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How to boost your loyalty scheme points

Most stores offer a loyalty scheme nowadays, so you’ll be well aware of the benefits of saving up your points and receiving great discounts or other incentives. The question is: are you making enough of the opportunities to boost your points even further? Here’s our breakdown on how to make your loyalty schemes work for you.

Tesco Clubcard

  • Tesco Pay+ Wallet. This is a free app that lets you store your credit or debit card details and Clubcard details. You can quickly and conveniently pay for your shopping and then automatically collect your Clubcard points by scanning the barcode in the app. You can use it at all Tesco stores and petrol stations, and earn 25% extra points.
  • 2018 offering. Tesco are offering an extra point for every £4 spent until 31st December 2018 on top of the current one point per pound offering, meaning you get five points for every £4 spent.
  • Clubcard Boost. This scheme gives you great offers on train tickets, cinema tickets, magazine tesco 300x180 - How to boost your loyalty scheme pointssubscriptions, theme park passes, hotel rooms and gifts.
  • Tesco credit card. You’ll get extra points every month when you pay for things using the credit card.
  • Tesco bank account. If you set up a bank account with Tesco, you’ll receive one extra Clubcard point for every £1 spent in store or on fuel with Tesco, and one point for every £8 you spend anywhere outside Tesco (minimum spend £8).
  • Tesco mobile. Collect one Clubcard point for every £1 spent on pay-as-you-go top-ups and monthly bills.

 

Nectar

  • Your Nectar card isn’t just for Sainsbury’s! Whilst you’ll earn one point for every £1 spent at the store, you can also use it with BP, British Gas, eBay, Expedia and others.
  • Nectar Website. This is a great little trick: redeeming your points through the Nectar website rather than in store results in a slight boost, usually 2 or 3x in value.
  • Collect points for Virgin Trains advance sales. You can earn two points per £1 spent when booking through the Virgin Trains East Coast website.
  • American Express. You’ll earn two Nectar points (worth 1p) per £1 spent on the card (plus your usual Nectar points).
  • Sainsbury’s credit card. Earn one point for every £1 spent in store or on fuel with Sainsbury’s, and one point for every £5 you spend elsewhere.
  • Online surveys. You can earn extra Nectar points for completing online surveys – up to 120 points a time plus an entry into Sainsbury’s quarterly £5,000 draw.
  • Donating goods to Oxfam. This brilliant scheme allows you to earn two points per £1 when your items are sold and 100 points when registering.

 

Morrisons More

  • You can collect Morrisons More points in more places than you might think: all Morrisons stores, flower shops, garden centres and petrol stations, receiving 5 points for every £1 spent.
  • Fuel. Once you’ve accumulated 5,000 points you’ll receive fuel vouchers.
  • Join Morrisons Clubs. Morrisons run clubs for various groups of people, such as More for Students and Baby&More. These clubs offer extra discounts and points on particular products.


Boots Advantage Card

  • Boots offer four points for every £1 spent, which can be redeemed in store and online (on all products except infant milk, prescriptions, stamps, gift vouchers and mobile phone top-ups).
  • Mega points weekend. If you spend £50 in store or online, you’ll receive a whopping 1,000 extra points (worth £10).
  • Boots app. Download the Boots app for free and receive offers tailored specially to you.
  • Weekly emails. Don’t bin these without opening them as you could be missing out on deals to earn extra points and coupons that can help you maximise existing points.
  • Boots Clubs. Boots Parenting Club and Boots Over 60s Club have some great offers that are tailored specially for you, plus Parenting Club offers an extra 10 points for every £1 spent on baby products.

Looking for more ways to earn a bit extra? Sign up to paid market research now.

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Why am I never selected to take part in paid market research?

So, you’ve expressed an interest in taking part in paid research in a focus group, paid surveys or online interviews. You’ve filled in an online form, you may have even spoken directly with us about what you can expect, we’ve run through some questions with you and then… you get turned down. We understand that this can be frustrating, but there are a number of reasons why you haven’t been selected to take part. Let us explain in a bit more detail…

What do we do?

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At Angelfish Opinions, we work with big brands to find people to give their opinion on products and services. This gives businesses a very valuable insight into consumer habits and allows them to learn about new and existing customers, identify any issues and solve problems.

We gather opinions in various different ways, depending on the requirements of the client,you could be asked to take part in paid surveys, online market research, focus groups or assisted shops so clients can find out the specific information they need.

Expressing your interest in taking part in paid surveys is easy: simply sign up to our site here. Other routes in include applying to Facebook adverts, and we sometimes also get in touch with people via email if we have their email address on our database.

So why didn’t you get the gig?

So, if it’s so simple to get involved, why haven’t you been asked to take part yet? If you’ve gone through the process of signing up, spoken with us and then received an email saying we won’t be using you this time, we understand that it can be a bit frustrating – but trust us, there are a number of reasons why. These include:

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  • You didn’t fit the specific inclusion criteria for the research. For example, the client might have wanted to speak to people within a certain radius of their shop, or to people with children of a specific age because they sell products for children, or even to people with certain hobbies and interests, and so on.
  • There are many different variables and it’s impossible to fit into all of them. It’s just down to the numbers. Sometimes the only reason you haven’t been asked to take part is because we simply had too many people interested and not enough spaces available – it really is that simple!
  • You have recently taken part in research. We carefully monitor who takes part in our studies and have to leave out anyone who has recently been involved so we can keep the research as genuine as possible.

If at first, you don’t succeed…

…Don’t give up! Although you might not have been the right fit for a particular project, the perfect one could come up at any time. It’s important that you carefully read through the criteria in our adverts or emails before you get in touch, as this will help you make sure you’re applying for the right things and avoid any initial disappointment.

Taking part in market research is great fun and means you can make a real difference to big brands, which is why we offer a variety of incentives to quality respondents for paid surveys, often in the form of a bank transfer or gift card. We’re always on the lookout for new people to take part in research and your opinion is highly valued so please don’t give up at the first hurdle!  If you’re interested in letting big brands know what you think – and getting paid for it! – then sign up here.

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What will happen with my information when I take part in paid market research?

More people are now aware of what is happening with their data, where it is stored and how it is being used. More questions are being asked about data protection and privacy and quite rightly too: it’s something that we take very seriously as a company providing paid market research.

We’ve put together this blog to explain what happens to the information you provide us with when you take part in paid market research.

Your data: what do we have and why?

As a market research company, we have always had to be good at data collection and protection. We only ever collect the data we need, but because at times our clients have very specific criteria we can end up with a comprehensive picture of someone. For example, in addition to the usual contact details of address, email and phone number, we might also need to collect information on someone’s income and bank details (so we can pay them).

How do we collect your data?

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On any given project we will initially we collect data via an online questionnaire. These can often be quite in-depth because it’s important for us to ensure that you meet the criteria set by our clients. Once we’ve established that you meet the initial criteria we will follow up with a phone call to ask you a few more questions.

What do we do with your data?

The information you give us is important because it determines your eligibility for the study – our clients often want to speak to a very specific person. But we know your information really matters to you too, so we have very strict policies on keeping it safe and only using it in ways you know about and are happy with, including stopping contacting you if at any point you no longer wish to hear from us. You can read more about that in our privacy policy here.

You can rest assured that:

  •      We will only ever hold detailed information on you for the duration of the study.
  •      We treat your data in the strictest of confidences and comply with all GDPR regulations.

If you would like to take part in paid market research you can sign up to Angelfish here: https://www.angelfish-opinions.com/take-part-in-market-research-register/