Last Friday Rob wrote about possible changes to how you spend your Clubcard points. Tesco is apparently proposing to give you immediate access to your Clubcard points instead of sending out quarterly paper vouchers, making Clubcard more similar to Boots Advantage Card and Nectar. If and when these changes will happen hasn’t been communicated yet.
However one thing that is changing for sure and pretty soon is the Clubcard Boost event: the next Boost period, which will be from 16th May until 26th June, will be the last Clubcard Boost event ever.
Clubcard Boost is/was Tesco’s way of making it more attractive to exchange Clubcard points directly at Tesco instead of its partners. You receive DOUBLE the face value when redeeming your vouchers during this period.
As well as using them for selected items in-store, Boost vouchers can be spent on most things on Tesco Direct. You could, for example, get a cooker or washing machine for half price. Printers and TVs however are not included – the days when you get yourself an iPad on Clubcard Boost are long gone – although apparently the iPod will still be included!
The full list of what will be included in this deal and what will not is quite long and can be found on the Tesco website. On Tesco Direct, Tesco partner sellers are not included and fashion is only available in store.
As this is the last ever Clubcard Boost event, it is worth having a look at the categories now and to decide whether to use your Clubcard vouchers this time. You could also wait for Tesco to release information about the changes to Clubcard and hope they will come up with an even better way of rewarding you for collecting Clubcard points.
For those who have chosen the Christmas Saver option, it is important to know that if you want to use your Clubcard vouchers in this last Clubcard Boost, you need to opt out of the Christmas Saver option by 5th May.
Tesco claims that the Christmas Saver will still be a great way of getting a little help with the Christmas shopping. However, as there won’t be a Christmas Clubcard Boost event, the savings will certainly be less than last year.
For those who are not familiar with Christmas Saver, this is/was a great way of saving up your Clubcard vouchers throughout the year with the option of topping them up with money. Depending on how much you top up, Tesco is adding to the overall sum:
£25 top up = £1.50 bonus
£50 top up = £3 bonus
£100 top up = £6 bonus
£200 top up = £12 bonus
Let’s see what ideas Tesco is coming up with for the future of Tesco Clubcard. For now note the 16th May in your diary for the beginning of the last ever Clubcard Boost event.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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