Pricewatch: Best and worst when it comes to loyalty cards

Some of the recommendations we got on various schemes and those worth avoiding

Coffee chains are where loyalty schemes are 10 a penny. But they are not all created equal. Photograph: Getty Images

Coffee chains are where loyalty schemes are 10 a penny. But they are not all created equal. Photograph: Getty Images

Loyalty cards are all over the place now. From the humble card you get stamped in your local coffee shop to the high-tech data collection wizardry behind advanced schemes you sign up to without thinking too much about the privacy implications. We asked on social media for recommendations as to the best and worst last week. Here are just some of the recommendations we got – in no particular order – and some of the ones we were advised to avoid.

1. Boots Advantage Card: With this card you will get four points for every €1 spent. When you spend €50 you earn 200 points which can be converted into €2 worth of vouchers. The benefits are more pronounced if you’re over 60 or the parent of a child under three – at least if you buy certain products.

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