Boots to slash Advantage points earned on spending – here's what's happening

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Boots is to cut the number of loyalty points shoppers using its Advantage Card scheme can earn from May. But at the same time the retailer is increasing the number of items Advantage Card holders can earn discounts on, as well as introducing a new scheme giving users 10% off own-brand items...

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Boots to slash Advantage points earned on spending – here's what's happening

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  • KxMx
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    I'd much rather have the 10% discount on own brand products, than 4p back per pound spent.
  • kiss_me_now9
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    Half the problem I have with Boots points is that you can’t part pay using points. I have over £100 saved on my card now but unless I spend it on random little shops I can’t get anything decent with it. 
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  • General_Grant
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    Half the problem I have with Boots points is that you can’t part pay using points. I have over £100 saved on my card now but unless I spend it on random little shops I can’t get anything decent with it. 
    What is the normal level of your spend at Boots?  Do you always want to spend more than £100?
  • kiss_me_now9
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    Half the problem I have with Boots points is that you can’t part pay using points. I have over £100 saved on my card now but unless I spend it on random little shops I can’t get anything decent with it. 
    What is the normal level of your spend at Boots?  Do you always want to spend more than £100?
    That was probably phrased wrong on my part, tbf! I mean that I prefer to use my points on a big purchase like an electrical beauty item, which would be a couple of hundred quid but I wouldn’t buy otherwise.
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  • Points do expire, please check your expiry date before you lose the lot of them!
  • molerat
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    Points do expire, please check your expiry date before you lose the lot of them!
    Points don't expire as such, not using the card expires the points after 12 months of non use.

  • NBLondon
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    KxMx said:
    I'd much rather have the 10% discount on own brand products, than 4p back per pound spent.
    I agree.  My most common purchase from Boots is own-brand vitamins and medications followed by contact lens solutions.
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    NBLondon said:
    KxMx said:
    I'd much rather have the 10% discount on own brand products, than 4p back per pound spent.
    I agree.  My most common purchase from Boots is own-brand vitamins and medications followed by contact lens solutions.
    Same goes for me with the vitamins and supplements.  There was a 10% discount last week which could be combined with the usual 3 for 2 vitamins and various other offers including money off when spending more than a certain amount.  This was in addition to extra Advantage points and my usual Over 60's bonus points. 
    I saved £46 plus got more than 900 points on an order which eventually cost £64 after discounts.  This is pretty amazing!
    I think that the Boots scheme is still the best one out there if you combine it with special offers and money off when they are offered.
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