We usually hear or see in telly the downside of being a loyalty member of Department Stores or Supermarkets. I can’t remember seeing news about the upside of being one. I suppose, it can be deemed as free advertising and one shouldn’t give these multi-million if not billion businesses a free ride. As I vow to be more grateful and thankful, I am going to talk about one of the benefits of being a member that I experienced recently.
With scanning your card when shopping, your spending and shopping habits are being tracked. I know for some people, it is equivalent to invasion of privacy to some extent. I don’t mind, I have nothing to hide. If anything, I like it sometimes as I get offers for products that I usually buy. One of the good things for having your shopping habit tracked is that, if you bought a recalled product, they send you an email. I received an email last year about a double-adaptor (not for firewire audio interface, no). It took me awhile to round up those as I bought two packs of 2. I took them to the shops last week and got a refund.*****