Is It Worth Having A M&S Sparks Card?

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Is It Worth Having A M&S Sparks Card?

Did you know that Marks and Spencer* have their own loyalty card? They do and it's called the M&S Sparks Card. You may be wondering if it's worth having or not, so read on to find out how it may benefit you.

What is the Marks and Spencer Sparks Card?

The Marks and Spencer Sparks Card is a free loyalty card. It can be used in M&S stores across England, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, Northern Ireland and online*.

Note, it cannot be used in M&S Outlets or BP Connect stores.

To use the Sparks card simply hand it over at the checkout when making a purchase, and you will receive Sparks (points). For each £1 spent, you'll get 10 Sparks points.

Every time you shop at M&S you'll receive 10 sparks, then another 10 sparks for every £1 you spend.

Another great way to bump up your points balance is to write a review - you get 25 sparks for each one. Plus 50 sparks for each time you shwop.

The more points you collect, the more treats/offers you will gain from M&S. That's not all, each time you shop, the Sparks Charity of your choice will receive 1p.

Don't forget to check out the Special Offers* page, as another way to snap up a bargain, whilst increasing those points.

Depending on your Sparks point balance, you may also receive the V.I.P. treatment and get advanced access to M&S Sales, and invitations to in store events.

Getting your turkey from M&S? If you want to claim those Sparks points, you'll need to shop in the food hall as you don't get points with Marks and Spencer Food To Order* service.

Look out for that special Sparks offer around the time of your birthday - it's usually a great freebie.

Whilst Sparks Card points don't equate to money, they are used to unlock special offers tailored to you. The more points you collect, the more access you'll have to discounts on Food, Home and Clothing, as well as the odd freebie.

Latest M&S Sparks Card Offers, Deals & Discounts

Is It Worth Having A M&S Sparks Card?

As you accrue points with M&S Sparks, you get to choose at least one offer to redeem in store or online. The more points you save, the more offers you can unlock.

That's not all, you may also get the opportunity to add bonus offers to your card/account.

When it's your birthday, you'll receive an offer on the website to add to your card, or on a paper voucher through the post. It entitles you to a slice of cake and a hot drink in an M&S Cafe near you. It's a nice touch, as usually this would cost you over £5.

More recently, selected Sparks customers were receiving a FREE candle up to the value of £7.50, so it's worth signing up for the free loyalty card.

Keep your eyes peeled for £5 off when you spend £35+ on food - very handy for this time of year.


What is a Marks and Spencer Sparks Card?

The Sparks Card is a loyalty card issued by high street retailer Marks and Spencer. You can apply for your free Sparks Card here* or go in store to pick one up , and activate online.

What are Sparks Points worth?

Sparks Points work differently, than other supermarket loyalty cards as in the more points you accrue, the more offers you get, plus bonus deals too - including free items.

  • 0-99 Sparks Points let's you choose one offer to add to your card/account
  • 100-5999 Sparks Points let's you choose two offers to add to your card/account
  • 6000-9999 Sparks Points let's you choose three offers to add to your card/account
  • 10,000 and above and you get to choose four offers to add to your card/account

Can you add Sparks Points from receipt?

If you shop in a Marks and Spencer store, but haven't got your card with you, then you can have your points added on your Sparks Card, up to 30 days after the original transaction. You do need to produce your original receipt, so be sure to keep a hold of that.

The same courtesy does not apply to online sales. You must be logged into your account (linked to your Sparks), to get your points.

What do I do if my Sparks Card is lost, damaged or stolen?

If you lose your Sparks Card, have had it stolen, or damaged, then worry not, you won't lose your points or offers.

All you have to do is pick up a new Sparks Card in store and add it to your existing account. It's easy to do this...

  • Log into your Sparks Account here*
  • Click on the ‘Settings’ tab
  • Scroll to ‘Your Sparks Card’
  • Click on 'edit’ and follow the instructions

When a new card is added this way then the old one is deactivated.

How do I check my Sparks balance?

It's really easy to check your Sparks balance. All you have to do is log into your Sparks Account* and you'll see your points balance in the top, left corner, on the homepage.

Alternatively, you can use the M&S App, check your last M&S receipt, ask at a checkout, or use a Browse & Order Hub in store.

Is there an app for the M&S Sparks Card?

Yes, there is a Marks and Spencer App, that is both Android and Apple compatible. You can find it here*. You can access your Sparks account via this app.

Help! I'm trying to activate my card and it says it's already in use!

If you are trying to activate your Sparks Card, but you're getting the error message that's it's already in use, then ring M&S/Sparks Customer Service on 0333 014 8423 and they will resolve the situation. The lines are open daily from 8am - 8pm.

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  • Louise R.

    Got a 20% off for me and one to share for my Birthday this week, would’ve sooner had coffee and cake. Never ever had a freebie with Sparks xx

    • Michelle P.

      You never ever get freebies!! All you get is bombarded with emails as I do #getagrip Sparks @ M&S

      • Savvy64

        It’s not a great reward card and not particularly worth having. Ok charities benefit which is good but not great otherwise. 

        • selina63

          what free voucher for a coffee and cake. Load of rubbish