Choose Avios or the new ‘double up’ Clubcard Boost promotion?

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Tesco has launched another round of Clubcard Boost.  This is the promotion which allows you to spend your Clubcard vouchers instore or online for double their standard face value.

Full details are here at tesco.com.

You can double up your vouchers if you spend them on:

  • Toys
  • Garden & BBQs
  • Clothing
  • Electricals
  • Home, Cook & Dine
  • Skincare, Cosmetics & Fragrances
  • Sports & Leisure
  • Travel & Camping
  • Entertainment & Books
  • Gaming
  • Mobile Phones & Accessories
  • Opticians

Exclusions apply to all categories – you cannot get an iPad, for example, although Hudl tablets are included.

Clubcard Boost

These deals are valid in store AND at Tesco Direct.  The Tesco website explains how to convert your Clubcard tokens into special Boost vouchers if you want to use them instore.  For Tesco Direct, your Clubcard tokens are automatically doubled.

Is this a better deal than converting to Avios?

It is not a slam dunk, but if Tesco Direct is selling something which you are definitely going to buy anyway then it is worth considering.

Let’s assume you want a £100 bike. That will cost you £50 of Tesco vouchers during Clubcard Boost. The same £50 of vouchers would get you 12,000 Avios or 12,500 Virgin Flying Club miles (15,000 Virgin miles during the current ‘20% bonus’ promotion’).

(Disclaimer: we did actually buy a bike for one of our kids from Evans Cycles when they took part in ‘double up’ last year!)

If you convert to Avios instead, and use hard cash to buy your bike, you are effectively ‘paying’ 0.83p per Avios.

For a lot of people, 0.83p is still a good price. If your Avios balance is already pretty high, though, you might want to think about whether buying something from Tesco Direct is a better deal or not. There is no right or wrong answer.

The deadline for taking advantage of these deals is 28th June.

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Comments

  1. Sorry, please can you explain how you get to work it out as 0.83p per avios.

  2. You can also purchase for £12.50 in CC points using the Boost to purchase for your kids a Fisher Price toy at the moment. This will come with 525 CC points back to your account as on a bonus clubcard offer at the moment.

  3. If he bought the bike with vouchers instead of Avios he’d save £100. £100 shared over the 12000 Avios he’d get is £0.008333^ = 0.833p per Avios.

    • oyster says:

      Plus there’s the loss of credit card Avios, worth a further 1%-2%.

  4. Still a few travel options where you can get 3x value, which generally really is a genuine saving if you need this service anyway
    http://www.tesco.com/clubcard/deals/browse.aspx?Ntt=&N=4294967191+4294958884&No=15

    • Dave B says:

      The cruise deals are 3x and hotel deals are 3x

      • RussellR says:

        You can only use max of £800 off a P&O booking now (£266 CC points), that’s off the select price. Really not worth it now. Last year we paid for an entire cruise with CC points.
        For me this was great value, no taxes, all meals etc.

    • Check the small print – I did an article on the other Clubcard travel deals last year and few were genuinely good.

  5. oyster says:

    I presume Raffles, that you think this doesn’t offer good value to ‘grandfathered’ clubcarders? I make it only getting 0.625p per Avios which is close to base BA value.

  6. SingingDwarf says:

    Remember too that you can still get 4x face value on some days out tokens.

    Of course, it’s sometimes possible to get child free or other discount codes for these venues, so it’s best to do research first. However even Boost is rarely best use of Tesco Club card vouchers…

  7. Dave B says:

    Tesco apartments 4you has a great deal £50 x3 to £150 off £225 for a week’s 2 bed apartment , seem to be many Canary Isles but many with good reviews on trip advisor . In summary £50 in cc and £75 cash . Any body had any experience?

    • Dave B says:

      Some in Orlando too. Pasted below

      FEATURED RESORT
      HIGH POINT WORLD RESORT
      KISSIMMEE, FL, USA

      Come stay and enjoy this luxurious and private townhouse and villa resort. Enjoy the on-site tennis and game room, and relieve all your stress in the … Read More >>

      Unit
      (occ/kitchen) Availability
      (# of nights) Price *GBP
      (per night)
      2 bdrm
      (6/Full)

      May 24-May 31
      (7 nights) £225.00*
      (£32.14*/night)
      Book
      No Hold Allowed

      • Dave B says:

        All the18 reviewers on the club card boost site give 5* and very favourable reviews

    • erico1875 says:

      I used club card boost and Apartments4you for my recent holiday to Goa. Brilliant value.
      Up to recently you were getting 150 voucher for 30 worth of vouchers for July/August

  8. The £2 pizza express pizza/pasta/salad deal is quite good as well – got a few of those as well as some avios.

  9. Gosh – sounds good

  10. The rest of my Avios points for the Apple Store check ins posted today. All of them.

  11. the_real_a says:

    Slightly embarrassed by this one, but THREE complete frames of glasses for £30 of vouchers. Im a contact lense wearer so only need the for 5 minutes a day but i seem to constantly lose them in hotel rooms – so mildly travel related!

  12. the_real_a says:

    Slightly embarrassed by this one, but THREE complete frames of glasses for £30 of vouchers. Im a contact lense wearer so only need thme for 5 minutes a day but i seem to constantly lose them in hotel rooms – so mildly travel related!

  13. travelbear says:

    Has everyones points posted into their Ba account? I’m still waiting…………

  14. From MSE: We’ve blagged a rare 15,000 codes for new AND existing customers to get an extra 500 Clubcard points (worth £5 in store but up to £20 when converted into Tesco Boost) on a £60 online food shop at Tesco Grocery*. Just enter the code XXPLTK and schedule to have your shopping delivered on or before Fri 29 May to qualify for the offer (you’ll need to go quick before slots book up)

    ***But you need to get your order delivered by 29 May.***
    500 points = 1200 Avios