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Old 09.11.2009, 12:46
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Migros Cumulus Card

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Ive been shopping at my Migros since April (its outside work and convenient). Almost every day the conversation goes like this.....

Cashier: "Bonjour"
Me: "Bonjour"
Cashier: "Migros Cumulus?"
Me: "Non" and an active sad face

I found some forms to fill out - but they were for Credit card Cumulus cards. I didnt want a credit card cumulus card - just a basic one. I looked a few more times for the forms, and couldnt find them. I even tried my basic french to say "I want one with no credit card" - it didnt work very well - and I gave up - assuming all Migros cards were credit card based.

Last week, the conversation went like this....
Cashier: "Bonjour"
Me: "Bonjour"
Cashier: "Migros Cumulus?"
Me: "Non" and an active sad face
Cashier fumbles around in drawer and produces a form.
Me: "Tres bien, perfect, wunderbar" I was very excited (hence the multi-lingual)

SO

Long post short:-
There is definitely a non-credit card cumulus card. The cashier can get it out from her secret stash. Just keep on asking. Its a yellow form, and has 2 cards attached so can be used immediately. There is a simple form to fill out with your name, address DOB - and free postage. They also provide 4 stickers that you can attach to cards that you use frequently (ie: your regular payment card).
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Old 09.11.2009, 13:03
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Re: Migros Cumulus Card

The non-credit card was before the credit card, so I think they just try to get the more credit cards they can
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Old 09.11.2009, 16:47
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Re: Migros Cumulus Card

Thanks. I got the same form from a Migros' cashier and was wondering what are the 4 stickers for.
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Old 13.02.2010, 22:41
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Re: Migros Cumulus Card

I've just got mine. Filled in the form online and have stuck one of the stickers on my coop card

http://www.migros.ch/DE/M-CUMULUS/My.../Anmelden.aspx

Shame the coop card doesn't come with stickers as well; I think it's a fantastic idea. Tesco/Sainsbury etc should copy it!
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Old 13.02.2010, 22:53
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Re: Migros Cumulus Card

I got mine two cards actually a while back and no catch in form of credit card offers as such. One day I lost mine, most likely a moment of oblivion and it was left at the cash register of xyz branch of MIGROS, I cannot remember it now My betterhalf uses it regularly, but everytime I go doing significant shopping, I never have it. My regular conversation at the till is:

Assistant: "Cumulus Karte?"
Me: "Leider nicht, Es tut mir leid, I habe es vergessen!"
Assistant: "Kein Problem, schönen Tag"
Me: "Danke schön, schönen Tag auch, bis spätter"
Assitant: "See you later alligator "
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Old 13.02.2010, 23:02
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Re: Migros Cumulus Card

For the benefit of numpties like myself who are yet to actually make the move to Switzerland - is the cumulus card a rewards points system?

I was asked if I had one when we were in a Migros on a recent visit and I assumed it was something like that but wasn't sure
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Old 13.02.2010, 23:18
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Re: Migros Cumulus Card

Yes, but you need to spend thousands of franks before you get anything back. I think it's 1%. A couple of steaks would do it
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Re: Migros Cumulus Card

I never find any stickers...

@angelae. yes it is. No idea if it is good or not. my french dont help me much :P
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The Migros card will accumulate points and they'll send you a few CHF5 vouchers once every few months (depending how much you've spent in the period; we don't spend much but we still get a couple).

My cashier experience:
Cashier: Gruetzi!
Me: Gruetzi! How are you? (in German)
Cashier: I'm well, thank you. One has to be well; there's no other choice.
Me: Oh yeah? I guess I'm not affected by the weather either.
Cashier: The weather? Now that's another story. And how hot is it where you come from?
Me: Thirty degrees. Twenty-six at night.
Cashier: Oh my! That's wonderful.
Me: Not for me. It's way too hot and humid.
Customer behind me: *Ahem! Ahem!*
Cashier: Kumulus Karte?
Me: Ja, ja, hier.
Customer behind me: *Ahem!*
Me: Danke vielmals!
Cashier: Schoenen Tag! Ade!
Me: Same to you. Ade!


(My sticker is also pasted on a Coop card, haha.)
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Re: Migros Cumulus Card

For those familiar with the UK, the Cumulus card is a bit like a Nectar Card, and is used by Migros and other shops in the Migros conglomerate (eg M-Electronics and Ex Libris). I got mine by asking at the customer services desk of the Migros I usually use. The Co-op has a similar card, the "Supercard), and as several people have done, you can put the barcode sticker for one card on to the card of the other, so that you don't have to cary two around with you. I nave not had any parricular rewards back for using it, but having one makes me feel a little more "Swiss", and avoids the conversation at the till.

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Re: Migros Cumulus Card

I realy dont think its worth getting a cumulus or a card from coop. The reward is in fact nothing, maybe you get a discount on some articel you dont need anyway.

And you will be bombed by junk mail.
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Yes, but you need to spend thousands of franks before you get anything back. I think it's 1%. A couple of steaks would do it
Not correct. One is reimbursed a certain percentage (can't tell how much at the moment) of your purchases every three month or so. For a family that does their purchases only at Migros, this is quite a considerable amount. For more info about Cumulus, see Migros' website. The negative aspect of using the Cumulus card is that Migros theoretically is able to do a profile of you.
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I realy dont think its worth getting a cumulus or a card from coop. The reward is in fact nothing, maybe you get a discount on some articel you dont need anyway.
The reward is exactly 1% at both Coop and Migros if you ignore the occasional special offers.

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And you will be bombed by junk mail.
Migros sends out the account statement along with a bunch of coupons every two or three months. In addition they send some additional advertisement with a coupon once in a while, e.g. for a new product or line of products. Everything combined it's less than one piece of mail per month. That's hardly what I call "bombed".

Coop sends even less. I don't even remember the last time I received something. IIRC they send you the Superpunkte catalog once a year and that's about it.

BTW: If you're concerned about privacy: Coop just adds up the points you earn while Migros registers every single item you buy.
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Re: Migros Cumulus Card

Perhaps they changed their habit and amount with junk mail bombings, but you still get 1 Migros magazin per week.

I don`t realy see an advantage in collecting points and profiling consumer habits while i still don`t get duck breasts.
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Theoretically?

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Re: Migros Cumulus Card

Well, I was referring to specific mailings, not the magazines. They're not directly connected with the loyalty cards. You receive them as well if you are a member of the Migros or Coop cooperative ("Genossenschafter") which many swiss people are anyway. I agree that the magazines are pretty useless except for the weekly specials ads.

If you don't like the magazines you can cancel the subscription and still keep the card.
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I hope they profile me. I hope they think "newly-arrived Brit wishing food here wasn't so damned expensive that he obviously pops over to Germany to buy all his meat at the weekend" and then send me loads of vouchers
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Thanks. I got the same form from a Migros' cashier and was wondering what are the 4 stickers for.
The 4 stickers are 4 alternatives to the Migros card.
Instead of carrying the Migros card with you everywhere you just put one sticker on you Credit card or other.
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The reward is exactly 1% at both Coop and Migros if you ignore the occasional special offers.


Migros sends out the account statement along with a bunch of coupons every two or three months. In addition they send some additional advertisement with a coupon once in a while, e.g. for a new product or line of products. Everything combined it's less than one piece of mail per month. That's hardly what I call "bombed".

Coop sends even less. I don't even remember the last time I received something. IIRC they send you the Superpunkte catalog once a year and that's about it.

BTW: If you're concerned about privacy: Coop just adds up the points you earn while Migros registers every single item you buy.
OK - this is exactly the same as the Tesco reward card & the Nectar card in the UK - I think even the % is the same - as you say once your feeding a family it's amazing how much you spend (in the UK let alone in CH) so I'm sure we'll get some vouchers - thanks all helpful advice
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Re: Migros Cumulus Card

When I bought my computer at Migros, there was an offer on for x10 Cumulus points. This meant 160 CHF off. Not to be sneezed at in my opinion, but if I hadnt had the card, no discount.
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