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What are the best Tesco Clubcard travel deals?

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A decade ago, Tesco Clubcard was a goldmine for Avios collectors. British Airways was a key partner, and points would flow like confetti from Tesco Direct and Tesco Wine deals, as well as in-store promotions such as the long-running gift card deal.

Slowly it all fell apart. Tesco decided to pull the plug on its money-losing non-core subsidiaries – which even included Dobbies garden centres at one point – and Avios switched its allegiance to Nectar. Hilton, probably the most useful of the other travel partners, withdrew in 2021.

Whilst some Avios collectors will have switched to Sainsbury’s, many of you will still be shopping at Tesco for convenience or other reasons. What can you do with your Clubcard points now?

What are the best Tesco Clubcard travel deals?

In truth, Hilton and Avios were never the best use of Clubcard points unless you put a very high value on an Avios.

Hilton was one of the partners where you never got full value from Tesco points because you were locked into paying an uncompetitive rate. At 2.4 Avios per Clubcard point, you’d be better off with a partner deal which got you a ‘genuine’ 3p per Clubcard point of value.

For a number of years, I got a better return than I would have from Avios by paying a regular Safestore bill with Clubcard vouchers.  This got me a genuine 3x face value for my vouchers, so 3p per point.

When Safestore withdrew, I switched to Uber.  Again, I got a ‘real’ 3p of Uber and Uber Eats credit for every 1p of Clubcard points I converted.  This was better than 2.4 Avios.

Uber then withdrew too!  The few Tesco Clubcard points that I now pick up – and it’s no more than a few hundred per year – are converted into Virgin Points.

Remember that Tesco devalued its partner redemptions from 3x face value to 2x face value last year. Old timers will remember that it used to be 4x.

What are the best Tesco Clubcard travel deals?

There are, of course, many non-travel deals available with Tesco Clubcard points.  This article focuses exclusively on the travel options.

Clubcard redemptions with airlines:

Whilst Avios withdrew from Clubcard, Virgin Flying Club remains a partner.  You receive 2 Virgin Points for every 1 Clubcard point you convert.  Occasional transfer bonuses can add 10% to 20% to this.

Using Tesco Clubcard points for travel

If you value a Virgin Point at 1p, this is as good as any other Tesco Clubcard partner offer. In fact, as many Tesco partners force you into paying higher rates than you should if you redeem with them, Virgin Points are actually a good deal.

Under no circumstances should you convert Clubcard points to Virgin Flying Club with the intention of moving them on to IHG One Rewards (1:1) or Hilton Honors (2:3) points.  You will lose huge amounts of value, given that I value an IHG point at 0.4p and a Hilton point at 0.33p.

Details of the Virgin / Tesco partnership are on the Virgin Atlantic website here.

Clubcard redemptions with trains, buses, ferries and airport parking:

Although no train lines are directly represented, you can get 2x face value for your Clubcard points by redeeming for a Railcard. This used to be a ‘true’ 2x redemption but it is far more common than it used to be to see Railcards being sold at a discount elsewhere.

The ferry partners (Irish Ferries, P&O, Stena Line, Wightlink) are also 2x face value.  I never book a ferry so I am not sure how easy it is to get discounts via other routes which would reduce the value of Clubcard.

National Express and Megabus both offer 2x face value.  You can also use Clubcard vouchers to pay for a National Express Coachcard at 2x face value.

Eurotunnel does offer genuine value.  Feedback from HfP readers is that you pay the same price as shown on their website, availability is the same as shown online and the vouchers get you a ‘real’ 2x face value as Eurotunnel rarely discounts.

APH Airport Parking is also worth considering. I don’t know how easy it is to find APH discount codes, which cannot be combined with Tesco vouchers, elsewhere. The fact that you need to book via a special Tesco page suggests that better deals may be available.

Using Tesco Clubcard points for cruises

Clubcard redemptions for cruises:

Tesco works with many of the top cruise groups such as Cunard, P&O Cruises and Royal Caribbean.  These are all at a headline rate of 2x face value.

Back in ”the old days’ when Tesco was throwing around Clubcard points like confetti, I read some great stories about people who had ‘free’ holidays via Clubcard points.  The rules have been tightened over the years and of course it is now harder to earn 10,000 / 20,000 / 30,000+ points per quarter. The conversion rate has also been halved from 4x face value to 2x.

You need to do the sums to see if these deals make sense. How much cheaper can you get the product if you book elsewhere? Look out for any caps on the amount of vouchers you can use, any minimum stay requirements and any advance booking rules. With cruise deals you are generally required to book the brochure price which may often be discounted via brokers.

If you are staying in the UK for a while, it is worth having a look at and Hoseasons.

Clubcard redemptions for hotels:

This is also the land of small print.  You can use Clubcard deals for 200% of face value with Butlins and Warner Hotels.  All of the other hotel partners (Hilton, Accor, Macdonald etc) have left. has the greatest flexibility, allowing redemptions at 2x face value.  The only snag is that you will not be able to earn Rewards in conjunction with Clubcard vouchers.  This reduces the ‘real’ value by at least 10% because Rewards gives, effectively, 10% of your pre-tax spend back in free night credit. With Rewards being scrapped this summer, however, the Tesco deals become better in comparison.


Fundamentally I have never been able to get my head around the small print with many of the Tesco Clubcard travel deals. Even Hilton didn’t work for me for that reason. is probably the best travel option remaining unless you collect Virgin Points.  That isn’t to say that some of the other deals are not worth it – they just don’t work for me.

If you’ve got any experience of redeeming Clubcard vouchers for travel or other deals for genuine bargains then do post below.  All of these deals can be found at the Clubcard ‘travel deals’ page here.

Comments (52)

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  • Brian says:

    I’ve usually used points for railcards in the past and even though the devaluation has made this less appealing I’ll probably do so again in the near future.

    From what I understand, a lot of the discount offers require you to purchase and hold the railcard via whatever provider you chose. I much prefer not needing a bloated app on my phone so I’m happy to pay a premium to go direct.

    • Bill says:

      Are you referring to the likes of I bought a Railcard with them for £5. There’s no obligation to purchase rail tickets on their app

      • Daniel says:

        I have my railcard via the app, but it is such a nuisance finding it on the app when the railcard is requested (especially on the intermittent internet of a train) – will certainly be buying direct next time.

        • jjoohhnn says:

          Take a screenshot of it and save as a favourite in your photos.

  • Shad says:

    Disney+ is a genuine 2x redemption – if this is something that you would be paying for anyway – £12 in vouchers for 3 months worth of access – i just hoover up my closest expiriring vouchers and push them this way…

    • Steve says:

      I did this for a while, and back when it was still 3x value. Have one voucher left to redeem which will get me another 6-months, although I probably won’t redeem until the next series I want to watch drops.

    • lumma says:

      I almost always have a discount on one of my amexes for Disney+ of 40% off. Or alternatively adding the subscription to an O2 bill gets £2 a month off your phone bill.

    • Fazzy Bear says:

      I have a Uber One subscription which is about £60 a year and recently they just randomly offered a year of free Disney+. Covers the cost of Uber One subscription in one go.

    • jjoohhnn says:

      It’s not a genuine 2x. You can get discounts off it elsewhere such as if you sign up direct for a year (saves 17%) and the 15% amex are currently offering as statement credit.

    • CheshirePete says:

      I used Tesco exclusively for D+. But you always got what they now call Premium for 3x which worked out at £4 per month over 3 months. It’s now £10.99 direct. Sometimes a Tesco Promo would get it for £6 of vouchers! But as I have UHD and Dolby Atmos that top tier is not an option with Tesco and you can’t pay the difference to upgrade either. Same with Uber. Tempting as it’s free for a year with Uber One, but it’s only “Standard” worth £7.99 a month. Again I couldn’t go back to HD with Stereo. So Tesco is now £12 for the £7.99 standard. So a downgrade there I’m afraid. Lloyds bank did similar with their Premiere banking you used to get top tier at the time worth £7.99 but after the Disney changes they downgraded it to £5.99 with Ads! Lloyds pulled a fast one there not even paying for the Standard with no ads. So I just binge now on top tier every 4 months or so then cancel usually with a 15% discount as mentioned elsewhere on the many credit card offers. Another perk really which is now handcuffed to the lower D+ tiers and less value.

      • lumma says:

        I remember watching a YouTube video where they said you might as well pirate stuff to get the best possible quality as a lot of streaming services don’t give you the best, even if you’re willing to pay!

    • Wally1976 says:

      We get Disney Plus through Club Lloyds account. It’s the subscription level with adverts but there’s only a few at the start of a film as I understand it (I don’t really use it but my daughter does).

      • Sundar says:

        Yes, was expecting a lot more ads, but so far minimal intrusion. Long may it persist.

  • apbj says:

    I don’t really have a use for any of the other travel partners, so since the Avios switch a couple of years back I have accumulated about 50,000 Virgin miles from Tesco. With Virgin money promos this has boosted to 105,000. I have still never flown with Virgin…

    • LD27 says:

      Not a regular Tesco shopper as the nearest shops are not worth the drive. Just when in Scotland or Wales.

      Your comment about having never flown Virgin made me smile. I’ve only ever flown Virgin to Havana. I have more than 200,000 points so need to start looking for somewhere else to fly.

  • Tracey says:

    I use the points for pizza express. I wait until I’m in the restaurant before cashing out the amount I need. Using the Tesco app they arrive within 10 minutes.

  • Morag says:

    Tesco is my local supermarket so I use it mostly. I have started using my clubcard points with We live in Scotland and always overnight in Lon when we fly out to ensure connection, bags arrive etc and if an early flight from Terminal 5 stay at Sofitel. The last few times we have had a ‘free’ night so we’re happy with that. Not as good as it used to be but saves around £200.

  • Steve R says:

    A few years ago we went to Florida with VA turning left. The hotel in Orlando was via Also one night at Universal Studios again via which got the entire family 2 days of fast passes. Then Miami to Barbados with Avios & hotel via but did need to do it as two separate bookings because of the cap

  • jjoohhnn says:

    Typo alert: the article suggests Hilton left in 2021 but at the end says “ is probably the best travel option remaining now that Hilton is leaving Clubcard”

  • patrick says:

    We briefly switched to Sainsbury`s but found the quality and variety inferior and the cost higher.
    Datapoint – if people are switching their Clubcard points for the new Virgin Voyage offers, my transfer did not happen overnight as they have in the past.

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