Tesco is one of the largest retailers in the UK and I would say my favourite grocery store. It offers a balanced variety of products and prices are reasonable. Yes, there are such stores like Lidl or Netto which offer cheaper products, however, the presentation of the store itself and the overall quality of the food is much better at Tesco. If you find yourself living close to Tesco, you MUST register for a Tesco Clubcard!
You can get a temporary card in any Tesco store. You will find full instructions on how to register to get a permanent card on the same booklet your temp card is printed. To put it simple, just get your temporary card in any Tesco store and go here to register it. In less than 3 weeks you will have your card with you.
If for some reason you cannot get the temporary card, you can call 0800 59 16 88 and someone will help you to get your card sorted.
Why should I get it?
You get at least one (as of 8/06/11 two points for a limited time) for every single £ you spend at Tesco. Some products may get you double points or even triple points. You can also collect extra points by getting fuel, if you have Tesco Credit card or even if you use their Broadband or Mobile network.
1 point = 1 pence to spend in Tesco store
Tesco will post you discount vouchers with the money you have accrued every 2 months. They also include some special deal coupons which give you extra points (for example extra 25 points if you spend £1 on fruit), do not forget to make a use of those! Just think about those double points, extra points from coupons you are getting and if thats not enough or you do not want to spend your reward on food, you can always exchange your accumulated Tesco vouchers to restaurant or activities vouchers.
Triple Your Tesco Clubcard Points
The best part is that your points will be worth up to 3x times more if you convert them! For example, if you have accumulated £5 in Tesco vouchers, you could exchange those to a £15 restaurant voucher. If you want to maximise your return, accumulate your points for a year and wait for the big annual Tesco points exchange which is usually somewhere in December. During this period you can quadruple (x4) the value of your accumulated amount if you exchange your points into vouchers.