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Expert deals finder Will Pointing shares five of his top food and drink loyalty apps that you need to download now to save big bucks
While shopping, are you getting rewarded for your loyalty? Many don’t realise how easy it is use loyalty apps – just download to your smartphone and off you go.
Even if you use it as a one-off the opportunities for a freebie are huge – and participating regularly in some retailers’ apps can lead to some great deals.
Here are some of our favourites – which could bag you free coffees or even cold hard cash with our offer codes.
1. Caffè Nero App
The Caffè Nero’s loyalty app rewards you for buying hot drinks. It also helps you find your local Caffè Nero branches and lets you pay for your drink using pre-loaded funds.
The generous loyalty scheme works by rewarding one stamp per purchase. Get a free coffee after your first purchase and then every 10th coffee will be a freebie too.
The Shopmium app rewards you cashback on a number of products at most supermarkets (from Sainsbury’s to Asda).
The app encourages you to turn your shopping trip into a “find the free stuff” game. In the process, you can save pounds off your shopping bill – up to £50 a week if you are a heavy supermarket shopper.
Gone are the days when you need to bring in those old paper coupons to claim your discount. Now you just scan the offer items from your phone when you are at home.
3. Airtime Rewards
This is the lowest energy spending loyalty app out there. Your favourite retailers pay for your smartphone bill by automatically giving you credit for spending at their shops (no need to select a store).
Get up to 10% in credit back from your shopping bill, with no effort.
Spend a few minutes downloading the app, then watch the Mobile credits roll in.
Once £5 is reached, you can request for this be taken off your pay monthly/PAYG/Contract bill.
4. Greggs Rewards
Home of the vegan pasty, Greggs, now offers free hot drinks, a birthday present and the 10th category item on them free, when you buy items with their loyalty app.
5. Lidl Plus
Lidl has evolved over the years and now offers high quality food that even a Waitrose customer would eat. Their new loyalty app is also of equally high quality. It offers at least £10 of savings every week off your bill.
If you spend a £100 in a month, you get £2 of free credit, whereas £200 would earn you £10 of credit. After each shop up, you also play a spin the wheel game, where you can win Lidl store credit or gain a discount code.
A few minutes of life admin and you’ll be set for saving money and getting freebies from your favourite shops.
Will Pointing enjoys helping people save money online the easy way by using his marketing experience gained at comparison websites and publishing companies. He has been featured in the Financial Times, the Sun and local radio. He also enjoys the outdoors.