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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)

  • Chelseafi says:

    O/T thinking of applying for Virgin Plus CC will I receive the bonus if my last Virgin card was cancelled May 19?

    • JohnT says:

      Just canx my Virgin cc 2 weeks ago and agent said MAY be able to apply for + after a couple of weeks! Just try it..

    • BJ says:

      I think I read you can apply for another card and get bonus again after 6 months just like amex used to be.

    • AndyGWP says:

      I cancelled the + card, and applied for the standard one straight after… got the bonus FWIW

  • Spurs Debs says:

    O/T. Update on my refund of non refundable pre paid room at Conrad Tokyo. I contacted the hotel and have been refunded full amount.
    No drama no arguments just good customer service.

  • rams1981 says:

    OT Amex SPG. Had the card less than 2 years after last one. Got the £1k spend bonus. Cancelled the card a few months ago. Got it again before the terms officially change and got the £1k spend bonus again.

    Bizarre as my Mrs did not get the £1k spend bonus even though she got the card with a larger gap.

    Worth trying your luck…

    • Matthew says:

      Did you enter any details in the application when it asks do you hold another Amex card?

      • Anna says:

        This happened to my OH last October, it seems to be a regular, though unpredictable IT glitch. Pretty sure we put in his BAPP details as we normally do this to show Amex he is a long standing and reliable customer!

      • rams1981 says:

        I did not tick the box.

  • Chris says:

    I use the Tesco iPhone app and can see Double Points Coupon listed on the Activity tab. Not for recent transactions though so must take a few days to add.

  • JenT says:

    Not sure how the Clubcard offer will work with self-scan shopping as you only scan the Clubcard at the beginning. Any ideas?

    • meta says:

      You don’t have to scan it at the beginning. You can scan your Clubcard at any time at least in Tesco’s I’ve been to.

      • chris1922 says:

        Yes, why would you scan at the start ? I always scan the Clubcard AFTER I’ve scanned my last item, and before I pay, with my BA AMEX, of course… ; ).

    • WillPS says:

      OP means Scan as you Shop, rather than self scan.

      Can you not release the handset using the QR code on the app?

      • Andy S says:

        I was wondering the same. For me the QR code never seemed to work, I have to use my clubcard credit-card to release the scanner.

        I guess once you get to the checkout you can scan your clubcard app at the till before finalising the transaction but whether this will count or not I don’t know.

        Bottom line – probably not worth the effort unless doing a big shop

  • memesweeper says:

    The Tesco offer makes no sense — it will slow down the tills relative to the Pay+ users, and habituate us into using the older app & credit card vs the new one. Bizarre.

  • TokyoFan says:

    O/T: 3000 bonus avios for £300 spend on BAPP.

    I’m booking flights from Pisa to London one way, which will be above £300 in value but charged in EUR I suspect as they’re one way.
    Has this historically counted towards this sort of offer? The T’s&C’s say spend in GBP but I know the T’s&C’s rarely mean much.
    Any help appreciated!

    • Dan says:

      Sadly not. I had the same issue but with BA Finland. It hits your statement in Euros so doesn’t count. I asked Amex Chat and they confirmed.

  • Dan says:

    OT – Traveling to India (Gurgaon, New Delhi) in April for a Business Trip with VS on UC. As it is unlikely that I will return to India in the near future, coupled with the fact that it is on the week of the April Bank Holiday, I want to I take advantage of this and do some personal travelling in India.

    I was thinking of doing a couple of days in Mumbai but was wondering if anyone else had good knowledge of India. For domestic India flights, would you recommend Air India, VIstara, Indigo, Air Asia? The prices of full service vs LCC seems quite similar actually.

    Frustratingly, it doesn’t seem like One World has much presence in India as I have OW Sapphire status through my BA Silver but any advice on India, New Delhi or any noteworthy places to visit would be very appreciated!

    • Craig says:

      I’ve had very good experiences with Indigo, used them about half a dozen times. For Mumbai consider a club room at the Taj Palace, it looks really expensive but when you add one way transfer and the club benefits it’s only reassuringly expensive. Some of the local tours can be quite good, Magic Tours are reasonably good for offbeat stuff. The final thing, if you are planning travelling by road, arrange a driver and car through one of the companies, it’s not as expensive as you might think.

      • Dan says:

        I’ve heard good things about Indigo too actually. In terms of it being a LCC, would you stay it is more comprable to Ryanair/EasyJet or more of a JetBlue?

        I’m guessing public transport is a complete no go in India? 🙂

        The Taj Mahal is definitely on my hit list this trip!

        • Craig says:

          Definitely better than Ryanair, probably on a par with Easyjet. I wouldn’t bother preordering onboard food, I ordered a non-veg meal which ended up being a sandwich! You have to pay for the extras like baggage etc but I found checking in at the airport to be very straightforward, they had agents printing mobile boarding passes in the queue’s. If you do go with the club room at the Taj make sure you use the one-way transfer back to the airport, you’ll feel like royalty as you are escorted by your butler to the car. Lot’s of things are walkable from there and having breakfast in the sea lounge overlooking the gateway to India is lovely. Also, make sure you have enough time to at least spend a couple of hours by the pool there.

        • Cat says:

          Actually, I highly recommend train travel in India – it’s just wonderful watching the country roll past from the train window, and AC 1st or two/three tier can be a really fun way to travel.
          Personally I recommend Upaidpur, Jodhpur or Jaisalmer if you fancy a city break, or perhaps if you want somewhere a bit more unusual the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan (staying in the Narayan Niwas Castle in Mahansar was just the most incredible experience, and one I would highly recommend), Orchha or Bundi. The Taj Mahal is stunning, but Agra can be trying.
          I’d also highly recommend various spots in Kerala and Karnataka, but they’re much longer journeys from Delhi.
          Honestly, I’d rate any of those destinations as far more magical places to experience India. Mumbai can be kind of mad and stressful!

      • Lady London says:

        Re Taj I believe they match with Shangri-La – you get Jade in S-L from Amex – and i believe it makes a very big difference. I’d get onto it quick if you want to look at it to allow for any processing time of the two legs.

    • David S says:

      There is not much in it. Friends recommend Air India since their price includes 25 kg of baggage and you get free food ( veg option only on flights longer than 1.5 hours and a snack if less than 1.5 hours). Do factor in delays since that is common. Also star alliance member so may get some nominal points. So we have booked air India for our next trip.
      Indigo and vistara are ok as well but you don’t get as much for your money.
      Business class on Air India and Vistara gives access to their lounges.

      • Dan says:

        Good point. I flew TAP a couple of weeks ago so I guess if I fly with Air India I could credit the points to there right? Surprised that that with Virgin having routes to both New Delhi and Mumbai that they don’t have a partner that serves India domestically – I guess the demand just isn’t there.

        I am normally the type to pay extra for the full service carrier anyway as I trust them more from the POV that when things go wrong – they are more eager to help. This is the view that I have at least from a European perspective but I am completely foreign to what airlines are like in India.

        Air India I believe has two rotations on their DEL to BOM route that uses a wide body (777 and Dreamliner) so that would be a cool experience too!

    • Jake Mc says:

      I went on Indigo and they were great.

      Don’t worry about trying to use your miles in India. The tickets are so cheap (at least what I found). I paid £60 for a 1A seat from Bangalore to Delhi (over 2hr flight).

      In terms of stuff to do in India, I would recommend the Taj Mahal – go as soon as it opens in the day to avoid the crowds.

      And something more left field is a place called Leh. It’s high up in Kashmir near the Tibetan border in the Himalayas. The scenery is just beautiful. You can take a two day drive across some incredible places to a lake called pangong Tso. Couldn’t recommend enough. Just be careful about altitude sickness. The road (2nd highest in the world I think) goes up to about 5200m above sea level. I had no issues but others might.

      Also don’t worry about safety in Leh. It’s on the Tibetan (Buddhist) side of Kashmir and feels so far removed from the tensions of the India / Pakistan border parts. I’ve honestly felt more scared in the Home Counties.

      I did all of the above in a week after a work trip. Was busy but deffo fulfilling

      • Dan says:

        Thanks for the tip about the Taj Mahal!

        That what I am doing Trying to do some travelling on the back of my business trip. Will be there from 5th to the 9th officially but as the 10th-13th is bank holiday, I’m looking to capitalise on it 🙂

    • Nick Burch says:

      I’ve had very good experiences with Vistara, and pretty good ones with Indigo, less so with some of the others. Vistara’s Premium Economy is worth a look – includes decent hold baggage allowance and seat selection and nicer food, often seems cheaper than adding those onto a regular ticket

      Vistara also has some BA integration. You won’t get lounge access, you will get priority boarding, you might get a bit of extra baggage if just over

      With a long weekend from Delhi, assuming you’ve seen the city before, consider the Golden Triangle of Agra for Taj Mahal and Jaipur. Pretty close to each other, you’d be best off with train or car+driver rather than flying.

      • Dan says:

        Nope!! First time in India and New Delhi so really trying to weight up whether I should just travel near New Delhi or actually fly to another Indian city.

      • Dan says:

        “Vistara also has some BA integration”

        Interesting – was not aware of this!

        • AJA says:

          Vistara integration with BA requires you to be on a BA ticket which is only possible if you tag the Vistara leg onto an international leg on BA eg LHR-BOM on BA and BOM-local in India on Vistara. I am not sure they will give you recognition if you just show your BAEC card independently but no harm in asking. You definitely won’t earn Avios unless the Vistara flight is a BA code share i.e a 125 BA ticket number tagged onto an international flight on BA.

    • Mike says:

      Based on experience, I’d say avoid Air India. They seem to never run on time, often have wildcard strikes and I’ve had my sketchiest ever go-around experience on them. Oh, they also have a policy of downgrading people from 1st/business to economy if the seat is needed for staff travel!

      In terms of nice hotels in Mumbai, the Trident at Nariman point is also worth a shout.

      Be prepared for a lot of security theatre if you’re staying at high end hotels in Mumbai – they have metal detector gates / vehicle checks on the way in!

    • Cat says:

      Actually, I highly recommend train travel in India – it’s just wonderful watching the country roll past from the train window, and AC 1st or two/three tier can be a really fun way to travel.
      Personally I recommend Upaidpur, Jodhpur or Jaisalmer if you fancy a city break, or perhaps if you want somewhere a bit more unusual the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan (staying in the Narayan Niwas Castle in Mahansar was just the most incredible experience, and one I would definitely recommend), Orchha or Bundi. The Taj Mahal is stunning, but Agra can be trying.
      I’d also highly recommend various spots in Kerala and Karnataka, but they’re much longer journeys from Delhi.
      Honestly, I’d rate any of those destinations as far more magical places to experience India. Mumbai can be kind of mad and stressful!

      • Dan says:

        Completely forgot the sheer size of India so definately appreciate that there are loads of off the beaten track options. Might be enough to do and see in Delhi for a 3 days then!

        • Cat says:

          I’d definitely get out of Delhi – you’ll probably be desperate for something that passes as fresh air by then!

    • Roberto says:

      I am off to Mumbai on Tuesday. After listening to others and some reasearch online I plumped for the Oberoi Hotel for about 60% of the price of the Taj. The hotel is considered by some as the best in India, lets see…

      We will visit the Taj of course but felt that for our first visit to India we wanted somewhere a little more “clean and sanatised” than the area around the Taj / Gateway to India. I appreciate some people will be aghast that I wont be seeing the real India staying in a 5 star bubble but to be honest its the only way I could get SWMBO to sign off on the trip.

    • Anuj says:

      I’ve used Air Asia and it was extremely good. Modern clean aircraft interior unlike Air India where even their Dreamliner looks like it’s falling apart. Very good food too for cheap prices.