Reduce your domestic travel costs by finding out how to use Tesco points for days out. You can use your Tesco Clubcard points to save money on trips to theme parks, zoos, aquariums, historical landmarks, museums and more.
We’re all feeling the pinch of this seemingly never-ending cost of living crisis. It’s almost unfair that while our stress levels are running high, we’re forced to tighten the purse strings and avoid splashing out on things that actually make us feel good.
Fortunately, Tesco Clubcard members can redeem their points on a wide range of activities, attractions and days out in the UK, so you can keep your savings intact and treat yourself to an adventure you deserve.
It’s often far better to use your Clubcard point to save money on days out than on shopping – your points are often worth more when redeemed with a Tesco reward partner than in a Tesco store. And just some of those reward partners include famous England castles, a host of SEA LIFE aquariums, some of England’s best zoos, theme parks like Alton Towers and Drayton Manor… the list goes on and on.
So, how do you earn, save and use Clubcard points to embark on a few short trips this summer? Here’s how to use Tesco points for days out in England.
How to earn Tesco Clubcard points
If you do your shopping at Tesco, you might be aware that you can get a Clubcard as part of Tesco’s loyalty programme. Using your Clubcard, you can earn points every time you shop, which you can then use to get a discount on future shopping trips.
You can also use your points to get discounts with a range of Tesco’s reward partners. In most cases, your points are worth double when redeemed with a reward partner.
You can earn points by simply scanning your Clubcard when you pay for your shopping at Tesco – you can get your Clubcard in the app in your phone if you don’t want to have an actual physical Clubcard. Your points will be added to your account automatically, and you can check how many points you have remaining and when they expire using the Clubcard app.
Keep in mind that you won’t get your points straight away – your account gets topped up every quarter.
Typically, you’ll earn one Clubcard point for every pound you spend at Tesco, and 100 Clubcard points are worth £1. This means 500 points equal £5, 10,000 points equals £100, and so on.
Remember – your Clubcard points are usually worth double when you redeem them with a reward partner rather than at a Tesco store.
Here are a few other ways to earn Tesco Clubcard points:
- Tesco Mobile: Tesco Mobile users with a SIM-only package can earn one point for every £1 spent on their contract.
- Tesco Bank: If you have a bank account with Tesco, you can earn Clubcard points every time you use your credit card. You’ll get a point for every £4 spent at a Tesco store and £8 you spend elsewhere.
- Esso petrol stations: You’ll receive one Clubcard point for every two litres of fuel you purchase at an Esso or Tesco petrol station.
- Tesco surveys: At the time of this writing, you can earn 25 Clubcard points by completing a short questionnaire after shopping at Tesco by visiting tescoviews.com. Respondents can also win a £1,000 gift card.
Tesco Clubcard points remain valid for two years, so if you have any expiring soon, now’s the time to treat yourself to a day out or two. But how do you use Tesco points for a day out?
How to use Tesco points for days out
Using Tesco Clubcard points for days out in England couldn’t be more straightforward.
As long as you have access to the Clubcard app, redeeming your points is relatively intuitive.
If you don’t have the app, you can log on to the Tesco Clubcard website.
Once you’re logged onto the website or the app, you’ll be able to browse through all the available offers from Tesco’s reward partners.
When you find an offer that tickles your fancy, whether it’s discounted theme park tickets or a castle tour, you can decide how many of your points you want to exchange. Tesco’s reward partners will usually give you £1 to spend for every 50p’s worth of points you exchange. This means that your Clubcard points are worth twice as much if you spend them on a day out rather than in a Tesco store.
So, you could use 1,000 Clubcard points to either get a tenner off your shopping or £20 off an amazing day out, such as a trip to Alton Towers – it’s a no-brainer!
After exchanging your points, you’ll receive a Tesco Reward Partner code that you can use to cover the cost of your chosen offer. If your code doesn’t cover the full cost, you can use another form of payment to pay the rest.
If your voucher’s value is higher than the purchase price, you’ll receive the change in Clubcard points, which will be available in your next statement.
Best Tesco Clubcard days out for families
Now that you know how to use Tesco points for days out, let’s take a look at where you can actually spend them in England.
Tesco Clubcard days out in the East of England
Fancy using your Clubcard points to visit some of our distant cousins from the underwater world?
You can currently redeem Tesco points to get admission tickets to the SEA LIFE aquariums in Great Yarmouth and Hunstanton. Both aquariums provide homes to species such as penguins, birds and – of course – a broad array of colourful fish from across the world.
You can currently get a family ticket for two adults and two children (under three-year-olds can visit for free) at SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth for £68 (3,400 Clubcard points). The same ticket for SEA LIFE Hunstanton will cost you £61 (3,050 points).
Tesco Clubcard days out in the East Midlands
If you’re struggling to tear the kids away from the screen, you might want to take them to Conkers in Derbyshire, where you’ll discover over 120 acres of trails in a tree-filled natural setting. Here, there’s a child-friendly obstacle course with low and high ropes, an adventure playground and a train. There’s also a splash park for the little ones. A ticket for a family of four costs just under £30 (around 1,500 points).
Prefer to spend Tesco points on a day out that’s more catered to big kids?
Take a tour of the Silverstone Interactive Museum in Towcester to learn about the heritage of racing at this iconic circuit. There’s also a special-effects cinema and a range of exhibits for the kids. A family ticket costs about £72 (3,600 points).
Tesco Clubcard days out on the Isle of Wight
If you have a few hours and a few thousand Tesco Clubcard points to spare while staying on the Isle of Wight, you might want to take the family to the Amazon World Zoo Park in Sandown. Ideal for animal lovers both young and old, this zoo is home to over 200 animal species. You can take a selfie with a lemur sitting on your shoulder and even groom a Brazilian tapir at this amazing place.
Bear in mind that Clubcard points can only be used to buy individual admission tickets at the Amazon World Zoo Park. If you’d rather spend cash, a ticket for a family of four will cost around £65.
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Tesco Clubcard days out in the West Midlands
You can use your Tesco points to get discounts on tickets to Alton Towers, voted one of the UK’s top tourist attractions by thousands of our readers. Around ten high-speed coasters ensure adults have plenty in the way of entertainment, and for younger visitors, attractions include Hey Duggee’s Big Adventure Badge and CBeebies Land. A family ticket for two adults and two kids will set you back around £156, or 7,800 Tesco Clubcard points.
Other top theme parks in the West Midlands you can visit using your Tesco points include LEGOLAND Discovery Birmingham (starting from around £40 or 2,000 points for a family of four) and Drayton Manor in Tamworth (£180 or 9,000 points for a family ticket).
If you’re more interested in history than thrills, you can redeem Clubcard points to visit Warwick Castle (from around £104 or 5,200 points per family), the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley (£58 or 2,900 points per family) or Ironbridge in Telford (£75 or 3,750 points per family).
Tesco Clubcard days out in North West England
In North West England, you can visit two more SEA LIFE aquariums (Blackpool and Manchester) as well as another LEGOLAND (Manchester) using your Clubcard points. If you’re visiting Blackpool for the day, your Tesco points are also valid at attractions like the Blackpool Tower Dungeon (£69 or 3,950 points per family), the Blackpool Tower Eye (around £46 or 2,300 points per family) and Madame Tussauds (£53 or 2,650 points per family).
Tesco Clubcard days out in London and South East England
You can visit even more aquariums and Madame Tussauds using your Tesco points in London and the South East. While you’re exploring the capital, you might want secure discounts by redeeming points at the London Bridge Experience and Tombs (around £70 or 3,500 points per family), Shrek’s Adventure! London (from £86 or 4,300 points per family) and the London Eye (from £116 or 5,800 points per family).
Tesco Clubcard days out in the Cornwall and South West England
Some of the best Tesco Clubcard days out in the South West can be enjoyed at places like the Eden Project in Cornwall (from £88 or 4,400 points per family), Exmoor Zoo (from around £60 or 3,000 points per family) and the 50,000-year-old Wookey Hole in Somerset (around £78 or 3,900 points per family).
Weather permitting, one of our favourite places to visit is the beautiful Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens in Weymouth (just under £30 or 1,500 points per family).
Tesco Clubcard days out in Yorkshire and The Humber
You can use Tesco Clubcard points to embark on some of the best days out in Yorkshire, particularly if you need to entertain (and maybe even educate) children.
The incredible Eureka! The National Children’s Museum in Halifax (around £63 or 3,650 points per family) and the Deep in Hull (from £70.50 or 3,550 per family) are two examples of Tesco reward partners that have plenty of incredible exhibits for kids. We also love DIG in York (£28.50 or 1,425 per family), where children as young as five years old can dig for Roman and Viking fossils.
Any tips on how to use Tesco points for days out?
If you want to make your Tesco Clubcard points stretch as far as possible, consider redeeming them on a day out rather than in store. You’ll get twice as much value from your points by redeeming them with a Tesco reward partner. Plus, as the cost of living in the UK is currently squeezing us all, don’t we deserve to treat ourselves to a day out without having to worry about our finances?
Do you have any top tips on using Tesco Clubcard points that our readers would appreciate? Are there new ways to earn points and increase their value? Have we missed any of England’s top-rated attractions that accept Clubcard points as payment?
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