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My Laking National Loyalty Rewards Card

September 16, 2016

I’ve been loyal to National Bookstore for a while now and applying for their loyalty rewards card is something I had no regrets doing. I earn points for each purchase I make which will become e-purse to pay for my next item if I wanted. It is actually one of the many rewards card I have that I really use and I never leave my house without. 


What is “Laking National” National Bookstore Loyalty Program anyway? 

“Laking National” National Bookstore Loyalty Program works like any other rewards card in the country. You apply for the card, pay a minimum amount for membership fee (or collect receipts for free card) and present your card every time you purchase a product to a particular store or service. I personally shop at National Bookstore and I bet every Pinoy has and will always be National Bookstore junkie. It is like heaven for a self-confessed bookworm and planner addict like me. It houses almost every school and office supply you need plus other unexpected materials you didn’t even know you will be in need of.

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How to be a Laking Nation Card Holder
  1. Pay 100pesos membership fee at any National Bookstore counter. There is a discount for students as long as you present a valid school ID. Discount membership price is 60pesos.
  2. You can also present any single or accumulated receipts worth 5,000pesos from National Bookstore within the past 12-months.
  3. Next you will need to fill out the Laking National Card Membership Application Form and submit to the Customer Service Counter.
  4. Wait for your Laking National Card to be released. You may now sign at the back of the card and use your card in return of reward points immediately.
*No online application available
**Collection of receipts is not applicable for renewal of card.

Point System

Purchases earn one (1) point for every one peso spent at National Bookstore. This means if you buy worth 2000pesos of supply you are entitled for 200 points. 

Now every 1000 points get you 10pesos e-purse loaded to you Laking National Card you can redeem anytime.

Additional Notes:
  • Your Laking National Card must be presented upon payment to earn corresponding points.
  • Items on discount (Cut Price, sale, markdown, coupons, employee, using Courtesy Card, etc.) (2) whole sale discount, (3) purchases from Ticket World, (4) mobile phone load, (5) purchases of NBS gift certificates, (6) purchases using ePurse, and (7) other items or services that NBS at its sole discretion, may exclude from earning points.
  • However, purchase made with Sodexo Gift Certificates can will still earn points.
  • Laking National Card is not valid for online purchases.
Benefits of Becoming Laking National Card Holder

  1. Get discounts and special offers on books and school supplies on specific occasions.
  2. Free git-wrapping service on special occasions such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day and Graduation.
  3. Receive free email alerts on in-store promotions and events.
  4. Have discounts and freebies from partner establishments.
  5. Pre-sale privilege during Cut Price Book Sale
  6. Free Premium item for every 1000pesos accumulated purchase on National Bookstore’s Anniversary Month, October
  7. Have special privilege on in-store events like free entrance ticket for one companion i.e. book signing
  8. Exclusive Quick Shop Service for a minimum purchase of 1000pesos.
  9. There is a Sign-up bonus worth 1,000 points.
  10. There is a Renewal bonus worth 1,000 points.
Card Expiration and Renewal
  • The Laking National Card is valid for three (3) years from date of application and/or renewal. It remains as property of NBS and is non-transferable.
  • There is a renewal fee of 100pesos charged to the card holder. 
  • Card Holder must renew card within one (month) before validity of earned points expires. Receipt for the renewal fee is valid for thirty days (30) from the date of payment and can only be used in the same branch where the payment was made.  Points earned by cardholders who do not renew within one (1) month from the expiry date will be forfeited.
PROS:
  • Everyone goes and buys at National Bookstore so you’ll definitely need this loyalty rewards card
  • Easy to sign up and apply
  • One card can be used by others which is a nice deal
  • You can check your points online via this link http://www.nationalbookstore.com/lakingnational/
CON:
  • 1 pesos equals 1 point BUT you need 1,000 points to get a 10pesos e-purse
Before my Laking National Card expired last July I was able to use my points and it turned out I have around 310 e-purse wallet. I got myself the book The Room by Emma Donoghue and I only need an additional of 60pesos to avail the book. This is super cool by the way! I’m thinking of renewing my card to avail the 1000points bonus.

Final Notes from SavingsPinay

In my opinion having the Laking National Card by National Bookstore is a good idea. You can totally use the card as National Bookstore is everywhere. The membership fee is budget-friendly as well as renewal fee. Also better to get your card now or renew it because October is coming and it is National Bookstore’s anniversary. You might get amazing deals!!!

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Clariza Glino

Izza of SavingsPinay promotes financial literacy for the young and young at heart by providing insights and tips on budgeting, saving, investing and online entrepreneurship. Aside from this blog she also writes at www.izzaglino.com, a beauty and lifestyle blog for frugal Pinays and manages, www.izzagevents.com, a wedding and event business since 2011. For inquiries, topic suggestions or future collaborations email her at izza@savingspinay.ph