If you are a regular Shopper Points reader, you might have realised that even though the Boots Advantage card is one of the ‘big’ loyalty cards, we’ve never really covered it.
This was certainly not due to the fact that we don’t like it – quite the opposite. The Boots Advantage card was the first card I got when I moved to the UK. However I never paid much attention to the amount of points I earned and was just happy when I could pay for a purchase with my accumulated points.
The lack of interesting ways to earn and spend your points meant that Clubcard and Nectar were more interesting to write about. Now, however, I think it’s time to figure out the Boots Advantage Card system and actively work on my points balance.
Unlike Tesco Clubcard and Nectar card where you can exchange your points at different partners, you can only use your Boots points at Boots. You earn 4 points for every £1 spent and the value of one point is always 1p.
The only way of getting more out of your points is by keeping an eye on points promotions.
Currently you can get 1,000 Boots points with with Giorgio Armani Sì fragrances of 50ml or above. This is an online only offer.
The Giorgio Armani Si eau de parfume for example costs £69. Usually you’d get 276 points with this perfume, which means you are getting 724 bonus points worth £7.24.
You also get a miniature set as a gift with this purchase.
This was the only offer I could find that was not targeted. When you check the app or website you can find offers just for you. I’m not sure how many of those offers are widely spread. I currently have:
- double points on next transaction
- 400 points when spending £20
- 75 with Boots vitamins
- double points with cough relief (though my 6 weeks long cough has finally disappeared!)
- 100 points with deodorants
- 50 points with healthcare
- 50 points with Boots Essentials products
- 100 points when spending £5+ on facial skincare
All these offers have to be activated by loading them to your card! So it’s vital to check the app, your online profile or the Boots Advantage screen before making a purchase as you could lose out on a load of points.
I will keep an eye out for the non targeted offers and write about the ones that look interesting.Want to earn more Clubcard or Nectar points? Click here to visit the Shopper Points home page for the latest news and offers. Come back every day for new deals or join our email list.
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