As I wrote last week, Tesco has extended its gift card promotion for another few weeks. Until 16th October, you will receive 75 Clubcard points – which convert into 180 Avios or 187 Virgin Flying Club miles – for every £25 you spend on third party gift cards at Tesco.
These purchases can be made either in-store or via the Tesco online gift card shop.
This extension coincides with a major change in Tesco gift card policy. It is now stocking John Lewis / Waitrose and Amazon gift cards.
Here is a photo I took in Filey, North Yorkshire on Saturday morning:
The actual stock was far wider than the photo shows. For Amazon, it had £100, £50, £25 and 3 x £10 gift card packs. For John Lewis / Waitrose it had £50 and £25 cards available.
Here are a couple of things you need to know:
You cannot buy Amazon or John Lewis gift cards from the Tesco online gift card store – only in person, in-store
The John Lewis / Waitrose cards are only branded as John Lewis as you can see from the picture. However, the small print on the back confirms that they can be used in Waitrose. They can also be used at johnlewis.com.
Amazon gift cards do not need to be used for a specific purchase. You can add them to your Amazon account as a credit balance and the money sits there until you next buy something. Future purchases are deducted from your credit balance first with any balance charged to a credit card.
In order to add Amazon gift cards to your Amazon account, you need to visit this page of the Amazon website and input the gift card number.
I imagine that Amazon and John Lewis gift cards will remain a permanent part of the Tesco gift card range. However, we cannot be certain that Tesco will continue to offer 75 bonus Clubcard points per £25 spent on gift cards after 16th October.
If you are a heavy Waitrose, John Lewis or Amazon shopper, it is worth picking up whatever gift cards you can from Tesco over the next few weeks.