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Value Village new Flexpoints

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Value Village new Flexpoints

So I was at my local VV and they stapled a notice to my receipt about their new flexpoint system. I also received an email about their switch on Sept 1,2021. Essentially you will earn a flexpoint for each dollar spent and when you earn 100 flex points you receive a $1.00 discount. 🤨

Quote from the email received:

“Flex those Flexpoints.

Earn one Flexpoint for every eligible dollar spent in participating stores. Every 100 Flexpoints = $1 off. There is no limit to the amount that can be earned, and they never expire. Flexpoints can be redeemed in increments of 100. For example: 300 Flexpoints = $3 discount.”
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Translation: it's a 1% discount. Better than nothing for frequent fliers.
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Agree, value added for many.
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Value Village has doubled or tripled the prices of all of its stuff over the last few years. I used be able to find nice shirts there for $4-$5. Now the same shirts are $10-$15. But hey, now there's 1% off. $5 increasing to $14.85 beats $5 increasing to $15 I guess.
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virgonomic wrote: Translation: it's a 1% discount. Better than nothing for frequent fliers.
The old system they are now getting rid of was 1 point per dollar spent and 100 points would let you redeem 20% off a $30 purchase. Essentially a $6 discount if you used it for the max amount.

This is basically a 5% devaluation.
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TheMadMax wrote: The old system they are now getting rid of was 1 point per dollar spent and 100 points would let you redeem 20% off a $30 purchase. Essentially a $6 discount if you used it for the max amount.

This is basically a 5% devaluation.
I wasn't familiar with the old system but that's a pretty terrible change. Unfortunately, like with Starbucks, not enough people will reduce/boycott spending for VV to rethink this.
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TheMadMax wrote: The old system they are now getting rid of was 1 point per dollar spent and 100 points would let you redeem 20% off a $30 purchase. Essentially a $6 discount if you used it for the max amount.

This is basically a 5% devaluation.
Max value of the old plan was $6 for spending $130. New system is 1% off. On the same $130, you get $1.30. That’s not a 5% devaluation, it’s a 78% devaluation.
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Kiraly wrote: Max value of the old plan was $6 for spending $130. New system is 1% off. On the same $130, you get $1.30. That’s not a 5% devaluation, it’s a 78% devaluation.
You do know RFD math curriculum is different from school's, right? :)
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Kiraly wrote: Max value of the old plan was $6 for spending $130. New system is 1% off. On the same $130, you get $1.30. That’s not a 5% devaluation, it’s a 78% devaluation.
This is correct. I should have said 5% less. Thank you for the correction!
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MissBliss wrote: So I was at my local VV and they stapled a notice to my receipt about their new flexpoint system. I also received an email about their switch on Sept 1,2021. Essentially you will earn a flexpoint for each dollar spent and when you earn 100 flex points you receive a $1.00 discount. 🤨

Quote from the email received:

“Flex those Flexpoints.

Earn one Flexpoint for every eligible dollar spent in participating stores. Every 100 Flexpoints = $1 off. There is no limit to the amount that can be earned, and they never expire. Flexpoints can be redeemed in increments of 100. For example: 300 Flexpoints = $3 discount.”
Thanks for sharing this... have not received this info yet.

I tend to rely more on the 20% coupon for donating and their assorted sales than my points, but this is laughable regardless.
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vv seem to switch reward programs quite offen i recall them giving me a card for one then 6 months later they were like ya were ending this program.

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