Tesco vouchers - what do you do?

(33 Posts)

Looking for some ideas, haven't got very much (£50) but the x2 boost for toys/food isn't inspiring me.

In the past I've exchanged for Pizza Express or similar vouchers which are good value, but we're slightly struggling financially so exchanging vouchers for something we wouldn't do anyway feels odd.

SkullyAndBones Mon 11-Nov-13 16:46:30

mine are boosted to pay for the majority of the kids christmas presents.

Whistleblower0 Mon 11-Nov-13 16:43:48

I never use them instore for shopping. I like to maximise their useage, so try to use them for X3 or X4 value for lots of nice meals, days out, magazine subscriptions, and occassionally on double up for christmas.
Was going to buy a Tassimo machine on double up but decided against it in the end.
I'm doing most of my grocery shopping in asda aldi and lidl these days.
Get most of my points from the credit card, fuel,
and by taking advantage of points offers when the come along.

girlywhirly Mon 11-Nov-13 13:15:13

I don't want anything to boost my clubcard vouchers for, except to spend on my Christmas food bill. The website is misleading too, in that if you shop online the option says Groceries, then when you click on that, it's just to spend on stuff that is non-grocery. Even the wine and champagne offer is only for the Tesco Finest range, none of any other drinks people buy at Christmas.

I don't do all my shopping at Tesco anyway, I prefer to support more local shops and businesses and buy items that Tesco doesn't offer.

LittleSiouxieSue Mon 11-Nov-13 12:45:33

Convert the whole lot to Avios and fly somewhere special!

Whistleblower0 Mon 11-Nov-13 12:20:15

I have just booked a hotel weekend away for dh and i,smile changed some for meal tokens, ask spagetti house and prezzo. Have £12.50 left, so Might get some cinema vouchers, or theme park tickets in the new year.

FriskyMare Sun 10-Nov-13 19:36:24

We usually get about £250 a year in vouchers although have switched some shopping to Aldi so they will go down, so far this year we have bought 2 watches at Goldsmiths, a hudl and I'm converting some for DD to take some friends out for a meal for her birthday. Will have about £30 of vouchers left which I will probably save a later date.

Katieweasel Sun 10-Nov-13 18:50:42

I bought our family an Airkix voucher. It's an indoor skydiving centre. For a family of five it was £57 of vouchers. Usually £170. Five family members sorted for free. Thank you Tesco!

fuzzpig Sun 10-Nov-13 16:24:17

That's great Tobago thanks. smile

lateSeptember1964 Sun 10-Nov-13 16:19:41

I wait for Goldsmiths to offer 4 x times their value. I usually buy watches or earrings.

Tobagostreet Sun 10-Nov-13 16:04:50

Hi Fuzzpig, your restaurant vouchers will arrive in £10 and £20 denominations, so you're free to use them across different dates.

Ooh board games, that's a good idea.

fuzzpig Sun 10-Nov-13 13:02:46

Ah ignore my earlier post, have an email from tesco which says the 4x points on restaurants is still happening. So we could get around £90 yay.

If we got all our vouchers quadrupled to one restaurant chain, would that mean we'd have to use them all in one visit? Wondering if it might be better to split them and save for a couple of nice dates with DH in the new year rather than blowing them all on one family meal (which normally only happens around Xmas, and it seems you can't use them in December anyway...)

lade Sun 10-Nov-13 10:42:25

I only had £15 in points, but used the double up thing to buy Dd1 pictionary for Christmas, and DD2 a present for her birthday.

We always buy the DDs a board game for Christmas (which we'll play over Christmas), so pictionary reduced to £18 and free on club card points was a bit of a bargain.

I agree that it's better value if you look at the partners, but there wasn't anything I'd naturally use, so it would be spending for the sake of it, iykwim!

We use for a couple of euro tunnel crossings a year in the May and October half terms.

Had lots left this year so have used the double boost on electricals to get dd's main Xmas present of an iPod nano and speaker docking station. Didn't have to add any cash so a big help with Xmas funds.

Get lots of vouchers as we use tesco for the main shop and use the tesco credit card for all other spends (pay off in full each month)

nipersvest Sun 10-Nov-13 09:25:50

one year when we were really skint, i used our vouchers and just spent them in store on the christmas food shop which really helped, and last year, i doubled them up and got both the dc's main xmas presents.

we don't have much in the way of vouchers this year as mainly shop in lidl and aldi these days so i guess the saving manifests itself in the lower shopping bill each week.

Preciousbane Sun 10-Nov-13 09:23:37

Personally I have always used them for days out, ferries, magazine subs and doubling up for toys at Christmas.

I used 15 quids worth doubled up and got a new toaster and two t.shirts as gifts last night.

I used them once for pizza express but didn't think much of the food.

It has always been three to four times for stuff online and doubled up in store.

BornOfFrustration Sun 10-Nov-13 09:21:39

I exchanged mine and bought playmobil in the half price toy sale.

fuzzpig Sun 10-Nov-13 09:19:25

I'm new to clubcard vouchers this year but I was under the impression they've changed it (compared to previous years when I've seen it advertised) so this year you can only double up rather than quadruple? Or is the 4x still valid on restaurants etc this Xmas?

AtticusMcPlatypus Sun 10-Nov-13 09:07:30

In previous years I have got well over £100 in Clubcard vouchers--don't have a credit card with Tesco, so must have spent shitloads-- and used to use them against my big Crimbo shop. I've started shopping at Aldi now so I only had £85 this year. Last night I used £28 for clothing online, got £70 worth for this plus £4.55 in cash. Combined it with the £10 off if you spend £50. This bought DH some clothes for Xmas, a onesie for DS, a couple of stocking fillers and a new handbag for me. The rest I changed last week (£56) and got a Tassimo machine, some cushions and loads of half price H&B gift sets for pressies. They have paid for the majority of my present shopping this year. I am seriously skint so have tried to be as creative as possible with discounts, points on loyalty cards and trading in in Amazon.

NorthernShores Sun 10-Nov-13 09:07:15

Longleat at Christmas is lovely.

superbagpuss Sun 10-Nov-13 09:04:19

I have always loved to travel so they get turned into avios points - used to be air miles - so we can have a holiday after a couple of years or a weekend away or something

MadeOfStarDust Sun 10-Nov-13 08:58:16

We get about £200 a year (credit card + on line shopping etc and use them for loads of stuff - Cineworld vouchers/Ask vouchers/magazine subscription/double up for toys/Drayton Manor tickets - loads of days out and meals out ....

In the past I got Year1 of an OU degree with them, I exchanged for airmiles when you didn't have to pay any taxes, had a weekend in London every so often..

Tobago I don't know, just feel I should be using them to reduce our general shopping bills. But using £10 for £40 restaurant voucher does make a lot of sense!

Magazine subscription a good idea too - will look at that now.

Tobagostreet Sun 10-Nov-13 08:09:34

Yup - just decide to use them on the day grin.

Splatt34 Sun 10-Nov-13 07:51:05

Ours often go on pizza express vouchers but have also used them for train tickets and days out.

Are you after using them for present? How about magazine subscriptions?

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