Thank you, Checkers, for the Xtra Savings!
On the 14th October, 2019 Checkers introduced their loyalty card, the Xtra Savings card, and within the first week they had signed up a million people! I am one of them.
The opening savings are, I hope, an indication of the future because those prices were amazing. Unfortunately, I didn’t see the offer until after my monthly online shopping from another store had already been delivered but there were still products that I went and bought because they are definitely not going to go to waste.
Sadly though, there were some items on special that had already been sold out!
With the price of groceries going up every day, it was really nice to get to the till and have my final total drop by R250.
Signing up was a breeze, all I had to do was go to the kiosk, give my cell phone number and my ID and within 5 minutes it was done. No forms to fill in. You can even sign up via WhatsApp, just message “hi” to 087 240 5385. https://www.checkers.co.za/
There was no app to download (although there is an app available, it just wasn’t necessary) and coupons to upload; when I got to the till the discounts were automatically deducted.
You do need to be careful of similar products that aren’t on special, I had to return 2 items as I took the normal ones and not the ones listed on the Xtra savings.
From my experience, it also appears that they have managed to get their card system up and running without too many problems.
Besides the specials that will apparently change weekly, they will monitor what you buy and offer personalised discounts.
I know that their competitor offers a birthday gift on their loyalty card and so will Checkers.
What I would really like, is to be the person who wins free shopping when I swipe.
As always Checkers is fighting hunger, it’s one of their missions, so when you swipe your card they will donate to organisations that are fighting hunger. Even better, you get to choose from 3 different charities, for every 10 swipes of your card, R3 is donated to fight hunger.
There are some other incentives that really speak to me. Their reusable shopping bags called Planet bags. You get rewarded with 50c off your shopping each time you reuse your Planet bag (they just scan the bar code at the till) and as an Xtra cardholder you earn R1, that’s Xtra rewards for saving the planet one bag at a time.
I have found that the innovation and prices from Checkers have been a big drawcard http://kasheringyourlife.co.za/checkers-get-spend-good-way/ for me. Especially with their ‘little shop’ and their ‘little garden’ promotions, from which my family still reaps its tomato rewards.
There is one thing that would make me a die-hard Checkers supporter, and that would be the ability to do my shopping online!
As a blogger who focuses on reducing our grocery bills while still maintaining healthy eating habits, I am Xtra excited to use my new card!
Please Checkers, can this be your next step?