A couple of days ago I looked at how you can use your Clubcard vouchers for First News, the newspaper for 7 to 14 year old children.
Keeping with the ‘back to school’ theme this week, I thought it was also worth mentioning that you can use Clubcard vouchers to buy a Railcard – in particular the 16-25 Railcard. You can also use vouchers for a Senior Railcard, Friends & Family Railcard, Disabled Persons Railcard and a Two Together Railcard.
Each Railcard offer has a separate page on the Clubcard site:
I am going to use the 16-25 card as my example although the maths is the same for all of the cards.
Is it worth redeeming Tesco Clubcard vouchers for a Railcard?
It’s marginal, to be honest.
A 16-25 Railcard costs £30 as you can see on the official website here.
If you want to pay in Clubcard vouchers, it will cost £15 via this page. It is an email redemption so the process is very quick. You are sent a code within a few minutes of placing your order and you can input that into the Railcard website to order your Railcard.
If you don’t want to order immediately, your voucher will remain valid for 6 months.
You are getting 2 x the face value of your Clubcard vouchers if you do this. This isn’t the best deal by far – this page of Shopper Points lists all Clubcard redemptions by the multiple of face value you receive.
However ….. not all Clubcard redemptions are equal. Some companies discount heavily but insist the Clubcard users pay full price which means you get a poorer deal.
This isn’t the case with Railcard. You will very rarely see any discount or promotions for buying a Railcard. This means that you are genuinely getting 2 x the face value of your Clubcard vouchers. Being able to redeem your Clubcard points for an immediate cash saving will make sense for some people.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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