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Mum gets £133 worth of games for £25.47 using this simple trick

November 13, 2019, 12:00 PM
  • Emma Farrell used Nectar card hacks to get £133 worth of games
  • Emma managed to buy three Nintendo Switch games for a fraction of the price
  • Emma provides tips on how to maximise Nectar points and coupons

Buying Christmas presents is always an expensive task - but one savvy mum has found a way to buy over £130 worth of games for just over £25, by using coupons and making the most of Nectar double points. 

Emma Farrell, 42, from Wrexham, North Wales, posted her Nectar hack on money-saving website LatestDeals.co.uk, where it was an instant hit with fellow bargain hunters. 

Members of the money-saving community raved: “Thank you so much for sharing the great deal, I was waiting for this one”, and “This is brilliant well worth using this”. 

Emma told LatestDeals.co.uk: “I heard about the deal as I was looking out for it on the Nectar website. It’s a yearly thing and I save up my points every year for it to save money on Christmas presents as it’s really rare to include games in offers like this.

“I managed to buy three Nintendo Switch games for my seven year old son Oliver - Luigi's Mansion 3, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe for £50 worth of Nectar points doubled up to £100.

"I also had a coupon through the post for £7.50 off a £50 in store spend so it should have been £132.97 for it all but with the £50 points doubled and the £7.50 coupon I only paid £25.47 in total.

“I made the most of the offer by using the coupon,” Emma adds. “I had it through the post and was saving it for the offer hoping it would stack and it did. I went first thing this morning straight after the school run to make sure I got the games I wanted as they were on Oliver’s Christmas list.”

Emma is sure her son will be over the moon with the generous bundle of games. 

“He will be so excited as I kept saying to him that's a lot on games and I don't know if Father Christmas will pay that much and I know that without this offer there is no way I would be spending £133 on three games,” she added. 

“I was super excited that they were all in stock and before I doubled up the points on the app, I went to customer services and asked them to check if all three games were in stock first and couldn't believe it when they were as my Sainsbury's only has a relatively small games section.”

Emma recommends doing a bit of research before heading to your local store to make the most of the offer. 

“Find out the games or products you want and make a list with alternatives just in case your chosen ones aren't in stock,” she says. “Ask at customer services before doubling up to check as the games are empty cases and they may not have them in the stock room.

“If there is no stock, ask when they will have more in or if another local store has stock and if they can check. Check your Nectar app for bonus points spends and offers all year round to collect the points and keep them for the double up. eBay is also a fab way to collect extra points too.”

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, says: “Emma is clearly a pro when it comes to maximising your Christmas shopping and getting as much as you can for your money! I’m going to follow these exact steps to buy gifts for all my gaming relatives this festive season.”

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