Should you convert Tesco Clubcard points into Isle of Wight Steam Railway tickets?

NO LONGER AVAILABLE – Isle of Wight Steam Railway is no longer part of the Tesco Clubcard Voucher scheme!

Is it worth converting your Tesco Clubcard points into Isle of Wight Steam Railway tickets? And how do you do it? Today I want to look at whether the Isle of Wight Steam Railway 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 Isle of Wight Steam Railway tickets

You can convert your Clubcard vouchers into Isle of Wight Steam Railway tickets on this page of the Tesco website.

You will need £2.50 of Clubcard points to receive a £10 tokens voucher to be spend on a third class ticket either for an adult or a child. Though you cannot use your tokens on a first class ticket, you can buy a third class ticket and pay the price difference in cash to ride first class. You cannot use your tokens for online bookings and must purchase your ticket at the ticket office.

Your tokens will be posted to you within 5 days and they are valid for six months from the day you redeem.

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Is Isle of Wight Steam Railway a good way to spend your Clubcard points?

On the face of it, yes.

With Tesco Clubcard tokens you receive 4 x face value as you are exchanging £2.50 for a £10 voucher.

However as you cannot exchange the tokens with online bookings and therefore can’t take advantage of saving money when booking in advance, the actual multiple of face value you receive will be less than 4x.

The fact that you have to pay the cash difference in order to receive a first class ticket brings the face value further down.

When you don’t book in advance, adults pay £11.50 for a third class ticket and children £6.  First class tickets are £16.50 for adults and £11 for children.

If the fare is below the tokens value, you won’t get the change and if the token value is below the fare you need to pay the additional sum in cash. This means if you were to buy 1 adult third class ticket you’d need to pay £1.50 in cash on top of your £10 token.

One first class ticket would require you to pay £6.50 on top since you can only redeem vouchers up to the price of  a third class ticket.

The actual value you receive will change depending on the kind of tickets you are to purchase. Ideally you’d get enough tokens to cover the whole cost without spending much or any cash on top.

Even though this sounds a bit complicated, there are not many other special offers available on Isle of Wight Steam Railway tickets.

On this basis, Isle of Wight Steam Railway is a good way to spend your Clubcard points but you might also want to consider redeeming for one of the other high value Clubcard point redemptions on our list.

How do I book my Isle of Wight Steam Railway tickets via Clubcard?

You can find out more about using Tesco Clubcard points for Isle of Wight Steam Railway tickets, and redeem your Clubcard vouchers on this page of the Tesco website.

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