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I've got £422.59 worth of points on my boots advantage card - what's best to buy?

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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
I have collected lots of lovely boots advantage card points, up to the value of £422.59! Bit shocked I had so much, but over 4 years worth, and have decided it's time to spend it.
It irritates me that you can't spend the points online as I earnt most of the points with my online orders - for the reason I can't get to a boots store! Anyway, I can rope my mum into going for me and I don't need a camera, so, what fun stuff should I splash out on?
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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#1
neurofen
#2
Well my birthday is coming up :whistling:
#3
pikachu12
neurofen


LOL, £422 worth of neurofen. They'd think the whole village was going to have a joint massive overdose!
#4
I had £150 odd recently and thought that was a lot!! I bought a new Digital Camera. I ummed & arrred about buying stuff to sell on ebay so I had cash instead but decided to buy something for ... well, ME! lol
#5
Can you use them on the kitchen store? You would get some decent stuff from there.
#6
I'm vaguely thinking about buying stuff to sell on ebay, like a camera or something, I'm not going to get through that much especially as I can't get to the store myself. But if there is something special that I could spend it on for myself, like...umm...umm...i dunno, but if there's something good I'd like to spoil myself!
#7
buy all your xmas presents
#8
I think you can transfer them.
BTW. I have a Boots card too. :)
#9
hdixon85

I've recently cashed in over £350 worth of stuff and so it depends if you want to buy stuff for yourself or get it back in cash by selling stuff you have bought from Boots.

I started cashing mine in at Christmas time and bought loads of presents on 3 for 2. I also bought and iPod nano and sold it on here. You're probably best using the points to get yourself stuff, rather than using them to buy things to sell, since Boots electrical items are, in general, vastly over-priced in store. For example, I bought the iPod for £100 and had to sell it at around £80 + postage, which was a bit of a loss.

I also considered getting my O/H some nice glasses, but sadly, you're not allowed to spend points in the optician part of Boots.

IMO - you'd probably save more money if you just bought your entire years worth of Birthday presents from judicious use of Boots 3 for 2 offers and special promotions etc.
#10
Boots sell gift experiences like pampering etc I think the selection varies from store to store. Maybe that would be fun.
#11
kidcat
Can you use them on the kitchen store? You would get some decent stuff from there.


Oooh, my mum's looking for a magimix and a kitchen mixey thing, might they have them there, or is it more kitchen appliances? Plus, as it's online can you spend them there? Great suggestion esp for people doing up a kitchen.
#12
kidcat
Boots sell gift experiences like pampering etc I think the selection varies from store to store. Maybe that would be fun.


Sounds good, will look into that.
#13
thekanester
hdixon85

I've recently cashed in over £350 worth of stuff and so it depends if you want to buy stuff for yourself or get it back in cash by selling stuff you have bought from Boots.

I started cashing mine in at Christmas time and bought loads of presents on 3 for 2. I also bought and iPod nano and sold it on here. You're probably best using the points to get yourself stuff, rather than using them to buy things to sell, since Boots electrical items are, in general, vastly over-priced in store. For example, I bought the iPod for £100 and had to sell it at around £80 + postage, which was a bit of a loss.

I also considered getting my O/H some nice glasses, but sadly, you're not allowed to spend points in the optician part of Boots.

IMO - you'd probably save more money if you just bought your entire years worth of Birthday presents from judicious use of Boots 3 for 2 offers and special promotions etc.



I noticed that their electricals were expensive, the cameras at least. I didn't realise you could buy ipods, I might phone and ask if they have them in my store. LOL, if they had wiis or wii fits that'd be nice and easy. Or else I could get 20 years worth of digital camera photos printed!
I'm in no rush, not in dire need for the cash but just felt frivilous, like spoiling myself. I can wait for Christmas and the 3 for 2 offers but if there's something in store which is expensive and you think is indispensable, amazing, fun, makes you laugh then let me know.
#14
go for the gift experiences...u could get a really nice treat !!!
#15
Me, I'd find out about the returns policy, and if it's possible, buy something rather expensive, then take it back for a cash refund. Put that cash into an ISA if you haven't already got one, or put it, and some extra money kicking around, into a Halifax acount. They have one that requires £500 a month to be paid into it but that pays out 5% interest (just use a couple of standing orders to bounce the money between the Halifax and your existing bank account). And then spend it on Christmas presents.
#16
dxx
Me, I'd find out about the returns policy, and if it's possible, buy something rather expensive, then take it back for a cash refund. Put that cash into an ISA if you haven't already got one, or put it, and some extra money kicking around, into a Halifax acount. They have one that requires £500 a month to be paid into it but that pays out 5% interest (just use a couple of standing orders to bounce the money between the Halifax and your existing bank account). And then spend it on Christmas presents.


Great idea buying and then taking back for cash. I've got an isa for the year but looked into the halifax account and it looks good. Thank you for the super suggestions!

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