Continuing on from my recent post about how much I love the Boots Advantage Card and its accompanying app for saving money I decided to feature The Body Shop’s loyalty card which although I don’t use anywhere near as much as my Boots card I think it is definitely worth having, read on to find out why.
Love Your Body Club details
- 10 points for every £1 spend
- Free £5 voucher on your birthday month that can be used in store or online
- 500 points = £5 voucher to redeem
- refer-a-friend-scheme offering both parties discounts (friends have to be new customers)
- You can earn points in their outlets where most products have good reductions
- 20% student discount through Unidays in store and online (at time of posting)
- If you leave a product review you often get a discount code towards your next shop online
My love for The Body Shop started around 2014 when they had a promo offering £25 off a £50 spend which I used to invest in items like make up brushes, eye pencil sharpeners, a body brush etc – all of which are still going strong. I used to buy virtually all my toiletries from TBS including skin care, toiletries and gifts as a few years ago O2 Priority used to always offer 30% discounts with no minimum spend. Their receipts always used to include a save £10 when you spend £25 coupon which I would then use to buy their heavily reduced box sets in the sales which were fantastic value for money. If you’re a fan of their products I’d hugely recommend buying this way as the boxes include multi-save offers anyway and when reduced are often quite a bit cheaper than buying the 1 individual product you may have wanted.
Nowadays I don’t buy anywhere near as much as I used to but would still say this card is worth having if you like freebies. You get special member offers and TBS often give away samples of products via social media adverts that you can pick up in store, I’ve always been asked for my Love Your Body Card when collecting these. I’ve been able to pick up face mask sachets, 2 mini bottles of shampoo (which when empty are great to refill for travelling), a mini hand cream and others in the past. The best perk is the £5 voucher within your birthday month and it is easy to use this to get completely free products.
I’m fully aware that lots more eco-friendly toiletry companies are out there but for easy accessibility I think TBS is a better choice than most other high street options in Boots or Superdrug. They’re owned by Natura & Co, an ethical, cruelty free company and TBS do lots to raise money for charity and protecting the planet. They promote in store recycling, make packaging from recycled waste which improves working conditions for plastic pickers, have some refillable products as well as plastic free options like bar soap for body and face with options for different skin concerns. I used my birthday voucher last month to pick up a free bar soap to make an eco swap away from buying shower gel. Their packaging like plastic tubs and glass jars look great when upcycled into plant pots and their gift boxes are great to reuse for presents (after covering the logo with a ribbon etc) or organising around the house. I’ve stored sandals in boxes to make them stackable and even used an empty clean body butter tub to store jewellery.