This month marks two years since I wrote about what remains as one of my most popular posts, how we get our weekly food shop completely free by using a technique known as Wombling.
Since then A LOT has changed, and many of you have asked whether Wombling is still possible. Today I'm looking to re-cap on what I wrote then and how things have changed.
Wombling At Tesco
I previously spoke about wombling Tesco ClubCard points and in 2 years very little has changed.
You still have 14 days to claim unclaimed ClubCard points in-store however, I've now found out that after that time has passed you can post the receipt along with a letter including your Clubcard details off to;
Tesco Clubcard, Freepost, Tesco Sco 3145, Dundee, DD2 3ZR.
From there they will put the points on for you. However, I wouldn't make a regular habit of doing this and the cost of a stamp needs to be factored in when you're considering what redemptions are worthwhile when using this method.
Wombling At Sainsbury's
The value of Nectar points has remained the same too. Making them HALF as valuable as Tesco Clubcard points.
Wombling At Asda
As from October 2018, the Asda Price Guarantee is no longer available.
Wombling At Morrisons
Now we're back to the points redemption with Morrisons Match and More card. The terms and conditions of redeeming unused points from receipts remain the same.
No more than 15 receipts in a 30 day period, which in my opinion is rather generous.
Every 5,000 points still convert automatically into a £5 money off voucher with a zero minimum spend.
Wombling in Other Locations
Finally, let's talk about other, smaller locations you can womble and how their loyalty programmes have changed.
McDonald's: Free coffee when you have the stickers from six other coffee cups – Remains the same.
Costa Coffee: Exchange receipts for points on a Costa Coffee card and exchange them for drinks – Remains the same.
Subway: Exchange receipts for points on a Subway card to exchange for food – Remains the same.
Nandos: Exchange receipts for points on a Nando’s card to exchange for food – Remains the same but you now also have an app that you can use to add points instantly (only one receipt can be added per date of transaction)
Boots: Exchange receipts for points on a Boots card to exchange for products in-store – Remains the same.
In conclusion, I believe that wombling is still a very reliable way of accumulating points and saving yourself money at the tills.