Freshpoints – What Is It?


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You may or may not have heard about freshPOINTS by now. If you haven’t, let me explain what it’s all about:

freshPOINTS allows you to earn rewards while you grocery shop.

It’s simple, all you have to do is:

  • Download the app – Available on the Apple Itunes store
  • Check into any grocery store to earn points and see the offers
  • Scan the barcode of any purchased grocery items
  • Rate & share purchases over social media
  • Redeem points for gift cards

Available gift cards include: Amazon, Air Canada, Cineplex, Subway, Sunwing, Bon Appetit, Samba Days Gift Experiences, Jack Astors, Starbucks, Futureshop, Best Buy, Bath & Body Works, Chapters, Kobo, The Keg, and Esso.

You receive 50 points just for signing up.

Please, if you do sign up, use erica for the promo/referral code.

You can read more about FreshPOINTS right here!

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  1. teachermum says:

    And…not everyone has a phone with data…

  2. Jessica says:

    Heres what I don’t understand and hopefully someone can help me out here… how are they going to know if you purchased the products? How are they to know your not just going around the store and snapping pictures of items in the aisles without purchasing it? I don’t really get how this works so if anyone can help out or explain a bit more that would be great!

  3. Jenny says:

    What I don’t get is when trying to sign up it asks for a promo code…where do I get that???

  4. Jenny says:

    What I don’t get is when you try to sign up it asks for a promo code, where do you get that ??

  5. melody says:

    I was thinking the same thing it seems to good to be true if you don’t have to scan a receipt or proof of purchase. So what I’m thinking is it says when you go to a store you sign into the store and see the offers. Well maybe it knows if you are scanning a barcode while in a store. That is the only thing I can think of. It certainly doesn’t stop you from scanning barcodes at a friends house but there has to be a way to prevent people from just going into a store and scanning codes there. Everyone would do that and the program would go under. What do you guys think?

    • Jessica says:

      That was my exact same concern. I guess it’s something new so they’ll eventually figure out people are cheating (if they are!) and change it within time.

  6. Mary says:

    I was in a store yesterday trying to check in but the app said I was 0.5kms away yet I was in the store. I even drove to the end of parking lot to see where it thought the store was located and I ran out of room. So it should the store as being in the middle of a field. I tried to contact the company but there contact box isn’t loading correctly.

  7. Krista says:

    It doesn’t matter if you buy a product or not. Here is an article that explains more.

  8. Jacquie says:

    Interesting idea once the glitches are worked out & everyone is on a level field. Thanks for he referral, Erica!

  9. Joanne says:

    Maybe the same as the store security scans at the door if you didn’t pay when you get to the door the scanner goes off. With this company maybe when you didn’t pay it will not scan

  10. Maddie - FreshPoints says:

    Hello Everyone!

    My name is Maddie – I am the Community Manager for FreshPoints! If you ever have any questions about the FreshPoints program, feel free to contact me through our Facebook page or by email at You can also check out our FAQ here

    I have noticed that a lot of people are asking how we know if the items you scanned have actually been purchased and wondering what prevents people from scanning everything in sight. Well, we have plans to evolve FreshPoints into a more personalized list-based tool down the road, so the more accurately you record your purchases, the more relevant the app will become for you.

    Happy scanning 🙂


  11. Lesley says:

    Any chance this app will be available for android phones?

  12. Kris says:

    Sounds good in theory…but I have a 4th Gen. iPod touch. Not everyone has a smart phone and not every store has free wifi. Plus from the sound of everyone’s questions, it seems they should have worked out the bugs before rolling it out…

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