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.
I 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