TESCO shoppers should make sure they’re aware of some of the major changes to the Club Card that will take place within the next few weeks.
The supermarket giant has made a series of changes recently.
Some changes have begun and shoppers need to take action to earn points.
Below we explain all you need to know.
Tesco’s Club Card was introduced in 1995, allowing shoppers to earn points as they shopped – points that could then be converted into food coupons or other partner programs.
Every time you spend £1 in store and online, you get one point when you scan your card or app.
Reduced points at bonus partners from June
From June 14, Clubcard points for rewards partners will have a lower value.
But as of June 14, Clubcard vouchers will only be worth twice their value if redeemed at any of Tesco’s 100 rewards partners.
The move means that their value won’t soar as before for things like family outings at Alton Towers Resort, meals at PizzaExpress, sunny holidays with Hotels.com, etc.
Customers who want to avoid losing points for as long as possible can do so by ordering the partner code by June 14.
These codes will remain valid at the current rate and shoppers will have 12 months from issue to redeem the codes.
Convert to fuel point from June
Drivers using the Club Card can now get one point for every £2 of fuel they buy.
From June 14, you will collect one point for every two liters instead of.
The current average cost of a single liter of unleaded in the UK was 146.40 cents on April 3, according to the RAC, so two liters costs almost £2.93.
That means most people will get less Club Card value when buying fuel.
The change does not include Esso filling stations versus Tesco Express stores.
For Tesco Bank customers, the number of points you earn will also depend on whether you use your card to accumulate points for fuel purchases, fuel payments, or both.
Many other changes that Tesco has and will make
Clubcard app closed in April
Shoppers can can no longer be used Clubcard app.
Customers will need to download a new app – the Tesco Grocery & Clubcard app – to continue earning points.
Alternatively, you can use your physical Clubcard.
Even if you haven’t downloaded it, you won’t lose any points or coupons.
You just need to log in online to access your account.
It comes in the form of Tesco Pay+, allowing you to store your credit or debit card along with your Clubcard details, Closed on February 27th.
Online fee increase
The supermarket giant has increased its minimum spend for home delivery.
The threshold has increased from a minimum of £40 to £50.
Fees not meeting minimum spend have also been increased to £5, up from £4.
Meanwhile, the minimum spend on click and collect will remain at £25 across all stores.
Free Roaming Extension for Tesco Mobile Users
Tesco Mobile users will be able to roam for free in 48 European countries and around the world until the end of 2023.
The original supplier was plan to drop Roam like at Home package in May.
That means customers will be able to use their mobile phone data, make calls and send messages in dozens of countries without paying any hidden fees.
Customers will still be charged additional charges for data roaming outside of these countries.
Meanwhile, you will be charged if you exceed the normal UK contract limit.
However, you can set up a “safety buffer,” which limits the amount you can spend on data to help keep you from using too much money.
Read more about Which country applies? in our guide.
How can I save on my supermarket store?
There are many ways you can cut costs on your groceries.
First, take advantage of supermarket programs as most offer them and it’s an easy way to earn points and save cash.
We’ve got some Great advice on how to make the most of loyalty program you have registered here.
Keep an eye out for offers too.
For example, Morrisons is currently offer shoppers 5p off a liter of fuel when they spend £35 in store and online.
There are cheap food clubs run by local community groups or charities floating around.
They are different from food banks because you don’t need to be referred by anyone to join.
These clubs link up with local supermarkets, who donate food that is about to expire.
They are usually run from public places, such as church halls.
There are also food waste applications to use.
For example, the Too Good To Go app will help you find local grocery stores that have food left at the end of the day to sell for less.
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