I Wish for: More Loyalty Cards from Businesses in Kuwait

By | October 23, 2011

Businesses all over the world utilize the concept of loyalty card issued to reward returning customers. I love loyalty card! I have tons of loyalty cards I use in the UK to get points and offers and discounts when I shop. I have only those cards with me now which are the cards I use in the airport but I have twice as many left in the UK.

I even got some from Dubai! Galerie Lafayette’s and Amber which includes Bloomingdales. I have to tell you the points they give on purchases is just amazing and pile up really fast!

In Kuwait? Well this is all we have…

Alshaya’s card is not really a royalty card so it shouldn’t count. TSC and Ikea were among the pioneers of the loyalty card concept. Ikea exchanges points for vouchers even though they take forever to acquire, and TSC gives discounts on some items you buy repeatedly and exchanges points for vouchers that can be used in their restaurants too. Great Stuff!

Keifan Optic’s Loyalty card came afterwards and I have to say it saved me a LOT of money! I have acquired endless free boxes of daily contact lenses. Whenever I buy a box they stamp the card for me and when I complete 6 madry 8 stamps they give me a free contact lenses box and a new card to fill out :)

Zero Degrees and 52 Degrees card’s I got just last week! Together in one week which is very nice indeed :)

I also remember Haagen Dazs having a rewards card that you had to buy for 5 KD but since I am not a frequent visitor of its branch in Kuwait I didn’t get that one. Last but not least Cinescape’s Card. They used to give you points every time you purchase your tickets online and you can exchange those points for food or more tickets but suddenly they stopped it :( I wonder why they would stop such a scheme y3ni 7safa. I still long for the days of the points wallah.

We really need to see more and more businesses issuing a loyalty cards. It would make shopping a lot more fun if you ask me. Like a little mini treasure hunt! I wish Pinkberry or Starbucks had a rewards card! If count the number of times I ordered from those places, I would have a mountain’s worth of points by now.


11 Responses to “I Wish for: More Loyalty Cards from Businesses in Kuwait”

  1. The Triple F says:

    i love those cards especially the ones you get more point and you can redeem those point anyway we have a lot of loyalty cards here , i was shopping at one of the store in avenues phase 2 and the sales man asked do you have a card i said no he said ok i will give you one now, then i asked is this card new he replied no we have it since this store opened and by the way i did a lot of shopping in this store i was really shocked , but in kuwait i guess you have to ask for it or if you are lucky you will get one !

  2. Jacqui says:

    Centrepoint has a loyalty card system as well. But yeah I totally agree with you, we need more loyalty systems.

    Oh and let’s not forget Jarir! I adore their card simply because I get a discount everytime I purchase anything from there which is quite OFTEN! 😛

    • danderma says:

      Oooh Jarir! Where is my loyalty card? I think I’ve lost it!!! Must go find it! Thank you for reminding me!

  3. Hafsa says:

    Do u go to Centrepoint or its branches like max etc.? They have a Shukran card…u get 5-10kd gift vouchers in exchange of points…It was v useful for me when I had my baby and I got all the nursery furniture from Juniors along with the stroller and car seat n clothes so got upto 50kd worth of free vouchers!!! very rewarding indeed!

    • danderma says:

      I haven’t gone inside center point in a very long time but now I am going to go get me a card too!

  4. expataussiegal says:

    I asked the staff at Costa for one…they looked at me like I had asked for the moon…..no clue whatsoever. I did mention to them that maybe it would be a good idea to bring it to the attention of their management.

  5. Marzouq says:

    Honestly the loyalty programs in Kuwait suck in comparison to Europe and the US! They don’t get the concept of Loyalty!

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