Last week I was hammered with promotional letters from Tesco. Three letters in one week? I never had so many. And all of them were advertising this Tesco Plus super saver scheme for £7.99 per month.
Honestly, I am not a massive fan of Tesco; I always felt that Tesco is overpriced comparing to other supermarkets. And I couldn’t see any difference in quality; thus no reason to pay more and I preferred to shop in other chain stores. And to pay a monthly subscription fee to shop with any store, it sounded silly for me. However, such an aggressive letter advertisement left wondering maybe I am missing something and thought it worth to look at this offer more deeply.
What do you get for £7.99 monthly fee with Tesco Plus?
10 percent off two big shops in-store
OK, if you are big spender at Tesco, this deal is worth a pay. For £7.99 monthly fee, and you’ll get a 10% discount on two shops of up to £200 each. In other words, you can save up to £40 per month with two big shopping’s if that’s what you do.
Offer applies only in-store and has some exclusions. Fuel, lottery, tobacco, baby formula milk and electrical equipment excluded from the discount.
10 percent off selected Tesco brands in-store
If you like Tesco’s fashion line your will get 10% F&F clothing, also same offer applies to Fred & Flo, Go Cook, Tesco Pet and other Tesco brands. This offer is available all the time – not just at two monthly shopping’s.
Double data from Tesco Mobile
If you are Tesco mobiles customer, then you get double of data allowance, which is worth around £1.50 a month.
Tesco Bank credit card with no foreign exchange fees abroad
If you are over 18, you can apply for a Tesco Bank credit card, with no foreign exchange fees on purchases abroad.
How to use Tesco Plus scheme?
To get the discounts with Tesco Plus loyalty scheme, you will need to download the app to your smartphone. So if you don’t have a smartphone or you don’t want to sign up to the app – you will not be able to use the benefits of this scheme.
With Tesco Plus scheme, you are not locked into a contract. The offer renews automatically every month, and you can cancel at any time.
Conclusion. Is Tesco Plus worth it?
It is no-brainer deal for those who regularly spend £100-£200 in a Tesco store. Even one weekly shop for £100 would recoup your monthly fee. Unfortunately, if you shop online, there is no benefit to you with this Tesco Plus scheme.
With the most recent announcement that Tesco will match Aldi on hundreds of products prices, means that many of Tesco’s own-brand products are now available for the same price as at Aldi.
It looks Tesco works hard to win back customers from its German rivals Lidl and Aldi. And adding Tesco Plus 10% discount on top of the price match, Tesco can be even cheaper than Aldi or other supermarket chains.
If you shop in Tesco, you have a big weekly shopping list and spend over a £100 at least once per month, you like Tesco own brand which now cost the same as in Aldi, you can save serious money. Tesco claims your savings can be up to £400 per year, only with Tesco Plus Clubcard scheme.
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