How do I use the word 'redeem'?
January 26, 2013 1:12 PM Subscribe
I am writing copy for a loyalty program that has the usual 'earn points and redeem them for rewards' message.
However, I'm getting confused about how to use the word redeem.
Is it better/right to say 'redeem points for
products such as laptops', or redeem points on
products such as laptops' or 'redeem points against
products such as laptops'?
I am also considering suggesting we use the word 'spend' instead. It's a simpler and older word, and less tricksy to use.
Would that be better? Any thoughts?
posted by Summer to writing & language (15 answers total)