What is the best way to earn Clubcard points when buying petrol?

Earning Clubcard points when buying petrol should – in theory – be a pretty simple one.  Fill up, pay, and drive away with your stash of Clubcard points.

If only life was that simple!

Working out the best way to earn points is actually painfully complicated!

Picking a garage:

You will earn different levels of Clubcard points depending on where you buy your fuel:

Fill up at a Tesco-branded filling station and you earn 0.5 Clubcard points per £1 spent

Fill up at a Tesco-branded filling station when you use your Tesco credit card AS A CLUBCARD and you earn 1 Clubcard point per £1 spent

Fill up at a Tesco-branded filling station on Tesco Momentum premium fuels and you earn 1 Clubcard point per £1 spent

Fill up at a Tesco-branded filling station on Tesco Momentum premium fuel when you use your Tesco credit card AS A CLUBCARD and you earn 2 Clubcard points per £1 spent

Fill up at an Esso filling station which has a Tesco convenience store attached and you will earn 0.33 Clubcard points per £1 spent

Tesco petrol station

The confusing part to understand here is that you should use your Tesco credit card as a Clubcard.  If you have a Tesco credit card, you can use it as a Clubcard as well – you don’t need to carry around two cards.

Usually, a normal blue Clubcard gives the same points as a Tesco credit card used as a Clubcard.  However – when buying petrol – the Clubcard element of the Tesco credit card gives you double points.

If, of course, you choose to pay on your Tesco credit card as well, then simply hand that over as both a Clubcard and a credit card.  You may, however, want to put the purchase on a separate card.  This is fine, and Tesco garages know how to handle this.

This doesn’t work at Esso garages, where you earn the standard 0.33 Clubcard points per £1 spent whether or not you use a normal Clubcard or the Clubcard function on your Tesco credit card.

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