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#933612 by David
20 Mar 2017, 08:37
DoomWolf wrote:Logged into Shops Away today for my weekly link to Sainsburys's online shop and noticed that the site has now been properly integrated into the new VS site.


Yes, noticed that, but they've created another necessity to log in even though your logged in already. :-(

David
#933617 by Shirley Heights
20 Mar 2017, 11:58
DoomWolf wrote:Logged into Shops Away today for my weekly link to Sainsburys's online shop and noticed that the site has now been properly integrated into the new VS site.


Oh how I could kick myself! >-(

I haven't taken much notice of Shops Away for a few years, so what a surprise to read this post mentioning Sainsbury's. I quickly checked all the other shops/stores included and found there are now so many more, and also 'everyday' ones.

I have already done my weekly Sainsbury's online shop via the link and will now continue to do so - trying not to think about how many miles I have missed out on! :-(

It is the small nuggets of information here that can prove invaluable to other posters reading this forum.

Thanks v much
#933625 by MoJoJo
20 Mar 2017, 12:51
Shirley Heights wrote:
MoJoJo wrote:Is the 'Instore Cards' option new?


I also saw this but have no idea what it means as it's the first time I have used Shops Away.

Please can anyone explain?


You register your payment card then when shopping in one of the stores (as well as online) that earn miles will also earn miles for each shop
#933629 by DoomWolf
20 Mar 2017, 14:29
I hadn't spotted the in store option until yesterday either. Quidco does the same thing for cashback, although they don't allow you register Amex cards. Shops Away allowing Amex means I may be able to earn a few extra miles as I use my VS Amex Black as my main card.

I hadn't realised it now required a separate login for Shops Away even if already logged into FC. I just use a bookmarked link to the Shops Away page and just log in there.
#933630 by Shirley Heights
20 Mar 2017, 15:03
MoJoJo wrote:
Shirley Heights wrote:
MoJoJo wrote:Is the 'Instore Cards' option new?


I also saw this but have no idea what it means as it's the first time I have used Shops Away.

Please can anyone explain?


You register your payment card then when shopping in one of the stores (as well as online) that earn miles will also earn miles for each shop


Hi MoJoJo,

Thanks for your prompt reply, but please excuse my ignorance by asking the following:

As well as providing the shop with my card details to pay for goods purchased, are you saying that this payment card also has to be registered separately in order to earn to earn miles?

OR

By registering card details you can earn additional miles?
#933633 by mitchja
20 Mar 2017, 15:52
Yes, once you have registered your card(s) online, this new addition allows you to also earn FC miles when shopping in the listed physical retail stores as well as when shopping online clicking via the Shops Away website.

For the physical retail stores, you just pay at the P.O.S. as normal using a registered card and then a few days later the transaction should show up via the Shops Away website just like an online purchase does.

Quidco have a similar set-up as well.
#933638 by Shirley Heights
20 Mar 2017, 16:48
mitchja wrote:Yes, once you have registered your card(s) online, this new addition allows you to also earn FC miles when shopping in the listed physical retail stores as well as when shopping online clicking via the Shops Away website.

For the physical retail stores, you just pay at the P.O.S. as normal using a registered card and then a few days later the transaction should show up via the Shops Away website just like an online purchase does.

Quidco have a similar set-up as well.


Hello mitchja,

Thanks for your concise information/confirmation, much appreciated.
#933650 by DoomWolf
20 Mar 2017, 22:56
I wonder what would happen if you registered the same card for instore use on Shops Away and Quidco? I notice that Debenhams is certainly part of both schemes. Could I get FC miles and cashback? Saying that, I did manage that with No 1 Lounges after I'd first gone in via Quidco and then found it cheaper to go via the VS site. Somehow it registered the purchase with both so I got the cheapest price, extra miles and cashback.
#933720 by Shirley Heights
23 Mar 2017, 18:15
Further to my recent posts regarding online shopping at Sainsbury's via Shops Away, I fully understand that I must use the Shops Away portal, which I have done and all must be OK as my SA account shows 'pending points' so they should (hopefully!) be credited in due course. However, for future shops, once I have started my initial shop via the SA portal, do I also have to go via Shops Away for any shopping amendments, or can I just make changes directly via Sainsbury's?

I can't see an answer to this question on the Flying Club website, so hope maybe someone here knows. If not, should I contact FC directly?

Thanks
#933725 by DoomWolf
23 Mar 2017, 20:02
If you're amending a completed order, just go straight to the Sainsbury's website. I've done that many times and it's made no difference to the miles being credited.

I'm not sure about if the order hasn't been checked out yet, though. On the few occasions where I've left an incomplete order, I've gone back through Shops Away just to be on the safe side.

I think it probably works as long as you go through the checkout process during a session you started with Shops Away.
#933752 by Shirley Heights
24 Mar 2017, 16:08
DoomWolf wrote:If you're amending a completed order, just go straight to the Sainsbury's website. I've done that many times and it's made no difference to the miles being credited.

I'm not sure about if the order hasn't been checked out yet, though. On the few occasions where I've left an incomplete order, I've gone back through Shops Away just to be on the safe side.

I think it probably works as long as you go through the checkout process during a session you started with Shops Away.


Hi DoomWolf,

Thanks for your reply.

I always complete my initial shopping to check out, but often need to amend before delivery so your information is good to know.
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