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Earn more Advantage points at Boots when you’re over 60

On Tuesday I wrote about the Boots Pharmacy club closing soon and not accepting any new members.

This is especially annoying for those members who spend a lot of money on No7 and Boots own brands as club members could get 6 bonus  points for every £1 spent.

There is good news if you are over 60, though.

Boots over 60 club

There is another Boots Advantage club you could join to continue earning 10 points per £1. The Boots over-60s club.

Members get:

  • 25% off first pair of glasses or prescription sunglasses
  • exclusive in-store events like makeovers
  • extra points on first hearing check
  • 10 points for every £1 when buying: No7, Boots pharmaceuticals, Boots Soltan, Botanics, tea tree and with hazel, Natural Collection

All you need to do is log into your Boots Advantage account, click on the ‘sign up’ link on this website and if your profile says you’re over 60 it should sign you up. Unfortunately I got this message:

Boots over 60 club

Guess I’ll have to wait another 30 years…

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  1. Simon Cross says

    The Boots Advantage scheme and the extra points from The over 60’s club (of which I am a member) together with the various “promotional coupons” which are mailed to me periodically are a nightmare to work your way around.

    In particular the till receipt shows a confusing list of points and bonus points earned which never tally with what I believe I should have earned.

    After every shop there I find myself calling their help line and so far every time the help line has agreed that there has been an error and awarded me extra points and ex-gratia compensation points as well.

    The schemes are too complicated and need simplification.

    • Totally agree.Boots are a nightmare with their 3 for 2 etc, etc, etc. I wouldn’t dream of using them at all if I was under 60.

  2. Remember that nice Jesse Boot from Nottingham? Didn’t think so. The company traded on its humble beginnings for long enough before becoming part of the Walgreens group led by a CEO with an interesting history.

    IIRC the over-60s scheme used to offer a 10% cash discount on Boots brand products as well as extra points from time to time. Points? 4x, 10x etc redeemable only at Boots. Hmmm.

  3. Bonus points? I’d rather have cold hard cash. And you can have it at Boots…

    If you buy your contact lenses from Boots Opticians (including the many former Dollond & Aitchison branches), you automatically get 10% off all Boots branded products, including own brands like No7, and stacks on top of promotions (3 for 2, meal deal, bonus points, etc) and even applies to reduced price items (e.g. £1 sandwiches at the end of the day)

    Issues with remembering paper coupons mailed once a quarter? Then download the app; no paper coupons required, just tap on any promotions you want, and they’re loaded virtually on your card – e.g. 50 bonus points for healthcare, which applies even if you’re buying 25p paracetamol (with 10% contact lens discount)

    Yes, it is complicated, and the receipts are impenetrable, but it can be worth it, or at least soften the substantial premium of buying this stuff from Boots vs a normal shop/discounter

    Oh and Boots is a Curve rewards member, so pay with Curve card to get equivalent of cashback – even on prescriptions that earn no Advantage Card points

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