Are you a frequent shopper at Lidl in the UK? If so, you might be interested in the Lidl Plus app. This app is designed to enhance your shopping experience by offering you exclusive discounts, personalised coupons, and money saving discounts from partner retailers. Plus, if you are a cinema goer, there is a great offer to take advantage of even if you don’t shop at Lidl!
In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the Lidl Plus app uk, explore its benefits, and explain how it works. Whether you’re a Lidl regular or someone who’s curious about the latest shopping apps, here’s everything you need to know about Lidl plus.
As Lidl is an international grocery brand, please note this post refers to the UK version of the Lidl Plus app. Other countries will have differing partner offers and discounts.
What is the Lidl Plus app?
Like many other supermarket apps, Lidl Plus is a rewards based app that offers a range of savings on both Lidl products in store and from partner retailers in the form of coupons, shopping rewards and special discounts.
Within the app, digital copies of your receipts are also automatically stored, which is a handy feature.
You can also access digital copies of Lidl’s weekly offers leaflets, and see in store special offers such as what’s currently in the famous “middle of Lidl”.
Even if you don’t regularly shop in Lidl, if you are a cinema goer, there is an amazing offer that you can currently get with the Lidl Plus app for absolutely free. Read on to discover what it is and how to claim.
How to get the Lidl Plus app
In order to get the Lidl Plus App, simply download for free to your smartphone from the Apple, Android or Google Play store. Once you have entered your personal details in order to register, the app is ready to use.
How does the Lidl Plus app work?
Within the Lidl Plus app, each week there will be several coupons that you can choose to activate in order to get money off specific items in store. These do change on a weekly basis so it’s worth checking regularly what’s on offer.
These can range from a blanket percentage off, such as 15% off All Milbona Desserts products, to specific amounts off certain products, such as £10 off a Parkside lawnmower, both illustrated below.
You can also get rewards linked to how much you spend in store when you scan your card, known as Coupon Plus (details below).
In order for the coupons to work, you need to activate them within the app and then scan your digital Lidl Plus card (contained within the Lidl Plus app) at the checkout.
What is Coupon Plus?
In a similar way to the Asda Rewards app, each time you spend in store and scan your Lidl Plus card, the amount you spend will accumulate towards a spending target. This is valid on all spending with the exception of alcohol, infant formula and gift cards.
If you hit the spending target within the timescale, you will receive the incentive. For example, for March 2023, the spending targets are currently:
- Spend £50 in store in a month to get a free bakery item
- Spend £100 in store in a month to get a £2 Coupon to spend in store
- Spend £150 in store within a month to get a free Alesto branded grocery item
- Spend £250 in store within a month to get a 10% off Coupon to spend in store
The “month” is classed as the calendar month rather than a rolling month. So if you started your spend on the 17th of the month for example, you would only have until the last day of the month before the spending totals were reset.
If you’re really set on maximising your rewards it therefore makes sense to do your shop on the first day of the month, rather than the last!
What other discounts do you get with the Lidl Plus app?
Aside from the money off coupons and special offers in store, Lidl Plus also has a range of partner offers, located in the Partner offers tab of the app.
You don’t have to make an in-store purchase to qualify for any of these offers, you simply need to have downloaded and registered with the app.
In March 2023, these are currently:
- 3 Month FabYouLess membership, which gives you 25% off at thousands of hair & beauty salons nationwide. FabYouLess is currently £59.99 for an annual membership, so this works out at around £5 per month.
- 3 Month Kids Pass Membership, which gives you discounts on a range of days out, restaurants and theme parks. Kids Pass is usually £7.99 a month. You can read my full Kids Pass review here.
- Free 2 month magazine subscription to Readly – worth £9.99 per month.
- £65 off a Jet2 holiday – this is a £65 voucher redeemable on new Jet2 books only.
- Membership to the Cinema Society – In my opinion, this is an amazing offer! The Cinema Society offers discounted cinema tickets at all major cinema chains with up to 40% off standard adult and child tickets all year round.
- The Cinema Society itself is free, but it is a closed membership incentive, meaning that usually you have to be a member of a paid discount membership such as KidsPass or a qualifying Professional membership scheme, such as Blue Light Card or Discounts for Teachers.
- Currently, this is the only way I know of that anyone can join the Cinema Society without having to sign up to a paid or profession bound membership. If you are a cinema goer, it is definitely worth having, even if you don’t shop at Lidl!
Lidl Plus Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Lidl app the same as Lidl Plus?
No – and this is definitely the source of some confusion for shoppers (myself included!) I downloaded the regular Lidl app to check out the differences. Just like in the Lidl Plus app, there were digital versions of the most recent in-store leaflets as well as the ability to set the location of your local store.
The main difference was instead of the coupons and personalised discounts, the regular Lidl app just had an overview of all current and upcoming special offers in store, such as Garden Events, Toy Events and Food offers. If you are a regular Lidl shopper, this could be handy to see when offers and events are live.
There’s no reason why you can’t download both, although if I had to choose one, the Lidl Plus app is definitely your best option. It would be far better though if they could just integrate everything into one app – Lidl state that they are currently working on this.
How do I use Lidl Plus app at checkout?
It’s simple – first, ensure you have installed the app and activated any coupons you wish to use before going to the checkout. Then tap on the “Lidl Plus Card” button in the coupons section of the app to view your digital card. Finally, simply scan the card at the checkout. Your coupons and spending total for coupon plus should then be activated.
Do you collect points with the Lidl Plus app?
No, you do not collect points with the Lidl Plus app. Instead your spending contributes to rewards as outlined in the Coupon Plus section above.
Does Alcohol count for Lidl Plus?
Alcohol, infant formula and gift card spends do not count towards your spending total for Coupon Plus. However, you can still receive money off vouchers for alcoholic beverages within the coupons section of the Lidl Plus app.
Can 2 people share a Lidl Plus account?
Currently, there does not seem to be a way to share the same Lidl Plus account with a partner, which is frustrating if both partners share the grocery shopping. As there is no physical card to share, the only suggestion is to login to the same account on two devices so that your partner can accumulate spending on the same account.
Is the Lidl Plus app worth it?
If you are a regular Lidl shopper, then it is definitely worth having the Lidl Plus app. After all, it is free, and you are rewarded with money off coupons and spending incentives every time you shop, so you might as well take advantage of these if you are going to be spending in store anyway.
In terms of the partner offers, I definitely think if you are a cinema goer then the Cinema Society membership included within Lidl Plus makes it well worth it.
I’m less enthused by the free months of the subscription packages in general, as I know it can be easy to sign up for these types of things and then end up with an ongoing monthly payment if you forget to cancel. However, if you are organised enough then you can cancel subscriptions you don’t want to continue in good time.
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