* Updated Nov-18 with Winter 2018/19 Offer
If you time your purchase right, you could get a Nespresso machine & Aeroccino for under £70, AND get Nespresso £75 Club Reward without taking a subscription. Nespresso runs fairly regular welcome offer promotions in the UK with either account credit (in the form of Nespresso Club Reward credit) or free milk frothers. Usually you can buy directly from Nespresso, but the best offers come when you buy from retailers such as Amazon, John Lewis, Currys, Argos etc. The offers have varied from year to year and season to season, but its not long after one promotion ends that another one starts.
The amount of credit you get varies depending on the type of machine, and whether you buy a milk frother (Aeroccino). Recently, the offer has been £40-45 of gift cards for a machine on its own, or £60-75 for a machine and Aeroccino bundle. The account credit can then be spent on capsules, cups, biscuits etc from one of their stores (or boutiques) or online for next day delivery.
If you time your purchase right and combine a decent sale from the retailers with a Nespresso UK promotion (Black Friday is a great opportunity), you can pick up a new machine with an Aeroccino for £60-70, and receive gift cards worth £75. Each capsule costs between 30-40p, so this is the equivalent of 150-200 capsules (more on that below).
How often does Nespresso run a promotion in the UK ?
Fairly regularly. I have compiled this list of most recent promotions from offers that have been listed on various deals websites, and those that I have purchased from myself.
- Year End 2018/19 – 120/150 Free Capsules (Article Here)
- 24th October 2018 to 31st January 2019
- 120 free capsules with Vertuo (worth £60)
- 150 free capsules with Original (worth £50)
- Free Travel Mug worth £18 with Additional Purchase of 100 extra capsules
- Spring 2018 – £60/£40 Nespresso Club Reward.
- 21st March 2018 to 31st May 2018.
- £60 Club Reward when bought with Aeroccino, £40 Club Reward without.
- Credit must be spent by 31st December 2018.
- No mention whether this is issued as one Account Credit, or multiples of £25 like they have in the past.
- Winter 2017/18 – £75/£45 Nespresso Club Reward.
- 21st October 2017 to 31st January 2018
- £75 (3 x £25) Club Reward when bought with an Aeroccino, £45 (3 x £15) Club Reward for machine on its own.
- The first Club Reward is applied to your account immediately, the subsequent awards are posted within 10 days of the previous reward being spent.
- Summer 2017 – Free Aeroccino with £150 capsules.
- 26th July 2017 -30th September 2017
- Spring 2017 – £60/£40 Nespresso Club Reward
- 29th March 2017 -June 4th 2017
- £60 Club Reward with Aeroccino, £40 without.
- Applications received by end of 30th June 2017
If you know the details of a promotion that I have missed above, please email me them to me so I can add them to the list.
Terms & Conditions of previous Nespresso UK Promotions
Nespresso Offers for New Customers and Existing Customers
In the past, Nespresso have restricted the account credit to new customers only (which forced many people, myself included, to buy machines in the names of cooperative friends or family), however lately the restriction tends to be limited to one credit per promotion period. With the promotion periods lasting only for a few months, you can switch machines regularly and still claim the gift cards.