Wednesday, March 25, 2015

These Brands are Loyal

Brand Loyalty Schemes

I hate myself for stooping low enough to use a Chris Brown (and Tyga) song as a pun, that and the fact I know of such song to begin with. I mean really! Anyway many cosmetic brands offer great loyalty rewards, some of which are less known than others, with that in mind I thought I'd share all the schemes that you can sign up for or to keep in mind...

MAC - Perhaps one of the most known brand perks but one that not everyone totally understands. In the UK you can return 6 full sized empty products for a regular MAC lipstick; it does not include pencils but you can however return the empty packaging of the large packets of face wipes and empty MAC eyeshadow and blush refills. Your empties so to speak can be limited edition or within the permanent range but must be full sized. As a side note most (I'm not saying all) MAC stores will not accept de-potted powder products such as blushes and eyeshadows.

LUSH - Simply return five empty and clean black pots to your local store for a free Lush Face Mask of your choice. This is easy to follow as all the pots eligible for such reward are clearly marked on the side. Lush will also recycle any of their other packaging in-store should you wish.

The Body Shop - A reward card of sorts called Love Your Body in which you pay £5 (in-store it is often free as a promotional offer). It gives you: 10% off purchases for a year, a gift on your birthday as well as a stamp with every £20 and over purchases which you can redeem for gifts. You can sign up and read more here - link.

Space.NK - Another brand loyalty card, free to sign up for that gives you one point per £1 spent in-store and online. When you reach 100 points (£100) you receive £5 off your next purchase. \Not the best but if you do shop at Space.NK it doesn't hurt to join as it is free.You can read more and sign up here - link.

Boots -The ever famous Advantage Card, perhaps the first of its type and one most of us will not only be aware of but also be a member of. In case you are not aware of the system it is again a points collecting scheme, unlike the Space.NK card you receive 4 points per £1 - often more with promotional offers. In laymen's terms you use the points as currency and can redeem them against the majority of products in-store (medication is excluded). The only downside is that you must pay in full using the points, rather than using them as a discount method i.e should a product cost £7.99 you will need 799 points. You can read more and apply here - link.

Superdrug - Very similar to the above Boots Advantage Card, only you can use the points in part payment. The Superdrug Beauty Card also allows you access to special offers that others do not receive. You.You can read more here and of course apply - link. 

Debenhams - One last beauty card, I promise! The Debenhams Beauty Card is again a points system - 3 points per £1. I do find the point system with Debenhams a little confusing; I forever have £10 in my card which I can use against any beauty purchase without ever spending all that much in store. This card also gains you free delivery from the Debenhams site, you can read more here - link.

Escentual - I'm going to go out on a whim and say that is one of the lesser known rewards, every time you spend throughout the site you gain pretty penny rewards. It equates to 2 points per £1 but you can also get 50 points should you refer a friend. Much like Boots each point equates to 1p and you can spend them on the site. You can sign up for an Escentual account here - link.

Clarins - Much like Escentual above my guess is this will be one of the lesser know loyalty schemes. You gain one point per £1 you spend and once you collect 120 points you receive a £15 gift voucher. Sign up/read more here - link. 

I'm sure there are more out there (such as Sephora) but I am currently drawing a blank, feel free to add to the list!

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  1. Thankyou for sharing! I definitely need to get myself a boots and superdrug card! Always something I forget, great post!

  2. I love almost all of the brands you've mentioned and totally agree! I love my Boots advantage card, it's a great way to save some money whist still buying more, haha x


  3. This is a really great list! There's a couple I didn't know about. I always use the Back 2 MAC scheme, and Boots Advantage Card. I was really happen to find out when I was in the US that Sephora points never expire too, so the ones i'd clocked up on an old card 5 years back could be transferred.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

  4. I think I have had all of these at some stage! Except Clarins and Escentual I didn't know about those. I don't like the Space NK and Debenhams schemes so much though, once you reach the £5 reward there is a limit of 3 months or something for you to use it. Sometimes (admitelly, rarely) there is nothing you want to put the money towards, and I would also rather build it up slowly and really treat myself to something I wouldn't have bought otherwise.

  5. I have all of these, I really love Boots, Space NK and Escentual!

  6. These are some really great products..


  7. I really like loyalty schemes - especially Boots, they really do seem quite generous! And I always return my Lush pots :) x

    One Little Vice - UK Beauty Blog

  8. Ah I love this post! I am constantly using loyalty vouchers to get more from each shop. Thanks for writing this post!

    Emily x

  9. Anything Lush is anything I love! Great post.

    Anika |

  10. Thank you fore this :)

  11. Just an interesting post I didn't know about half of these. Very useful, thanks!

    Catherine xx

  12. Great list, thank you! We don't always think about loyalty cards like that, but when you buy from one shop a lot it can be quite useful. I love the Lush system, because it makes you be responsible AND brings you a free face mask!
    On a different note, I'm a huge fan of coffee shops loyalty cards (Starbucks, Caffè Nero, Millie's Cookies...), but I probably should not be because of all that sugar haha!

    Julia x
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  13. I love the mac and the body shop almost secret rewards!

  14. I love loyalty programs so much, especially when they're on the more generous side! MAC and The Body Shop's are both great.

  15. Didn't know about Lush and Mac, great idea!! super post!

  16. My boots card is my saviour! I've racked up 5000 points now (my poor credit card!) and it's super handy!

    L'oreal Paris Infallible 24H-Matte Review

  17. I 100% agree with you!! All of these brands are amazing.

    Jenna | Jenna Loves Beauty

  18. I love brands with great loyalty systems- I had no idea lush offered this service though!

    Ooh La Luce | Beauty, Life, Fashion

  19. I didn't know Clarins did a loyalty scheme, thanks for sharing :) I'm not sure what song you were referencing in the title though haha.

  20. Does anyone know if you need to have the original Lid on the Mac Studio Fix to be able to return for a free product? I knew I should have kept them :(

    On a side note a loyalty card not everyone thinks of is Tesco Clubcard, yes its for food, but you can buy drugstore makeup, and quite often they have the double up on over easter, xmas etc where Beauty and Fragrances are included so you get double the worth! Cheeky little bonus especially if you do your shopping there too! :)

  21. Oh I will be signing up to Clarins! Thanks so much
    Bean's Beauty Blog


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