After a brief foray, I would say that it is not worth swapping over for me, as we have no gas so would only receive about £10 in rewards or Tesco vouchers, and our current supplier is cheaper anyway.
They seem to be trying to tempt people away from Economy7, which many older people rely on.
If you take their AgeUK plan for over 60s, you can only have the rewards, not the Tesco vouchers.
The site is not all that easy to plough your way through.
I like rewards schemes, but prefer to take Tesco vouchers currently. However, if I were really broke I would probably rather have the money off. If I were that broke, would I have a computer to be able to find out about it and research it thoroughly?
I shop around, and use vouchers in the way that I will get maximum value, so we eat out for family meals regularly, as restaurant vouchers with Tesco give you four times the value of a voucher. We shall also use some this year to pay towards a ferry crossing. I sometimes give my daughter some towards trips to Legoland for my grandchildren.
With Sainsbury's vouchers, I kit out my husband and son with t-shirts and underwear.
The Boots scheme means being able to buy three gifts at Christmas for the price of two.
Garden centre voucher schemes bring the odd free cup of coffee or even lunch, with reduced prices on plants. Cafe Nero regulars also get the odd cup of coffee free.
Yes, of course it would be nice if all the prices were generally lower instead of the rewards schemes, but life wouldn't be such fun. I like to think of it as a way of ensuring that we get a few extra luxuries that otherwise we might deny ourselves.
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