Boots is changing how often you must use your Perk card to keep your points. Starting June 20, you’ll lose your points after not scanning your card for just a year
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Boat buyers risk having their loyalty points wiped out in less than a week as part of a major overhaul of the Advantage Card program.
The cosmetics and pharmacy chain is changing how often you must use your Advantage Card to keep your points.
Currently, if you haven’t scanned your Advantage Card for two years, your points will be deleted.
But starting June 20th, you will lose your points after just one year.
While you don’t actually have to spend your points, you do have to shop at Boots and scan your card.
The email to customers explaining the changes said: “Thank you for being one of our valued Boots Advantage Card members.
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“While this does not affect you as a regular boat buyer, we need to let you know that we are updating the terms and conditions of our Boots Advantage Card.
“Effective June 20, 2022, we will be removing Boots Advantage Card points from accounts that have not been used for a year*, instead of the current two-year period.
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“As long as you shop with your Boots Advantage Card at least once a year, your points are always ready for you to use.”
Advantage members earn four Rewards points for every £1 spent in store and online.
The points are then worth 1p each when you convert them into deals.
So if you earn 100 points you’ll have to spend £1, while 1,000 points are worth £10.
You can also receive personalized discounts sent to you by Boots if you are a cardholder and special discounts in stores.
It’s free to sign up for a benefit card – you can do this on the Boots website. Boots claims to currently have around 14.7 million active members.
It can be easy to forget your loyalty points. Our consumer columnist Lynn Beattie, aka Mrs Mummypenny, recently found £380 in lost points.
“I’m very good at remembering to use them to build up my points, but not so good at keeping track of the rewards I’ve earned,” she said.
“I urge you to check your loyalty points and see how much you might be able to spend on purchases or a treat.”
She added: “After checking my old-school Boots Advantage card, I’ve saved up £5 worth of points.
“These have been transferred to the app and will be issued the next time you visit the store.”
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