I’m starting to wonder if we will get any good news regarding Tesco and the Clubcard scheme anytime soon. It has certainly been a bad couple of months.
First Clubcard Boost was scrapped, then TopCashback withdrew the option of converting your cashback into Clubcard points and now we’ve learned that you won’t be earning any Clubcard points with gift cards any longer.
The only way to earn Clubcard points with gift cards has been Tesco’s offer of 150 Clubcard points when spending £50+. This is a very generous deal which allows you to pay for a lot of your non-Tesco spending using gift cards bought in Tesco! Because you aren’t spending any more money than you would otherwise, these are genuinely free Clubcard points.
(Why did Tesco do this? It may have been a way of propping up their sales during a difficult few years for the company. Gift cards are not very profitable but it allowed Tesco to add £50 to their reported sales figures every time you bought some.)
This offer was rarely promoted and has run for around three years with no expiry date – until now.
You can see that Tesco added the expiry date to the gift card promotion on this page of the Tesco website.
After 25th September you won’t earn 150 Clubcard points with gift card purchases over £50 any longer. This is especially annoying as you don’t get any standard Clubcard points with gift cards.
Unless Tesco introduces extra Clubcard points with gift cards offers, we might have to start going to Morrissons when we want to buy gift cards. (I wrote about how to earn rewards at Morissons here).Want to earn more Clubcard or Nectar points? Click here to 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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