As of yesterday, Tesco has changed the value of its Clubcard Rewards. Advertising it as a move to "simplify" the scheme, it actually means that most of us will now get less from our earned points than we did previously.
The Clubcard "Boost" scheme previously allowed you to exchange Clubcard vouchers for days out, restaurant vouchers or for other retailers. These were valued at 2x, 3x or 4x the face value of a Clubcard voucher — so £5 of Clubcard points would get you a £20 voucher for Pizza Express, for example. Tesco has now changed the scheme so everything across the board now gives a 3x value. The problem is, there were far more deals offering 4x the value than there were 2x.
And mysteriously, some of those partnered retailers who offered a 2x boost, have disappeared from the Tesco Clubcard website, and others will be pulling out soon. As i News points out, figleaves, Spafinder and Treatwell all previously offered 2x and are no longer on the website. Pickfords Removals and Red Letter Days, who also offered 2x, have announced that they'll no longer be part of the scheme as of next month.
So, if you've been storing up your Clubcard points for a while, waiting for the right opportunity to grab yourself some vouchers for a family day out or a romantic meal, you're more than likely going to find that you've just lost a quarter of their value. Where £25 worth of points would have previously got your a cool £100 to spend in Zizzi, Pizza Express or Prezzo, you'll now only get £75. Thanks for robbing us, Tesco. [i News]