Tesco Clubcard can be a great way to earn vouchers to spend in the supermarket - but did you know there is a way to triple their value?
Shoppers typically get one Clubcard point for every £1 spent on groceries in Tesco, or one point for every £2 spent on fuel.
You can collect points through Tesco Bank and Tesco Mobile as well.
In return each point is worth 1p each - so for every 500 points you get, you’ll accrue £5 to spend.
But if you swap your points to use at a Rewards Partner, you could potentially triple their value - so 500 points could end up being worth £15.
Examples of places where this is possible include restaurant chains such as Bella Italia, Cafe Rouge, Pizza Express, Prezzo and Zizzi.
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At these places, every 50p you have in Clubcard points will give you £1.50 to put toward your grub.
Lots of big attractions will also accept Clubcard points at triple their value to put towards the cost of entry.
This includes Chessington World of Adventure, Legoland and Alton Towers - but some places have temporarily stopped accepting Clubcard vouchers, so do check beforehand.
For example, London Zoo, Colchester Zoo and Whipsnade Zoo are currently not accepting Clubcard vouchers.
Shops where you’ll get triple the value include Goldsmiths and Denby, where a £5 voucher would instead be worth £15.
Or if you’re into your tech, you can use 50p worth of Clubcard vouchers to get £1.50 off a Now TV subscription.
You can view all the Clubcard Rewards Partners on the Tesco website.
Keep in mind that not all Partners will give you up to triple the value - for instance, some will give you double.
How does Tesco Clubcard work?
Tesco Clubcard is a free loyalty service where you collect points as you spend in stores.
You need a minimum of 150 points to get any sort of voucher, which will be worth £1.50 - after this, every 50 points turns into 50p worth of vouchers.
Again, this is what your vouchers will be worth if you spend them at Tesco.
Clubcard vouchers are usually sent out every three months in a statement from the supermarket, but you can get them quicker by requesting a Faster Voucher too.
With the Faster Voucher service, your coupons should show up in your account within 24 hours.
Keep in mind that your balance will rounded down to the nearest 50p if you request them as a Faster Voucher - so this may not be the best use of your points.
Tesco has around 19million Clubcard members.
What other supermarket loyalty schemes are there?
Most supermarkets have a loyalty scheme and they are usually free to sign up to.
Iceland: You don't collect points with the Iceland Bonus Card - instead, you load it up with money to spend in stores and the supermarket will give you £1 for every £20 you save. However, your cash is not protected with this loyalty scheme in the unlikely event that Iceland went bust.
Morrisons: Morrisons has just changed its loyalty scheme - which is now called My Morrisons instead of Morrisons More - so customers get instant money-off savings via an app. Details are scarce right now as the new system only launched this week. Before this, Morrisons customers could collect points, with customers getting five points per £1 spent in store. Once you reach 5,000 points, you would get a £5 voucher to spend.
M&S: Sparks loyalty scheme also dishes out instant rewards, instead of collecting points. Treats from the supermarket can small goodies like free bags of Percy Pigs, or even your shopping being paid by M&S.
Sainsbury's: Sainsbury's shoppers can use the Nectar loyalty scheme in stores. Nectar is also used in other shops and online retailers such as Argos and eBay. One Nectar point is worth 0.5p, which means 100 points would convert into 50p to spend.
Waitrose: myWaitrose customers also do not collect points on their spends - instead you get free hot drinks and other discounts in stores. The products you are offered discounts against are usually based on your typical spending habits.