One true love.

Posted by Lipglossiping On December - 7 - 2009

The Boots Advantage Card… greatest invention since mascara… nearly.

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I had a panic attack when I thought I’d lost mine a couple of months ago.  No, seriously… I actually hyperventilated and needed to sit down.

I’m a savvy Bootser!  I take advantage (no pun intended) of the offers that are available, splitting my purchases in all sorts of weird and wonderful ways to maximize the points I can get.  Nerdy? Yes. Dull? Mostly.. Worth It? Absolutely!

Every January I dive into my (2nd) nearest Boots and buy up the leftover Christmas presents that get reduced down to 70% off.  If they’re not too Christmassy themed, they make for great emergency birthday presents throughout the year and now I have Leila, it’s even easier to maximize Boots Advantage Card points on baby stuff: nappies, wipes and toiletries.  It all adds up!

Every year around this time I gleefully check out the latest Advantage Card Deals, most recently they’re offering 750pts (£7.50) when you buy 3 or more premium beauty products.

I’ve just emptied my Advantage card on the Dior Holiday Palette and a (soon to be in my hands) YSL Singulier Mascara, onwards and upwards – time to start saving them up again!

Are you good at saving your points?  Do you have a big blow out or spend them as you go along?


7 Responses to “One true love.”

  1. Daisy says:

    I love my advantage card! I usually save my points to about £10 and then buy something fun- although one time I just used them for meal deals which was a bit silly!x

  2. Helen says:

    I love mine and have been through about three. Currently using a temp card one, again. I’ve been waiting for my replacement card for months now.

    I save mine up and usually redeem it for Xmas presents or fake tan, randomly. The most I’ve had to spend is about £50. I love advantage points, They kick the shit out of Nectar.

  3. VexInTheCity says:

    The most I’ve ever had on it was about £35 – years ago, when my friend used to work for Boots at weekends and would sneak all the tourists points onto my card. Yes, a sackable offence!

    I’ve started building up my points again and will save them until next Christmas and see what I’ve got by the end of 2010. I have £15 on it at the moment. I really don’t utilise it as well as I should and always forget to go to the machine to see what offers are available.

    Def the best loyalty card in the UK. Nectar is crap. I feel as if I’ve been collecting for years and sill have 10p on my card! Pointless!

  4. Jules says:

    Arghhhhhh I live SO far away from Boots (goddang podunk town) ¬_¬ that I hardly get to go to Boots so ummm.. I don’t have many points on the card, which is good for my wallet but sadface for my advantage card 😉

    We do have a mini baby Boots shop but they have all these snooty teens working there so erm, I’m hesitant to contribute to their pay wages—- COUGH cough.. hesitant, to spend money, of course. Hem hem!

  5. Leanne says:

    Haha, Colin and I used to get meal deals every day when we were at college so we’d put points from both on my card.. then we started putting points from his friends’ meal deals on my card.. by the end of the last year I had enough to buy Urban Decay’s Get Baked palette and my first ever UDPP, just from meal deals :) but I never get to go to Boots any more really ’cause I live in a little village and since I’m not going to college very and stuff.. *sigh*
    xo

  6. Redtiger21 says:

    I love my Boots card- I try to save up about a tenner’s worth and then when I need something before payday I get it with my points, it’s fab! The only thing is the numbers have rubbed off mine completely so I can’t get points online :(

  7. Rhamnousia says:

    The men in my family are tarts so whenever I’m back home and have my AC and my book of offers from Boots, I cajole them into buying aftershaves, which they do. The points really build up which is great but at the mo I have about 7 quid on my card and I usually spend on high street stuff because I don’t have the patience to save up for long. The last time I had about £20 on there, I was going to buy Benefit’s LemonAid but it was far too light so it went on other makeup instead.

    I’m always whipping the card out though which makes my dad laugh, no end.

    x

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