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Tesco ClubCard Deals Loophole! Get 100 points (worth £4) for a £1.52 spend!

edited 10 November 2009 at 7:26PM in Shop but don't drop
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edited 10 November 2009 at 7:26PM in Shop but don't drop
This has now been replaced with the full

Tesco Loophole Guide

please go there for all the updates





16 October 2007

What's the loophole?

Buy, online or instore, any two selected Johnson's products and you get 100 Clubcard points. The cheapest product on offer is 200g baby powder at 76p; thus you spend £1.52. Yet 100 Clubcard points can be converted into £4 worth of Clubcard deals so...

...you're making £2.48 profit for each £1.52 spent...



...due to the bonus points, every time you do this (or a little less if you buy other products).

This is identical to the famous 'beef in gravy' loophole

The last time this happened was the 'Birds Eye Beef in Gravy' loophole and there many people bought 100s of packets (again due to this site and the weekly e-mail) which was all over the papers. One person even had a holiday in New Zealand after buying just a couple of hundreds quids worth.

Tesco's rules on the subject

According to Tesco, bulk buying of more than ten of the same product, in one go, is frowned upon (in general the till will flag this up to the cashier), but this differs from store to store depending on stock quantity.

Even so, by buying 10 baby powders it'll cost £7.60, but net you £20 to spend on ClubCard Deals. As the offer's on for a few weeks, do this for each weekly shop and you'll end up accumulating serious dosh; though they may be in short supply with 1.5 million MoneySavers raiding the shelves (so always check the 100 bonus points sign is there).

It should be noted though, if Tesco believes you're abusing the deal, it does have the right to not give you the points; though it'd be a big PR problem for it.

What are Tesco Clubcard Deals

Let me stress something; 100 Clubcard points are only worth £1 if you use them in-store. This loophole only works if you use them on Tesco's special Clubcard Deals vouchers, where you can redeem four times the vouchers face value (e.g. if you have £100 worth of vouchers in store, you can, for example, exchange these for £400 in holiday vouchers). So the first thing to do is check there's something you actually need/use in the Deals brochure.

Deals available include money off holidays, theme park entrance, restaurant dining, jewellery, car hire, hotels plus many, many more; though do carefully look at the deals often the price is on the list price, whereas you may be able to get it cheaper (e.g. list price £40, yet its usually discounted to £30; yet as you're only spending a £10 voucher its usually still a big gain). Have a look at Tesco's website to check out all the ClubCard Deals available and see if you'd use them before doing this.

For full details read Loyalty Schemes: Tesco ClubCard.

Haven't got a ClubCard?

Pick one up at your nearest store and start collecting points straight away.

What to do with all that talcum powder

There's only so much you can use in a day to pamper your body, so some helpful MoneySavers created a fun discussion to bounce around ideas for alternative uses for talcum powder. Alternatively its worth noting that the UK's soldiers are looking for donations for Christmas parcels and Talcum Powders on there; so you may decide to buy, gain and do a civic duty

Martin


P.S. Thanks to MoneySaver Eager_Elephant directly below for such a good top spot!


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  • Eager_ElephantEager_Elephant Forumite
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    Hi,

    I have searched the site and cannot see that anyone has posted this so I hope they haven't.

    Tesco have an offer on at the moment for Johnsons Baby Products.

    If you buy 2 Johnson baby products they give you 100 clubcard points.

    The cheapest item is Johnsons Baby Powder 200g (small) for 76p so 2 of these are £1.52 but you get 100 points. Convert these to clubcard deals gives you £4.00 worth so a profit there of £2.48 and loads of powder.

    Go to Tesco.com which shows the full range on the offer which is on until 13/11.

    Other items this will work on are:

    Johnsons Moisturising Cream 100ml - 98p each (so a profit of £2.04)
    Johnsons Baby Soap 4 pack - £1.18 each (£1.64 profit )
    Johons Bedtime Oil 300ml - £1.67 each (66p profit)
    Johnsons Baby POwder 500ml - £1.68 each (64p profit)
    Johnsons Cotton Bud Drum - £1.39 each (£1.22 profit)

    But none of the above give a greater profit than the small powder.

    Hope this helps someone

    EE
  • is this instore too?
  • Eager_ElephantEager_Elephant Forumite
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    Yes it is

    I was in one this afternoon stocking up - but what do I do with tons of baby powder - we won't be able to work through it any time soon!!!
  • BeclesBecles Forumite
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    Yes it is and there are other items included too.

    I've got a huge selection of baby toiletries in my baby's wardrobe now :o

    We'll get through them eventually :rolleyes:
    Here I go again on my own....
  • soozsooz Forumite
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    Yes it is

    I was in one this afternoon stocking up - but what do I do with tons of baby powder - we won't be able to work through it any time soon!!!


    pretend it's snow...and learn to ski
  • rockyroserockyrose Forumite
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    sooz wrote: »
    pretend it's snow...and learn to ski


    My coffees just been sprayed over the floor
    very funny-cheered me out of the Monday morning blues lol!
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  • ClowanceClowance Forumite
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    doesn't work on baby wipes sadly, but does anyone know if you get say 200 points if you buy 4 of the above list, or can you only get 100 at a time?
    :j Don't forget quidco/topcashback - I do!:j
  • rockyroserockyrose Forumite
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    Clowance wrote: »
    doesn't work on baby wipes sadly, but does anyone know if you get say 200 points if you buy 4 of the above list, or can you only get 100 at a time?

    You do get the multiples of 100 eg buy 6 talc get 300 points.
    :A NI FEIDIR ACH LE DIA BREITHIUNAS A DHEANAMH ORM
  • good deal...is it actually advertised in the store or is it a mistake?
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  • BeclesBecles Forumite
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    Yes it's advertised in store. Just buy any 2 of the items with yellow shelf edge labels to get the points.

    You can buy as many as you like and get multiples of 100 points. eg - If you bought 20, you would get 1000 points!
    Here I go again on my own....
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