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The majority of you reading this won’t know that, in its early days, Head for Points was heavily dominated by Tesco Clubcard special offers.

For many years, Tesco loved giving out bonus points on products. The phrase ‘Birds Eye Roast Beef In Gravy’ will still send a shudder down many spines *. Today Tesco only competes on price, not points.

Tesco used to have a business called Tesco Direct which was basically an Argos clone. There was also Tesco Wine and Tesco Entertainment.

Tesco Clubcard Halfords Motoring Club deal

It wasn’t uncommon to, for example, get 300 Clubcard points (converted to 720 Avios or 750 Virgin Points) for a £5 DVD. A lot of the bonuses were on products that could be flipped on eBay.

It got so crazy that we had to set up a spin off site, Shopper Points, which was dedicated to listing Tesco Clubcard bonus points deals. The site died when Tesco pulled the plug on all of its (unsurprisingly loss making) subsidiary businesses.

So, for old times’ sake, I thought I’d bring them back for one day only.

Get 500 bonus Tesco Clubcard points with Halfords Motoring Club Premium

Tesco has teamed up with Halfords to offer 500 bonus Clubcard points if you sign up for Halfords Motoring Club Premium.

This is currently worth 1,250 Virgin Points or £15 of partner vouchers, such as credit. From 14th June this will drop to 1,000 Virgin Points or £10 of partner vouchers, but you might get your points before then.

Halfords Motoring Club Premium costs £49 per year or £4.99 per month. You are tied in for 12 months so you might as well pay the £49 upfront to save £11.

You get, as well as 500 Clubcard points:

  • a £10 Halfords voucher (there is no minimum spend)
  • a free MOT
  • two free 10 point car checks
  • 5% off various motoring products and services at Halfords
  • 1 x free fitting of wipers, bulbs or batteries
Tesco Clubcard Halfords Motoring Club deal

In terms of getting the points, the small print is convoluted. It says:

“Points will be made available to customers who remain Halfords Motoring Club Premium members 14 days after Tesco Clubcard number has been submitted.”

To me, this means that you qualify for the points after 14 days but will not necessarily receive them immediately after 14 days. This may mean you can’t redeem them before the conversion rate drops on 14th June.

This clearly isn’t the most exciting Tesco Clubcard deal ever, but I thought our long term readers may appreciate seeing one again!

With the cut in the conversion rate to Virgin Points, and of course the dropping of Avios as a partner two years ago, this may well be the last one we ever cover.

Full details are on the Tesco website.

* In 2005 (pre HfP so we never wrote about it) Tesco gave out 50 Clubcard points (120 Avios) with a 66p pack of ‘Birds Eye Roast Beef In Gravy’. This was a frozen ready meal which looked as bad as the price tag implies. People were buying up freezer loads of the stuff ….

Comments (129)

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    I so miss these days, I bought my son his first car using my Tesco points, he dines out on this story even now, it wasn’t long after that motorpoint pulled out, it took them hours to put all the vouchers through


    Tesco would pay us to drink, 1000 points for 12 bottles of wine, but, they never said what size so would buy the individual bottles. This was my hobby at the time no doubt about it. The beauty vouchers were the best, if I couldn’t get the vouchers I would buy from eBay.

  • ZoeB says:

    I have a feeling some of the old PTS crowd are the biggest part of Rob’s 20% of readers who aren’t under 40 earning big bucks in the city.
    I have just remembered another Tesco glitch that involved something like buying a pair of socks in a particular Northern branch of Tesco for something ridiculous like 1000 extra points. Living in the New Forest it was too far for me.

  • ZoeB says:

    Another great glitch was newly refurbished branches of Morrisons taking other stores vouchers. Some people didn’t throw away their Clubcard voucher (that arrived in the post) after redeeming them online. I don’t think Morrisons expected people to have hundreds of pounds of vouchers.

    • Jimmy says:

      Ha I remember this – the store manages didn’t have a clue – until I pointed out the huge banner above the entrance.
      Spent thousands of used Clubcard vouchers in there!
      They soon took the banners down :).

  • 747_Brat says:

    What memories. Miss those days.

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