Trick: Get 20% off iTunes, New Look, Pizza Express, Pizza Hut or Vue Cinemas gift cards, to stack with other offers

Gift cards are rarely reduced because stores are afraid that people will take advantage and play the system. We’ve spotted a cracking deal at Tesco, so we’re going to take advantage and play the system…

Until 11.59pm on Sun 19 Jun, you can get 20% off selected iTunes, New Look, Pizza Express, Pizza Hut or Vue Cinemas gift cards in Tesco stores (find your nearest) or online at Tesco  (the Vue gift card isn’t available online). The discount will be applied automatically at the checkout. Delivery’s from £1.50 or free for digital gift cards.

We’re not big fans of giving these as gifts at MSE, because if a firm goes bust, its gift cards are usually rendered useless, and often people forget to use them before they expire. So we suggest you buy them for YOURSELF, provided those are stores you’d shop in anyway, then double the discount when there’s an offer on.

You won’t earn your normal Clubcard points on gift card purchases, but for every £50 you spend on gift cards (AFTER the discount), you’ll get 150 Clubcard points (worth £1.50 in store or up to £6 in rewards).

Then use them with other discounts…

As these gift cards effectively work as cash, you can combine them with other discounts. Here are the gift cards available in this deal, and the current offers:

iTunes: £25 gift card for £20. Expires: 24 months from date of purchase. Other discounts: We couldn’t find any current iTunes deals, but you could buy now and save until you find a good offer. Keep an eye on our iTunes deals page for updates.

New Look: £25 gift card for £20, can spend in stores and online. Expires: after 24 months of non-use. Other discounts: Up to 60% off sale and 20% off on your birthday. See all New Look deals.

Pizza Express: £20 gift card for £16. Expires: 18 months from date of purchase. Other discounts: Two courses for £10 or Three courses for £13. See all Pizza Express deals.

Pizza Hut: £20 gift card for £16, can spend in the restaurant only, not on Pizza Hut Delivery. Expires: 18 months from date of purchase. Other discounts: We couldn’t find any current Pizza Hut restaurant deals, but you could buy now and save until you find a good offer. Keep an eye on our Pizza Hut deals page for updates.

 Vue Cinemas: £20 gift card for £16, can spend in the cinema only, not online. Expires: after 12 months of non-use. Other discounts: Meerkat Movies 2for1 and Up to 1/3 off on Tuesdays. See all Vue Cinemas deals.

How many can I buy in one go?

There’s a maximum of five gift cards per transaction and a maximum spend of £100 on gift cards, both online and in store. You can use Clubcard vouchers to buy them, but check first that this is the best use of your vouchers, as you could get up to four times their value with Clubcard Boost.

The offer’s available in every Tesco store that sells gift cards, but not every store will have the same range. If you’re planning a special trip, it’s worth calling ahead to check if your store stocks the one you’re after.

It’s worth noting, gift cards are non-refundable.