Argos shoppers can now collect Nectar points in store and online for the first time

SHOPPERS can now earn Nectar points when they spend money at Argos in store or online.

From today Nectar customers can earn 1 point for every £1 they spend and it will also run a double points event this month.

Shoppers will get 2 points for every £1 spent at Argos between 18 and 28 September.

Nectar points can already be spent at Argos but it's the first time the Nectar loyalty card can be used at Argos to earn points when making a purchase.

Sainsbury's runs the Nectar loyalty scheme and owns Argos.

To earn Nectar points online, customers need to link their Nectar card and Argos account. This can be done on the website or through the app.

And when shopping in Argos stores, cardholders just need to type in their Nectar card number or swipe the card at the till.

Here’s how to cut the cost of your grocery shop

SAVING on your shop can make a big difference to your wallet. Here are some tips from about how you can cut the cost of your shopping bills:

  • Write yourself a list – Only buy items that you need. If it isn’t on your list, don’t put it in the trolley
  • Create a budget – Work out a weekly budget for your food shopping
  • Never shop hungry – you are far more likely to buy  more food if your tummy is rumbling
  • Don’t buy pre-chopped veggies or fruit – The extra they’ll charge for chopping can be eye watering
  • Use social media – follow your favourite retailers to find out about the latest deals
  • Be disloyal – You may want to go to different stores to find the best bargains
  • Check the small print –  It’s always worth checking the price per kg/lb/litre when comparing offers so you’re making a like for like decision as a bigger box won’t necessarily mean you get more
  • Use your loyalty cards – Don’t be afraid to sign up to them all. They all work slightly differently – work out what bonus suits you better and remember to trade in your points for additional rewards

James Moir, the managing director of Nectar, said: “We’re constantly looking for new ways to reward our customers, so we are very excited to offer a new way for shoppers to get the most out of their Nectar points with one of the nation’s most loved brands.

"The Nectar app is a one stop virtual shop to make points work harder and we hope that with this new offer, our customers can kick start their early Christmas shopping and get more from their purchases at Argos.”

When spending nectar points at Argos in store or online, 500 points are worth £2.50.

Shoppers can already build up Nectar points when spending at a range of stores other than Sainsbury's such as eBay and Dulux Decorator Centres.

And they can be spent at locations such as Cafe Nero and Vue Cinemas.

A comparison of supermarket loyalty schemes by The Sun found the Nectar card gives you 30p back on the average weekly shop of £60.

That compares to £3 with both the Iceland Bonus Card and Morrisons More, while some schemes such as Lidl Plus and MyWaitorse do not offer points.

Shoppers at Lidl can now get even more discounts with the supermarket’s new loyalty app.

Tesco has slashed the price of hundreds of groceries by up to 50%, including big brands like Birds Eye and McCain – but only if you're a Clubcard customer.

Here are the best and worst supermarket loyalty schemes revealed including Lidl, Morrisons and Tesco.

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