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Free stuff for doing what you would have already done!!!
Member Name: Red51
Date: 07/09/11, updated on 27/10/12 (150 review reads)
Advantages: Free stuff for nothing
Disadvantages: Direct marketing
Ok Tescos is a huge corporation that uses the Clubcard to analyse / "spy on" their customers & do target marketing. However, the deals are too good to miss!
Where I live the only choice is Tescos, so we are a bit stuck for choice, however, I have a clubcard since I moved out 7 years ago and have loved it ever since. We collect thousands of points each year doing what we would have done normally, and received free stuff as a result.
In addition to the normal weekly shop, I got a great deal on a sim only mobile contract (£10 per month for 5000text/500min/500mb), I also used the credit card (use for normal shopping and pay off total monthly).
For each £1 spent in store you get 2 points (2p)
For every £2 spent on petrol you get 1 point (1p)
For every £1 spent on Mobile contract you get 3 points (3p)
and you get addition 1 point for each bag reused in store
In addition to the above, if you use your tesco credit card for everything:
An additional 1 point for every £4 spent in store or out of store,
The vouchers are only valid for 3 years so keep an eye on them!
You can use your vouchers in store at a £1:£1 or spend them on the clubcard deals at £1 in voucher = £3 in deals (this used to be £4, was very upset when that was reduced!)
So our average weekly food bill - £75 = 150 basic points + 18 credit card + 5 bonus points for using own bags = 173 per week = 8,996 per year just on food shopping which is the equivilent of £89.96 of vouchers. If you convert the vouchers into clubcard deals = a whopping £269.88, if you save these for 3 years you have over £809.64 to spend on holiday/jewellery etc
If you add in the mobile contracts, paid for on direct debit on the credit card (mine - £10 pm, other half = £20 pm) = 90 basic points + 7 credit card = 97 points per month = 1,164 per year --- another £11.64 in vouchers or £34.92 in deals or £104.76 over 3 years
Our average fuel bill is about £200 per month = 100 points + 50 credit card = 150 pm = 1,800 per year = £18.00 in vouchers or £54 in deals or £162 over 3 years
So in an average year only looking at my food / mobile and petrol spending we earn a total of £358.8 in deals, or £1076.40 over a 3 year period! This doesnt include the rest of time we use the credit card!
If you sign up to the website you can keep track of your progress online & if you loose a voucher they can be reprinted off on there. I managed to loose £20 vouchers which were due to expire in Aug this year, so I converted them into Goldsmith vouchers and treat myself to some jewellery!
Using these deals over the years we have had a long weekend in the Hilton Whardorf in London for my birthday and bought a £1000 watch from Goldsmiths for my other halfs 30th. I am currently saving my vouchers for Optimax laser eye surgery!
Sorry for the maths lesson, I am a mathematician at heart!
Summary: I cannot see why you wouldnt have one of these if you shop at Tescos!
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