13 ways to collect more Tesco Clubcard points (and #2 is an easy win)

We highlight 13 tips and tricks to help you bag more Clubcard points whenever you shop, including getting the whole family involved and switching to Tesco Mobile

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This article has been updated to provide additional information around how you can maximise how many Clubcard points you earn and the perks of being a Clubcard member. We have also improved the format so the article is easier to read, fact-checked it and removed any out of date information. 

Knowing how to collect extra Clubcard points will help maximise the vouchers you get, which can be used to save money on your food shop or pick up some family-friendly deals and discounts at one of Tesco's Reward Partners. 

With food prices still high, many families are trying everything they can to keep costs under control. This might mean swapping to a cheaper supermarket, but could also involve making the most of the perks that come with your supermarket loyalty card

If you shop at Tesco, and are a Clubcard member, then you'll probably already know the surprising things you can spend your vouchers on. But while it helps to know the trick you can use if you're worried about your Tesco vouchers expiring, or how to reclaim any lost vouchers, it's worthwhile understanding how you can earn more points in the first place.

Try these 13 quick and easy tips and tricks to clock up some extra Tesco Clubcard points, besides swiping your Clubcard at the till when you check out. 

How to collect more Clubcard points

1. Forgot your Clubcard? Save your receipt to claim your Clubcard points at a later date

You'll earn points every time you swipe your Clubcard or scan the app on your phone at the till when you check out. But, if you forget to use your Clubcard, all is not lost. You just need to remember to hang on to your receipt. Take it to the Customer Service desk, along with your Clubcard next time you are in store, and ask for your points to be added to your account manually afterwards. 

It's a good idea to add your digital Clubcard your phone’s Wallet so you’ll always have it with you.

2. Give all family members a Clubcard keyfob to maximise the points you earn

An easy way to earn more Clubcard points is to get the whole family on the case. This can be especially handy if your child tends to walk past a Tesco on their way home from school or if your partner has one en route to work. 

Issue everyone in the family with their own Clubcard fob and remind them to use it at the till so their purchases can clock up points on your account. It can easily be attached to car and house keys, or even clipped to a child's purse or wallet zip.

You can request extra fobs through your online account.

Tesco Clubcard keyfob laying on top of a receipt

Give your family members a Clubcard keyfob so you can turn earning points into a team effort

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3. Make sure you've downloaded the Clubcard app to get any special offers

If you’re a Clubcard member and you’re not using the Tesco Grocery and Clubcard app when you shop in-store or online, you could be missing out on special offers for Clubcard members. Download it from the App Store or on Google Play

4. Complete online surveys to earn more Clubcard points

Shopper Thoughts is a market research company owned by Tesco. It offers Clubcard points to members as an incentive for them to complete online surveys. With most of the surveys taking just a few minutes, it couldn't be easier to stack up extra points.

5. Make Tesco your shop of choice to maximise the Clubcard points you earn

You can collect one point for every pound you spend in-store, so it’s worth heading to Tesco whenever you need to pick up some extra bits and bobs. It's a good idea to shop smart too. Bulk-buying in-store is a great way to top up your points without spending any extra. Look out for special in-store offers on items you buy frequently - you could bulk-buy nappies or formula milk, stock up on wine, or stockpile the kids’ favourite biscuits.

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6. Shop online to stock up on Clubcard points

Consider booking a monthly delivery of the household essentials you always end up running out of, such as toilet roll, toothpaste, and laundry detergent. As with in-store shopping, you’ll earn one point for every £1 you spend.

Shopping online can be much easier for parents as you can shop from the comfort of your own home at a time that suits you. It can also help you stick to a shopping list  and avoid the sneaky tricks supermarkets use to get you to spend more money

7. Do your clothes shopping at F&F to earn more points

Next time the kids have a growth spurt, take a look at F&F kidswear from Tesco. You’ll collect Clubcard points for every £1 you spend at Tesco on essentials like pyjamas, underwear, and school uniform.

But you can also earn points for any adult clothes you buy, so take a look in your local store if you fancy a wardrobe refresh to maximise your point-earning potential. 

8. Fill up at Tesco to earn extra points

When you need to refuel, head to your local Tesco filling station. Use your Clubcard when you fill the car up at a Tesco petrol station and you’ll collect one point for every £2 you spend. If any other family members drive, encourage them to fill up at Tesco too (and remind them to always show their Clubcard).

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9. Or choose Esso petrol stations that have a Tesco Express shop

If you don't have a Tesco filling station nearby, choose any Esso branded service station with a Tesco Express instead. Here you'll still be able to collect Clubcard points when you refuel, so it's a great alternative. 

10. Join Tesco Clubcard Pay+ to earn extra points

Clubcard Pay+ is a savings account with a debit card from Tesco Bank. Tesco explains: "The Clubcard Pay+ account comes with a debit card that you can use anywhere Visa debit cards are accepted, and you'll collect Clubcard points on most of your shopping, both in and out of Tesco. It also comes with a Round Up savings account, which lets you build up your savings pot seamlessly by rounding up your spending to the nearest £1 and saving the difference for a rainy day. Your Round Up balance can be transferred out of the account to any other UK bank account in your name at anytime."

You’ll earn Clubcard points every time you use the debit card, even when you’re not shopping at Tesco. And for the first three months after opening your account, you'll earn an extra Clubcard point for every £1 you spend in Tesco. That means two points for every £1 you spend rather than the usual one point per pound. 

11. Use a Tesco Bank credit card to earn more Clubcard points

If you have a Tesco Bank credit card, you’ll earn one Clubcard point for every pound you spend every time you use it - even when you’re shopping somewhere other than Tesco. If you don’t live near a Tesco petrol station, for example, you could pop your fuel on a Tesco credit card then clear the balance each month, collecting points every time you refuel. 

Before you apply for a Tesco credit card, always check your eligibility first to avoid any negative impact on your credit score. You can use the eligibility checker on our sister site Go.Compare.

12. Earn more Clubcard points by switching to Tesco Mobile

If you have a Tesco Mobile contract, you can collect one Clubcard point for every £1 you spend on your Tesco Mobile bill. 

But if you are not yet with Tesco Mobile, you can use your Clubcard to access exclusive prices (which will be frozen for the duration of the contract). So when your existing contract is up, it's worthwhile checking whether you can get a cheaper deal by using your Clubcard with Tesco Mobile. 

You can maximise points by encouraging your family to consider Tesco Mobile for their phone contracts too. 

13. Join Clubcard Christmas Savers

Joining the Christmas Savings Scheme means you’ll receive all your Clubcard vouchers in November in time to get money off your Christmas shopping at Tesco. To join, log in to your online Clubcard account and select Clubcard Christmas Saver via the ‘voucher schemes’ page. If you choose to top up your account with your own money, you can earn up to £12 in bonus vouchers.

Perks of having a Tesco Clubcard

As a Tesco Clubcard member, you'll get the following perks:

  • You’ll earn Clubcard points every time you shop online or in-store at Tesco
  • Once you’ve earned a certain number of points, you can claim them as vouchers and get money off your shopping
  • You can also swap the vouchers for double their value with a range of Tesco Clubcard Reward Partners

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It’s free (and quick) to become a Tesco Clubcard member. Simply download the Tesco Grocery and Clubcard app on your phone via the App Store or on Google Play and register. Then scan the app when you checkout online or in-store to collect points. 

You can also apply online at tesco.com and print off a temporary card to use in-store (before your official card arrives - just tap it at the checkout or add your Clubcard number to your Tesco account to collect your Clubcard points as you shop.

If you don't shop at Tesco, you might be wondering if Aldi is cheaper than Lidl or how to reduce food waste to keep your food bill as low as it can be.

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Sarah Handley
Consumer Writer & Money Editor, GoodtoKnow

Sarah is GoodtoKnow’s Consumer Writer & Money Editor and is passionate about helping mums save money wherever they can - whether that's spending wisely on toys and kidswear or keeping on top of the latest news around childcare costs, child benefit, the motherhood penalty. A writer, journalist and editor with more than 15 years' experience, Sarah is all about the latest toy trends and is always on the look out for toys for her nephew or Goddaughters so that she remains one of their favourite grown ups. When not writing about money or best buys, Sarah can be found hanging out with her rockstar dog Pepsi, getting opinionated about a movie or learning British Sign Language. 

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