When most people think about clubcards they assume that it’s got something to do with Tesco and although Tesco do offer a ‘clubcard’ there are many other companies that also offer similar programmes. For example, there is Circle Clubcard (they have exclusive partnerships with a number of clubs in London), Diamond Clubcard (they offer discounts to over 50′s at a wide range of restaurants around the United Kingdom), Donatello Clubcard (if you want to learn Italian, we recommend you pay them a visit) as well as many other different clubcards. As you can see, there are lot more clubcards than just the Tesco one, although they have popularised a version of the ‘clubcard scheme’ and heavily marketed it which is why it became (and still is) so popular. There are lots of benefits of having a clubcard and here are just some of those benefits:
- Money Off. One of the main reasons that people get a clubcard is so that they’ll save money in the future. Even though it might take months before you get a decent voucher or similar reward, it’s still better than nothing, right? Most people that get clubcards for a particular shop or company will be spending money there regularly anyway, so why not get something extra for your money? Even though you might find out that they only give 1-2% of what you spend which mightn’t sound like a lot to you, over a long period of time this money really does add up so it’s well worth getting a clubcard as soon as possible.
- Easy To Use. Another great benefit of using a clubcard is that it’s really simple to use. Shops know that people don’t want to be spending a lot of time just to get back a little bit of money and that’s why they’ve made it simple for you to use them. Most stores will give you some kind of card that you can always carry around with you so that if you ever go to that particular shop you’ll always be able to use your clubcard and get a little bit of money back on whatever you’ve just purchased.
- Special Offers. If you thought that using your clubcard normally is very good just wait until you see some of the special offers that some stores have every now and again. Stores like Boots, Tesco and Superdrug (just to name a few) regularly do special offers where you’ll get two times or even three times the amount of points that you’d normally get if you buy certain products from them. You can usually find out about these special offers on their website so always keep an eye out so that you’ll save even more money!
As you can see from the points above, clubcards really are worth using. If you’ve never used a clubcard before you really should try to start using them as soon as possible. A lot of people assume that there’s too much hassle involved in getting a clubcard but the whole process of joining only takes around 5 or 10 minutes. If you’re familiar with using cashback websites online but haven’t used a clubcard yet, clubcards are pretty similar but they are more popular to use in store rather than online. It’s basically like giving you a reward (a percentage of what you spend back in the future) so that you’ll want to come back to their shop again.