Is it worth converting your Tesco Clubcard points into Edinburgh Dungeon tickets? And how do you do it? Today I want to look at whether the Edinburgh Dungeon is a good use of your Clubcard vouchers.
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As you can see, offers range from 4 x face value (days out vouchers, restaurant deals) down to 2 x. Even at double the face value, of course, you are getting a better deal than redeeming your vouchers in a Tesco store at face value.
Spending Clubcard vouchers on Edinburgh Dungeon tickets
You can convert your Clubcard vouchers into Edinburgh Dungeon tickets on this page of the Tesco website.
You will need £5 of Clubcard points for a ticket for either an adult or a child. There is no age restriction, however the Edinburgh Dungeon is recommended for children aged 8 and over. Under 15 year olds need to be accompanied by an adult.
Your ticket will be delivered by post within 5 days of ordering.
The token can only be used against standard admission and not for special events.
Entry is not guaranteed during busy periods due to safety reasons.
The ticket is valid for six months from the day you redeem.
Is Edinburgh Dungeon a good way to spend your Clubcard points?
Let’s say ‘it depends’.
An Edinburgh Dungeon ticket on the door costs £16.95 (£12.95 for children age 5-15). If you book online in advance that comes down to £11.75 (£9.95 for children age 5-15).
The advantage of booking in advance is that your entry is guaranteed as you can choose a specific time slot for your arrival. If you have a Clubcard ticket, you might have to queue longer and could end up not getting in at all. It would be useful to call the Dungeon prior to your visit and ask them about the quietest time slots.
If you have a Clubcard ticket, you can NOT choose a time slot in advance.
The only good thing about the Clubcard ticket is its flexibility, as long as you use it within six months. If something comes up last minute, you can always go another day.
On that basis, you are getting 3.4 x face value compared to tickets bought on the door (£16.95 / £5 of Tesco vouchers). This is ok.
However, there are often many special offers available on Edinburgh Dungeon tickets.
Some brands of Kellogg’s cereal, for example, currently have a ‘buy a child ticket and get a free adult ticket’ coupon printed on them. Edinburgh Dungeon is included. This would more than halve the cost for paying cash if 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 1 child go.
If you want guaranteed entrance, it is worth going for the Kellogg’s ‘Kids go free’ offer instead of redeeming your Clubcard vouchers as you can book those tickets online in advance and choose a time slot. As a ticket for a child costs £12.95 under this offer, each ticket would be £6.50. This means you are only getting 1.3 x the face value of your Clubcard vouchers if you use those instead.
There are better ways of redeeming your Clubcard points than for the Edinburgh Dungeon and you should consider redeeming for one of the other high value Clubcard point redemptions on our list.
How do I book my Edinburgh Dungeon tickets via Clubcard?
If you do decide to use your Tesco Clubcard points for Edinburgh Dungeon tickets, you can find out more and redeem your Clubcard vouchers, on this page of the Tesco site.
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