Have no idea how to spend Tesco points...

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Discount Codes 'n Vouchers
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paulabearpaulabear Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Discount Codes 'n Vouchers
Hiya, please could someone answer a couple of questions about Tesco clubcard points? We've been collecting them for ages but don't know how to spend them! Also, is there a way of finding out online how many we actually have?
Thank you so much, I know they're silly questions :o
I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick @ss.... and I'm all out of bubblegum.

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  • edited 30 July 2009 at 9:36PM
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    edited 30 July 2009 at 9:36PM
    They are not silly questions, no such thing!

    Google Tesco Clubcard, then register your details and Clubcard number on the Tesco site. Then yes, you can check your points value under 'my account' (or sometimes it says 'your account' which is quite confusing...).

    Then look on the Tesco Rewards - previously Tesco Deals - part of the site ('how to spend your vouchers') for the best value as you can get up to 4 x the face value of any vouchers you have already received. You will be sent some more quarterly vouchers in August, then you can convert those to Tesco Rewards as well. You can convert them online using the code number on them, just putting the Reward of your choice in your virtual basket just like when shopping.

    We use ours for holidays, Days Out at zoos etc and Merlin Annual Passes (almost unlimited entry to Chessington, Alton Towers, Legoland, Thorpe Park, Sea Life, London Eye, Dungeons, Tussauds, London Aquarium, etc...).

    Other people use their vouchers to convert to Meals Out or Airmiles, or Experience Days, magazine subs, Cineworld tickets, Xmas Panto tickets (seasonal offer) or RAC membership, etc, to get up to 4 x the face value. Or as last resort double up the value instore at the CS desk, to get twice the value on wine, toys, clothes, cosmetics, etc.

    The Tesco website should tell you everything you need to know. Just don't spend the vouchers instore for just the face value, that really would be a waste for any MSEer.

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  • paulabearpaulabear Forumite
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    Thank you so much for all that useful info! and love your signature thingy :)
    I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick @ss.... and I'm all out of bubblegum.
  • It's a shame they put expiry dates on these vouchers, as that stops you saving up for bigger treats if you are a small spender with tesco.
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  • JoolzSJoolzS Forumite
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    It's a shame they put expiry dates on these vouchers, as that stops you saving up for bigger treats if you are a small spender with tesco.
    That's because they don't like small spenders. I use my vouchers as cash because I am a small spender, and fully intend to keep it that way.

    Julie
  • thebrow2000thebrow2000 Forumite
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    I looked into airmiles and do not think they are the best way to spend - days out and restaurants seem the best value.
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  • edited 31 July 2009 at 7:34PM
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    edited 31 July 2009 at 7:34PM
    It's a shame they put expiry dates on these vouchers, as that stops you saving up for bigger treats if you are a small spender with tesco.

    JoolzS wrote: »
    That's because they don't like small spenders. I use my vouchers as cash because I am a small spender, and fully intend to keep it that way.

    Julie


    But the expiry dates on Tesco Clubcard vouchers are valid for 2 years!

    So even if you only get about £10 per quarter in vouchers, you could save them all for the 2 years and even if you only had £80-worth, it would convert to up to £320 in Rewards. As reward vouchers themselves are then valid a further six months you could even convert another quarter's worth of vouchers on top of that before they all expire, giving you £360 which would get you a very nice reward.

    At the very least, I'm hoping you have checked out the items you can get double-face-value on? If you ever buy clothing, wine, toys, cosmetics and whatever else they allow double the value on, then you'd be wasting your money not to get them doubled at the CS desk on the way instore...

    Oh yes, and I am also a very, very, very small spender in Tesco! In terms of spending real money I bet I spend less than any of the people looking at this thread. I have 4 children and rarely spend more than 50p on my grocery shopping, after coupons. :D:rotfl:
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    I always use my Tesco points on Airmiles.. you get 60 airmiles for only £2.50 voucher, it means you can get a free flight to Europe for only £6.25 vouchers!!

    I think it's one of the best deals...
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    can yu use the airmiles on any airline? what do you do once you have them? the airmiles I mean?
    Alisha2008 wrote: »
    I always use my Tesco points on Airmiles.. you get 60 airmiles for only £2.50 voucher, it means you can get a free flight to Europe for only £6.25 vouchers!!

    I think it's one of the best deals...
    Ellie :cool:

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  • SUESMITH_2SUESMITH_2 Forumite
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    dont forget that if your vouchers are coming to to their expiry date you can convert themto deals and then send them back to be recredited, they then get added onto your next mailing therefore giving you another 2 years to save them iyswim
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    You can also ring them up if they are about to expire , and will cancell and reissue them
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