One true love.

Posted by Lipglossiping On December - 7 - 2009

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

bootsadvantagecard

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

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

To fringe or not to fringe?

Whilst this may not be the most important question we’ll ever ponder, for me… it was all I could think about a fortnight ago as …

Wahanda Mob Deals

Incase you live under a rock and haven’t heard about Wahanda‘s mob deals, listen up! Every night at midnight, when the clock rolls over to …

Orly Black Pixel Nail Polish

I’m sorry but I just can’t deal with nail polishes that set my teeth on edge. Orly Black Pixel nail polish.  I just don’t know …

The Lipstick League – week of 22.7.13

Question of the Week – Do you own any beauty products that you “covet” but never (or rarely) use? Answer: – My most coveted, least-used …

Ooops I did it again...

…another cheeky Fyrinnae haul, mostly lip lustres… wanna see?  Don’t say no… ‘cos you don’t actually have a choice. I said I was going back …

It's National Kissing Day... C'mere gorgeous!

“I have found men who didn’t know how to kiss. I’ve always found time to teach them.” – Mae West Whatever you forget to do …

Layla Cosmetics Shock Pink NOTD

I can’t stop showing these new Layla polishes off, I’m sorry.  Everytime I see a chink of direct sunlight, peeking through the shadows, I’m out …

Which brands make you RUN for their discount bins?

Not the classiest way of putting it, but it’s a simple fact of life that people love a bargain.  The killer spring in your step …

Pearl Lowe for DP London Candle Collection

Fusing grand design, eco-credentials and quality home-scenting comes a partnership between new beauty and lifestyle brand: DP London and brit designer Pearl Lowe.  A limited …

Guest Reviewer Please!

Anyone up for doing a guest review for me? I have been given a sample for review consideration but it’s too dark for me. This …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads