PayQwiq is a new Tesco innovation which is still in the beta testing phase.
It is, basically, Apple Pay for people who don’t have an iPhone 6!
It is an app which you can ONLY use for paying for shopping in Tesco. This obviously makes it very restrictive. The way it works is relatively simple although I am not fully convinced it is simpler than cash or credit card:
You install the PayQwiq app on your smartphone
You link your Clubcard number and one or more credit cards to PayQwiq
When in a participating Tesco store, you pay by scanning a barcode in the PayQwiq app. This automatically credits your Clubcard account with the relevant points and charges your linked credit card for the purchase.
There is no additional cost, or saving, to paying with cash or a credit card.
At present, PayQwiq is even more restrictive than it would be if it were only used in Tesco stores. You can currently only use it in London (498 stores) and Edinburgh (26 stores).
Tesco will bribe you to use PayQwiq and bribe you to keep using it!
You can register your interest in PayQwiq by visiting the PayQwiq website here or via the Tesco app. The ‘register’ box on the website opens a blank email – if you don’t have a built-in email programme you can register interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
I registered my interest recently and a couple of weeks later received an email inviting me to download the app and sign up.
The bribe? If I install the app and use it just once in any participating Tesco before 23rd March, I will receive 500 bonus Clubcard points.
I know that some people who have registered for PayQwiq in the past but not used it recently have received a similar offer to give it another go.
you live or work in London or Edinburgh and
you have a smartphone
you should definitely register your interest in PayQwiq. It could lead to some easy points.Want to earn more Clubcard or Nectar points? Click here to visit the Shopper Points home page for the latest news and offers. Come back every day for new deals or join our email list.
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