Reward cards, or loyalty cards as they’re sometimes called, are all the rage these days. It seems as though every store or business has one and it’s likely that they’re filling up your wallet, or more likely that you’ve already purchased another wallet specifically for those cards. And why not? Use the cards to get additional gifts or credit when shopping at stores you would have otherwise shopped at anyway.
Apparel and Shoes
For athletes or parents of athletes, choose the ScoreCard from Dick's Sporting Goods. Present your card with each purchase and earn one point for every dollar you spend. Upon earning 300 points, you'll receive a $10 gift certificate in the mail. Shoe fans should sign up for the Famous Footwear rewards card. For every dollar spent, online or in stores, you'll receive one point. Once you've accumulated 100 points, you'll earn a $5 certificate good for the purchase of more shoes. Amass points using the Gymboree loyalty card when purchasing clothing for your little ones. Earn one point for every dollar you spend and once you've accumulated 250 points, you'll receive a $5 gift certificate.
Grocery and Convenience Stores
Everyone must grocery shop, so having one or two grocery store or convenience store rewards cards is a smart choice. The Kroger Plus card provides the user exclusive discounts on merchandise throughout the store not available to those who don't have the Kroger Plus card. In addition, you can actually download coupons onto your Kroger Plus card via the computer to use in the store. Speedway offers a rewards card that provides 20 points for every dollar you shell out. In addition, you can get 10 points for every gallon of fuel you purchase. Each Speedway has a scanner inside the store and you can scan your card and determine how many points you have. Print a coupon from the list once you determine that you have enough points for something you want.
The CVS ExtraCare Rewards Program offers 2 percent back on each purchase. You'll also get an extra Reward Buck after you've purchased two prescriptions. You can check your balance in stores or online and redeem your points for various items throughout the store. Rite Aid customers can choose their rewards card, which offers you one point for each dollar you spend. In addition, you can get an additional 25 points for each prescription you fill.
Nearly all households need to make purchases at stores, such as Best Buy, that offers the RewardZone card. Earn one point for every dollar spent and receive a $5 certificate once you’ve earned 250 points.The PetPerks card from PetSmart offers animal lovers the opportunity to receive special deals on store items. In addition, you’ll receive email notifications of special offers. Avid readers will appreciate the Borders Rewards card that provides users with a $5 savings certificate once they’ve purchased $150. In addition, once that quota has been met, they offer personal shopping days to users where they can get 10 percent off of all purchases.