distance for me whereas I have to drive or get a bus to any others so that also saves me money.  And now that they’ve brought back the free coffee, it’s going to save me more money because I’ll pick one up one the way out.  
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