For years I turned down all offers of loyalty cards. Even if they were free. ESPECIALLY if they were free. I usually am suspicious of anything that’s free.
It turns out, in this case, that I was wrong. A few years back I changed my policy. I started signing up for memberships. So long as the card isn’t a credit card, I’ll take it. Even if there’s a fee involved, I’ll consider it.
The reason I changed my mind was, I finally did the math. Many of the loyalty cards offer significant discounts. Others allow you to collect points which add up to nice sums of money. There are even ones that offer free delivery.
Most loyalty cards are really easy to use, too. You register them on the website and you’re done. For in-store scanning, I use Stocard. I don’t even have to carry my loyalty cards with me.
I’m not saying you should sign up to every membership club you come across. I am, however, suggesting you do the math. Some of these cards can save you money.
What loyalty cards have you found most rewarding? Let me know!