Today we will go through everything you need to know about Tesco Clubcard. As many of us know, Tesco is the largest supermarket in the UK with a market share of just under 30%. In addition to that, their well-known reward programme (their club card) is one the most subscribed of its kind in the UK. With over 16 million members in the UK Tesco are clearly doing something right. Other big players include those such as Boots who have a well-respected Advantage card. So, we will explore how the Clubcard works, whether or not it is worth doing and how they do with things like Tesco Clubcard change of address and more
How Does Tesco Clubcard work?
Tesco has done an excellent job at keeping their Clubcard simple to use. As we know, every time you shop you in store or online you earn points. You can then exchange those points for rewards such as free items in Tesco itself, deals in restaurants, cinema tickets and much more. You accumulate Tesco Clubcard points at the rate of one for every pound spent. If you’re looking to use the Clubcard points in store, each point is worth a penny. Typically, Tesco will send you vouchers every three months providing you have at least 150 points (equivalent to £1.50).
What’s more, Tesco have recently introduced something called “Faster Vouchers”. This scheme enables you to request all of your vouchers at any time. To get them all you have to do is log into your clubcard app, simply request them and they will be loaded onto your clubcard account within 24 hours. Easy-peasy.
Does Tesco Clubcard have any Interesting Technology?
The answer is yes. Well as much as a clubcard possibly could have! For instance, you can actually gp entirely card-less. If you download the Tesco Pay+ App, you can input your card information and automatically collect your clubcard points by scanning your items through the app itself. This can be used in store and at petrol stations. You can also earn more points if you’re a member of Tesco Mobile. There, you can earn 1 point for every £1 spent as well.
What are the rewards like?
Interestingly, the rewards are actually really good. In fact, you can typically expect to receive 3X value of your points. So, if you have 1,000 points (worth £10) you can get £30 worth of value. You used to be able to get 4X the value, but it seems to always be around 3X as of early 2020.
The verdict is pretty clear: the Clubcard reward programme is great. That said, to get a fair comparison we have to compare the value against going to a lower-priced supermarket such as Lidl or Aldi. Said another way, even if Tesco’s reward programme equalled a 10% discount if your shop at Aldi is an average of 30% cheaper you would still be better of going there.
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