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How to shop smartly in 2023

Want to make the most of your spending this year? We’ve put together the ultimate guide.*

With exclusive offers for our customers, the best store loyalty cards, birthday vouchers, retailer apps and recycling discounts, here’s how to shop smartly in 2023 with Drake Circus and The Barcode. 


  1. Exclusive offers for Drake Circus and The Barcode customers 

We work closely with our brilliant stores to ensure we’ve got exclusive offers all year round. With special discounts, two-for-one offers, limited edition menus and sales, always visit our Offers page for the latest news, deals and up-to-the-minute sales in store.

Whether you have a Blue Light card, work in the military or are a student, you can use our tailored guides to find out the latest special offers and which stores and restaurants have discounts just for you (Mountain Warehouse, Nando’s, River Island, Yo! and Zizzi to name a few).  


  1. Sign up for store loyalty cards to make the most out of your shopping

Spend smartly with our stores’ loyalty cards – build up your points for money off your buys, receive personalised offers, special gifts and birthday vouchers as you spend. 

M&S sparks card

Click on the handy links below to sign up now. 

Accessorize, Boots, Boux Avenue, Claire’s, Footasylum, H&M, Hotel Chocolat, Holland & Barrett, Marks & Spencer, Monsoon, Pandora, Paperchase, River Island, schuh, Smiggle, Superdrug, The Fragrance Shop, The Perfume Shop and Waterstones


Boots Parenting Club gives you extra points, discounts and freebies. 


Bubble CiTea, Burger King, CostaKrispy Kreme, Nando’s, Starbucks, Zizzi and Yo!


  1. Treats for birthdays

Free cake on your birthday at costa banner

Free cake at Costa… free meal on your birthday at Las Iguanas… A free box of chocolates from Hotel Chocolat. Make the most of birthdays with treats, vouchers and special offers galore. 


Costa, H&M, Hotel Chocolat, Krispy Kreme, Las Iguanas, Paperchase, Superdrug, The Entertainer and Zizzi.  


  1. Bring-your-own cup coffee discounts

Starbucks coffee cup

Got a reusable coffee cup? Then make sure you’re enjoying discounts at Starbucks and Marks & Spencer (25p off) while Costa offer extra stamps for your loyalty card. 


  1. Make the most of family days out

A man and daughter with a large popcorn dressed like superheros

Be More Childish as adults pay kids’ prices with the Cineworld Family Ticket (valid for groups of four with up to two adults) while Movies For Juniors means tickets are just £2.50 for adults and kids. Adults must be accompanied by children so treat the little ones in your life to an exciting big screen adventure. There’s also Cinebabies screenings with free tickets for those under 18 months and special family snacks offers. See them all here. Plus if you’re a film buff you can’t miss out on the Cineworld unlimited card for £10.99 a month.

If you’re Three customer, you can also get £3 Cineworld tickets from Friday to Sunday

Paradise Island Adventure Golf also has incredible offers for military personnel, emergency service staff and their families, carers can go free and more. See their offers here. 


  1. Recycle for money off

Boots recycling point

£5 off at H&M
Receive a £5 voucher (to be redeemed against a £25 shop) if you recycle a bag of unwanted clothes or textiles from any store in any condition at a branch of H&M.

£5 off at schuh

Receive a £5 voucher (to be redeemed against a £25 spend) when you bring an old pair of shoes (any brand) to schuh.

Recycle at Boots – and get an extra 5000 points
The ‘Recycle at Boots’ scheme is aimed at hard-to-recycle beauty, healthcare and wellness products that cannot be put in recycling bins at home. Shoppers at Drake Circus can gain up to 500 Boots Advantage Card points when they participate, which is equivalent to £5 to spend in store.

Shwop at Marks & Spencer

Every time you place pre-loved clothes in one of Marks & Spencer’s Shwop boxes they’re resold, reused or recycled. If you’re a Sparks customer, you’ll get a free treat every time you Shwop. Simply scan the QR code on the top of the Shwop box in any M&S clothing store and the treat will appear in your Sparks hub.


Discover the latest offers, discounts, sales and free treats at Drake Circus and The Barcode and follow us @drakecircus 

*Offers and details are currently available as of January 2023 but are subject to change. Please check directly with retailers.

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