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‘Pret Perks’ launches today – how does it work?

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A couple of weeks ago we had the exclusive news about the launch of ‘Pret Perks’, the new Pret A Manger loyalty scheme.

The programme finally goes live today. However, it will be in beta for a few weeks and can only be accessed by people with a Pret coffee subscription and an iPhone.

You will earn one ‘star’ for every purchase and stars can be redeemed for ‘perks’. You will require 10 stars to receive a free product from a rotating list of rewards. You do not get your choice of any item in the store.

Once you have hit 10 ‘stars’, you will have 30 days to claim your free product. Your free gift will expire at this point.

You will NOT earn ‘stars’ when claiming a free coffee from your subscription unless something else is bought at the same time. All Pret coffee subscribers will receive a nominal one star per month as part of their subscription. You need to scan a QR card in the Pret app to receive your stars.

One attempt at gaming the system is already blocked in the rules. Any purchases made in quick succession will be amalgamated together, so you cannot buy a coffee and a sandwich in two transactions and earn two ‘stars’.

Full details should be on this web page from this morning.

Comments (398)

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  • Definitas says:

    We should have received Chronomics day 2 test kits yesterday. They were sent out and even loaded onto a delivery van yesterday but DPD failed to deliver due to a “technical problem” (which I take it meant ran out of time). They are allegedly on a van today but they were not scanned so nobody knows and today was the final day to use them. Is there any actual comeback for not doing the day 2 test and has anyone managed to get a refund from Chronomics for non-delivery of tests within the test window?

  • Super Secret Stuff says:

    Does all this mean Creation can bring back the paid IHG card?

    Too soon? 😉

  • mutley says:

    The Pret coffee subscription is the real bargain, up to five drinks a a day for £20 a month, its an absolute steal. Obviously they hope that you will spend money on the array of sarnies and cakes in store.

    • John T says:

      Do you actually go to Pret five times a day though? They launched it because far less people are going into the office each day and buying a coffee on the way in

    • Yorkie Aid says:

      It’s great if you’re in London and a handful of other cities. Otherwise not as useful as free Nero from O2.

      • Froggee says:

        We had an intern that we joked was able to retire from rounding up the cost of everyone’s coffee. If he was still with us he’d definitely have a couple of Pret coffee subs.

  • EwanG says:

    @Rob @Rhys url for Pret Perks has changed to

  • BlueThroughCrimp says:

    Just how did they break all those Enigma grade code words that just looked a bit silly?

    • Anna says:

      They didn’t need to, there was always someone who helpfully decoded them in the comments!

      • BlueThroughCrimp says:

        Exactly. A bit naff, with a whiff of showing off.
        Pointless now, pun intended!

        • Super Secret Stuff says:

          Also can we just take a moment that the correspondence basically proves if its contained and not taking the p its fine

          • BlueThroughCrimp says:

            Exactly. There’s always some that just can’t help themselves spoiling a good thing.

          • Alex W says:

            No doubt there are a few selfish frequent fliers, but I imagine there are a lot more people, possibly abroad, that have no interest in the frequent flier community and will exploit any opportunity to extract money from these loopholes.

        • TGLoyalty says:

          There was a point. The issue is people like you having to let everyone and their dog know what it meant without the read having to apology any thought.

          If anything’s pointless it’s your original comment and reply …

    • Graham Walsh says:

      They didn’t need to. Just look for large suspicious transactions going through Curve. I guess their systems are modern and easy to search and filter compared to the legacy stuff the other use.

  • JM says:

    Interested in the Accor Limitless Experiences for an event that is sold out normally – I have an Accor account but minimal points – What is the best way to transfer into Accor? I remember seeing something about Eurostar a while ago…

  • James W says:

    I wonder if Creation will loose the IHG contract given Chase is now in the UK and holds the US cards.

    • Paul Pogba says:

      If Creation stay in the hotel credit card business it’ll probably be with Accor, Isabelle Birem mentioned on the Lets Talk Loyalty podcast they were looking to launch more cards and BNP Paribas (Creations parent) has the French contract.

    • will says:

      They should really lose their license full stop. Even prior to money-go-round-gate they’ve shown themselves to be very poor at running a credit card company.

      Surely now they’re in a position where if asked they’ll have to say to the FCA that they didn’t bother to ask the people they’d issued credit cards to based on relatively normal income levels where the hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of pounds they ran through the cards came from.

  • Robert says:

    I have never engaged in MS and have no accounts with NS&I, but my account is being closed. No idea what I have done wrong, other than link it to Curve. I have made a complaint which they have acknowledged. Be interesting to see what they say about the annual fee, the free night I have earned already and the points on my account at present. I also wonder what the FCA will think about all the complaints, which Creation will have to report to the FCA on a regular basis.

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