All The Very Best Rewards & Membership Cards – Beauty, Books & Fashion

With almost every store having some kind of rewards program nowadays, it’s hard to know which ones are worth your time. We have scoured the depths of the net and clocked some serious kilometres at Westfield to bring you 51 of the best rewards cards and membership programs, and by ‘best’ I mean the ones that give you the most free stuff and the biggest discounts! Ok, let’s get started with part one of ‘All The Very Best Rewards and Membership Cards’ series…

Beauty Rewards

Priceline Sister Club

Let’s face it when it comes to scoring a beauty bargain is there anywhere better than Priceline? If you’re a fan like me then you need to sign up to the Sister Club! You’ll gain access to secret sales, exclusive perks and receive a reward each quarter based on how much you’ve spent. Even if you haven’t spent a great deal, Priceline still like to help a sister out with super sweet emails like this…

Priceline Birthday Rewards
Priceline Sister Club Exclusive Perks

Strawberrynet

Strawberrynet is home to some of the best beauty deals on the internet. To get even more of a discount, sign up now to receive 15% off as well as free shipping on your first order.

Sephora

Aaaaah Sephora how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…. with all of my Beauty Pass Points! When you sign up for the Sephora Beauty Pass Rewards Programme you will automatically receive 50 Beauty Pass Points. There are so many ways to earn points, you will earn 1 point for every dollar that you spend online and instore, 5 points when you write a product review, 50 points when you complete your beauty profile and 40 points when you download and sign into the Sephora app. There are other benefits too, including exclusive promotions and 2 x bonus points on one purchase during your birthday month.

So, what do all of these points add up too? FREEBIES AND DISCOUNTS! You can start redeeming luxury samples with just 100 points, and if you earn up to 500 points you could get your hands on exclusive merch like a Sephora umbrella or travel bag.

Sephora GIF by Crystal Ro / HelloGiggles

Jurilique

When you join the Jurilique VIP Program you will receive 10% off your first order and free shipping. The benefits of the program include a $30 credit when you spend over $300 within a 6-month period.

Book Rewards

Riverbend Books

I am lucky enough to live near the kind of independent bookstore that would make Rory Gilmore hyperventilate.

Rory Gilmore GIF

Riverbend Books is located in Bulimba, Brisbane and is home to a plethora of books from local and international authors. Not only do they have the most well-read and helpful staff in town, they also have the best loyalty program, with members earning $1 for every $20 spent. Before you order your next book online, check with your local bookstore, you could be missing out on some big rewards.

QBD

When you become a member of the QBD Club you will be rewarded with a credit of 10% of your total spend after your 10th visit. You’ll also receive access to VIP shopping events and exclusive offers.

Dymocks

If you’re a massive bookworm then it won’t take you too long to earn yourself some free winter reads with Dymocks Booklovers Rewards. For every $1 you spend, you receive 5 points, once you have earnt 250 points you can redeem them for $2.50 to spend instore. There are plenty of other membership perks including double point offers, access to literary events and book signings and early sales alerts.

Books Rewards
My weekend book haul.

Fashion Rewards

Lorna Jane

In winter you’ll find me drinking coffee and wearing active wear. It’s comfy and it’s warm and I love it and I’m not even going to pretend that I work out every time I wear it. If you’re in the market for some new ‘Winter Coffee Wear’ (that’s what I’m going to call it now) then you’ll want to sign up to Lorna Jane’s Active Living Rewards program.

For each dollar, you spend you will earn 5 points and when those points reach 2000 you will receive $10 off your next purchase. The more you spend the higher up the tier you will move and then you’ll receive even more rewards to buy even more ‘Winter Coffee Wear’.

Tony Bianco

As well as the biggest and best birthday reward, the Tony Bianco ‘Tony’s World’ reward program also gives you a $20 reward when you spend over $150, a $30 reward when you spend over $250 and a $100 reward when you spend over $500.

Schitts Creek Shoe Rewards

Wittner

For more shoes, glorious shoes, sign up to Wittner for exclusive online offers, advance sales notices and a $20 reward on your birthday.

Bardot/Bardot Junior

Head instore to get your hands on a Bardot or Bardot Junior loyalty card and you will receive 10% off all future full price purchases, instore and online. They also have a great birthday reward, head to ‘How To Get Over $300 Worth Of FREE Clothes, Shoes, Food & Coffee For Your Birthday’ to find out what it is.

Bonds

If you think 10% off full priced items is impressive then you’ll be blown away by the Bonds Loyalty Program. Sign up to Bonds & Me to receive a massive 20% off all RRP purchases as well as sales alerts in your inbox and exclusive offers.

Bonds Rewards

Footlocker

Become a Footlocker VIP and you will get $10 off your first purchase over $50. If you spend $300 in a year you’ll graduate to Platinum Status and earn even bigger rewards.

Cotton On/Kids/Body/Typo/Rubi/Suprè/Factory

Raise your hand if you like vouchers…

Regina George Gif

Well, then the new Cotton On & Co Perks card is the one for you. When you sign up to the Perks card you’ll receive a…

$10 voucher just for signing up

$10 voucher when you spend $100

$10 voucher on your birthday

The Perks card covers all 7 brands in the Cotton On Group including Cotton On, Cotton On Kids, Cotton On Body, Typo, Rubi, Suprè and Factory. You can accumulate points on full priced and discounted items across all 7 brands and the points add up too… you guessed it… VOUCHERS!

Cotton On Rewards

The Iconic

There’s a lot of reasons to love The Iconic, free shipping, free returns, insanely fast delivery, not to mention all of your favourite brands in the one place. If you need one more reason then sign up to their site and you’ll receive $20 off your first purchase!

Glue Store

There’s nothing better than being rewarded for shopping at your favourite store and one of mine is Glue Store. If you’ve read my previous post on ‘Birthday Freebies’ then you will know that it is worth signing up for their rewards program just to receive their birthday gift. Other bonuses include a $10 voucher when you spend over $80, a $20 voucher when you spend $150, a $30 voucher when you spend $250 and so on and so forth, all the way up to a $150 voucher. You’ll also receive emails including exclusive offers, like double rewards points.

Glue Rewards

Review

Download the Review Loyalty App to start earning rewards instantly! The rewards range between $15 and $100 dependant on how much you’ve spent in the previous calendar month.

Mimco

Mimcollective was the very first rewards program that I ever signed up to and I have been reaping the benefits ever since. With generous birthday treats, exclusive sales offers and spontaneous vouchers appearing in your inbox, Mimco sure knows how to make a member feel special.

Head to their website to sign up and you’ll be rewarded instantly with $10 off your first purchase. Other benefits include a $15 voucher when you spend $150, a $50 when you spend over $500 and an anniversary reward.

Witchery

We’ve saved one of the best for last with the Witchery membership program. You’ll receive a $10 voucher for your first online purchase, a $10 voucher on your birthday and a $10 voucher when you spend $100. There are even more benefits when you become a bronze member…

Witchery Rewards Witchery Status Rewards & Benefits

Well, what are you waiting for? Go get signing up and start claiming your free stuff!

Don’t forget to check back next week for part two of ‘The Very Best Rewards and Membership Cards – Entertainment, Food, COFFEE & Homewares’ and sure you subscribe below and follow us on social media so you don’t miss out.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Sustainable Fashion

If you are like me, you love shopping at op shops, get a kick out of selling your old clothes, and would rather hire a dress than buy one, then you might be well on your way to becoming a sustainable shopper without even knowing it. Give yourself a pat on the back because not only are you saving money but you are also (pause for dramatic effect and insert drumroll) SAVING THE WORLD. I wasn’t kidding about that pat on the back, saving the world is no mean feat.

Sustainable Fashion

I have heard people talking about sustainable fashion for a long time but thought that it meant sacrificing my style and adopting an organic hemp harem pant wearing lifestyle. A lifestyle that I cannot afford and let’s face it, even if I could afford it I definitely couldn’t pull it off. That was until I stumbled across a blog post by Anita Vandyke about the benefits of embracing a ‘no logo’ life. It was unlike anything that I had ever read about sustainable fashion. Rather than suggesting we ditch all of our favourite clothes and abandon our style, Anita refreshingly explains how we can embrace creativity to develop our own sense of style even further.

Anita Vandyke – A Zero Waste Life

Anita is a waste warrior, with a stunning blog dedicated to ‘A Zero Waste Life’, an Instagram account with over 17,000 followers and a book due out in July this year. Oh, and in her spare time, she likes to dabble in a bit of Aeronautical Space because she is an actual rocket scientist. You can go ahead and add her to your #wcw rotation right now because she is one inspirational woman.

Anita Vandyke https://www.anitavandyke.com
Author and rocket scientist Anita Vandyk.

Anita was kind enough to take some time out of blogging/winning the war on waste/rocket scientist-ing, to answer some of our questions about how to make more mindful fashion choices and become a sustainable shopper.

Alex: What does sustainable fashion mean to you? 

Anita: Sustainable fashion to me is about leaving a gentler footprint on the planet using style as the tool. It is about transparency from the start of the supply chain from the way materials are chosen to the labour conditions in which the workers are subjected to. Transparency is the key!

Alex: Where is the best place to start for someone who is wanting to make more mindful fashion purchases? 

Anita: Start by shopping your own wardrobe. Before you begin, you should always consider what you already have. Streamline your style and wardrobe before you buy anything new. Nine times out of ten you’ll find that you are more creative with what you have because you have less choice. In a world of excess, start with minimising your clothing items to curate your style. Trust me, people will notice how stylish you are because you are making more effort with less items!

Sustainable Fashion - Anita Vandyke
“In a world of excess, start with minimising your clothing items to curate your style.”

Alex: Is there anything specific to look out for when purchasing clothes? Are there certain words on the tags to look out for, brands to avoid, preferable fabrics? 

Anita: My only rule is to never buy plastic materials – this includes polyester, nylon etc. Microfibres from washing these plastic materials is one of the biggest micropollutants in our waterways. These particles are ingested by marine life (mistaking it for plankton) and then enter the food chain. Always buy natural materials such as cotton, silk, wool. They feel better on your skin and much better for the planet in the long run!

Alex: I read on your blog that you haven’t bought new clothes in 3 years, which is amazing, but if people aren’t in an area where they have access to amazing op shops or great buy swap sell groups, are there any retailers that you would recommend for new clothes?

Anita: I haven’t bought anything new for over three years, however, my favourite ethical brands include Everlane, Patagonia and People Tree. These brands are vocal about transparency, environmental issues and social issues. For shopping secondhand, I suggest you go to your local markets, try eBay or Gumtree or even organise your own clothes swap with friends!

A Zero Waste Life In Thirty Days by Anita Vandyke
A Zero Waste Life by Anita Vandyke

Anita’s book ‘A Zero Waste Life’ is available to pre-order now from Penguin.

Find Out How Sustainable Your Favourite Brands Are In Seconds

I decided to google some of my go-to brands and was surprised to find that a few of them were anything but sustainable and had some questionable labour conditions. I also found an app that makes finding this information a breeze. The Good On You App rates brands based on the way they impact people, animals and the planet. They can even suggest better brands with a similar style and budget!

The Good On You app is available now on iTunes.
The Good On You app is available now on iTunes.

How To Find The Most Stylish Vintage Clothes

Buy Swap Sell 

As I mentioned in all of the How To Sell Your Stuff posts (because I am obsessed) Buy Swap Sell (BSS) is one of my favourite ways to shop. Do yourself a favour, go and search your favourite brand on Facebook. Almost every brand has a BSS group, I am a member of Witchery, Spellbound, Seed, and Country Road! People post amazing clothes in near new condition at a fraction of the retail price. It’s also a really great way to find out about garage sales.

Markets

As Anita mentioned, markets are a great way to shop sustainably. My favourite vintage market is Suitcase Rummage, I like to go towards the end of the day when people tend to drop their prices in order to get rid of whatever they’ve got left. For super stylish new clothes head to your local Young Designer Markets. Not only will you find quality, one-off pieces but you’ll also be supporting local talent.

Suitcase Rummage Markets are a great way to score cute vintage clothes super cheap.
Suitcase Rummage Markets

Vintage Stores & Op Shops

I have two favourite vintage shops, Camp Hill Antique Centre and Little Sister Cafe. I always look out for things like denim jackets, overalls and leather skirts, quality items that are durable and can stand the test of time. When it comes to op shopping I head straight to Instagram. There are so many awesome ‘Op Shop Insta Gurus’, my favourite is @nevereverpayretail by Hannah Klose. Hannah has amazing style and posts daily about her op shop finds. To find all the best op shops near you head to her blog and check out some of her local lists. If you have absolutely no idea where to start then her post ’10 Commandments Of Opshopping’ is the perfect beginner guide!

Sustainable Fashion - Hannah Klose Never Ever Pay Retail
Never Ever Pay Retail – Hannah Klose in one of her vintage finds.

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How To Get Over $300 Worth Of FREE Clothes, Shoes, Food & Coffee For Your Birthday

Birthdays are the best, not only because you get to eat cake for breakfast every meal but because you get to treat yo’ self! Let these retailers treat you too, with over $300 worth of birthday freebies.

Treat Yo Self

I tested out all 32 birthday rewards myself and here are a few things that you need to know before we get started. Make sure you sign up online or in store as instructed, at least 1 month prior to your birthday. Some rewards are issued on the first day of your birthday month so if your birthday is later in the month and you sign up the day before, you may miss out. Also, don’t forget to bring your photo ID with you when you go to claim your freebie.

Ok, make some space in your closet and your stomach because it’s time to fill it with some amazing free stuff…

Starbucks

What better way to start your birthday than with a free coffee! Download the Starbucks app and register your details. There is no card required, simply scan the reward barcode on your phone when you order.

Chatime

Sweet baby teasus is there anything better than iced tea? Yes… FREE ICED TEA. Register online here, log in on your birthday and scan the barcode to claim your freebie. This is one of the retailers that require photo ID when you order.

Kiki.K

If you love stationery as much as I do then you’ll love this one! Register online or in-store at Kiki.K to receive a $10 reward on your birthday. The voucher is valid for the whole month, simply provide the email at the register.

Boost

For a healthy and delicious treat download the Boost Juice app and register your details to claim your free birthday juice or smoothie!

Review

If you need something pretty to wear to your birthday party, sign up to Review’s rewards program on their website or app to receive a $20 birthday voucher.

Gloria Jeans

Looking for another caffeine hit? Pick up a loyalty card from any Gloria Jeans store and register it online here to receive a free drink on your birthday.

Gloria Jeans

Nando’s

This would have been flaming finger licking delicious if I had registered in time. Learn from my mistake and register 6 months prior to your birthday to ensure that you don’t miss out on your free meal! Download the app ASAP and register your details.

Witchery

Let Witchery treat you to some gorgeous new clothes, shoes or accessories with a $20 birthday rewards voucher. Register in-store or online here.

Subway

Head to the Eat Fresh Club here and register your details to receive a free sub and regular drink on your birthday.

Sumo Salad

You might not make friends with salad but you do make friends with free food! For a free salad, download the Sumo Salad app and register your details.

Oporto

For more chickeny goodness download the Oporto app and register your details to get a free meal on your birthday.

 Glue Store

Receive a $10 voucher via email from Glue Store on your birthday. Register your details online here.

Glue Store

Ribs & Rump

This one is my favourite! Ribs & Rump come through with the birthday goods, in the form of a $30.00 voucher! That’s a whole main meal! The food there is so good and the service is awesome. Download their app from the AppStore and register your details. Make sure you let them know you have a birthday voucher when you call to make your booking.

Muffin Break

If you love nothing more than a good old buttered muffin then head to Muffin Break and collect a loyalty card, download the app and register your details to claim your freebie.

Hakataya Ramen

This one is super easy, show up to Hakataya Ramen on your birthday and provide some photo ID to receive a free bowl of ramen.

Burger Urge

Hungry for some burgers? Head to the Burger Urge website and sign up for their Bite Club. Check the site on your birthday for your $12 reward and scan the barcode on your phone at the register to redeem it.

Chester Street Bakery

You can’t celebrate your birthday without cake and it’s no secret that Chester Street Bakery makes some of the most delicious cakes on the planet! To receive a freebie on your birthday simply subscribe to their newsletter here.

Chester Street Bakery

Salsas

Register online here and download the app to get a free burrito on your birthday.

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Cowch

You won’t believe what you can get from Cowch Dessert and Cocktail bar’s luscious menu with an incredibly generous $17.90 birthday rewards voucher! Register your details on their website or download the app to claim yours.

Baskin-Robbins

If you can choose just one of their 31 delicious flavours, you can have a free scoop of Baskins-Robbins ice cream on your birthday! Download their app and register your details.

Cold Rock

If one ice cream wasn’t enough to curb your cravings then register your details here at least 8 days prior to your birthday to claim your free Cold Rock!

Bardot / Bardot Junior

Whether you’re turning 3 or 30 you’ll be able to find something to spend your $20 voucher on from the Bardot Group! Pick up a card in-store or register online.

Jamaica Blue

Collect a loyalty card next time you pass a Jamaica Blue and register it online to receive free cake on your birthday. If you are all caked out on the actual day, don’t stress, the offer is valid for the whole month!

Red Rooster

You can download the new Red Rooster app or go online and register your details for a free meal on your birthday. I’d recommend the website as the app has a lot of issues and you don’t want to be stuffing around in the drive-through while your once crispy golden pineapple fritter goes soggy.

Red Rooster

Mrs.Fields

Collect a Mrs. Fields loyalty card in-store and register it online for a free birthday cookie.

San Churro

FREE HOT CINNAMON CHURROS WITH WHITE AND MILK CHOCOLATE DIPPING SAUCE… FOR FREE!!! If your mouth is watering then head on over to the San Churro website and join the El Social Club.

San Churro

Shingle Inn

Join the Shingle Inn InnerCircle by collecting a loyalty card in store and registering it online, you’ll receive a free cupcake on your birthday.

Bonds

You’ll receive a $10 voucher via email from Bonds on your birthday as well as 20% off all purchases. Sign up here to start saving.

Mimco

Signing up to Mimcollective will guarantee you receive a $15 rewards voucher on your birthday. The more you spend the more you get so if you are a regular shopper sign up ASAP to start building your rewards. Sign up in-store or on their website. When you get your voucher check the websites sale page for amazing bargains.

Doughnut Time

With flavours like Gay Time, Liam Hemsworthy and Life On Mars you doughnut want to miss this one! Sign up to Doughnut Time’s Inner Circle to claim your free birthday doughnut.

Priceline

For a $5 store credit sign up to Priceline’s Sister Club! Make sure you register early enough to receive your loyalty card in the mail before your birthday.

Tony Bianco

Last but certainly not least update your shoe collection with a $30 birthday voucher from Tony Bianco! You can spend the voucher online or in-store but it can’t be used for shipping, which is only $9.95 or 4 x $2.48 payments if you put it on Afterpay *cough* like I did *cough*.

Happy Birthday and Happy Hustling!

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