Newest Review: ... me asked if I would like a waterstones card, but I'm sure they would be happy to give you one if you decided to ask for it. It is just... more
Nice idea for the bookworm.
Member Name: kama0529
Advantages: Easy to get card. Free. Easy to use. Points given.
Disadvantages: Would like more points!
I read a lot of books and, as such, I used to use my Waterstones Card a lot! I mean I probably bought about 3-4 books a week and I would always use my card when purchasing them and so, over the years, I accumulated points which I would then use to buy myself more books. Unfortunately, I don't use the card as often anymore because I tend to read books on my Kindle and so buy books through Amazon - but for a while this card helped me out a lot.
It's like a credit card and so you can store it in your purse or wallet. Getting the card was really easy and just involved me filling out an application form in the Waterstones shop and then I was given the card straight away - and was able to use it straight away. The whole application process took about a minute and so it wasn't really inconvenient. The card will then be registered for your use with an online account also and so you can use the card to accrue points whether you're in the store on shopping online. As well as accruing points, there are also special deals where sometimes you can pick up free gifts or heavily subsidized gifts - and so it's worth having for that also. The card is free and you don't get bombarded with junk mail or spam.
The points are added to the card whenever you buy anything. The number of points you get will be shown to you at the till - or if you're shopping online it will be told to you. Each point is worth 1p and so 100 points will equal £1. On average, a book that costs £10 will give you 30 points - and occasionally there are deals where you may get double or triple that number of points. I would estimate that I was spending about £30 on books each week and was accruing around £1.20 of points per week - which over a year equalled around £62. It was just nice to have that to spend every now and again as a treat. To redeem the points it was just a matter of asking when you're at the checkout.
I do think this is a good scheme - but I do think the points accrual could be higher. £62.00 worth of points over a year when you've spend £1560 is actually not a lot in the scheme of things!
Summary: It's free so worth having.
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