Five Points Cards You Must Own
September 6, 2012
By: Ashleigh Wight
High street points cards are a great way to earn rewards as you shop. Points get added to your card with each transaction and before you know it, you’ll have enough to get a discount or buy something you’ve been longing to get when money is tight. Here are the five essential points cards every shopaholic student must own to get great discounts on the high street.
Boots Advantage Card
The Boots card is great for every uni-girl, as you can earn points while you buy make-up, hair products, body spray, perfume, moisturiser and all those little essentials us girls like to buy. This is one of the cards I use the most, as you can also earn points when you pop in and buy your lunch or, in my case, buy glasses at Boots Opticians. Before you know it you’ll have enough points to purchase enough cosmetics to fill your make-up bag without spending any additional money. Plus, as an Advantage Card holder, you’ll be eligible for many card-holder only deals.
Nectar cards are also extremely useful as you can use them in so many places on the high street and on the web. You can collect and spend Nectar points when you do your weekly shop in Sainsbury’s, when you’re looking for a new outfit in House of Fraser or Office, when you’re filling up your car in BP, buying Christmas gifts in GAME and many more places on the high street. With so many places to shop and collect points, you’d be mad to miss out. And not only can you exchange them for items found in these stores, you can also purchase tickets for entertainment venues such as Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures and the London Dungeons.
Being a student means that you’ll no doubt have plenty of books to buy and Waterstone’s is usually one of the first stops on the high street when looking for that all-important text book. So why not make the most of each pound you spend and earn points to spend on more books in the future. You may enjoy reading yourself, but books also make great Christmas and birthday gifts.
Subway can be pretty expensive for what it is, but very tempting none the less! I love using my Subway card, as you tend to earn enough points to get a sandwich for free a lot quicker than other store cards. Plus, when you do have enough to get a free sandwich, there is no limit on what you’re allowed. If you want one of the more expensive premium sandwiches, they take off as much points as one of the cheaper ones, which is a plus if you really want to indulge in your free meal!
Superdrug Beauty Card
This card is very similar to the Boots Advantage card, but for a different high street store. There has been so many times where I have looked in Boots only to find that they did not have the foundation I wanted or had run out of a certain shade. Very frustrating! But fear not, if you have a Superdrug card in addition to this, it does not matter which one you buy your cosmetics in as you will always be earning points!
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