Points mean…..a free iron

Hello Friends,

When I buy a household gadget, I tend to use it until it falls apart.  Yesterday, my iron blew up.  I’ve probably had it for about 10 years.  It wouldn’t heat up, so I asked OH if he would have a look and see if he could fix it.  He took it apart, but various bits of it had fallen apart inside, so I really was going to have to buy a new one.

I went out for a run first thing, and then headed off to the supermarket.  For once, I had my Nectar card with me.  I hadn’t spent any points for a long time, so I thought I would just see if I could put a bit of money towards the iron.  I was pleasantly surprised to find I had enough points to cover the whole cost of a new iron.

IMG_0141I don’t collect points obsessively.  I just collect them whenever I go to the supermarket, but this has made me think about saving them for something I might need, rather than just spending them on the food bill.

Do you collect loyalty card points?  How do you use them?

Until next time, Tawney x


Points mean…..a free iron — 1 Comment

  1. I don’t generally make an effort to use loyalty cards, but we received some high value vouchers to use in January, so we did and were fairly loyal to that one shop. I say fairly because there are some things I refuse to pay supermarket price. We saved a lot of money and have built up a decent amount of points. I don’t know what I’m going to do about spending the points though, I might save them up rather than dribbing and drabbing them away.

    I have never bought an iron, I think it’s one thing I would very much resent spending money on!