Morrisons has confirmed a major change that will be rolled out across all its UK supermarkets next week. Any shoppers with a Morrisons More loyalty card will be affected. Morrisons shoppers won't be able to collect points through its More scheme from next week as part of a huge shake-up of the chain's rewards programme, the Mirror reports.
Under the current scheme, customers get five points for every GBP1 spent - with 5,000 points worth a GBP5 voucher at the supermarket. But this will stop from May 10 - meaning the final day to collect points is May 9 - due to a huge overhaul of its loyalty club. Instead of getting points, shoppers will receive digital coupons via its Morrisons More app that can be used for instant savings in stores.
The supermarket says these will be personalised, so they should be based on what you usually buy in stores. For more news from where you live, enter your postcode here: As part of the shake-up, Morrisons will also stop producing physical More cards - this means if you lose or damage yours, it won't be replaced.
However, customers can keep using their existing card from May 10 onwards - but again, you won't collect points on it and you'll still need the app to activate offers. The cut-off point for requesting any points you've built up before the changes come in is August 9, 2021. Vouchers can be redeemed through the app or Morrisons website, or by printing them off in-store.
Once you've requested them, they'll remain valid for 56 weeks. As you can only get vouchers in multiples of GBP5 from Morrisons, any remaining points that can't be rounded up to this amount will be lost. For example, if you have a balance of 6,000 points you can redeem 5,000 points for a GBP5 voucher, the remaining 1,000 points will be void.
If your GBP5 vouchers are set up to automatically print in-store, these will still appear when you next scan your More card.
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"What we've heard is that you'd like your rewards to be immediate, including discounts and money off your next shop. "We also learned that you want to give back to your local community and to support environmental causes by going paper and plastic-free wherever possible."
What other supermarket loyalty schemes are there?
Most supermarkets have a loyalty scheme and they are usually free to sign up to. Iceland: You don't collect points with the Iceland Bonus Card - instead, you load it up with money to spend in stores and the supermarket will give you GBP1 for every GBP20 you save.
However, your cash is not protected with this loyalty scheme in the unlikely event that Iceland went bust. M&S: Sparks loyalty scheme also dishes out instant rewards, instead of collecting points. Treats from the supermarket can be small goodies like free bags of Percy Pigs, or even your shopping being paid for by M&S.
Sainsbury's: Sainsbury's shoppers can use the Nectar loyalty scheme in stores. Nectar is also used in other shops and online retailers such as Argos and eBay. One Nectar point is worth 0.5p, which means 100 points would convert into 50p to spend.
Tesco: Tesco Clubcard members get one point for every GBP1 they spend in-store and online or one point for every GBP2 spent on fuel. You can collect points through Tesco Bank and Tesco Mobile as well. Waitrose: myWaitrose customers also do not collect points on their spending - instead you get free hot drinks and other discounts in stores.
The products you are offered discounts against are usually based on your typical spending habits.