Back in January Rob wrote about how to save on fuel by purchasing gift cards (for other shops!) at Morrisons.
This is how it works:
When you buy a gift card at a Morrisons supermarket, you receive a Fuel Saver voucher
Every £10 you spend on gift cards is worth 1p per litre off your next visit to a Morrisons petrol station
This means when buying a £100 on gift cards at Morrisons you would get 10p per litre off your next petrol station visit and save £5 on a 50 litre purchase.
This is comparable to Tesco where you get 300 Clubcard points when spending £100 on gift cards and therefore save £3 in-store but can potentially save £6-£9 via Clubcard Boost partners. It depends if you drive a large car and whether you wanted a genuine cash saving via Morrisons rather than exchanging Clubcard vouchers for goods.
However, things are about to change.
From 11th July Fuel Saver coupons will be scrapped and instead of saving money off your fuel when buying gift cards, you will earn 25 Morrisons More Points for every £1 you spend on gift card purchases of £10+.
A £10 gift card will give you 250 Morrisons points which is a cash value of just £0.25. (You receive a £5 voucher for every 5000 points you earn, therefore the cash value of 1 point is £0.01).
These changes are good if Morrison is your go-to shop and you don’t drive – although you will be better off picking up gift cards at Tesco for the ‘150 Clubcard points per £50 spent’. Morrisons arguably sells a wider range of gift cards however.
For those people who were buying large volumes of gift cards in Morrisons and getting substantial discounts on their petrol bills, this will be a big disappointment.
For those who are not familiar with the Morrisons More card, here’s what the card is about:
- Earn Morrisons More Points on fuel – 10 points per litre when you buy fuel at Morrisons
- Earn 5 Morrisons More Points for every £1 you spend at Morrisons Café
- Earn 5 Morrisons More Points for every £1 you spend online or in store at Flower Shop, Garden Centre and Pharmacy
- Earn More Points on promotions in store and online at morrisons.com
- Earn Extra More Points on coupons – personalised just for you
- Get a £5 More Voucher for every 5,000 points you earn
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