Saving money on coffee is one of our favourite subjects here at Coffee Money so though it would be a good idea to look at the Costa Coffee Club. This is the loyalty scheme offered by Costa to reward their customers and encourage them to return time and time again.
How does the Costa Coffee Club work?
The Costa Coffee Club loyalty scheme is fairly straightforward. Like most loyalty reward schemes you collect points for each purchase at Costa as long as you use your Costa Coffee card or the Costa Coffee Club app.
The Coffee Club app is free to download and can be found by simply searching ‘Costa’ on the Google Play Store or the App Store.
For every £1 you spend you receive 5 points. Each point is worth 1p so you are roughly receiving a 5% reward each time you buy a coffee or food from Costa. As your points build up you can exchange them for free coffee or food on your next visit.
If you download the app or sign up for the Costa Coffee Club you receive 100 points for joining which is £1.
Other ways to earn Costa points
As well as earning points for buying food and drink at Costa you can also earn additional points by referring your friends and family through the app. This is quick and easy and simply involves sending them a link which can be done through the app. If they register they receive 100 points for registering. When they use the Costa loyalty reward scheme for the first time and make a purchase both they and you receive 200 points. I will let that percolate for a bit.
Costa Coffee Club members can also now earn points when they use Costa Express machines as well! These self serve machines seem to be everywhere these days in places such as Sainsbury’s, Tesco, and Shell service stations. All you need to do is scan the QR code on the machine with the app and your purchase is recorded and your points are credited to your Costa Coffee Club account.
What else does the Costa Coffee App do?
Downloading the Costa Coffee Club app allows you to order ahead on the app so you can ‘jump the queue’ in the shop. That way when you arrive the barista will have your order ready for you to collect at the collection point.
The app also offers bonus points and random deals now and then. Costa Coffee also run other promotions and competitions to reward you for your loyalty and allow you to save money when buying your coffee.
What does Costa Coffee sell?
Costa is best known for selling all the usual caffeinated drinks you would expect such as cappuccino, latte, mocha, espresso, and filter coffee.
They also sell frostino, frappuccino, fruit coolers, teas, and soft drinks like coca-cola.
Costa does not only sell drinks they also serve pastries, muffins, cakes, and snacks to accompany your coffee. As well as cold food they also serve toasted sandwiches, porridge, and bacon baps if you are looking for something a bit more substantial to eat.
Costa do introduce seasonal drinks and treats such as chocolate orange muffins and pink hot chocolate to spice up their menu.
How many Costa Coffee self serve machines in the UK?
There are around 8,5000 Costa Express machines in the UK. Each serves a delicious drink using the Costa Signature Blend Beans, real milk to deliver you an on-the-go cup of coffee to meet your caffeine cravings. The machines do not sell any snacks but are generally placed in shops where you can buy these separately.
How many Costa Coffee shops are there?
Costa Coffee is one of the biggest coffee shop chains in the country. It has over 2,000 restaurants in the UK. Globally there are around 3,500 stores scattered across 31 different countries. So whether you are in Cyprus, the US, or China you will be able to find a Costa serving your favourite coffee.
The company has come a long way from the coffee roastery that was set up by Bruno and Sergio Costa way back in 1971. The company didn’t open its first coffee shop until 1978 when it opened the first shop also in London.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to use Costa Points?
Using your Costa Points is easy you just let the person serving you know that you want to use your Costa Points and then either scan the Costa Club App or present your Costa Card.
What are Costa points worth?
Each point is worth around 1p.