Yes, I know, it seems like EVERY store or restaurant today has implemented some sort of frequent shopper or rewards program. I’m sure you’ve been asked to provide a phone number or email address every time you’re checking out. Seems like a nuissance so I’m sure you’ve said that you weren’t interested. But, did you know that you’re probably saying no to so many offers and maybe even FREEBIES?
These programs are all usually FREE to join and usually offer some sort of coupon or reward upon sign-up to use towards your first purchase! But what about spam? Well, the best way to have ALL of these awesome companies send you offers is to create a new email address that will serve as your junk email address. Use this email address for these programs to keep track of all your memberships so that you’re not getting a bunch of junk sent to your personal email address. This will also make it easier to print coupons and even cancel these memberships if you no longer shop there.
I’m also finding that texting programs are becoming the new trend for easy and convenient rewards program sign-ups. If you have free texting this is my choice pick for getting those mobile coupons. There is usually a short code (5 or 6 numbers) that is unique to the company and you text a “key word” to the number which signals your interest in the program. You will then get a reply asking to confirm a step or two by text. Very easy, quick and so very convenient.
I have gotten so many deals by signing up for these programs. My new go to move whenever I’m in a new store or restaurant is to ask about any rewards programs. More than likely there is a program of some sort and I can usually be certain to save some money just for signing up. Try it out for yourself next time and I’m pretty sure you’ll be hooked!