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Reclaim & Boost Tesco Vouchers

Get back lost vouchers, then boost to max value
Play the clubcard for max points

Tesco's Clubcard is one of the most generous loyalty schemes around, if used the right way.

It's possible to play the points and rewards scheme like a symphony, so here's the score. This guide explains how to reclaim lost Tesco vouchers and how to boost the value of those that you have.

Clubcard basics

Regular shoppers at retail megalith Tesco earn Clubcard points. Every three months it sends the points as vouchers, yet it's possible to gain massive extra value.

How do you earn Clubcard points?

Flash your Clubcard at Tesco and you bag one point per pound spent. You can also earn via partners such as E.on, Blinkbox and Living Social - see a full list.

When you earn over 150 points in a three month period, Tesco sends your points as Clubcard Vouchers to use in-store or online. If you haven't reached the threshold in any one quarter, your points will carry over and you'll be sent your vouchers at the end of the next quarter during which you do reach 150 points. Vouchers remain valid for two years.

Reclaim lost Tesco vouchers

Clubcard Many people lose or forget to use their Tesco vouchers, but there’s an easy way to claw back the last two years of unused vouchers (some report successes from even further back).

  1. Log in online.

    Go to the Tesco Clubcard* website and enter your details. If you're new, you'll need to enter your email address and Clubcard number to access your account.

  2. Make sure you're registered.

    You'll need to be registered for a Tesco.com account. Tesco says doing this won't mean you miss out on money-off codes the first time you shop (see Tesco Discount Codes).

  3. Check for unspent vouchers.

    In your Clubcard account, click on 'my vouchers' on the left-hand side and you should see a table listing the vouchers you still have to spend.

  4. Instantly print vouchers or use the codes online.

    If you want to spend vouchers online, you simply need to use the code listed, eg, beginning "A6TCD". To spend in-store, print vouchers yourself to use instantly.

Friends and family not online?

If you're telling friends and family how to reclaim lost vouchers, but they don't have internet access, there is another way. Just phone Tesco customer services, and its staff will check whether you have any vouchers to spend. If so, it'll cancel the lost vouchers and add the points onto your balance for your next statement, so you'll get them re-issued.

Just based on those who've reported it to us, MoneySavers have so far found £32,869 in lost Tesco vouchers! That's worth up to £131,476 when converted into Clubcard Rewards vouchers - and the real total's likely to be much more...

Here are some MoneySavers who've shown it's worth the effort:

WOW - I've got £413 of unspent vouchers! Double that for Christmas - I think we'll be alright. Or quadruple with Virgin Holidays? Ridiculously excited.

Almost £600 worth of vouchers going back nearly three years. I knew I had a lot and this new website saved me having to dig though piles of old paperwork.

Thanks to your article, we found that we had nearly £150 of unclaimed Tesco vouchers! We have already doubled the vouchers' value online, which has been incredibly useful for Christmas.

Thanks for the tip on checking unused vouchers - just found over £50 worth not used - don't know how that happened but am happy to spend them now!

Report how much you've found: How many Tesco vouchers have you reclaimed?

Quick questions:

How far back can I access unspent vouchers?

Can you use vouchers online straight away?

Can I get a refund on Boost with Clubcard Partner tokens?

Can I trade in cashback for Clubcard points?

Boost your points to get max value

Once you've got your stash of points, the challenge is to make the most of them. Spend 500 points on your groceries at the checkout and you'll save a fiver - but spend them in the right way and you can really max their value.

Tesco's Clubcard Boost* scheme allows you to redeem your points for two, three or even four times the normal value. You can either convert vouchers into tokens for experiences, restaurants and more, or double your points' value by spending them in-store or online in certain Tesco departments.

Up to 4x value with Clubcard partners - including our top 10 deals

You can get the biggest boost to your points' value by exchanging vouchers for Clubcard Boost Partner* tokens (these were previously known as Tesco Rewards). They can be spent on days out, restaurants, train tickets and more. It varies, but in some cases you can redeem your points for up to four times their normal value (ie, 500 points gets you £20 in vouchers).

Here are our top 10 picks from the Boost with Clubcard Partners scheme:

  • Restaurant vouchers, including Prezzo and Cafe Rouge - up to 4x value (though check first that other 2for1s aren't available)

    Every £2.50 gives £10 in vouchers for restaurants, including Pizza Express, Cafe Rouge, Prezzo and Strada. Read more


  • £4.50 cinema tickets at Cineworld, Movie House or Odeon - up to 3x value but only worth it in pricey areas

    Swap £4.50 in vouchers (£3.50 for children) for a Cineworld*, Movie House* or Odeon* cinema ticket. Read more


  • Magazine subscriptions, including InStyle and Marie Claire - 2x value but check direct offers before signing up

    Between £6-£40 in vouchers gets you subscriptions (from 3 months to a year) to one of a variety of magazines, including InStyle and Marie Claire. Read more


  • Jewellery from Goldsmiths - 3x value, great if buying bling

    Every £10 Clubcard voucher gets you a £30 Goldsmiths voucher, so a £600 ring will cost £200 in Tesco vouchers. Read more


  • Train booking with RedSpottedHanky - 2x value, but beware of the booking and delivery fees

    Trade in Clubcard vouchers to spend at train booking site RedSpottedHanky and you get 2x their in-store value, so £5 becomes £10. You'll need to beware the new booking fee though. Read more


  • Days out including London Zoo and Hampton Court Palace - up to 4x value and perfect for a cheap family excursion

    Get £10 days out tokens for £2.50 Clubcard vouchers. Read more



  • Avios (formerly Air Miles and BA Miles) - typically 2.5x value but you have to pay taxes and charges

    Convert Clubcard vouchers into Avios points and £2.50 becomes 600 points, so £37.50 could get you a cheap Eurostar return to Paris. Read more


  • Day trips to France with Eurotunnel - 3x value, but check ferry prices as they are often even cheaper

    £10 in Clubcard vouchers gets £30 in Eurotunnel Rewards vouchers. Read more


  • Merlin Pass: Alton Towers, Chessington, Thorpe Park - 3x value though really best for frequent thrillseekers

    A standard Merlin Annual Pass costs £50 in Clubcard vouchers. Passes are valid for unlimited entry for one person to Merlin attractions (which include Alton Towers, Legoland and Chessington) for 12 months. Read more


  • RAC breakdown cover - up to 2x value but check elsewhere before committing

    What you get varies depending on the policy you choose. For example, £18 in Clubcard vouchers gets you single, roadside-only RAC cover, which normally costs about £28 if you buy online. Read more


Quick questions:

How do I exchange under Clubcard Boost Partners?

Am I really getting three or four times the value?

Clubcard summer double-up – exchange your points for 2x the amount in vouchers

Tesco Direct

Tesco runs its double-up Boost at Tesco* promo on and off throughout the year – and its summer double-up is on right now. It allows you to swap £5 in Clubcard vouchers for £10 of Boost vouchers to spend in certain departments in-store or online.

How does it work? Vouchers can be redeemed and used until 11.59pm on Sun 28 Jun. You'll need a minimum of £5 in Clubcard vouchers to take part - you can double-up vouchers to spend online (including Tesco Direct and F&F*) or in stores in the following categories:

  • Garden & BBQs
  • Opticians
  • Clothing
  • Toys
  • Home, cook & dine
  • Mobile phones & accessories
  • Skin care, cosmetics & fragrance
  • Electricals
  • Entertainment & books
  • Gaming
  • Sports & leisure
  • Travel & camping

If you're exchanging vouchers in store then head to the customer services desk. If you want to double-up online you'll need to exchange your vouchers on the Tesco Clubcard website.

What can I get? Top redemptions we've spotted include an Apple 16GB (5th Gen) Touch iPod Blue for £70 in vouchers (usually £139), LEGO Disney Princess Frozen Elsa's Sparkling Castle for £16 in vouchers and a Tower Three Piece Ceramic Saucepan set for £20 in vouchers.

Anything else? Always compare prices elsewhere first to make sure you're really getting a bargain. You can't get change from exchanged vouchers, so the cost of the product must equal or exceed the value of the voucher. If the item costs more than the value of the voucher, you can make up the difference.

Exchanged Boost tokens cannot be swapped back into points or into cash, so you need to be sure you'll use them before converting. For more information see the Got Tesco Clubcard vouchers? MSE news story.

Tesco Clubcard flash sales

Tesco Flash SaleTesco held a Clubcard ‘flash sale’* earlier this year consisting of a six deals with different rewards partners, including cinema tickets, iTunes vouchers, Ticketmaster credit and Pizza Express vouchers.

All the deals beat existing Clubcard boost offers and each had limited availability, so they sold out quickly. Tesco says it will be running more offers later this year though, so keep an eye out - we'll update this page with info when we have it.

Think we've missed something? Let us know in the Tesco rewards discussion

How to complain about Tesco

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