Not sure if anybody watched daybreak this morning but apparently according to Martin Lewis the money expert, there's thousands of people who have unclaimed clubcard vouchers.
Gonna paste the article below
The UK’s 15 million Tesco Clubcard holders are being urged to act quickly to maximise their points as our Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis explains...
How Tesco’s loyalty scheme works
If you usually shop at Tesco and use a Tesco Clubcard to accrue points as you spend, every quarter of the year you’ll receive vouchers to redeem in-store. For example, collect 1,000 points and you’ll get a £10 voucher.
Right now, Tesco is sending out it last vouchers – in time for the pre-Christmas spend. So Tesco shoppers who haven’t received theirs already will be getting it soon.
Act now to maximise your vouchers.
Reclaim old vouchers. Tesco has just launched an new online centre for Clubcard accounts so you can see your voucher history and view what you’ve received and what you’ve spent over the last two years. What it hasn’t publicised widely is this also allows you to use this facility to check if you’ve any unused vouchers, and can you get them reissued if you can’t find them.
Reports are already coming in of people grabbing £50 - £100 of their unused old vouchers this way. Yet as vouchers only last two years, if you don’t do it now you may miss out on unused vouchers from the final send of 2008 – plus the quicker you get them the more you can take advantage of the redemption boosting techniques below.
Last chance to quadruple rewards value before they devalue. Currently, convert vouchers to items in Tesco’s little known Clubcard rewards brochure and they're worth four times their face value. So a £5 voucher would get £20 to spend on restaurant vouchers, breakdown cover, magazine subscriptions and more.
Yet on Monday 6 December it devalues this scheme to three times their face value on most things (so £5 becomes £15). So if you have vouchers and want one of the rewards, exchange quickly or they’ll be worth less.
However, remember the ‘value’ is based on list prices, so it's always worth checking out how much you could actually pay for goods direct to ensure you’re getting maximum value for your points.
Double vouchers' value in store. If you don’t need anything in Tesco’s clubcards rewards voucher – the supermarket has just launched an in-store 'double up' scheme promotion running where you can swap vouchers for double their normal in store exchange value (for example, a £5 voucher becomes £10) to spend on certain categories. Yet again this ends on 5 December too so the clock is ticking.
Categories available are (with voucher exchanges in multiples of £5): toys, clothes, baby & toddler, optical, some electricals, beauty and flowers. With voucher exchanges in multiples of £10 vouchers: some Christmas trees & lights, Finest wine & champagne, beds, bedroom furniture & bedding, DIY, computers, phones. Redeemable online: Finest wine, clothing and Tesco Direct.
Does this mean people should shop in Tesco?
No. This is to help those who have ALREADY GOT VOUCHERS to boost their value – rather than a suggestion to spend in Tesco.
Never ever choose where you shop due to loyalty schemes – usually price differences more than overcome rewards schemes' worth. Though if you are shopping somewhere that has a scheme, use it.
My partner rang up the clubcard helpline and found out that we have only £5 unclaimed and that her mum had £46 unclaimed from last year.
So definitely worth a go even if you think you've spent them all like we did its worth a go to try and see if youve got any unclaimed vouchers.