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Today I’m talking about Tesco Clubcard Plus, giving you a three month update on my post from August. With Tesco Clubcard Plus you can save 10% off 2 in-store shops per month up to £200 each, so up to £40 every month* on your in-store grocery shop and 10% on selected Tesco brands†, including clothing and homeware, but is Tesco Clubcard Plus worth it? Am I still using it and saving money? Read on to find out…
Being an ‘influencer’ is a funny old job, not least because a lot of the time you have no idea whether or not you’re any good at it.
I know I can write of course, I don’t suppose Penguin would have asked me to write my book if they thought I was rubbish at that bit, but I don’t always know the power of my words. Just because I write about something, does that actually influence people’s decision making? Do my words impact people’s choices?
I like to think yes, but it’s always nice to get feedback, like these Instagram messages I got after I posted this slow cooker pulled pork recipe.
That’s reassuring isn’t it? You know the power is in your hands if someone buys three pork shoulders on your say so. You can see what I did there though – lured him in with the cats and then boom, sold him the pork.
One of the easiest ways to tell though whether or not I’m an effective influencer is how much I influence MYSELF. I’ve worked with loads of brands and businesses over the years where I’ve tried a product or service and loved it so much that I’ve never gone back. It’s quite exciting actually, because since I started blogging I’ve got to try so many new things that I might not otherwise have known about, and hopefully that’s where I come in handy for you – testing things out so that you don’t have to.
One of the most recent things I’ve converted myself to is Tesco Clubcard Plus.
I’ll be honest, when Tesco first asked me to give Tesco Clubcard Plus a whirl back in August I was cautious – it’s £7.99 a month and although you’re free to cancel at any time I was wary of signing up for another monthly commitment. In fact, even though I could absolutely see the value in it when I tried it, I did initially cancel after my first month because I was worried about forgetting to use it.
I know, not the best advert right?
Then I RESUBCRIBED.
I was in Tesco doing a big shop one week, just after I’d cancelled, and realised what an idiot I was being. The £7.99 gives you 10% off your entire shop twice every month, (in-store only), and I was spending £95, so I could literally make a profit just on that one shop. I’d been a fool! I signed back up immediately and have been using it ever since.
There is only me and Belle at home, so I don’t do masses of food shopping, but by shifting my approach slightly and going for two larger shops each month, with just little bits in between, I easily save an average of £20-25 a month. You can claim the 10% discount on two shops of up to £200 each, so bigger families could potentially save £40 a month with Tesco Clubcard Plus. With Christmas coming up too, plus the fact that there’s not much to do at the moment other than cook at eat, there are plenty of savings to be had.
In addition to money off groceries, a Tesco Clubcard Plus membership gives you 10% off selected Tesco brands in store, including F&F clothing, Fox & Ivy, Fred & Flo, Carousel, Tesco Pet and Go Cook. This discount isn’t restricted to a certain number of shops a month, it applies automatically every time you shop and scan your Clubcard app.
Is Tesco Clubcard Plus really worth it?
I think so.
Let’s have a look at my most recent Tesco food shop for proof.
This was just a regular shop – some food, washing liquid, toilet roll, all the sexy stuff. I didn’t go out of my way to spend a lot, but it soon adds up doesn’t it? At the checkout I applied the Tesco Clubcard Plus 10% discount and just like that, I saved £8.55. That makes the £7.99 monthly fee for Tesco Clubcard Plus worth it already, just on one shop.
And don’t forget you’re free to cancel any time, plus at the moment Tesco is offering the first month free, so there’s nothing to lose.
And yes, that is a box of Bendicks mints in the background, because let’s just all let go and get on with Christmas shall we? You know you want to. Plus with the savings from Clubcard Plus you really can justify a few more treats.
How do I get Tesco Clubcard Plus?
I’ve sold you already haven’t I? I hope so, because if you’re a regular Tesco shopper then it really is a no-brainer.
Signing up for Tesco Clubcard Plus is easy – pop here to subscribe for £7.99, with the freedom to cancel anytime, download the Clubcard app and sign in, and off you go!
When you get to the checkout and want to use your discount, just click big shop in the Clubcard app and scan the code. If you’re doing self-checkout you need to pick the option to add a voucher or coupon and then scan. Don’t forget to scan your regular Clubcard QR code too to collect points.
And that’s all there is too it.
You can see why I self-influenced can’t you? (Self-influenced? Is that a concept? I’ve just made it a concept.)
Subscribe to Tesco Clubcard Plus now, get your first month free, and start saving on your food shopping every month.
*†£7.99 a month. £40 saving based on 10% off 2 shops and £200 max spend per shop. 10% always on brands: F&F, Fred & Flo, Go Cook, Tesco Pet, Carousel, Fox & Ivy. In-store spend only. Exclusions apply. Clubcard app required. See Tesco.com/Clubcard/Clubcard-Plus