Did you know that 79% of South African consumers make use of loyalty programmes, and it’s estimated that 31 billion ecoupons will be redeemed worldwide in 2019? But do we really know what we are getting?
Coupons and rewards programmes are actually a really great way to save money if you know how to use them. Which is why we have put together a few essential tips for savvy savers that can change the game for you, forever.
1. Technology is your friend
Gone are the days of snipping coupons out of the local newspaper – thank goodness. Technology has made our lives so much simpler. Thanks to the advancement of telecommunications, websites and apps offer price comparisons and online coupons at the touch of a button. Special platforms such as Wuhu deals and Price Check are specially designed to help you get what you want, at the best possible price. So, use these resources to maximise your savings and you will never look back.
2. Read the fine print
Retailers use a whole range of different structures and systems to reward consumers and encourage brand loyalty. To get the most out of your benefits, make sure you know the conditions for each of the programmes. In other words, read the fine print. Also, keep an eye on exclusions and conditions or you may find yourself disappointed.
3. Do your research
Check for local coupon and loyalty programme offerings and you may be surprised at how many retailers and services offer these kinds of savings to their customers. But make sure you do your research so that you know exactly what you are signing up for. Use online forums and reviews to help you decide how and where you want to engage.
4. Look for hidden costs
It’s a good idea to check if there is a (hidden) sign-up or membership fee before you choose any programme. While most of these programmes are free there are some options that have costs attached.
5. How will you be rewarded?
There are multiple ways that retailers will offer remuneration when you participate in deals. Often you will get cash back or discounts, however, retailers can also offer rewards in the form of points or further discount coupons.
Theirs is a certain kind of thrill attached to getting more bang for your buck. Who doesn’t love a great deal! The good news is, as the cost of living soars, you can tighten your belt without compromising your quality of life.