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Great 'Best Tesco Rewards' Hunt

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Shop but don't drop
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Shop but don't drop
Great 'Best Tesco Rewards' Hunt

Spend Tesco points in store and they're worth 1p, convert them to deals and they're worth up to three times more. Yet not every Tesco Reward deal is good; often, offers can beaten by using 2for1s, discounts or codes. So we want to know what rewards do you convert Tesco points to? Which are good, why do you like them and which do you steer clear of?


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  • edited 6 May 2011 at 12:05PM
    bsuijebsuije Forumite
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    Last summer we did a tour of Scotland and stayed 3 or 4 nights at youth hostels - all paid for by the vouchers! Absolutely brilliant!! This year, we're saving the vouchers for a similar holiday to Wales. :D

    Other than that, I find that the vouchers are good value at restaurants - used to use them for Bella Italia.

    As for no-no deals: cinema tickets, as they are cheaper to buy at normal price (at least where I live)!
  • babymoneyblaggerbabymoneyblagger Forumite
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    absolutely worth it ... Chef and Brewer vouchers!! you only pay for drinks if you have enough vouchers to cover the whole meal, the food at the Gatwick Manor restaurant was fantastic and so was the service - great for when you are off on your hols as right next to premier inn at gatwick.
    Comp wins 2013:160 finish quantum tabs, 2xtickets private screening of prisoners(Jake n Hugh 2)
    Lights4you - Battery powered Rose Lights,
    £120 worth of local symphony orchestra concerts, Bulmers bottle n beanie hat, Imperial Leather Batiste dry shampoo & tanning stuff (thanks Genie).
  • mazzaottmazzaott Forumite
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    We've had excellent deals with Virgin Holidays through Tesco Clubcard points. Last year we got £3590 off a month's holiday for 2 to Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Thailand. Booked before the £700 each max was introduced. We have just returned from two weeks in Singapore and Bali and got £1400 off. We also booked for Dubai and Sri Lanka for next February with another £1400 off. Of course if you book now you can only get a max of £500 off each person's holiday, but we've been places we only ever dreamed of and only paying ourselves what a decent hotel in the Med would cost.
  • edited 6 May 2011 at 12:05PM
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    edited 6 May 2011 at 12:05PM
    £50 in Tesco vouchers buys a year's Merlin Pass - the ideal birthday present for my roller coaster mad DS as it gives him free entry to Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Legoland, Chessington etc plus discounts within the parks. It is a good deal for him because he lives within easy travel of two parks and belongs to a club that visits roller coasters regularly.

    I'm getting DD's wedding dress cleaned, packed in acid-free tissue paper and boxed for £60 in Tesco vouchers. Normally this would cost £180! In a town that has no independent dry cleaners this is a good deal.
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  • tillycat123tillycat123 Forumite
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    mazzaott wrote: »
    We've had excellent deals with Virgin Holidays through Tesco Clubcard points. Last year we got £3590 off a month's holiday for 2 to Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Thailand. Booked before the £700 each max was introduced. We have just returned from two weeks in Singapore and Bali and got £1400 off. We also booked for Dubai and Sri Lanka for next February with another £1400 off. Of course if you book now you can only get a max of £500 off each person's holiday, but we've been places we only ever dreamed of and only paying ourselves what a decent hotel in the Med would cost.

    Blimy charlie, This many points can't be got with regular purchases surely? I have the Tesco credit card regulary 2K plus a month and only rake up enough points for a few meals out.
  • _nate_nate Forumite
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    BA Miles. It's a very long term strategy, but if you save them up using several different ways (including BA American Express cards) and then redeem them in business or first class (especially when they have a reward flight sale) then you get astounding value for money.
  • edited 6 May 2011 at 12:06PM
    PippaGammonPippaGammon Forumite
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    Days out (Drusillas is our favourite haunt) - fantastic value even though it is only 3 times face value now. It makes a day out with the extended family (10 of us) affordable. We have also had many holidays over the years including a week on a narrowboat, a week in a mobile home and then on a boat in France last year, city breaks in Switzerland (Lucerne & Interlaken) and Italy (Rome & Venice), a couple of nights on the Isle of Wight and a couple more on Hayling Island - not quite in the same league as the Virgin Far East holidays, but definitely worth it.
  • russetredrussetred Forumite
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    I'm another for virgin holidays.Before they capped your voucher limit We got a free holiday to Egypt with cosmos. We paid half price to go to Kenya and I'm looking at a saving of around £2500 off a sri lankan holiday next year none of which I could afford without Tesco clubcard.
    "Sometimes life sucks....but the alternative is unacceptable."
  • topgrannytopgranny Forumite
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    Last August I used £20 worth of vouchers to take out an annual family pass for Trentham Gardens. We don't live far away and go there fairly often. Not only do we get entrance to the gardens and kids' play area for us and up to 3 children (would normally be about £27 a time) but anything we buy in the huge Blue Diamond sales area and garden centre gets 10% off with our card. We can also eat in the restaurants and cafe with 10% off. My daughter, daughter-in-law and I go there for a meal and shop whenever one of us has a birthday, plus DH and I take our grandsons regularly during the year.

    I know it's not practical for everyone but I'll definitely be renewing our cards in August.
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  • BobbinAlongBobbinAlong Forumite
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    Clubcard vouchers opened the way to Europe for us - £30 of clubcard vouchers at last year's 4x value got us both ways on the channel tunnel last summer and we camped our way down to the Med and back. Planning the same again this year but to take son to university in Germany.
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