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Watch episode 2 of Shop Talk where CarrieMumsnet discusses how to reap those shopping rewards NOW CLOSED

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KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 22-Oct-13 14:16:20

Last week MNers were asked whether they would spend £50 cash differently to £50 in reward points. Watch episode 2 of Shop Talk now to see if your comments made it on the show!

Barclaycard Freedom Rewards, in association with Mumsnet, have created a new weekly online chat show: Shop Talk. Over the next few weeks, they'll be looking for MNers' shopping tips and tricks on a range of topics.

Here's what Barclaycard have to say about the show: "Shop Talk is a weekly chat show where we tackle the big shopping stories that you're talking about. A different presenter will host each show each week and this week its Julia Bradbury. Two panellists, including shopping blogger Emily and Carrie from MNHQ, joined Julia to discuss what you can spend your rewards points on in preparation for the winter.

With regards to the Barclaycard Freedom Rewards credit card, Barclaycard say: You can redeem your freedom points at the broadest range of high street brands, as well as big online names, worthy causes and great places to spend time with your family. You can even choose how you redeem your rewards points, e.g. vouchers, gift cards, e vouchers etc.

Next week's Shop Talk, hosted by Ben Shephard: shopping online vs the high street, which do you think is best and why? Share your thoughts on next weeks thread here and you could win £150 worth of Apple Store vouchers.



BigGapMum Tue 29-Oct-13 21:46:42

As many others have said already, cash just included in normal household expenses, but the way I look at it is that it frees up money at a later date, that we can use for non essentials.

A value in reward points is more of a hassle as you have to put in effort to choose a way to cash them in. I'm a practical kind of girl, so to only have luxury items is not much of an incentive for me. I would prefer to use reward points to get something that I would have been likely to buy anyway.

InMySpareTime Wed 30-Oct-13 07:29:14

Did the title just change?

Bubbles85 Fri 01-Nov-13 08:13:31

I try to think of vouchers in the same way as cash as then we are saving money. But I must admit that I also use them to treat myself with things that I wouldn't usually consider spending money on as it doesn't really feel like I am wasting money that way! I obviously don't tell the OH that though!

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 01-Nov-13 17:04:38

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