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Earn Rewards With Customer Loyalty Programs

Updated on December 20, 2010
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Shawna is a working wife and mom with a passion for achieving financial freedom. Her family is on track to be completely debt free by 2018!

 

Many manufacturers and businesses offer rewards in return for buying their products. This is their way of saying thank you to loyal customers. These programs are worthwhile, especially if you buy these brands on a regular basis anyway. If you're on a tight budget right now, use these rewards programs to "buy" birthday presents or Christmas gifts. Redeem points for movie tickets or gift cards so you and your spouse can have a free night out. There is no cost attached to these programs. Membership is free, so you really can't lose! Keep in mind that some of these programs may only be available in certain locations.

My Coke Rewards

If you're a big soda drinker, take advantage of this offer. Collect points for each Coca Cola product you purchase. Each product has a special point code on its package. A single serve 20 ounce bottle is worth three points, while a 24 pack of 12 ounce cans is worth 20 points. Points are located under the caps of bottled products and on the inside of the cardboard case for multi-packs. Points can be redeemed for rewards or used to enter sweepstakes. Items in the rewards catalog range from free Coca Cola products and movie tickets to gift cards and electronics. To start earning rewards, visit the My Coke Rewards website.

Pampers Gifts to Grow

With two children in diapers, I have found this program to be very rewarding. Every package of Pampers diapers, training pants and wipes has a unique code inside that can be entered online. Point codes are located inside the outer plastic wrap for diapers, and on the inside of the hard plastic case for wipes. Wipe refill packs also have point codes on their plastic wrapper. As points accumulate, redeem them for items in the reward catalog. Items in the catalog change periodically but usually include books, toys, puzzles, gift cards, and credits for digital photo processing. To join this program or view the rewards catalog, visit the Gifts to Grow website.

Nature Made Wellness Advisor

Each Nature Made product has a code on the package that can be entered online. Point values vary depending on the type of vitamin or supplement and the size of the bottle. Rummage through your medicine cabinet at home. You may already have some points waiting to be cashed in. Points can be redeemed for free vitamins, supplements, herbs, fitness DVDs, nutrition bars, vitamin guides and classical music CDs. To join this program, visit Nature Made's website.

La Victoria Rewards

Points for this program can be found under the lids of La Victoria salsa and taco sauce. Check your pantry and refrigerator right now! Input codes online, and redeem them for La Victoria products, music downloads, digital photo processing credits, and more. Take a look at the La Victoria website for more information.

Roman Meal Whole Grain Rewards

Collect UPC codes from any combination of Roman Meal bread products. Buy the bread when it's on sale to make this offer even more valuable. Redeem the codes by mail for a variety of items in the reward catalog. Rewards include reusable grocery bags, fitness books and DVDs, and more. For more information, visit the Roman Meal Rewards website.

Pepsi Stuff

This is another reward program for soda drinkers. Each Pepsi product has a code on it. A 20 ounce bottle is worth one point, while a 24 pack of 12 ounce cans is worth four points. These points can be redeemed for sweepstakes entries or items in the reward catalog. Items include MP3 downloads, free Pepsi products, and other rewards. For more information, go to the Pepsi Stuff website.

Disney Movie Rewards

Earn points by purchasing select Disney DVDs and Blu-ray Discs or viewing select Disney movies in the theater. Eligible products will have a special code insert inside the package. Movie theater ticket stubs must be mailed in for redemption. Points can also be earned by participating in surveys. Rewards range from temporary tattoos to private tours of Disney studios. To register for this program, visit the Disney Movie Rewards website.

Hallmark Crown Rewards

Most people buy greeting cards on a regular basis, so why not get an extra bonus for something you already do. Using your membership card, earn ten points for every dollar spent at a Hallmark store and five points for every greeting card you buy. As your points add up, Hallmark will send you a gift certificate to spend at any Hallmark location. You will also receive coupons and bonus offers in the mail. To find out more, visit the Crown Rewards website.

True Value Rewards

Attention all home improvement experts! This program allows you to earn points for purchases at participating True Value hardware stores. Use your rewards card every time you make a purchase. Earn one point for every dollar you spend. For every 250 points, True Value will mail you a $10 gift certificate. This may not sound like much, but if you are remodeling or building a home, hardware expenses can add up quickly. Get a little money back as a bonus. As a member, you will also receive monthly discounts and special offers. Membership for this program is only available through in-store sign up. Find a store near you.

The Home Depot Contractor Services Club

This program is designed for professional licensed contractors who do a significant amount of business related shopping at The Home Depot. Earn points by scanning your card at the check-out counter during each purchase. Redeem your earned points for tickets to national sporting events, vacations, merchandise, and more. As a member, you will also get exclusive discounts and coupons from The Home Depot. For details on how to join, read more about the Contractor Services Club.

Best Buy Reward Zone

Members of this program earn nearly one point per dollar spent at Best Buy. For every 250 points spent, you will receive a $5 gift certificate. $5 does not sound like much of an incentive, but if you plan on spending $1,000 on a new TV, why not get $20 back? You will also receive special offers during the month of your birthday and other bonuses. Check it out.

If you know of any other beneficial rewards programs, please share them in the comments section. Take advantage of the rewards these companies have to offer. I love saving money and getting free products, and I hope you will too.

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      hiit 

      7 years ago

      Fantastic hub!

      Ron from http://www.intervalstraining.net

    • shawna.wilson profile imageAUTHOR

      shawna.wilson 

      7 years ago from Arizona

      I have an iPod touch and an iPad. Will it work on either of those?

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      Marten 

      7 years ago

      great stuff! My company is currently working on an iPhone app that will inform you what rewards you are eligible for based on your current memberships while in a store.

      If you have an iPhone and want to beta test our app (starting next week), please enter a note at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Reward-Explorer/1757...

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      MarloByDesign 

      7 years ago from United States

      Great subject to write about! One note about the Nature Made rewards program, if you do not "bank" points within any one year (365 days), the points expire.

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      ed77burns 

      7 years ago

      Great program.

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      simpleprocedure 

      8 years ago

      I have gotten so many things from MyCokeRewards and the Starwood Preferred Guest Program. I cannot get enough of them.

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      BabyGearGalore 

      8 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

      I love using reward programs. I swear I have a reward card from every single store there is. It takes some time to keep track of everything, but the free stuff, or the $ you save, is worth it. Find out how I use the diapers.com referral program to earn FREE diapers: https://hubpages.com/family/How-to-Get-FREE-diaper

    • shawna.wilson profile imageAUTHOR

      shawna.wilson 

      9 years ago from Arizona

      There are some gas stations around me that do the same thing...3 cents off with your frequent shopper card. Little savings like that do add up. Thanks Shannon!

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      shannon 

      9 years ago

      Speed way gas station has one and with it you always get 3 cents off

    • shawna.wilson profile imageAUTHOR

      shawna.wilson 

      9 years ago from Arizona

      RGraf-I hope you benefit from some of these programs. Thanks for reading!

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      Rebecca Graf 

      9 years ago from Wisconsin

      I knew of some of these but not all. Thanks for filling in the gap.

    • shawna.wilson profile imageAUTHOR

      shawna.wilson 

      10 years ago from Arizona

      I love the pampers codes too, spooon. I also have two kids in diapers, so we earn lots of the points. I'm going to use my current balance for some Christmas presents for the kids this year. Thanks for your comment!

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      spooon 

      10 years ago from Texas

      My wife swears by the pampers codes. She actually gets her friends to give them their codes to her. She's racked up a ton of them expecially since we have 2 small kids and most of her stay at home friends have a couple kids.

    • shawna.wilson profile imageAUTHOR

      shawna.wilson 

      10 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for reading, Karen!

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      Karen N 

      10 years ago from United States

      Very interesting and helpful, Thanks

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