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Reclaim 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...

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 instore or online. Vouchers remain valid for two years.

Step 1: Get back 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 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.

MoneySavers have so far found £32,692.50 in lost Tesco vouchers! Worth up to £130,770 when converted to Clubcard Rewards vouchers.

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?

Step 2: 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 online in certain Tesco departments.

Up to 4x value with Clubcard partners

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).

Our top 10 deals under the Boost with Clubcard Partners scheme:

Days out - LONDON Zoo, Hampton Court Palace etc

Restaurant vouchers, including Prezzo and Cafe Rouge

Jewellery - Goldsmiths

Avios (formerly Air Miles and BA Miles)

Day trips to France with Eurotunnel

Train tickets - RedSpottedHanky

Magazine subscriptions - InStyle, Marie Claire

£4.50 Cinema tickets

RAC breakdown cover

Merlin Pass: Alton Towers, Chessington, Thorpe Park

Quick questions:

How do I exchange under Clubcard Boost Partners?

Am I really getting three or four times the value?

Double value spending instore and online with Boost at Tesco

Tesco Direct

Tesco usually runs Boost at Tesco* where you can swap £5 of Clubcard vouchers for £10 of Boost vouchers to spend in store or online at Tesco Direct. This can be for specific departments or products but usually it offers Tesco Boost on all items sold online at Tesco Direct* once or twice a year, so is worth keeping an eye out for.

What's currently on offer?

  • Tesco Boost for Hudl tablet and accessories. Swap £5 of Clubcard vouchers for £10 worth of spending on Tesco's Hudl tablet computer and all its accessories, eg get it's 7" tablet for £45 instead of £99.

  • Tesco Boost for home delivery saver. Get half price home delivery plans by choosing to pay using Clubcard vouchers. The minimum spend is £1.50 in vouchers (usually there's a £5 min spend for Boost) towards the cost of Tesco's monthly or yearly pre-paid delivery plans.

How to do it

Here's how to double your points:

  • Shopping in-store. If you want to spend in-store, swap your vouchers either via the Tesco Clubcard* website (log on, pick a department and they'll be emailed to you) or at a special in-store desk where they'll exchange your vouchers on the spot (not Express stores).

  • Shopping online. If you're shopping on Tesco Direct, enter your voucher codes when you get to the checkout and the Boost value will automatically be applied.

Exclusions apply, so check the Clubcard Boost* terms before exchanging.

There's usually a £10 minimum spend with Boost vouchers, in-store and online. You don't have to pay solely in Boost vouchers - you can make up the rest in cash.

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