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Old 05-07-2013, 07:58 AM   #1
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tesco clubcard experts

hi everyone, so I finally actively started using tesco clubcard, was a nectar person for a long time, and I know I've read threads on the past where people have booked flights using points or park tickets etc. when I do the sums it seems I need to do about £30,000 of tesco shopping (very rough numbers lol) so is this true? or do you guys use special deals? can you please give me the lowdown on the best way to use clubcard points as a contribution to an Orlando holiday or in what ways you can? many thanks
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:27 AM   #2
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hi everyone, so I finally actively started using tesco clubcard, was a nectar person for a long time, and I know I've read threads on the past where people have booked flights using points or park tickets etc. when I do the sums it seems I need to do about £30,000 of tesco shopping (very rough numbers lol) so is this true? or do you guys use special deals? can you please give me the lowdown on the best way to use clubcard points as a contribution to an Orlando holiday or in what ways you can? many thanks
I think the days of cracking deals are long gone. Quite a few people use their vouchers for airport hotels or for attraction tickets but I don't think flights are cheap using vouchers this way!
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:01 AM   #3
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we converted ours into VA airmiles. They had an offer on where they were worth double and then they gave an extra 2000 miles just for doing it. So basically our flights this November just cost us the taxes.

I would never use them to pay for Virgin Holidays as they are far too expensive in the first instance. You can get a better deal DIY and use the Tesco vouchers for something else.
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I use ours for our Hilton stay at the airport. Might get some miles for VA with them too.

Never used them for anything else though - sorry
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:28 AM   #5
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I'm certainly no expert, but I intend to convert mine for Avios Points for BA Flights/upgrades. I know different people use them in different ways toward their holiday though.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:15 PM   #6
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We managed to turn are clubcard points into virgin air miles, when they had 50% extra miles offer and virgin also had a half the air miles offer going ie only 45000 instead of 90000 miles for a seat to Orlando watch for this around june time.
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We managed to turn are clubcard points into virgin air miles, when they had 50% extra miles offer and virgin also had a half the air miles offer going ie only 45000 instead of 90000 miles for a seat to Orlando watch for this around june time.


Hi welcome by the way

This is exactly what we did too..
At one point my husband was even picking up old receipts with no points on out of the trolly's and taking them to customer services to add on to our clubcard..I disowned him when he was doing that
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thank you for your replies, looks like I will have to watch out for deals , when I've actually accumulated some proper points that is lol
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Anyone know how often Tesco does offers on Virgin Airmiles? I missed the recent +50% offer
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I just got my club card changed to Avios so we can collect air miles as we never end up using the vouchers they send through the post, plus I've changed my mums too!
My question is if I wanted to then use the points for the Hilton at the airport could you do this or does it have to be 1 or the other you collect for? I'm really not very good at the whole points thing but our local garage is a tesco extra and so I'm always either getting petrol or food items from there!! They recently started allowing points for petrol so that's when I thought I best change them for some thing I will use lol
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I just got my club card changed to Avios so we can collect air miles as we never end up using the vouchers they send through the post, plus I've changed my mums too!
My question is if I wanted to then use the points for the Hilton at the airport could you do this or does it have to be 1 or the other you collect for? I'm really not very good at the whole points thing but our local garage is a tesco extra and so I'm always either getting petrol or food items from there!! They recently started allowing points for petrol so that's when I thought I best change them for some thing I will use lol
No, you need to get the actual tesco coupons for the Hilton which then exchange for reward vouchers.

I just booked out summer stay and it cost me about £70 of tesco vouchers for a family room. The cheapest B&B price for that night was £200 ( the club card rate is always higher than the cheapest rate but as you get 3x voucher value is not too bad) so to me that's worth it.
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Hi. We've not used our points this way but we do use them for a lot of other things (merlin annual passes for the entire family, Eurotunnel when we go to DLP or other European breaks, days out vouchers at home etc.). The best way we've found of collecting as many points as possible is to have a Tesco clubcard credit card, which we put as much of our expenses on as possible and then pay off in full every month, also pretty much always filling up at a Tesco petrol station, its amazing how quickly the points add up!
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In past we have had a few free holidays with tesco club card but not to Florida. Our last on was 2011 P&O cruise to Norway. We have bought a whole set of Denby, restaurant meals, days out etc. desperate to use them inFlorida but can't seem to find anything that is worth the points. I am now saving for a another cruise
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Hi, i go tesco for my shopping but i dont understand all the saving points to change in to virgin miles . I thought tesco sent money off vouchers out for clubcard points.

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Hi, i go tesco for my shopping but i dont understand all the saving points to change in to virgin miles . I thought tesco sent money off vouchers out for clubcard points.

Thanks Sharon xx
Lol this is exactly what I thought too!
We never ended up using the money off vouchers, so that's why I called and changed to air miles!
Now I want to know what it is I need to be asking for so I can collect them for different rewards not just airmailed as I'm stuck! ??? I'd love to put ours towards hotel stay or merlons passes but have no idea what I'm met to be collecting?
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