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Tesco Clubcard bonus points offers have been very thin on the ground recently.

If you look back at Head for Points from four years ago, we were running multiple articles per week on bonus point offers.  Many of them were a good deal even if you bought them purely for the Avios or Virgin Flying Club miles and sent the underlying product off for recycling!

Anyway, we have moved on!  Here is the new deal.

Until 1st March, you will receive double Tesco Clubcard points (2 per £1) on your in-store shopping when you scan the Tesco app at check-out.

Tesco app double points

You need to be clear about what we mean here.  You need to download the Tesco app to your smartphone and, when paying for your shopping, open the app and scan the page showing your Clubcard.

It will NOT work if you swipe a plastic Clubcard, swipe a key fob, use the Tesco Pay+ app or (potentially) even scan the Clubcard saved in Apple Wallet.  You must open the standard Tesco app and have it scanned.

You don’t need to register and the bonus points will be added automatically.

2 Clubcard points per £1 translates into 4.8 Avios or 5 Virgin Flying Club miles per £1 which is not a bad deal.

The usual exclusions apply, eg no points at all on tobacco products, baby milk etc.

It is not a targeted offer and is mentioned, albeit briefly, on this page of the Tesco website.

PS.  If you missed it, you should take a look at our recent article on the top 10 reasons to get the Tesco Clubcard Mastercard credit card.

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Comments (210)

  • Harry T says:

    OT:
    Have booked the Langley for the first time in November – staying a couple of nights before flying to Hong Kong. Used Bonvoy points to lock in the date before it goes up a category. Is the food there any good? Any other places to eat around there?

    In other news, is it worth doing a Marriott Platinum challenge before heading to Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore? Trying to decide if the Platinum benefits are worth doing a fair few mattress runs for.

    • Waribai says:

      The food was great when we were there. The problem was getting the food. Breakfast in particular was farcical. This was the second weekend after opening though. So, things may have improved…..

    • Mr. AC says:

      Based on my experience in November, breakfast was expensive and meh. HFPers swear by the Tearoom, which is a small park cafe nearby – much better value for money
      https://maps.app.goo.gl/wPtpeZdFbsMA6Pqq6
      Room service was great but expensive.
      Dinner was fancy and expensive.

    • Anna says:

      We’re there in May – we’ll probably have one fancy dinner in the hotel (it is for my birthday after all lol) but plan to eat locally the second night and use the Tearoom for breakfast. I’d pay the hotel price if the food and service were phenomenal but it sounds as though this really isn’t the case!

    • Benilyn says:

      I just realised it’s only 10min drive to Uxbridge town centre, the impression I got from previous posts (and me not checking Google maps even though I have this booked for June) made it out like it was so far from any shops lol. For a cheap / non fancy dinner you could try Red Iron Burger, you park your car at the shopping centre car park.

      • Peter K says:

        Beware the shipping centre car park closes early. We nearly got caught out by that.
        Lots of chains in Uxbridge. Can recommend Nonna Rosa Italian (good for gluten free as well).

        The Three Oaks at Gerrards Cross was really lovely.

        • 1nfrequent says:

          The Pavillion shopping centre (which, if you’re driving into Uxbridge from the Langley is the first shopping centre you’ll see) closes early but the Intu shopping centre is open until 1am.

        • Lady London says:

          Nonna Rosa served me raw partially defrosted fish. The Gerrards Cross one is well spoken of locally.

      • Lady London says:

        +1 that burger place. On sunny days they use a little open area at the back. They can be full and turn you away if busy so get there early if going at a busy time/weekend.

    • BJ says:

      All three of those are big late-night destinations. To get the most out of them you need to play late and sleep late as mornings don’t really begin until 10-11am unless you live and work there. So who needs breakfast when all it does is reduce sleep and make you skip great local eats for lunch? Therefore, IMO no, it is not worth doing a status challenge for those especially if it requires a few mattress runs. Remember too that in Asia many hotel dtabdard rooms are far superior to those you might even get upgraded to in Europe and North America.

      • BJ says:

        *standard

      • Harry T says:

        Thanks, BJ – I appreciate your insight. I’ve only stayed in hostels and cheaper hotels in SE Asia, so I’m sure I will be pleasantly surprised by the more upmarket hotels. I might even do okay with Bonvoy Gold.

        Good point about the late nights! I missed breakfast at the IC Prague due to late night shenanigans recently, and I’m more of a brunch guy anyway.

        • BJ says:

          I’m not just referring to clubs and bars here. Most malls and many business wind down by about 10 so the locals need to eat, shop etc. Thus, lots of street markets and street food in local areas in addition to all the entertainment. Then you’ve got stuff like flower markets and food markets that are at their most impressive in early hours so they draw lots of locals and tourist alike. For the best food you want to search out these local hangouts and business areas because in touristy areas food has gone downhill a lot as it is often prepared by migrants who often don’t have the knowledge and skill to prepare local cuisines at their best.

        • Lady London says:

          IC Prague brekkie was not bad but overcrowded and missable.

          • Chelseafi says:

            Was at The Alcron Prague last weekend from a recommendation on HfP very nice Breakfast and evening meal nice Hotel

    • Tom C says:

      Currently here at the moment. Breakfast is weak and slow, but the rest of the food offering is decent, but I feel very much overpriced.

      • TGLoyalty says:

        The cooked to order menu is good (I’ve had a few dishes off the menu now and only thing I wouldn’t reorder is the braised beef because I felt it had a strange sweet taste) but agree it’s slow in coming out. It’s not overpriced for a 5* luxury hotel in London but then it’s not in London so do feel if it was a £1/2 cheaper per item they would get more business.

        The buffet has a small but good quality selection I personally wouldn’t pay for it but I’m more than ok with it when it’s included in my rate (the rates actually included a full breakfast so anything from the cooked to order too) or via my platinum.

        The meals at both the bar and the main restaurant are both good. Pizza is pretty decent at the bar.

        Gerrards Cross and beaconsfield have a few nice restaurants that are more reasonable and it’s not really that far away.

    • Harry T says:

      Thanks everyone for the Langley advice. We won’t be driving but it looks like it’s only a short uber from Heathrow. I’m reassured there are places to eat out nearby too.

    • Lady London says:

      Did you see the recurring Marriott free night for new signups that do 2 stays is back?

  • Craig says:

    Any hints as to whether the Tesco offer works with fuel?

  • Chris says:

    The Lastminute gift card minimum purchase is actually £25. Not bad!

  • Mikel says:

    For information, if you have Clubcard vouchers expiring in the next 2 weeks and don’t know what to do with them. If you call clubcard they will convert them back into clubcard points for you. I had £55 about to expire and they offered to convert them back into 5500 points. As a last resort, I was simply going to convert them into Tesco mobile vouchers but it now extends the life of the vouchers that were due to expire. I’m hoping to convert all my vouchers for £1k Royal Caribbean vouchers later this year.

  • The Original David says:

    Does anyone apart from clueless tourists use Gatwick Express anyway? Isn’t it something stupid like half the price to get on a regular Southern service that takes 4 minutes longer?

    Obviously the seriously prudent traveller would usually get off at East Croydon to tap out and back in again, but that’s taking it up a level…

    • Lumma says:

      I’ve done that, nipped into the box park and spent £15 on a burger and a pint

      • Simon says:

        Doesn’t the rip off pricing at boxpark more than make up for the saving on the train ticket?
        Also, I don’t understand how this saves you money. If you are on a train that stops at Croydon then you won’t have paid the GX premium at the Victoria gateline and could just use contactless all the way?

        • Lumma says:

          The Gatwick Express doesn’t stop at East Croydon and has separate gates at Victoria, so the system knows if you got on a normal southern train or not.

          The ultimate thrifty journey to Gatwick for myself (from Whitechapel) is Overground to New Cross Gate or Norwood Junction, Southern to East Croydon, tap out and back in and any train to Gatwick. I think its £6.60 as opposed to over £12 going via blackfriars

          • TGLoyalty says:

            Isn’t life too short to save £6

            Sounds like hassle to me especially with any sort of luggage

        • Lumma says:

          Sorry, misread your post. There’s a premium you pay from central London to Gatwick. it’s a few quid cheaper if you break it into two journeys at East Croydon. Its just one of the quirks of the system

        • Nick says:

          Yes Simon but contactless to London is more expensive than the sum of the two journeys to and from Croydon. Hence (boxpark excepted) you save money. East Croydon doesn’t have an OSI so you can even use the same card and not be penalised.

  • Waribai says:

    “Remember that the best use of Lastminute.com is for getting cheap deals on the Sofitel Heathrow Terminal 5 hotel.”

    Or buying flights which can be fully refunded. The extra cost is partially offset with the voucher discount….

    • JamesCG says:

      Has anyone actually tried the last minute.com flex flight process? I’d like to know if it works well in practice if anyone has used it. Thanks!

      • A270 says:

        Yes me too. I am looking at some Far East flights in December but anxious whether the virus would still be actively spreading then. Are people buying refundable flights. Does Last-minute.com’s flexi option offer the same?

  • Pablo says:

    ebookers 14% off hotels with code EBOO14. Use by 23:59 on 16 Feb 2020. Valid for stays until 30/9/2020

    • BJ says:

      Probably can be used on the app too which I think gives a further 5%? 5 nights gets Gold status and bond free lounge entry while 12 nights gers Platinum and 2 free lounge entries. I like them for independent hotels provided price is right.

      • MattB says:

        I had platinum last year, maybe still do….but those lounge passes were pretty useless as when I enquired was told they can only be used for flights booked with ebookers.

        • BJ says:

          No, that is wrong, as of 28 December at least. I think lounge passes are now Dragonpass though so perhaps things have changed. When they were LoungeBuddy they were great, LB CSA were happy to cancel and change them as required. We always used them at DMK at times we didn’t have PP.

      • BJ says:

        A word of warning, don’t let good codes make you to hasty to make bookings. Just checked my usual ebookers hotels and they are close to 50% more expensive than usual at the moment.

  • Eugene says:

    Heres a thought. If I use my Tesco Premium credit card which gives me 2 CC points per £1 spent does that mean I will get 4 CC points if I register it with with this app offer?
    I asked their call centre but that was a waste of an 0800 call….

    • Barry says:

      No idea on your question but if you want to save on an 0800 call, use 0800 beater – 0118 352 0800

      They dial the 0800 for you at the cost of a local call or inclusive minutes on your mobile phone plan.

    • WillPS says:

      You’re getting muddled up with how many points the Tesco premium credit card offers. Tesco Bank pay you 1 point per £ spent at Tesco, not 2. You normally get a *total* of 2 per £, 1 from Tesco Bank and one from Tesco Stores (which shows on your receipt).

      Only the Tesco Stores bit is doubled.

      So long as you scan the Clubcard app before you first put your Premium card anywhere near the reader, you should get 2 points from Tesco Stores (shown on your receipt) and 1 point as normal from Tesco Bank.

      • TGLoyalty says:

        It’s an easy thing to get wrong because your card works as your Clubcard too (has its own clubcard number)

        No problem using the app and then the credit card to get 3 CC/£1 but you won’t get 4.