how to make a profit by Tesco bonus points offers
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how to make a profit by Tesco bonus points offers

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Found 15th Jul 2009
What's this about?

There's a loophole to make 76p in profit by buying a tub of marg from Tesco as well as get many other goods to pay for themselves. Its all about bonus Tesco points.

Its currently offering 50 extra Clubcard points on every £1.24 Tesco Enriched Olive Spread (500g) you buy. Convert these points to Tesco deals and they're worth £2 to spend on magazine subs, RAC cover, days out, jewellery and more; so you're effectively 76p up. Below theres a list of other similar deals too.


How does it work?

This is all about combining deals. The deals are as follows:

* Buy a tub of Tesco Enriched Olive Spread (500g) for £1.24 with 50 extra Tesco Clubcard points either online or instore
* Convert these Clubcard points to Tesco rewards, worth four times the amount - £2.

Other Tesco bonus points offers

There's a number of other Tesco bonus deals on offer at the moment, though not as good as the marg one, and you won't be in profit.

* Oust All Purpose Descaler3 Pack, £1.50, 46 extra points 34p profit
* Heineken 6x330ml Bottle, £7.34, 200 extra points 76p profit
* Marques De Monistrol Vint Rose 75cl, £10.99, 300 extra points £1.01 profit
* Cathedral City Cracker Cheddar 200g, £1.98, 50 extra points 2p profit
* Lurpak Butter Portions Multi Pack 6x50g, £1.95, 50 extra points 5p profit
* Tesco Finest Smoked Drycure Streaky/Back Bacon 240g, £2, 50 extra points Rewards & cost equal
* Tesco Finest Smoked Wiltshire Cure Back Bacon 240g, £2, 50 extra points Rewards & cost equal
* Tesco Pure Fresh skimmed, semi-skimmed, whole milk 2 Litres, £1.59, 40 points 1p profit
* Tesco Wholefood Island Mix 300g, £1.99, 50 extra points 1p profit
* Tesco Wholefood Trail Mix 300g, £1.99, 50 extra points 1p profit
* Torres Vina Sol Red 75cl £5.99, 150 extra points 1p profit

Thanks to Supermarket Special Offers for the above list and MSE. Great Websites

34 Comments

This has been posted before.

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You get £2.00 in rewards, but in no shape or form does that represent a 76p profit.

ClashinDevon

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hey i can see you becoming a sir alan sugar clone

dik

sorry

It works, but only if you're buying something you were going to buy anyway. Magazine subs, RAC cover, days out and jewellery are of absolutely no use to me whatsoever. Therefore: COLD!

The Cava is now £5.49 a bottle with 300 points - now that IS what I call a deal!!
And of course, case discount of 5% if buying 6 or more

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why is this expired at least this thread lists all the other items to

churchill;5761807

why is this expired at least this thread lists all the other items to



I'll amend the title a wee bit to avoid clashing with the other Olive only heads up

KrispiiDuck;5761790

The Cava is now £5.49 a bottle with 300 points - now that IS what I call … The Cava is now £5.49 a bottle with 300 points - now that IS what I call a deal!!And of course, case discount of 5% if buying 6 or more



Is that instore, doesnt seem to mention 300 points online anymore?

A totally pointless exercise. Tesco is overpriced to begin with. You really think this is an error? They know full well they'll make the money back (and more) when you spend your points.

Xb0xGuru;5762295

A totally pointless exercise. Tesco is overpriced to begin with. You … A totally pointless exercise. Tesco is overpriced to begin with. You really think this is an error? They know full well they'll make the money back (and more) when you spend your points.



No its not pointless, if you know what you are doing you can do very well out of it, but you must only buy things you are going to buy anyway.

Ive paid for the last few holidays with points, and get my car service & mot done every year

Must admit tho the points did dry up a little over the last few months, you used to be able to buy a pack of nappies for £4 and get £10 in points worth £40 quite easily by combining vouchers and offers

Don't get me wrong they're very good offers, but it's not fair to refer to extra deal credit as "profit". You could argue that the real value of the deals tokens is less than the stated value. MSE has a stab at valuing them. The reason being other deals are often available - 2 for ones at theme parks and restaurants. Discount for AA members on car servicing, having to pay full brochure price for holidays. At the end of the day any value is dependent on if you have a use for any of the deals.

i.e. You could go to some restaurant and spend £30 - £7.50 in clubcard vouchers
or
Pay cash but partake in the restaurant's 50% off offer. = £15 cash.

That said..... buy enough olive spread and you've got yourself a good price on a service (+MOT)

deanos;5762765

No its not pointless, if you know what you are doing you can do very well … No its not pointless, if you know what you are doing you can do very well out of it, but you must only buy things you are going to buy anyway.Ive paid for the last few holidays with points, and get my car service & mot done every yearMust admit tho the points did dry up a little over the last few months, you used to be able to buy a pack of nappies for £4 and get £10 in points worth £40 quite easily by combining vouchers and offers



Do you do your normal shopping at Tesco, or just buy items to give you extra points?

stanley;5762273

Is that instore, doesnt seem to mention 300 points online anymore?



I couldn't see it online - but I checked with CS at my Tesco and confirmed the 300 pts per bottle before buying a dozen - it was not indicated on the SEL either!

In fact, my bottles are sitting in the car outside my office as I forgot to unpack them last night.... rushed in to get the frozen stuff put away and completely forgot the rest..... And was late leaving this morning, so my car looks like it belongs to a wino!
Hic!

(I'm another person who has a very nice holiday every year courtesy of Mr T - he's paying for us to go to Antigua next year - paid for our villa holiday in France this year....)

deanos;5762765

No its not pointless, if you know what you are doing you can do very well … No its not pointless, if you know what you are doing you can do very well out of it, but you must only buy things you are going to buy anyway.Ive paid for the last few holidays with points, and get my car service & mot done every yearMust admit tho the points did dry up a little over the last few months, you used to be able to buy a pack of nappies for £4 and get £10 in points worth £40 quite easily by combining vouchers and offers



Completely agree. We've had 2 Florida holidays in the past 4 years almost completely paid for thanks to Tesco points. This year we are having 16 nights in a 5 star hotel in Florida with only £600 to pay!!!! You have to play the system a little to maximise code usage (with multiple accounts for online shopping, tesco credit card, eon fuel etc)

Points have deffinately dried up. There was a time when I could fairly easily get 1000 points each week when I did an online shop. those days a long gone!

I bought shelled brazil nuts this week at £3.99 with 100 extra points so either the nuts end up free or £4 towards my next holiday (whichever way you want to look at it)

Thanks for posting, wouldn't call it profit but it's certainly a good way of getting clubcard vouchers!

loveabargain;5763387

I bought shelled brazil nuts this week at £3.99 with 100 extra points so … I bought shelled brazil nuts this week at £3.99 with 100 extra points so either the nuts end up free or £4 towards my next holiday (whichever way you want to look at it)



I like cashing up on points too.

I look at it in the same way - it's great saving points to take the kids out on trips like Paradise Wildlife park - I also get magazine subscriptions and we go out for meals as a family.

We have to buy food and Tesco is one of my local supermarkets - I could spend more money on petrol and travel further to Asda but this also adds another 15 minutes of my own precious time each way.

[LEFT]Voted cold, as a lot of the Clubcard deals are becoming over priced now in comparison to regular prices - i.e. Drayton Manor tickets a £7 in deals vouchers (£28) for kids tickers, but only £21 to buy at the theme park.

And also the fact that you'r buying the products just for the sake of it, to gain a few extra clubcard points. You might be making 76p 'profit' buying one of the listed products, but what if it's 77p more expensive than your regular brand :?

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midlandscomics;5763997

And also the fact that you'r buying the products just for the sake of it, … And also the fact that you'r buying the products just for the sake of it, to gain a few extra clubcard points. You might be making 76p 'profit' buying one of the listed products, but what if it's 77p more expensive than your regular brand :?



But has your regular brand got extra clubcard points on it? If you take the 76p as profit then the item was free. Is your regular brand free?

Benjimoron;5764068

But has your regular brand got extra clubcard points on it? If you take … But has your regular brand got extra clubcard points on it? If you take the 76p as profit then the item was free. Is your regular brand free?



Yeah I think I was a bit wrong there when working it out :oops:

Oops :-D

Still can't see the point of buying the products just for the sake of a few extra points if it's something you'll never realyl use.

Why is this in the deals section?

midlandscomics;5764122

Still can't see the point of buying the products just for the sake of a … Still can't see the point of buying the products just for the sake of a few extra points if it's something you'll never realyl use.



Yep, I don't think there's much point in buying stuff that you'll never use.

But for the people who could make use of the products and the deals vouchers then it's a good deal.

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paolo;5764265

Why is this in the deals section?


+1 :thumbsup:

KrispiiDuck;5763299

I couldn't see it online - but I checked with CS at my Tesco and … I couldn't see it online - but I checked with CS at my Tesco and confirmed the 300 pts per bottle before buying a dozen - it was not indicated on the SEL either!In fact, my bottles are sitting in the car outside my office as I forgot to unpack them last night.... rushed in to get the frozen stuff put away and completely forgot the rest..... And was late leaving this morning, so my car looks like it belongs to a wino!Hic!(I'm another person who has a very nice holiday every year courtesy of Mr T - he's paying for us to go to Antigua next year - paid for our villa holiday in France this year....)



Which cava is giving you the 300 points? May go and stock up myself!

Anyway I thought the olive spread is only giving 10 points now instead of 50?

edit: found it - Marques De Monistrol Vintage Brut75cl

Xb0xGuru;5763174

Do you do your normal shopping at Tesco, or just buy items to give you … Do you do your normal shopping at Tesco, or just buy items to give you extra points?




Yeah we shop at Tesco as its the only choice we have in town apart from a very small Sainsburys

I only buy items im going to use, i know some people on other forums go a bit mad and buy anything even if they wont use it, which is a waste

deanos;5764855

Yeah we shop at Tesco as its the only choice we have in town apart from a … Yeah we shop at Tesco as its the only choice we have in town apart from a very small SainsburysI only buy items im going to use, i know some people on other forums go a bit mad and buy anything even if they wont use it, which is a waste



If you've only the choice of two (possibly the most expensive ones as well!) then understandably Tesco is a good choice. It's a shame cause Tesco is so blooming expensive - I reckon we save nigh on £20 a week just by shopping at Asda going by the last time I checked. Even though I don't see the savings on a points level, being over £1000 a year better off is felt elsewhere.

paolo;5764265

Why is this in the deals section?



Because it's listing items that can be bought which have a reward attached which is even greater than the purchase price! People post Coca Cola at £1 off, this is arguably better.

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Benjimoron;5765336

Because it's listing items that can be bought which have a reward … Because it's listing items that can be bought which have a reward attached which is even greater than the purchase price! People post Coca Cola at £1 off, this is arguably better.



+1 :thumbsup:

I don't bother looking for the bonus points items as they are always items I don't like or would not purchase. Although I have only redeemed £100 (£25) of vouchers in the past 8 years, and have about £2750 (£687) ready to spend. Would that get a family of 4 ( kids 9 and 13) to florida during school holiday's??

paul.jacobs;5766998

I don't bother looking for the bonus points items as they are always … I don't bother looking for the bonus points items as they are always items I don't like or would not purchase. Although I have only redeemed £100 (£25) of vouchers in the past 8 years, and have about £2750 (£687) ready to spend. Would that get a family of 4 ( kids 9 and 13) to florida during school holiday's??



Yes just I would think. If you went to the Quality inn or Quality Plaza and chose not to have a car (the public bus services are excellent and lots of hotels offer their own transportation. Obviously you would still have to find spending money and park tickets.

Just checking - You say that you have only redeemed £100 in the last 8 years. You do realise that the vouchers are only valid for 2 years. they have an expiry date on them. That's why we go to Florida every 2 years.

Sorry - just checked and the prices for the summer hols are loads more than October when we go:oops: You would still need to find £1000.

loveabargain;5767457

Yes just I would think. If you went to the Quality inn or Quality Plaza … Yes just I would think. If you went to the Quality inn or Quality Plaza and chose not to have a car (the public bus services are excellent and lots of hotels offer their own transportation. Obviously you would still have to find spending money and park tickets.Just checking - You say that you have only redeemed £100 in the last 8 years. You do realise that the vouchers are only valid for 2 years. they have an expiry date on them. That's why we go to Florida every 2 years.



I phone up once a year and they credit my account with vouchers going out of date, so get new ones with the next batch posted, You just need to read the code on each voucher, easy to do and they are helpful on the other end of the phone, make sure you keep hold of the old ones incase there are any problems with crediting your account. Once you get the new vouchers bin the old ones.

Do you book through virgin for florida?

paul.jacobs;5769246

I phone up once a year and they credit my account with vouchers going out … I phone up once a year and they credit my account with vouchers going out of date, so get new ones with the next batch posted, You just need to read the code on each voucher, easy to do and they are helpful on the other end of the phone, make sure you keep hold of the old ones incase there are any problems with crediting your account. Once you get the new vouchers bin the old ones.Do you book through virgin for florida?


Have done this before and as above, it's easy. If you don;t fancy doing that another trick is to order a £10 restaurant voucher using each of your vouchers. That takes £2.50 off and the remainder is credited to the next mailing. No good if you have loads of small vouchers but if you have some large ones about to expire it saves a phone call.

paul.jacobs;5769246

I phone up once a year and they credit my account with vouchers going out … I phone up once a year and they credit my account with vouchers going out of date, so get new ones with the next batch posted, You just need to read the code on each voucher, easy to do and they are helpful on the other end of the phone, make sure you keep hold of the old ones incase there are any problems with crediting your account. Once you get the new vouchers bin the old ones.Do you book through virgin for florida?



That's a good tip - thanks!!! Yes we always book through Virgin. Remember that you have to pay the brochure price (but unlike other Tesco deals this is ok as you don't usually get much more than 5% discount from Virgin anyway.)

mikeyp;5764422

Which cava is giving you the 300 points? May go and stock up … Which cava is giving you the 300 points? May go and stock up myself!Anyway I thought the olive spread is only giving 10 points now instead of 50?edit: found it - Marques De Monistrol Vintage Brut75cl



Does anyone know if the extra points are still being given with this wine? No sign of it online but I've added 6 to my order just in case. I can always give it back to the driver if it's not I suppose.

loveabargain;5772808

Does anyone know if the extra points are still being given with this … Does anyone know if the extra points are still being given with this wine? No sign of it online but I've added 6 to my order just in case. I can always give it back to the driver if it's not I suppose.



The points on the Marques De Monistrol Vintage finished at midnight on Wednesday. There are still wines with bonus points, but nothing like as good as the deal people got on Wednesday.

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ClashInDevon
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