Sainsbury's is in the process of announcing a huge shake up of its Nectar card scheme in a move that could mean more bonus points every time you shop at the supermarket,
The grocer, which first announced it was trialling an overhaul in Wales and the Isle of Wight earlier this year, has said it is testing out a new scheme which will be rolled out nationally.
However, consumer experts at MoneySavingExpert have found that shoppers across the UK are now able to participate in it, boosting their points on certain products when they register to take part.
Under the scheme, customers will be sent a range of points-boosting offers based on their shopping habits, such as 20 extra points on branded bread, which they'll then be able to collect when they make the purchase.
Shoppers can view all of their tailored offers on the website or app, where they can 'save' the ones they want to use before shopping.
You then have to use them within a certain period – which will likely be a week or two.
More than 18million people currently use Nectar across the country, collecting loyalty points everywhere from Sainsbury's to Expedia and even eBay.
And according to MSE, card-holders in Belfast, Brighton, Derby, Didcot and Wakefield have already been able to grab 100s of bonus Nectar points by pre-selecting tailored offers on the 'new Nectar' app and website.
However, it's worth noting that this still is a trial, meaning there's no telling how a sudden influx in sigh-ups could affect the new system.
If you want to give it a go anyway, you can sign up via the New Nectar website or by downloading the New Nectar app (for iOS or Android ).
You'll need your Nectar details if you're already a Nectar cardholder.
A Nectar spokesperson told Mirror Money: "We’re fully committed to getting the scheme right for our customers, who we have listened to throughout the trial to make sure any changes we roll out nationally in the future reward our customers in the best possible way."
Sainsbury's has kept tight-lipped about how the new scheme will work so far, however what we do know is that it will open to all (including current Nectar cardholders).
However, it will be digitally-led, meaning you'll have to use the new Nectar website or app to access it.
Under New Nectar, you'll get weekly bonus point offers based on items you regularly buy. You'll have to choose which ones you want to activate before redeeming them in stores, though.
To get the bonus points, you then just scan your Nectar card at the till. At the moment you can do this using your physical card, but Nectar has also told customers on social media that new scanners are being installed at checkouts to allow customers to simply scan a barcode generated by the new Nectar app instead.
It's not known whether the shake-up will put an end to the current 1 Nectar point for every £1 spent arrangement.
In the Isle of Wight it was removed, however in during the Welsh trial, it was added on. It's possible that the company is still deciding on these terms. The same applies to bonus paper coupons.
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