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500 Clubcard points for using Payqwiq – explanatory website now available

I have written before about a new promotion being run by Tesco to persuade you to try its mobile payments app PayQwiq.  I found it at random in my local store!

The problem was that there was no proof I could show you that the promotion was running.  I saw a sign in my local Tesco Express but that wasn’t much use.

The good news is that Tesco has now launched a page on its website dedicated to Payqwiq and it DOES discuss the ‘earn 500 free Clubcard points’ promotion in detail.

The page you need is here.

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In summary, PayQwiq is a new Tesco innovation which is being trialled in London, Edinburgh, Plymouth and Northern Ireland.

It is, basically, Apple Pay with a bigger 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

As the Tesco Payqwiq site explains, Tesco is offering an extra 100 Clubcard points with each of your first 5 PayQwiq transactions until the 16th October 2016.

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

If you live in London, Edinburgh, Plymouth or Northern Ireland, take a look at the details of this offer online, download the app and give it a go.  It will be a very easy 500 Clubcard points.

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  1. One thing that’s worth noting on the FAQs page:

    You can use all money off coupons and vouchers with PayQwiq. To use your Clubcard Extra Points or Double Points coupons, you’ll need to swipe your plastic Clubcard, scan your coupons and then scan PayQwiq.

    That aside, I do like the 2-in-1 Clubcard and payment action – though it would be even better if they could roll in using coupons at the same time, as the Clubcard app can do. Or even better, being able to do it all in Android Pay…

  2. I did this everyday 14-18 August and although I’ve kept the PayQwiq app and I can see the transactions on my Tesco Clubcard statement, the 5x 100 bonus Clubcard points still have not been credited.

  3. I noticed this morning that the self scan machines at the Wolverton branch in Milton Keynes had PayQwik as an option. Not sure if it was actually active; do all machines have it, or is the trial wider than publicised?

    • I would guess if the signs are up the software’s been updated, give it a whirl!

    • I noticed a Glasgow store had it as an option on the new style self checkout machines but like you, not sure if it was active. SP – is there a way of you finding out if the trial extends beyond London & Edinburgh in these new machines?

  4. I found the same on the SS checkout in Huddersfield, but they had not been activated. Looked like a right lemon waving my phone around

    • I used it at Cheapside at lunch time at the self-checkout and it wasn’t working so I was taken to a till to pay using it where it went through alright.

  5. Tim Perkins says

    From the PayQwik website it looks like their definition of London is pretty broad, it seems to encompass the inner M25. My local Tesco Express and Extra in Herts are both included. I’ll give it a try later in the week.

  6. I have tried it at My local Tesco and it does not work.
    I gave up and went back to credit card.

  7. I have taken a chance on this, and did what someone had posted in a previous thread and purchased 5 items (chocolate) in separate transactions within second of each other. So I will see if that now posts the bonus points. I was at the Tesco Express on Bath road as I am flying out of LHR tomorrow and took the opportunity to try PayQuiq and get the 500 CC points, as it is not available in Cardiff this was the only chance I would get so thought what the hell. If it works I will be 1200 avois better off, if not I will still enjoy my chocolate bars!

  8. Just a note to say that PayQuiq is up and running in the Newcastle upon Tyne Tesco Extra store now, with a lot of in-store promotion. I used it for the first time today. The website still says it’s limited to London and Edinburgh, but has clearly rolled out further!

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