Martin Lewis website shares hack that could extend Tesco Clubcard vouchers
Millions of Tesco Clubcard vouchers will expire this year, meaning Britons could lose a lot of money.
Clubcard vouchers expire after two years – and the supermarket estimates £17m will run out by May 31.
Luckily, there’s a trick on how to extend vouchers, as reported by The Mirror.
MoneySavingExpert, a website founded by consumer expert Martin Lewis, has posted a way to breathe new life into them.
The site said: “While Clubcard vouchers are good for two years, if yours expire but you don’t want to use them yet, there’s a nifty way to extend their expiry date for a further two years, but you need to do so before 11:59 a.m. on May 31.”
To do this, you need to buy something using your points on the Tesco Clubcard Rewards site.
This means you get all remaining points refunded to your account.
Tesco Clubcard Rewards lets you redeem points for goodies like restaurant meals or day trips.
So if you have a £20 voucher expiring and you spend £1 on a reward, you will receive the remaining £19.50 which will be refunded to you with a further two year expiration.
You can then use this money to get cash back on your purchases or fuel.
However, you will need to do this for each expiring voucher.
Last week The Daily Star reported that Tesco was shoving its Clubcard program with up to a third price reduction – and offers on healthy and environmentally friendly products.
Starting in May, automatic statements and vouchers will stop coming through mailboxes across the country.
This can be frustrating for those who rely on them to save money – but luckily you will receive hard copies if you specifically ask for them at the supermarket.
For those happy to make the switch, all accrued points will be transferred into email vouchers with a barcode that customers can scan at checkout. You can do this on your smartphone.
Tesco has revealed it will make the change for those shopping online – and they will receive an email notifying them of the change.
However, not all customers will be affected, so keep an eye on your inbox to see if you will.
If you have received an email and would like to continue to receive your quarterly Clubcard statement and vouchers by post, you will need to actively re-enroll.
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