While most of our loyalty coverage on Tricks of the Trade is focussed on airline and hotel schemes, Tesco’s Clubcard program has always been popular with readers. The ability to convert Tesco Clubcard points to British Airways and Virgin Atlantic miles no doubt contributes to that.
1 Tesco Clubcard point =
- 2.4 British Airways Avios
- 2.5 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles
For most people though, Tesco Clubcard is no longer the goldmine it once was. Sure, there are some who can still make it work but the death of Tesco Direct and Tesco Wine have contributed to an overall dearth of generous bonus points opportunities.
We haven’t run any Clubcard articles for over a year so I thought it was time to take another look at several straightforward ways that still exist to earn additional Clubcard points.
Get your Tesco Pay+ set up
Tesco Pay+ (formerly Tesco PayQwiq) is a way of simplifying the process at the Tesco checkout and saves you fishing for your Clubcard and payment card while holding up half the shop behind you. You can add your debit/credit cards as well as your Clubcard details.
At the till you simply scan the QR code shown in the app enabling you to pay and collect Clubcard points in one shot.
In the past, we’ve covered numerous incentives aimed at persuading customers to give the Pay+ service a try. They’ve given 500 bonus Clubcard points at various points and in 2018 offered bonus Clubcard points on all of your regular shopping.
And that offer made a return earlier this year.
You’ll receive 1 additional Clubcard point for every £4 spent in any UK Tesco Store or Petrol Station until 31st August 2019.
Bonus points can take up to 5 days to appear on your balance although, in the past, the extra points generally posted to my account within 24-48 hours of making a transaction:
There is NO separate registration is required for this offer.
All you have to do is download the Tesco Pay+ app using the links below. You can then use your online Tesco account details to sign in.
Do you use the Tesco Pay+ app?
Double up on petrol
Most purchases at Tesco earn 1 Clubcard point for every £1 you spend. Frustratingly – especially for those who fill up with petrol regularly – fuel purchases earn a reduced rate of 1 Clubcard point per £2 spent. But there’s a clever way around that restriction.
At the bottom of some Tesco Bank credit cards, you’ll see a Clubcard number printed there.
This is a reference to the fact that all Tesco credit cards actually double as a Clubcard – and there’s a very good reason to use one as your Clubcard when filling up with petrol.
A quick check of your receipt after using a Tesco credit card as a Clubcard when filling up will show that you’ve received a full 1 Clubcard point per £1 spent on Tesco fuel.
The best bit: you don’t even need to use your Tesco Credit Card to pay. In fact, I keep an otherwise unused Tesco Credit Card in my wallet solely for this purpose.
When asked for your Clubcard, simply insert your Tesco Credit Card. You’ll then be asked whether you want to use this card to pay. Select ‘no’ and then insert your prefered payment card.
Earning double the amount of Clubcard points on petrol can certainly add up pretty quickly.
The last time I wrote about this petrol tip, an employee who worked at a Tesco filling station was absolutely adamant on Facebook that I was wrong and this doesn’t work. Having used the above method just last week, I can confirm it absolutely does still work!
Tesco Views allows Clubcard holders to pick up an easy 25 Clubcard points each month.
How it works
- Have a Tesco in-store or fuel receipt (an online order one won’t work) to hand.
- Visit tescoviews.com
- You’ll see a screen that asks you to input a 4 digit code from the bottom of your receipt.
- After this, you will be asked to provide a few details about your visit via a short survey.
You can earn 25 Clubcard points (60 Avios/62.5 Virgin miles) per Clubcard account, per calendar month. Take a few minutes each month to do it for yourself as well as your partner/family member/pet who have their own Clubcard accounts registered at your address and the points will add up. If those ‘family’ members also happen to be part of your BA Household Account, for example, this can become a tidy little extra.
Points are usually applied to your account within a couple of weeks of completing the survey.
Inkjet Cartridge Recycling – The Recycling Factory
Tesco offers up to 125 Clubcard points per recycled ink cartridge. If you have a stack of old cartridges lying around or can persuade someone at the office to let you take care of them, this can be a decent points-earner.
This how it works:
Here the key T&Cs:
- Only selected original branded inkjet cartridges, selected Tesco branded inkjet and selected alternative branded cartridges are eligible for points.
- Limit of 100 inkjet cartridges per Clubcard per calendar year (January – December).
- If the limit of 100 cartridges is exceeded or terms and conditions are breached, points will not be awarded, inkjet cartridges will not be returned and proceeds will automatically be donated to the Tesco National Charity Partner.
- Laser toner cartridges are not accepted.
- Damaged inkjet cartridges or those cartridges not eligible for the scheme will be recycled rather than being sent back to the customer.
You can view a list of eligible cartridges on the Tesco Recycling Factory page here.
Thanks to Jason in the comments section for this one.
Have you got any other Tesco Clubcard points tips?
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