Tesco Clubcard customers have until this weekend to make the most of their vouchers before they lose up to 25% in value.
Clubcard vouchers are being cut from four times to three times their value for some rewards from Sunday, 11 June.
Supermarket loyalty cards generate big business, and many of us diligently collect points every time we shop. But are they worth the hassle? We’ve found that some have better returns than others – head to our comparison of supermarket loyalty cards to find out which are best.
How is the Tesco Clubcard scheme changing?
Currently, Clubcard vouchers are worth between two to four times their value when redeemed with a variety of other companies, known as reward partners. For example, £2.50 in vouchers will earn you £10 to spend at chain restaurants including Pizza Express, Zizzi and Prezzo. Vouchers can be exchanged for reward tokens at Tesco’s dedicated Clubcard website.
But from Sunday, customers will only get three times the value of their Clubcard vouchers from all Tesco Reward Partners. Tesco says these changes, which were announced in January, will help ‘simplify’ the rewards system for customers, but if you’re after a reward that currently offers four times the value, it’s worth redeeming your vouchers ahead of the Sunday cut-off. For most rewards, you’ll then have six months in which to use your token.
On the other hand, if you’ve got your eye on a reward that’s only twice the value of your vouchers, you’d be better off waiting until next week to cash them in, when you’ll get more for your money.
At Which?, we’ve analysed the schemes promoted by all the major supermarkets, so we can reveal the points worth collecting. See if Tesco points are still worth collecting despite these changes and find the best supermarket loyalty scheme for you.
How do supermarkets compare?
Loyalty schemes are really only a small reason to continue shopping at a supermarket. Most shoppers value price, customer service and quality first.
So should you switch up your regular supermarket shop? We’ve quizzed thousands of supermarket shoppers about their experiences of different stores, as well as online grocery shopping, to reveal the nation’s favourite supermarket.
See the full results of our survey, and details about each brand, in our guide to the best and worst supermarkets for 2018.