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Probably most of you are aware of items one can purchase in exchange of points at coop. Does anyone buy any of those? They are not particularly good deals imo (most seems like they can be found cheaper elsewhere) given that one can use points in coop city 100points=1fr.
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Old 06.11.2020, 18:03
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Re: coop premiums

I looked once, my response to the prices was

Cold hard virtual cash is the wtg. And it's nice in Bau & Hobby when they say "pay by points?" and it covers the whole bill.
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Old 06.11.2020, 18:21
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I looked once, my response to the prices was

Cold hard virtual cash is the wtg. And it's nice in Bau & Hobby when they say "pay by points?" and it covers the whole bill.
There are a few ways to use points. Some of the items are so-called premium offers and maybe aren't good deals.

However, many times throughout the year the regular Coop grocery stores (not only the Bau & Hobby) accept points for purchases of anything. We've used points to pay for wine, mobile minutes (I'm prepaid) or even for our entire grocery bill.
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Old 06.11.2020, 18:36
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Re: coop premiums

We love coop points, it's our main shopping place so we collect a lot and with out for 10x deals, bonus points etc..

We convert them to cash and get a regular free shop.

Agree these offers are crap..
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Old 06.11.2020, 19:06
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Re: coop premiums

To help clarity - I assume the OP is talking about this:

https://www.supercard.ch/praemienshop
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Re: coop premiums

Is 'pay with points' and different to converting points to a voucher then using the voucher?


I assume if you pay with points or voucher you don't earn points at the same time.
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Old 06.11.2020, 19:20
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Is 'pay with points' and different to converting points to a voucher then using the voucher?


I assume if you pay with points or voucher you don't earn points at the same time.
In the phone app you can convert points to 'cash' .. And use that to pay for anything, anytime (in coop).. The 'pay with points' is usually only limited items and limited times.

I've never actually noticed if you collect points when you spend points.
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Old 06.11.2020, 19:25
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Re: coop premiums

You can pay all with super card points, I think, in Coop City, even without converting them or downloading the app. I think you just have to accumulate enough of the points for that. And I haven't noticed if you get points by paying with them, I do not think so.
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You can pay all with super card points, I think, in Coop City, even without converting them or downloading the app. I think you just have to accumulate enough of the points for that. And I haven't noticed if you get points by paying with them, I do not think so.
Yes - I think there's a minimum of 100 points / 1 CHF, after that you can use any amount as full or partial payment.

All you need is the card (or app with electronic card).
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Re: coop premiums

I cannot afford much Coop shopping, tbh, but always pick up the points when I do. There some things in Coop that are just fab value for the price and it is great to be able to pay with points. The restocking and repertoire of offer seem to be also more stable. They only thing I'll never find any courage are their clothes, bathroom stuff design...whatever aesthetic stuff. I prefer to get elsewhere. Sowy, Coop.
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I've never actually noticed if you collect points when you spend points.
I used them many times in coop city and I did get points for points.
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Old 07.11.2020, 08:48
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Re: coop premiums

In terms of price at the coop.. They have massively increased the prix garantee range, really competing with the cheaper stores now, way over 500 items..
We find the quality of most of them to be perfectly good. Often just packaged differently and often half the prix of the non prix garantee version.

Even the cheap wine at 2.95 per litre is ok..
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In the phone app you can convert points to 'cash' .. And use that to pay for anything, anytime (in coop).. The 'pay with points' is usually only limited items and limited times.

I've never actually noticed if you collect points when you spend points.
If you convert points to ‘cash’ in the app then it effectively turns them into a gift card that you use to pay with.
You earn points on the stuff you buy and use previously earned points to pay for them. Win win.

We mostly shop at coop and by using the extra points vouchers etc we earn loads of points and if you shop carefully there isn’t much difference in price between them and the ‘budget’ supermarkets.

As you say the ‘prix garantie’ stuff is generally pretty good and they’ve updated the packaging to make it look more attractive too.

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In terms of price at the coop.. They have massively increased the prix garantee range, really competing with the cheaper stores now, way over 500 items..
We find the quality of most of them to be perfectly good. Often just packaged differently and often half the prix of the non prix garantee version.

Even the cheap wine at 2.95 per litre is ok..
Are you sure it is wine? Does it have a spray pump? It smells vinegary?
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Re: coop premiums

I would give the so called premiums a wide berth. They really aren’t worth the money (points) asked for.

However, I am partaking since it began and currently sit on over 600CHF worth of Superpoints and must have spent several times that amount already.

I have bought a hoover this way at FUST, back when I was dirt poor and single mum of 3 , got the additional points gifted from friends and family, also it helped to tide us over when there was too much month left at the end of the money, I was still able to buy the bare necessities at Coop City.

I use them to pay the delivery cost when ordering online from coop@home.

Nowadays, I convert points to money in the Supercard App and buy myself something special such as my fave scent at Import Parfümerie at no additional cost for my budget.

I have to shop anyway for food and stuff so the points are a benefit.

With the app I also partake in so called SAMMELPÄSSE (Accumulators), recently I got COOP voucher for 50.- because I partook in one such Sammelpass over summer or I shop at Coop when there is a bonus of 1000 points when I spend 100.-……our weekly shop comes to that or over amount anyway.

If you have your wits with you and plan your shopping ahead considering those offers/coupons etc, you can profit a lot from COOP Supercard as well as Migros Cumulus, just like I said.....leave the so called premiums be, they are overpriced and you can use your point better
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Re: coop premiums

I'm almost obsessive about collecting points - and it pays off, to the tune of about CHF 1000 per year in free groceries. Those 5, 10, 20 or 50x Superpunkt Bons, and the various Sammelpasses, really do pay off.

As other posters say, forget the premium catalogue, not really a good deal. Use your points to pay for your groceries.

And if you don't want to use the points yourself, put them on a gift card and give them to friends or donate them to a local charity or club.


ETA:

You can also donate your points directly, via the Coop Supercard/Premiumshop website, to three charities: The Swiss Red Cross, Pro Infirmis, and SOS-Kinderdorf:

https://www.supercard.ch/praemiensho.../?text=spenden

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You can also donate your points directly, via the Coop Supercard/Premiumshop website, to three charities: The Swiss Red Cross, Pro Infirmis, and SOS-Kinderdorf:

https://www.supercard.ch/praemiensho.../?text=spenden
I personally prefer to donate directly and deduct from tax. With the huge marginal tax it is quite of a difference.
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