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Double Clubcard points with sandisk data storage or why you always need to compare prices

This offer is not too exciting but worth a mention as it expires today and also shows why you shouldn’t jump on every extra Clubcard points offer.

If you order by midnight tonight, you will get double Clubcard points with selected sandisk data storage.

Included in this offer are memory cards, flash drives and USB drives. So far so good.

The issue with Tesco Direct is that you always need to compare prices when looking at an extra Clubcard points offer.

We’ve seen in the past that Tesco Direct is not always the cheapest option and often puts their own price up depending on the promotion.

The SanDisk Ultra SDXC Memory Card 32GB 80MB/s Class 10 UHS-I for example costs £17. However, about a year ago Tesco sold the same memory card for £9.45. If you want to compare the price to a current price look at Amazon. They are selling the it for £11.99 and delivery is free of charge for Prime members.

sandisk 32Gb

The 16GB version costs £7.50 (same link as the 32GB, you need to use the toggle menu to choose your card) and Amazon is selling it for the same price.

But the 64GB version costs £28 at Tesco Direct and only £23.99 on Amazon.

Let’s look at another example, the SanDisk Ultra Dual memory stick.

sadisk ultra dual tesco clubcard

Again, we can see differences in price.

16GB: Tesco £11; Amazon £9.96

32GB: Tesco £18; Amazon £9.95

64GB: Tesco £30; Amazon £21.99

128GB: Tesco £37.99; Amazon £24.97

None of these price differences justify buying at Tesco Direct rather than Amazon purely for the small amount of extra Clubcard points.

If you think this is bad, look at this extra Clubcard points offer with an HP printer:

Also ending today you get 500 extra Clubcard points with the HP DJ2630 printer for £49. Sounds ok at first, however, Currys and Amazon are selling the same printer for £29.99. This is a price difference of £20.

The only way of somehow justifying the Tesco Direct price is if you use the code TDX-PWFG at checkout which will give you £5 off and then exchange your Clubcard points at 4 x face value (as long as you still can).

But as I do believe extra points should be a bonus this is clearly a bad offer.

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