Is Lidl Plus worth it?

Last Updated on 6 July 2021 by Dan

Hello everyone! A few months ago in my neck of the woods they opened up a new branch of the Lidl supermarket – I don’t know if it was months of not doing anything else but quite frankly I’ve seen rock stars receive less of a reaction! I’ve started shopping there quite a bit, and today I wanted to discuss their loyalty scheme – Lidl Plus.

I love Supermarket loyalty schemes because whilst they’re unlikely to save you huge amounts of money each time, you’re doing so on essential goods that you’d be buying anyhow so any save at all in nice – especially when Lidl tends to be cheap anyhow.

Plus it all adds up over time and when you look back over a year, you can end up realising what you’ve saved is actually quite significant.

What do you get with Lidl Plus?

There’s are three main ways Lidl Plus provides you with savings:

  • Coupons (usually in the form of five a week) to save on various items – read on for thoughts on how worth it these are.
  • Money off-vouchers for those who are higher spenders. Spending £100 in a calendar month nets you a £2 voucher for the next month, and a £200 spend in the same period nets you a £10 voucher. Lidl call this “coupon plus”.
  • A spin of surprises – this often appears after you shop using Lidl Plus as a bonus. Sometimes it nets nothing, sometimes you get a little treat (I’ve had a free croissant and cookie as examples), sometimes it nets you a money off voucher or coupon.

How does Lidl Plus work?

If you’re planning on using one of the weekly coupons, you need to activate it using the app. Beyond that it’s simple – just scan your Lidl Plus code off your phone at the till and any activated coupons will be deducted, and your “monthly spend” for the money off vouchers will automatically be updated.

Here’s how those coupons look in the app – you just need to hit the activate button:

Coupons as they display in the Lidl Plus app.

If you have been awarded a “spin of surprises” this will appear in the Lidl Plus app very shortly after you finish your shop, and you’ll have 7 days to spin the wheel!

Finally if you have a physical coupon for Lidl, it’s also possible to scan it in to the app for future use – just click that little image of the camera that’s in the image above and you can upload the coupon via it’s QR code.

Are the Lidl Plus Coupons worth it?

The coupons offered regularly through Lidl Plus are usually quite good because they often cover a range of products rather than specific items – for instance I’ve presently got one for 15% off of Lidl’s range of soft drinks, as opposed to being tied to a very specific product like orange squash.

Unlike other Supermarkets, I don’t believe the Lidl Plus coupons are specifically targeted to your shopping history – comparing it to others who use the Lidl Plus app I found we had exactly the same weekly vouchers consistently.

How do I get Lidl Plus?

Lidl Plus is entirely an app based loyalty scheme so you’re need to grab it off the App or Android Store to make use of the scheme – sign up is easy and just takes a few moments.

Is Lidl Plus worth it?

Yes, absolutely – Lidl Plus is easy to use and the vouchers are generally useful on something. To earn serious money off though is likely to be limited to families or big spenders though, as the monthly amounts for the money off vouchers are quite high. If you do hit them however the % save is actually very beneficial relative to what other supermarkets give you?

Is Lidl Plus free?

Yes, Lidl Plus is completely free and just requires you to download the app and sign up!

What about other supermarket loyalty schemes?

We’ve previously written a guide to what we think are the best Supermarket Loyalty Schemes in the UK so you can see how Lidl Plus stacks up to the competition!

For Nectar users, we’ve also written about the best ways to maximise Nectar points.

How have you found Lidl Plus?

Have you had any great savings with Lidl Plus, or have questions about the app? It’d be great to hear from you, so let us know in the comments below!

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