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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.

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 (27)

  • pj says:

    Gosh – sounds good

  • Pol says:

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

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • travelbear says:

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

  • DaveX says:

    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