This is how to get free shopping vouchers for travelling green in Milton Keynes

A new rewards scheme is launching to give MK people free shopping vouchers if they ditch the car and use greener and healthier methods of travel.

By Sally Murrer
Tuesday, 24th May 2022, 3:21 pm

The council is piloting a new rewards system through Betterpoints, a national campaign which encourages people to use healthier and more sustainable ways to get around.

Residents can download the Betterpoints Get Around MK App and notch up automatic points if they walk, cycle, use the bus, or travel by MK Connect or the Enterprise Car Club.

The points can be exchanged for free money off vouchers for major retailers such as Currys, Ikea, John Lewis, Pizza Express and many more.

Cycling to work or the shops will earn points

Alternatively, people have the option to donate their points to local charities, including MK Snap and Medical Detection Dogs.

The campaign is now live until the end of September and more information is available here.

The Betterpoints Get Around MK app is available to download for free on Apple and Android devices. Every month one winner will be chosen at random to win a £50 voucher of their choice or 50,000 Betterpoints.

The council is keen for local independent businesses to take part. Any queries should be directed to [email protected]

The app will add points automatically

Cabinet member for Climate Action and Sustainability, Cllr Jennifer Wilson-Marklew said: “We hope the incentive of useful retail vouchers will motivate more people to try healthy and sustainable travel options. It’s an easy way to grab some freebies from your favourite shops or donate to charity all while getting fit and doing your bit for the environment. Many people have already racked up several points and I’d encourage everyone else to do the same.”