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I’m a big fan of the discount supermarkets and do most of our food shopping at Aldi or Lidl.
In fact, we have a Lidl a stone’s throw away from where we live, so I’m definitely a regularly shopper.
I never expect deals or discounts when shopping at Lidl, because their prices are so good anyway (although I do make use of the £5 voucher in the Lidl Magazine that gets posted through our letterbox periodically).
So I was very excited to hear about the new Lidl Plus app (I’m in my 30s now – it’s okay to be excited about this stuff, right?).
What is the Lidl Plus App?
The Lidl Plus App is a newly launched rewards app to help you save even more money when shopping at Lidl.
If you download the app and register before 23 September 2020 you will get a £5 voucher to redeem against your first £25 spend. This voucher is valid for 14 days after you register.
To use, simply activate the voucher and then when you get to the checkout, click ‘Lidl Plus Card’ at the bottom of the main app screen. The cashier will scan the QR code and the discount will be applied.
The discount cannot be used against alcohol or baby formula.
Benefits of the Lidl Plus App
This app doesn’t seem to be a one trick pony – with quite a few exciting features and more to come when it officially launches. Here are some of the benefits of the Lidl Plus App.
Weekly Product Discounts
Every Thursday, the Lidl Plus App will add 4 new product coupons. They are valid until the following Wednesday.
The thing to remember with product discounts is that if you weren’t going to buy the product in the first place, then you’re not really saving money.
It can be tempting to think ‘ooh, 20% off – bargain’ – but if it’s not something you’d usually buy, it’s not a deal!
This week, 2 of the 4 coupons are products I would usually buy – so in this case, 15% and 20% is a great deal I will be taking advantage of.
Just remember that you need to click ‘activate’ on any coupons you wish to use before you scan your digital card at the check out.
Every time you shop and scan your Lidl Plus card, you will get a scratchcard.
According to Lidl, 1 in 5 scratch cards give rewards and you’ll have the chance to get up to £20 off your next shop (until 04 November 2020).
You enter by scratching the card or clicking ‘reveal scratchcard’ and can enter once every 60 minutes.
No More Paper
Instead of a paper receipt, when you scan your Lidl Plus card at the checkout, your digital receipt will automatically be saved so you can access them when you need them.
This is particularly useful if you buy things from the middle of Lidl – I tend to throw my receipts forgetting that I have other purchases on them than just food.
The app also has a digital version of the weekly offers leaflet which is handy for browsing rather than picking up a physical one and adding to your paper clutter at home.
And of course, the loyalty card is digital – so no extra physical card to clutter up your purse or wallet.
The app also has a section with partner offers where you can get discounts with other companies.
None of the partner offers appeal to me personally, but if you live near one of the named cinemas it could be a pretty decent saving to take advantage of!
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Money Off Vouchers
This feature isn’t live yet so will probably start when the app officially launches but you will be able to earn extra money off coupons by hitting spending ‘targets’.
Again, it’s one of those offers to be wary of – don’t spend more than you would usually to get money off. But if you do a full weekly shop there then you’ll probably be quite close anyway.
The promo image shows that the offer will include a £10 off voucher when your qualifying spend reaches £200 in a month.
It looks like the app will register how much you’ve spent and keep track of your progress towards these targets.
Other Useful Information
The discounts offered are location based, so if you go to a different Lidl to your local, don’t forget to update your location so you see the relevant discounts.
You can also enable notifications so that you don’t miss out on new coupons and offers as they are added.
Will you be downloading the new Lidl Plus App?