MSE News: Tesco slashes Clubcard points to finance price drop

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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Shop but don't drop
This is the discussion thread for the following MSE News Story:

"Tesco has slashed the number of Clubcard points shoppers can earn at the same time it announces the 'Big Price Drop'"


  • Ok it's annoying but it is a free benefit that they provide.

    Anything is better than nothing - especially when it's free.
  • KxMxKxMx Forumite
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    Any guesses as how likely a repeat of xmas "double up" promo on clubcard vouchers will be now? Would be great to turn my £20 into £40 as using it as money off a new tv.
  • JimmyTheWigJimmyTheWig Forumite
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    Presumably by "most popular rewards" they mean most popular (i.e. cheapest) for Tesco?
  • fannyanna wrote: »
    Ok it's annoying but it is a free benefit that they provide.

    Anything is better than nothing - especially when it's free.

    It's not free - it's factored in to all prices across the board. This is equivalent to a universal 1% price rise.
  • I really hope that the price reductions are decent and not just on luxury I'd much rather have a cheaper bog standard loaf of brown bread reduced in price than a luxury (to me) foccacia.

    Clubcard rewards have been our only way of having a break in the past, whether that be a caravan break or a meal out and I'm sorry that double points are ending. However, 4x on pizza express again is great! :D I just hope that they don't reduce it any further in the coming months..
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  • VT82VT82 Forumite
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    I don't use Tesco for my 'big' shops, so I already get a good chunk of my points from petrol (on my Tesco credit card), green bag reusing, and points boosting vouchers. So I'm not too bothered, and rather glad of the increase to 4x value for Pizza Express and Strada.
  • edited 22 September 2011 at 4:54PM
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    edited 22 September 2011 at 4:54PM
    I suspect its getting absolutely hammered by Asda's 10% cheaper guarantee - now is not the economic climate to be seen as complacently more expensive than your major rival. Once I discovered mysupermarket and realised that Asda was roughly 10% cheaper, Tesco got the boot (albeit that cheekily I still use a Tesco credit card so gather Tesco points on my Asda shopping!). £5 or £6 a week in grocery savings dwarfs anything I can save on clubcard points.
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  • IdiophreakIdiophreak Forumite
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    Personally, I'm pleased to be getting the 4x multiplier back - makes it seem much more worthwhile changing in for rewards (in fact, I've only done about a tenner since it became 3x, so have plenty to do at 4x again ;)) - and I generally use them for pizza express etc anyway.

    I guess, ultimately, whether I'm better off overall or not will depend on just *how much* they slash their prices. Suffice to say I won't be holding my breath :)
  • jamespirjamespir Forumite
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    shame but at least we still get them but hopefully will still be a bonus
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  • tgroom57tgroom57 Forumite
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    I'd like to see what tesco do with the redspottedhanky rail tickets. Will that stay at 3x ?

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