Wednesday, July 22, 2009

5 Keys To Good Etiquette On Social Media

This is both amusing and a lesson to us all...

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Thought for the day...

Loyalty Cards
Why is it that every store you go to has to have it's own Loyalty Card?  Frankly it is becoming a pain in the proverbial!
I realise that the point is to give you points for shopping regularly with them and to keep you coming back.  But why a card for each one?  I already have more credit cards and ID's than you can shake a stick at.  I really do not want to carry all these extra cards.  An a result of this, ivariably, when I go to make a purchase I have brought the wrong card with me and so I can either "Miss out" on the points or carry the pesky receipt with me in the hope that I will remember to add the points on next time I am in the store (don't think I have EVER actually managed to do that).
Tescos have quite a good idea in that they will give you a key fob as your card, that way I do typically have my car keys on me when I go there and do have my card.  Nectar, I see, are expanding to many of the shops I use regularly, therefore reducing the number of cards I must carry and bundling all the points in one place (rather than having small useless pools of points all over the place).  Perhaps a combination of a key fob card and a multi location card would be a good idea??  Don't you think?
Another alternative, that I would prefer, would be to link your points to your home address!!  That way all I would have to do is give my home address or my mobile phone number, and I could collect my points.  Get all the points systems rolled in to one and we may have a useful, beneficial, easy to use system!
Currently I have.....
  • Air Miles - Almost enough to use!!!
  • United Airways Miles - No good to man nor beast
  • Lufthansa Mile - Will expire soon
  • British Airways Miles - Nowhere near enough to use and will expire soon
  • Homebase Points - Keep leaving the card at home
  • Game points - Don't buy enough computer games to be of use
  • Waterstones Points - Don't buy enough books from Waterstones to be of use
  • Shell V-Power Points - These convert to Air Miles so I may be able to use them one day
  • Nectar Points - The only one I use consistently
  • Cyprus Airways Points - No way near enough to use
I could go on as I do have more, but it would become even more boring....
Please Guy's
I promise to be loyal.
Alternatively you could just stop wasting your time running these system and just drop the prices a bit!