At the top of the menu on our desktop and mobile sites is a page called ‘Earn At Tesco Partners’ (click here to read it). It lists all of the other companies who award Clubcard points, both Tesco-owned (like Tesco Mobile) and external, like Esso.
The list used to be quite long.
It is now very short.
Over the last few months we have lost:
TopCashback – you can no longer convert cashback into Clubcard points
Blackcircles – you can no longer earn Clubcard points buying their tyres
Nutricentre – the business (owned by Tesco but not publicly branded as a Tesco company) was closed down
and now E.ON Rewards is leaving as well.
Oddly, I don’t think there is a pattern here. Nutricentre was closed down entirely. Blackcircles used to operate Tesco Tyres until that was closed down which is why they had a relationship. TopCashback, admittedly, was killed off by Tesco. And to be fair to Tesco, the E.ON departure is not their fault.
Not many people even know what you can collect Clubcard points from E.ON. It used to be an official Clubcard partner but that was dropped in 2013 when the company launched its own rewards scheme, E.ON Rewards.
Here is the interesting part, though. There are only two things you can do with E.ON Rewards points:
- Transfer them to Clubcard at 1:1
- Use them for Bonusbond high street shopping vouchers at £5 per 500 points
Clubcard vouchers are clearly the obvious option here. Not only are you not obliged to convert in chunks of 500 points, but it will not be difficult to use Clubcard Boost to get more than 1p per point of value. Bonusbond vouchers are worth a flat 1p per point with no chance of doing better.
E.ON Rewards is being closed down entirely from 31st March.
The good news is that, if you are tied in to an E.ON contract, they will give you all of the points due to you over the life of the contract in one chunk. You will receive them by the end of April.
You will then have a short period to empty out your E.ON Rewards account. I am assuming that you will be allowed to transfer your exact balance to Clubcard, however small, without leaving any residual points behind.
This only leaves Esso as an independent company still awarding Clubcard points. That relationship is underpinned by the Tesco Express stores in many Esso garages so I am hoping that this deal sticks around.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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