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Re: VS Website - changes are a coming!

PostPosted: 19 Mar 2017, 21:51
by SlimpyJones
Cheers for the update James, the custom date rate is indeed a little fiddly as if you search twice in a row it returns no results. Hopefully they'll patch that up as well.

Re: VS Website - changes are a coming!

PostPosted: 19 Mar 2017, 22:53
by DoomWolf
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.

Re: VS Website - changes are a coming!

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2017, 08:37
by David
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

Re: VS Website - changes are a coming!

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2017, 11:58
by Shirley Heights
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

Re: VS Website - changes are a coming!

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2017, 12:36
by MoJoJo
Is the 'Instore Cards' option new?

Re: VS Website - changes are a coming!

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2017, 12:44
by Shirley Heights
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?

Re: VS Website - changes are a coming!

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2017, 12:51
by MoJoJo
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

Re: VS Website - changes are a coming!

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2017, 14:29
by DoomWolf
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.

Re: VS Website - changes are a coming!

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2017, 15:03
by Shirley Heights
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?

Re: VS Website - changes are a coming!

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2017, 15:27
by MoJoJo
Shirley Heights - Whatever card you might use to pay in a shop needs to be registered with Shops Away then you will earn miles on each purchase

Re: VS Website - changes are a coming!

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2017, 15:45
by Shirley Heights
OK, since my last post and your reply, I have re-read the T&Cs, so I think I am correct in that 'registering cards' is for when making purchases in store, but not necessary for online purchases??

Thanks again for your help and advice.

Re: VS Website - changes are a coming!

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2017, 15:52
by mitchja
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.

Re: VS Website - changes are a coming!

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2017, 16:48
by Shirley Heights
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.

Re: VS Website - changes are a coming!

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2017, 22:56
by DoomWolf
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.