Tesco and Euro Tunnel

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  1. Gonewiththewind

    Gonewiththewind Read Only Funster

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    Have read and had considered doing this, but I find my Tesco's vouchers only last a month.
    Me being a single grumpy my shopping doesnt come to astrinomical amounts.
    My question is, How does one accrue sufficiant vouchers to exchange for said tickets.
    Does that make sense:Rofl1:

    Thanks Don
     
  2. Janine

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    I get Tesco points on my gas/electricity so accrue quite a few that way.
     
  3. sutton133

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    Simple, Don. Have five teenage kids, pay £500 a week for food, and once a year have enough points to get half the Winnie on a ferry. Sigh...
     
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    £100 per week each ??? :Eeek::Eeek:

    what are you buying .. :Eek!:
     
  5. johnnerontheroad

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    Don,

    Just save your points, don't use them everytime they are sent out.

    Dave
     
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    Use your points card for fuel as well as shopping. At £70 a tank for the Nav, it soon adds up.
    We'll be using this system for the first time this year after reading on here of so many people doing it and saving a bomb.
    When we looked at how many points/vouchers we had, it turns out we have three times (ish) as many as we need.........without oven trying!:thumb:
     
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    Gonewiththewind Read Only Funster

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    Thanks for all the reply's.
    The problem seems to be that even though I dont use the points, they are not included in the next points statement.:cry:
    As my three Daughters are grown up my shopping bill is much reduced.:Rofl1:

    Don
     
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    get the tesco credit card then not only do you get the points for the shopping , fuel etc but you get points for paying via the card ! you can even go and shop in a rival supermarket chain and still get some tesco points ! (1 point for every £4spent i think off the top of my head) . it soon mounts up !
     
  9. reader

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    Like others, we dont spend much at Tesco but use our Tesco card for all CC purchases, you will be surprised at how quickly the points mount up and for the tunnel you get 4x face value so £25 worth of points gets you £100 towards your ticket.
     
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    Check the expiry dates on your vouchers again. Ours arrived last week and are valid until June 2012 - 2 years time.
     
  11. greyman

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    i think you are confusing the promo vouchers (valid for a month to be used in store ) with the actual accrued points vouchers which are usually valid for approx 2 years . it is these ones that can be swapped for reward tokens !!
     
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    Jim


    £100 per week each ???

    what are you buying ..



    It's not £100 each. I reckon it's about £10 each and the rest to feed my teenage son!
     
  13. TomTee

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    Tesco's tunnel deal is terrific. I've just booked my second trip this year, which would have cost about £150 if I paid normally. We converted £40 worth of Tesco vouchers into £160 of Eurotunnel travel vouchers.

    The trip hasn't cost us a penny, although it's fair to say that it's actually cost us £40 as we could have bought £40 of goods using the vouchers and we no longer can.

    One good tip is not to ring the advertised number, which is an 0844 number and can end up costing quite a bit as you can be on hold for a long time in busy periods.

    The normal geographic number is 01303 282061 (courtesy of 'Say No to 0870' website).

    If like me you have a monthly contract on your mobile or landline, which allows you to call normal numbers at no extra cost, you pay nothing for the call.

    We do our weekly shop at Tesco and buy fuel there, for three cars and the motorhome. My main car is a high-performance vehicle, which I must say, runs perfectly on Tesco fuel, as do all the others!
     
  14. Mags52

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    Yes the points vouchers last for two years. As soon as they send the vouchers they come off your running total on the receipt but you can use them until they expire. I've just booked a crossing on the Eurotunnel at the end of August on a Friday afternoon. £96 crossing all paid for with £24 worth of vouchers. Fantastic!
    Best wishes
    Margaret
     
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    do you actually have a tesco's points card, have you registered?
    I think you may be confusing points with coupons
     
  16. Gonewiththewind

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    Gee, and I have been throwing them in the bin, because of low value Doh.
    I have just seen the expirery date on my latest voucher so I am now saving for next year. Thanks for opening my eyes.

    Don
     
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    We had a voucher we found at the bottom of my wifes handbag (It's a black hole and some things get lost for years!! :Wink: ) . On the very last day it was valid I traded it for eurotunnel vouchers valid for the following 6 months :BigGrin:

    Well worth knowing if you have some vouchers about to run out... now we have an excuse to have another trip to France....my wife hates waste
     
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    And just before they run out ask Tesco to renew them - they did you us.
     
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    You are far better off getting a CapitalOne credit card which gives us 1p per every £ I spend anywhere.

    Much better than 1 Tesco point per £4 spent as I get cash not points.
     
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    We've got four teens and a tween in the house - No wonder we're broke!

    Rog
     
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