This list of Customer Loyalty Programs with sign-up links is provided, because some Grocery Stores will give you their best sale prices, or an additional discount on some products when you use these cards. Many stores also allow you to load Store e-coupons and other e-coupons (such as Cellfire) onto these cards, making your coupon shopping even easier. I’ve compiled a listing of over 55 Grocery Store Chains that offer these cards and links to sign-up/enroll online. Get the cards for whichever stores you shop at. Stores with limited locations may not be listed. I will be adding to this list as I find more chains that offer Customer Loyalty Programs.
There has been controversy that some store’s that use these cards raise their prices in order to account for the discounts offered with the cards. If that is the case, wouldn't you rather be a user of the card than not, so that you are getting the lower price. Data and personal information is gathered about your spending habits (what types of products you purchase), and they use this data to see which products to re-stock, what inventory to purchase, which demographic purchases what types of products, etc. But, in this day and time, Supermarkets are not the only ones gathering this type of information to study consumer’s spending habits.
Store's call these cards by a myriad of names: rewards card, advantage card, shopper's card, club card, MVP card, value card, plus card, PERKs card, savings card, gold card, etc. They're all basically Loyalty Cards.
You can save much more money by combining the savings from these cards with coupons. In addition to the coupon inserts that come in your Sunday paper, you can get many free grocery coupons online right here.