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Should you convert Tesco Clubcard points into Althorp tickets?

Althorp Estate, the Northamptonshire stately house that celebrates the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, opened again on 1st May.  I wanted to look at whether  it is worth converting your Tesco Clubcard points into Althorp tickets and how you do it. 

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As you can see, offers range from 4 x face value (days out vouchers, restaurant deals) down to 2 x. Even at double the face value, of course, you are getting a better deal than redeeming your vouchers in a Tesco store at face value.

Spending Clubcard vouchers on Althorp tickets

You can convert your Clubcard vouchers into Althorp tickets on this page of the Tesco website.

You will need £2.50 of Clubcard points to receive a £10 Clubcard vouchers which you can use towards a ticket for an adult and/or a child (children under 5 are free). Your tokens will be posted to you within 5 working days.

The tokens are valid for six months from the day you redeem.

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Is Althorp a good way to spend your Clubcard points?

On the face of it, yes.

As you can see on their website here, Althorp tickets on the door are £18.50 for an adult and £11 for a child (5-16).  If you book online in advance – without using Clubcard tokens – the price is the same and a booking fee of £1.25 will be added to every ticket.  This means that booking in advance is actually more expensive!

You can only exchange Clubcard vouchers in multiples of £2.50, so £2.50 gets you £10 of tokens, £5 gets you £20 of tokens etc. Because the tickets are priced at £18.50 for adults and £11 for children, you will have to either top up with cash or order more tokens than you actually need.

Generally speaking you do get 4 x face value which is great.

However depending on the amount of tickets and the additional cash you might pay the face value will be slightly below 4 x. If you only want one £18.50 ticket, for example, you need to exchange £5 of Clubcard vouchers for two £10 tokens – and you won’t get £1.50 change back!

If you travelling as a family, you will get less than 4 x face value.  This is because a family can purchase a £45 family ticket but Clubcard vouchers can only be used against standard tickets.  This means that you would require 2 x adult and 2 x child tickets costing £59, which needs £15 of Clubcard vouchers.

Althorp is a good way to spend your Clubcard points, but you might also want to consider redeeming for one of the other high value Clubcard point redemptions on our list.

How do I book my Althorp tickets via Clubcard?

You can find out more about using Tesco Clubcard points for Althorp tickets, and redeem your Clubcard vouchers on this page of the Tesco website.

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