My experience of using Clubcard vouchers for Legoland tickets on Friday (and why I did it)

Over the last few weeks we have been running a series of articles on how to redeem your Clubcard points for various different ‘day out’ attractions.   The point of these articles was to see if the Clubcard route was actually a good choice – it is a better deal for some places than others.

By coincidence, we recently ran a guide to using Clubcard vouchers for Legoland.  And then, a couple of days later, my wife decided that Legoland was a good idea for a day out.  She went down there on Friday with the kids (that isn’t me in the picture looking very young, that is a family friend staying with us who came too – the little ‘un is mine …):

Legoland Tesco Clubcard vouchers

The easiest option to get cheap Legoland tickets is currently using the 2-4-1 vouchers found on certain boxes of Kellogg’s cereal.  However, with just 24 hours notice, I couldn’t get my hands on a box.

This left me looking at the cash option versus the Clubcard option.

£44 per person for a ticket purchased in advance via the Legoland website was a bit pricey.  (This would have come down to £41 had we booked over a week in advance, not that I trust the weather forecast that much.)  The Clubcard option was £13 per ticket.

This was (£44 / £13) 3.4 x face value for my Clubcard vouchers.  It would have been a worse deal if I’d been able to get hold of a 2-4-1 voucher but I couldn’t.

Using Clubcard vouchers also gave us some flexibility because we were not committed to a particular date.  If we had paid £44 cash and the weather had turned against us (although, booking a day in advance, we were fairly sure it wouldn’t) we would have been stuck.

Legoland for Tesco Clubcard points

The booking process was very simple.  It only took a few minutes to order the tickets via the Legoland page on the Clubcard website.  Within a few minutes I had received an email which included my tickets.  You need to print these off, which is something to bear in mind if you don’t have a printer at home.

All in all, I thought this was a very good use of my Clubcard vouchers.  With a bit more advance notice I may have been able to find a better deal for cash using a voucher but there is no guarantee.

The official Legoland website is here if you want to find out more about the park or book tickets for cash.   The Clubcard page to convert your vouchers to Legoland tickets is here.

Anika’s full article on redeeming Clubcard vouchers for Legoland tickets is here.

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Comments

  1. I used clubcard vouchers last week at Alton towers, while the vouchers are very clearly marked that you must print them off to gain entry, I was able to get in by displaying them on my iPhone. They just needed to scan the bar code off the screen. Which was handy as I managed to lose my printed tickets between the car and the entry gates.

  2. I did clubcard boost for Whipsnade and they came in the post which obviously wouldn’t work for next day. Does this vary by retailer or is there a way to make it come by e-mail?

    • It varies by retailer. Someone suggested that we should do a list of vouchers which come by post vs those which are available by email, which is not a bad idea – albeit one which take a bit of time.

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