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HFP reader wins ONE MILLION Clubcard points!

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I’m delighted to say that a Head for Points reader, who I won’t name, has won 1 million Tesco Clubcard points in a competition that American Express was running last Autumn!  Well done!

He was (rightly or wrongly!) considering taking the prize as 2.4 million Avios points.  However, as the small print of the competition did say at the time, the prize is NOT really 1 million Clubcard points.  Not really.

Clubcard vouchers

Technically, he is awarded 1 million points.  However, these can only be redeemed for purchases at Tesco.  They cannot be used for Clubcard Boost deals such as Avios or – my original suggestion – buying £30,000 of watches in Goldsmiths and selling them on!

(These are the same rules that apply to Tesco’s Christmas Saver.  Tesco advertise it as giving you bonus Clubcard points, but in reality you can only spend these instore.)

Luckily, Tesco has offered our winner £10,000 in £100 Tesco gift cards.  This is a good result, as – if he shops elsewhere – they can be sold on ebay easily in £100 or £200 chunks and he should end up with £8,000 in cash after all the fees,

We have had a few other Head for Points winners from competitions mentioned on the site recently.  One person won some Heathrow Rewards points via a Business Traveller competition I posted about, and someone else won a runner-up prize in the British Airways online Christmas game.  Your chances are generally pretty good in any competition I feature on here, since they are generally targeted at a very small niche.

Love Clubcard, don’t collect Avios?  You should be reading our sister site, Shopper Points (www.shopperpoints.co.uk), which covers the latest Clubcard and Nectar offers without any distracting frequent flyer talk!  Why not check it out now?

Comments (25)

  • Malcolm says:

    Now, the interesting question will be whether or not Tesco will apply the 30,000 point limit

  • David L says:

    Congrats to the reader! There’s some weird stuff going on eBay for Tesco vouchers – £100 voucher went for £100.26?! I can only assume someone is trying to reach a credit card spending target or something…

    Decided to redeem my 3-night Shangri-La prize in Istanbul – the going rate for an executive suite is an eye-watering 1,000 Euros/night! (sadly they wouldn’t let me redeem in Paris despite me asking very nicely)! Perhaps this site is lucky 😉

    • Rob says:

      It is generally tax evasion of money earned in Paypal, possibly for people with small ebay businesses. Or someone trying to convert Amex MR points into Tesco vouchers!

  • A380 says:

    I won the BA Christmas prizedraw and just got sent my Hong Kong hotel voucher with HKG e-tickets to follow couple of months before my outbound flight date. Excited!! 🙂

  • squills says:

    who I won’t name

    whom?