Tesco issues warning to Clubcard users with major changes taking place next month
By Dan Falvey
Published: 11/05/2023- 10:21
Tesco has issued a warning to customers ahead of major changes to its Clubcard scheme which are being rolled out in just weeks.
The loyalty scheme, which was first launched in 1995 and allows shoppers to earn points towards discounts every time they spend money, will see a major shake up on June 14.
Clubcard points will be reduced in value when exchanged for vouchers used for Tesco reward partners.
Popular restaurants such as Pizza Express and Zizzi are included in the scheme.
Clubcard points will only be worth double their value for reward vouchers rather tahn triple
Currently customers can exchange their Tesco clubcard points for vouchers worth triple the original value of their points.
But from the middle of next month the vouchers will only be worth double.
Explaining the reasons behind the change, Tesco said: "We’re making this change to the scheme to make sure we can continue to provide a wide range of rewards that meet the needs of all our Tesco Clubcard members, while keeping prices low for everyone.
"Tesco Clubcard continues to have the biggest and most generous Reward Partner scheme with access to over 100 Partners at 2x your Clubcard voucher value."
It added: "To give you extra time to decide when to use your Tesco Clubcard vouchers with Partners, we’re extending the validity period on Tesco Clubcard Reward Partner codes ordered until 13 June, so that they’re valid for 12 months, rather than the usual six months.
"So don’t worry, there’s plenty of time to use them at their current value before we make the change.
"If you already have a Tesco Clubcard Reward Partner code, you can still use it at up to 3x the value until its expiry date.
"The expiry date can be found in your order email or in the My rewards section in the Tesco Grocery & Clubcard app.
Tesco has extended how long the vouchers can be used for to make up for the drop in value
"Doubling the value of Tesco Clubcard vouchers with our Tesco Clubcard Reward Partners is a convenient way to make your money go further on things like family fun, dining out, at-home entertainment, cinema trips and holidays."
Those wishing to make the most of their Clubcard points are urged to order reward partner codes before June 14.
It means customers will have 12 months to redeem the tripled value vouchers.