How to spend your Greenredeem rewards in Newmarket - and beyond
Last week, Journal deputyeditor Graham Turner joined the new Anglian Water rewards scheme, Greenredeem. Seven days on and we check back with him to see how it is going.
I’m a week in and already I’ve earned 350 Greenredeem points, for taking some online hints and tips on the website.
And at the same time I’m starting to think a bit differently about how I use water at home. It’s really easy to turn the tap off when brushing my teeth, but I never realised how much water flowed down the plughole when I didn’t. Being rewarded for something really makes you think differently.
With some points ‘in the bank’, I decided to see what I could get out of the scheme. One of my favourite places for coffee in Newmarket is the Pantry, and so I popped in to take advantage of their reward – any takeaway hot drink for £1. I printed the reward off at home, although I could use the app or get it sent to me in the post.A few minutes later I was the proud owner of a steaming latte for £1, and all because I was being a bit more water savvy – not bad.
We had a reader contact us last week about Greenredeem – they said it was a shame that you needed a computer or phone to take part, as their elderly mum wanted to join up. Having checked with Greenredeem we were able to get their mum in contact with the Greenredeem call centre. The call centre team can help with everything over the phone, during normal office hours. That’s great to know as it looks like everyone can take part. Call 0344 409 9490 (charges apply).
I discovered that as well as choosing from rewards for me, I can also use my points to help charities. My points can be donated to a variety of good causes, including Cancer Research, Help for Heroes, Great Ormond Street Hospital and the RNLI. It’s something to keep up my sleeve but looks quite easy – I can just choose how many points to donate and the charity with the most points at the end of the scheme gets a cash grant of £1,000.