On Thursday I wrote about a new promotion being run by Tesco to persuade you to try PayQwiq. I found it at random in my local store!
PayQwiq is a new Tesco innovation which is currently being trialled in London and Edinburgh. It also seems to have appeared in Northern Ireland this week.
It is, basically, Apple Pay with a £400 transaction limit! And you don’t need an Apple phone.
PayQwiq 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 (Android or Apple)
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.
A generous bonus for giving PayQwiq a try
A Shopper Points reader has now received an official email which announces that the promotion I discussed is up and running.
Good news! PayQwiq is growing…
We’re excited to let you know that PayQwiq is now available at 600 Tesco stores in the UK, and for the first time ever, anyone can sign up and use the app at one of our participating stores.
To celebrate the good news, we’ve decided to give you an extra 100 Clubcard points with each of the next 5 PayQwiq transactions you make from now up until the 16th October 2016.
Here is the key bit:
Remember, your friends and family can benefit from this offer too, so why not let them know?
See you at the checkouts,
The PayQwiq Team
That is as much proof as you will get that this offer is open to everyone.
The only two bits of small print you need to remember are:
- you must keep the app installed for 14 days
- the 100 bonus points for each of your first five transactions will be added in arrears
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