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    #1

    loyalty card

    Hello.

    One of my friends works at a drinking establishment, which is called "Izakaya" in Japanese, and he asked me to translate the language they use when serving foreign customers into English.

    At the "Izakaya", they give each customer a card called a "point card" in Japanese.
    (I think the English equivalent is called a "loyalty card" or a "rewards card".)

    I'm trying to explain how the card works in English, and I'm stuck. I'd really appreciate it if you could help me.

    Are the following sentences natural?
    Do they make sense?

    This is a loyalty/rewards card.
    3% of every payment you make will be given back to you as loyalty points.

    Each point is equivalent to 1 yen, and every time you get 1000 points, you can use them as a coupon worth 1000 yen.

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    Re: loyalty card

    CardNot A Teacher

    In BrE we might also call a card like that a points card, using the plural form of point.
    I think that your sentences make sense although rather than 'payment you make' I think 'purchase you make' is more common in BrE.

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    Re: loyalty card

    I concur, I think 'purchase you make' sounds better. 'Payment you make' sounds like a some kind of credit card, which confuses the issue.

    These are known as customer loyalty cards in AmE, usually just shortened to loyalty cards. Rewards card is also used.

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