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Tesco Clubcard dropping Uber

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The best use of Tesco Clubcard points at the moment is probably Uber and Uber Eats credit.  At least, I think it is and that is where I have been sending my points for the last 18 months.

Living in London, Uber credit is as good as cash to me.  It makes no sense redeeming £1 of Tesco Clubcard points for 240 Avios when I can get £3 of Uber rides instead.  This would mean I was ‘paying’ 1.25p per Avios if I took miles instead, and I don’t value them anywhere near as highly.

Unfortunately, Tesco and Uber are parting company.

Tesco Clubcard dropping Uber

As you can see on this page of the Tesco website, you need to convert your Clubcard vouchers to Uber by 10th July.  Nearer the time we’ll do another piece on what is best remaining Clubcard deal.

It is ironic that I found out about this literally 10 minutes after leaving a meeting where I had highlighted this as a great example of an ‘added value’ redemption which genuinely made Clubcard, and therefore shopping in Tesco, more attractive.

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Comments

  1. Shoestring says:

    Avios reward flight – if there are (say) 4 of you booked on a flight, can you cancel 1 of the seats to get a refund of Avios for that person? Keeping the other 3 seats.

  2. journeying john says:

    Why anyone would risk using Best Avoided to / from India is beyond me… Even Air India do a better job eg. cleaning cabins, servicing IFE and loading enough food for all their customers.
    #flyabba if you want comfort, service or value because BA only care for your wallet and exploiting their dominance of London landing slots for every rupee they can.

    • Better off with a ticket booked on BA than Jet though…

    • Sundar says:

      BA is the only airline that flies direct from UK to many Indian cities – Even Air India flies to key cities and remaining are connection flights
      That is valuable for many with young children, old parents who
      Personally, I avoid flying BA TO India but just saying….

    • IanMac says:

      Can’t be the same AI that I stopped all Indian company employees flying due to their appalling schedule cancellations, changes; hopeless timekeeping, couldn’t give a attitude both on the ground and in the air. In contrast Jet were very good and I can’t make any sense of how they couldn’t make the economics work – every domestic flight that I took with Jet was virtually full to capacity (and I was taking ~ 20 domestic Jet flights per year for the past 6-7 years).

  3. Indiacharliepapa says:

    OT – I’ve got an iberia redemption NRT – MAD and have separately booked an iberia domestic MAD-PMI. Is there anyway I can get my bags checked through from Tokyo or will I have to collect and recheck in Madrid?

  4. O/T IHG question. I was already spire but have just reached 75k points again today. Do I not get the 25k bonus for reaching spire elite this year if I already have it from last year?

    • Should do IIRC, were they all qualifying points? For example if they came from Virgin I believe they no longer are.

    • You’re definitely eligible, can take a couple of days though to show up as an option (remember you have to pick it too, it’s not automatic as there are other less valuable options!)

  5. OT: Tgere was an item on Ch4 news tonight, complete with whistblower, about poor QA/QC on Now I gs 787 assembly line. Follows up articles in New York Times on Sunday (had paywall so didn’t post). The guy was fired by Boeing apparently so it comes down to who you believe.

    • There’s a piece on FlyerTalk about this as well.

      • It’s worrying if true but then the plane has been flying for years already, escaping major disasters despite the battery or fan blade issues.

    • This was first brought to light by Al Jazeera in 2014. The documentary can be found on youtube; it’s called Broken Dreams.

  6. Daniel says:

    I have tried this every which way on G-flights and the Qatar site, but cannot get ARN-HKG to price below £1,800 rtn. I’m looking around Oct/Nov, but can’t see lower pricing anywhere.

    If anyone can help?!

    • Agreed, I couldn’t find ARN-HKG on Qatar on any of the several dates I tried for anything like the price Rob posted.
      We flew ARN-TYO in March when a similar deal was on. Nice to get the BAEC points, but my son left TYO on BA 6 hours after us, flying direct and was back in London a couple of hours before us! But we got a 4-day break in Stockholm on the way out and the whole package was less than flying direct on BA, so I shouldn’t grumble!

      • And how much did your son pay?

        • He flew Premier Economy on BA, so not directly comparable.
          I recall when I booked the ARN to TYO Qatar flights that the additional cost of flying business on BA LON to ARN return with a 4 night stay in a 4* hotel in Stockholm (all booked through Expedia for £901) was pretty much the same price as flying business class on BA . In other words, the Qatar/Expedia combination got me a 4 day holiday in Stockholm for the same price as flying directly to Tokyo on BA.

    • Ricardo says:

      I think it’s now gone for ARN-HKG. I had been thinking about using this offer, and it was being flagged in the offers section of the Swedish Qatar website as a “limited time only” premium fare, but this changed about a week ago and now it’s just SIN, BKK and a few others.

  7. Does Uber credit expire? I’m sure I read somewhere it was 6 months?

  8. Anyone any experience of Qatar Airlines offering good deals on unsold seats on flights that are close to their departure date?

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