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This little-known Tesco Clubcard trick could boost your savings


If you’re a regular Tesco shopper, refres how you’re using your Clubcard… (Picture: Universal Images Group via Getty)

Attention Tesco shoppers, do we have some savvy saving tips for your next store visit…

In a cost of living crisis, every little really does help – and with a few clicks on your phone, you could be on your way to more discounts.

Everyone knows how useful the nifty little Tesco Clubcard can be, with the supermarket chain being known only too well for its points scheme. Once saved up, these points can be turned into vouchers to spend in-store – or on experiences across the UK.

We already know that one point is earned for every £1 spent in-store and online, should you remember to scan your app or physical card at the checkout. However, those savings don’t seem to be enough for some shoppers – and now some bargain-hunters have discovered a new, lesser-known scheme.

Clubcard Coupons is the hidden gem benefit of the points-saving scheme, allowing shoppers to nab even more discounts. Customers can either receive these via the Tesco Grocery or Clubcard app – or in the usual Clubcard statements.

Tesco Clubcard has long been the source of many discounts for shoppers (Picture: Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Free to download, the app can be synced to your phone from both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store – so everyone can enjoy the discounts, whatever device you use.

Smart supermarket frequenters of the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK Facebook group alerted others to the deals opportunity, with one member posting: ‘I just checked my [Clubcard] app and found a free fabric conditioner. I didn’t realise put free things on, I hardly ever check the app.’

The shopper then shared a screenshot of a voucher for free Fairy Outdoorable conditioner – which would normally cost £4.80.

Others rushed to respond in the comments, with one shopper writing: ‘I literally have never had any coupons.’

Another member chimed in: ‘Omg just checked mine as well and have a free Febreze bathroom liquid diffuser on there – so thanks for posting.’

However, the coupons do not seem to be readily available to everyone, with others saying that they have never received vouchers and one user writing: ‘Shop there every week never had anything.’

A Tesco spokesperson told The Sun: ‘Clubcard unlocks the best value from Tesco and our Clubcard Coupons are just one of the ways that we help our Clubcard holders save on their Tesco shop.’

So, how does it all work? According to the website, the coupons are sent out to customers who have opted into Tesco marketing. Any active coupons can be found under the coupons heading in the Clubcard section of the Tesco Grocery and Clubcard app.

They can be used both in-store and online. Shoppers just need to select ‘add to Clubcard’ in the app.

Tailor-based on individual customers’ shopping habits and preferences, as well as freebies, the coupons can offer bonus points and instant redeems for discounts.

5 savvy supermarket shopping tips

  1. Loyalty cards/schemes
    Whichever supermarket you shop at, make sure you’re signed up to their discounts card or scheme. Whether it’s Clubcard, Nectar card, ASDA Rewards…there’s so many deals that are only available to shoppers who hold one of these bad boys.
  2. Ditch the brands
    If you’re truly trying to save some pennies, going own brand can be one of the easiest ways to do so. Sure, you’ll be abstaining from ‘finest’ and ‘luxury’ ranges – but don’t be convinced that things won’t sill ‘taste better’, despite dropping the big names.
  3. Yellow stickers
    Always keep your eyes peeled for the yellow stickers – or anything reduced. It often goes out of date that day, so if it’s fresh food, you’ll have to eat it for lunch or dinner (still a saving), but you could also freeze it for a rainy day. It’s also worth noting that these big reductions happen later in the day, so time your supermarket shop for then.
  4. Be prepared for your shop
    Firstly, make a shopping list. As well as being retro, they stop you from buying things you really don’t need (we’ve all unnecessarily added those salted caramel shortbread bites to our basket, there’s a solidarity group, don’t worry). In fact, why not try and meal plan, as a weekly menu will ensure you only buy what you need. Also – never do your supermarket shop hungry, just don’t do it.
  5. Sign up to food waste apps
    Apps such as Olio and Too Good To Go allow you to secure your snacks and such, without racking up a cost. Olio allows people to reduce food waste by posting unwanted food online (perhaps before a holiday) and users can request to pick it up. Don’t worry – nothing opened or past expiry is allowed. Too Good To Go sees shops and cafes put together packages of remaining food that will surely go to waste if not eaten – so you can do your bit and save yourself some cash.

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