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14 ways to boost your Tesco clubcard vouchers – from eating out to cinema tickets


TESCO Clubcards are a great way to earn points on your weekly shop, but spending them in store usually won’t get you the best deals.

Instead, you can exchange the vouchers for experience days, restaurant meals, and even a haircut and get up to three times their face value.

Tesco Clubcard owners can save money on everything from barber trips and gym sessions to holidays and days out

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Tesco Clubcard owners can save money on everything from barber trips and gym sessions to holidays and days outCredit: PA:Press Association

Normally, you collect one point for every £1 you spend with Tesco or F&F in store or online. You also get one point for every £2 you spend on Tesco fuel.

These points then add up to vouchers, and you get given one worth £1.50 for every 150 points you collect.

In a nutshell, this means you have to spend £150 at Tesco or F&F to get a £1.50 voucher, with each point having a value of just 1p.

But by exchanging the vouchers with Tesco’s reward partners, you can get a much better deal.

Here are the 15 best ways to boost the value of your Tesco Clubcard points and vouchers.

Completing surveys

Filling in Shopper Thoughts surveys will give you 25 points each. That means you can boost your total points whenever you have a spare five minutes.

If you’ve recently done a Tesco shop you can also earn an extra 25 points for a 15 minute survey giving feedback on your experiences.

Days out

You can get up to three times the value of your vouchers on hundreds of days out including theme parks, zoos and museums.

For instance, every 50p worth of vouchers will buy you £1.50 towards Alton Towers, Legoland, and an English Heritage Membership.

You can browse all the available days out, entertainment and experience days on the Tesco website.

Restaurant meals

Restaurants are another great way to boost points with deals available at several chains.

You can triple the face value of Tesco vouchers at:

Cinema tickets

Cinemas have been allowed to open, and have loads of must-see films that had their release dates delayed due to lockdown.

It’s great news for film fans, as you can get three times the value of your Clubcard vouchers to spend if you book with Cineworld.

You can use your Clubcard vouchers to pay in part or in full for cinema tickets online and to treat yourself to snacks and drinks.

How do I sign up for Tesco Clubcard vouchers?

HERE’S what you need to know about Tesco’s Clubcard scheme and how to get rewards vouchers to spend at restaurants.

You first need to sign up for a Clubcard, which you can join online for free on Tesco’s website.

Once you’ve received it, each time you spend £1 in store and online you get one point when you scan your card or app.

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You also get one point for every £2 spent on fuel.

One point equals 1p, so 150 points gets you £1.50, for example.

You have to have a minimum of 150 points to request a voucher.

Once you have enough points, you can now turn them into vouchers of the face value to spend in store, or you can triple their worth to spend at reward partners, including certain restaurants.

You can request and receive vouchers within 24 hours on your Clubcard account online or on the Clubcard app.

For full terms and conditions about faster vouchers, visit Tesco’s website.

Otherwise, you can wait to have your vouchers posted to you from Tesco, which happens every quarter.

Holidays

There are absolutely loads of ways to boost your points by going on holiday, perfect for when travel restrictions ease.

You can get three times the face value of vouchers on the travel itself, including £15 for £5 vouchers on Eurostar, 600 British Airways Avios points for every £2.50 of vouchers, and £1.50 for every 50p worth of vouchers on Royal Caribbean international.

You’ll also triple the value om ABC boat hire, Al Fresco Holidays and Butlins Family Breaks.

There’s also loads of hotel deals including Hotels.com, Hilton Hotels UK & Ireland and Warner Leisure Hotels.

You can even get money off your car hire and airport parking.

To view all of the holiday and travel deals available check out the dedicated page on the Tesco website.

Breakdown cover

Motorists can turn every 50p in vouchers towards £1.50 off their breakdown cover with RAC.

If you don’t have enough vouchers for the cover you’d like you can still top up using a debit or credit card.

  • If you’re a new customer click here to get a quote for the cover you need
  • If you already have RAC breakdown cover using your Tesco Clubcard vouchers, click here for more information on the options you have when it’s up for renewal.

Jewellery

If you fancy some new bling, then you can boost your points with Goldsmith jewellers.

Goldsmith also repair and service watches, clean jewellery, give valuations, and do engravings.

Your voucher code can only be used in one of Goldsmiths 100 stores nationwide and are not valid online.

But you will get a boost as each 50p voucher will get you £1.50 towards your new diamonds, watches or other jewels.

Find out more here.

How to reclaim your lost Clubcard points

IT’S easy to claim back lost Clubcard points so you don’t miss out

First log in to the Clubcard section on Tesco.com and click on the “My Vouchers” tab which shows your voucher history, including which points haven’t been spent yet.

These unused ones can then instantly be spent online. To use them in store, you’ll need to print the vouchers yourself.

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Bear in mind that you’ll have to make sure you’re registered with Tesco first to log into the website.

You can also sign up for Faster Vouchers – which means you don’t need to wait for your points statement every three months.

To do this log into your Clubcard account and select the button that turns your points into vouchers.

Select “request vouchers” and the vouchers will appear in your account within 24 hours.

Gym subscriptions

If you’re trying to lose some lockdown weight you could put your vouchers towards Hussle partner gyms.

When you redeem your £2 voucher your Hussle account will be credited with either £6 or £15 which you can spend at any of the listed gyms and health clubs.

Visit the Tesco website for more information.

Online learning

Boost your knowledge and you’ll triple your Clubcard vouchers’ worth at the same time.

The New Skills Academy offers a range of courses from Floristry and Interior Design to Dog Grooming or even a Cupcake Academy.

There are over 750 courses to choose from and as well as using your Clubcard points the academy is also offering all Clubcard members 75% discounts on the entire course library.

Some of the most popular courses include:

  • The Complete Microsoft Excel Bundle
  • Nail Technician Diploma
  • The Complete SEND Diploma
  • Life Coaching Diploma
  • Level 2 Teaching Assistant Diploma
  • Garden Design and Maintenance Diploma

Sign up here.

If your kids are struggling after lockdown, you could also use the vouchers for SchoolOnline.co.uk English and maths tuition.

You’ll get £1.50 for every 50p worth of vouchers and subscriptions start at £8.99 per month.

The courses include:

  • Over 1350 bite-size video tutorials in English and Maths for KS2 and GCSE
  • AQA, EdExcel and SATs examiners walk students through how to get better marks
  • 2020 Winner of Best Online Exam Revision Platform in SME UK Enterprise Awards

Find out more here.

Homeware

You can also exchange your vouchers for cash to be spent at the Denby Online Shop – and once again you’ll triple their value.

Denby is famous for its dinnerware, glass and cookware but you can also splash the cash on gifts and home décor.

See some of the most popular products here.

Supermarket loyalty schemes – which has one?

MOST UK supermarkets have loyalty schemes so customers can build up points and save money while they shop.

Here we round up what saving programmes you’ll find at the big brands.

  • Iceland: Unlike other stores, you don’t collect points with the Iceland Bonus Card. Instead, you load it up with money and Iceland will give you £1 for every £20 you save.
  • Lidl Plus: Lidl customers don’t collect points when they shop, and are instead rewarded with personalised vouchers that gives them money off at the till.
  • Morrisons: The My Morrisons: Make Good Things Happen replaces the More Card and rewards customers with personalised money off vouchers via the app.
  • Sainsbury’s: While Sainsbury’s doesn’t have a personal scheme, it does own the Nectar card which can also be used in Argos, eBay and other shops. You need 200 Nectar points to save up £1 to spend on your card. You need to spend at least £1 to get one Nectar point.
  • Tesco: Tesco Clubcard has over 17million members in the UK alone. You use it each time you shop and build up points that can be turned into vouchers – 150 points gets you a £1.50 voucher. Here you need to spend £1 in Tesco to get one point.
  • Waitrose: myWaitrose also doesn’t allow you to collect points but instead you’ll get access to free hot drinks, and discounts off certain brands in store.
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Magazines

You can get £1.50 per 50p voucher towards magazine subscriptions covering 80 different publishers and titles.

There’s something to suit every interest including fashion, cars, computers, home, celebrity, fishing, food and history.

Most of the subscriptions are for individual magazines making it easy to see what you get.

But Bauer and Hearst each publish a range of magazines, meaning you’ll then have to select your favourite – giving you even more titles to choose from

You can browse all the magazines available here.

Barbers

Did you know you can get your hair cut at the supermarket? Gould Barbers now has 34 shops, of which 33 can be found inside Tesco stores.

If you do need a trim, you’ll get £1.50 off the price for every 50p worth of vouchers you spend.

Find out more or book an appointment here.

Railcards

Railcards are a fantastic way to cut the cost of UK travel, often saving you a third on coaches and trains.

If you use your Tesco vouchers towards you’ll save even more money, usually getting £3 towards the railcard for every £1 worth of points.

Here’s the best deals:

Mobile phone bill

If you’re sick of hefty phone bills or need to upgrade your gadgets, then you can spend the vouchers in Tesco Mobile.

Be warned though, you only get £1 for every 50p worth of vouchers, so it’s not as good value as the other deals.

Find out more on the Tesco website.

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