Most of us have at least a couple of membership or loyalty cards in our purse or wallet that can save money. Typically they are supermarket loyalty cards, like Clubcard or Nectar, or things like the Boots Advantage card.
But there are plenty of loyalty cards that can save you money which you may not have heard of. Here are just a few that have caught our eye.
KFC has a loyalty scheme based on collecting chicken stamps. Just download the Colonel's Club app or pick up a card at your nearest participating KFC, register and begin the most delicious stamp collection ever.
You'll get three stamps for signing up which will give you a free side order. Earn another stamp after spending £3 on food and drink and a maxiumum of two idea if you order £15 worth of food in one go.
Seven stamps gets you a free snack while 11 stamps gets you £5 off your KFC meal.
Greggs launched its own loyalty scheme in 2014. You put the money you'd normally spend in-store into your Greggs Rewards account, and then pay using your smartphone. If you buy seven hot drinks, you'll get your eighth drink free and on your birthday, you can pick up a treat.
You'll be entered into a monthly prize draw to win £50, too.
The Subcard will give you ten points for every pound spent. You can get a hot drink for 100 points, a snack for 200 points, a regular six inch sub, flatbread or salad for 500 points and a regular 12 inch sub or flatbread for 1,000 points.
You’ll also get double points every time you use your card within 28 days of account opening. From there, you can earn double points if you visit at least once every seven days.
There is a difference between a registered and an unregistered card, though. You’ll only earn half as many points on an unregistered card so it's definitely worth registering it online. You have to use it at least once a year otherwise the card will expire and you’ll lose your points.
Nando’s has its very own rewards scheme. Pick up a card when you're next at Nando's and register it online or through the app. Diners get a 'chilli' every time they spend £7 or more in a Nando’s restaurant (you also get one just for signing up). This will get added to a chilli wheel of rewards which you must redeem within a year.
A Green Reward (three chillies) will get you a quarter chicken or an appetiser; an Orange Reward (six chillies) gets a half chicken or any single wrap, burger or pitta; and a Red Reward (10 chillies) will get you a whole chicken or a single combo meal.
The Gold Card has loads of benefits including 100 points for signing up (enough for a free starter or dessert), a free drink on your birthday and entry into competitions.
To join, pick up a card from your nearest participating Hungry Horse, fill in the form and give it to a member of staff and start earning points! Alternatively you can register your card by sending your card number, full name, date of birth and postcode to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Points are only redeemable for a year after they’re earned. You can’t split payments between points and cash, so you have to have the full amount in points or fork over the money.
La Tasca cardholders get 20% off food on the main menu, as well as special offers on their birthday. There are also drinks deals and additional discounts on special events.
Signing up is really easy. Either download the app and register your card or pick one up at your nearest La Tasca and register it online.
You’ll have to keep the party reasonably small as the card can only be used when a maximum of eight people are dining.
The Waterstones loyalty scheme gives you three points for every pound spent in-store and online. You'll also have the opportunity to read and review unpublished books and get first access to literary events. Or if you fancy a sit down and a coffee, the card will get you free upgrades on large coffees at Cafe W.
However, Waterstones has introduced card expiry; if you’ve not used your card for three years or more, it will expire and your points will be lost. So if you have a somewhat decorative Waterstones card, it’ll immediately expire come April 23 2015.
Hailed as “The Home Lover’s Club”, the IKEA FAMILY card entitles the holder to discounts on regular discounts on IKEA products and exclusive access to the IKEA FAMILY range, as well as access to expert-run workshops on home furnishing and interior design.
In-store, you’ll get a free coffee or tea in the restaurant as well as special offers on meals throughout the week.
[SPOTLIGHT]With the Odeon Premiere Club, cinema buffs earn 10 points for every pound spent in an Odeon cinema or online. Points can be used on tickets, drinks and snacks. And of course, you’ll be the first to know about exclusive offers, discounts and competitions.
There are three packages to choose from, which each have a one-off fee: Classic (£1.99), Deluxe (£4.99) and Ultimate (£9.99). And as a reward for signing up, you’ll bag 100, 500 or 1,000 points depending on which package you go for.
500 points will get you an off-peak standard child ticket, 400 gets you a small soft drink and you can bag a free small popcorn with 300. 1,000 points will get you a peak teen, student or senior ticket or a large combo plus a bag of sweets.
When it comes to earning points, this deal’s got quite a few exceptions. You can’t collect points on booze, Costa Coffee, goods and services sold on behalf of a third party, corporate purchases, gift cards and any promotional vouchers.
That said, this card is definitely worth it if you go to the cinema in a group or with your family as you'll accumulate points fast.
What other membership and loyalty cards don't get enough attention? Tell us about your favourites in the comments box below.
This article has been updated