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Clitheroekid
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Tesco points and hotels.com

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Postby Clitheroekid » February 13th, 2018, 4:04 pm

This is potentially useful for anyone who collects Tesco Clubcard points (which I do). You can now exchange them at an `exchange rate' of 3 to 1 for vouchers to use on the hotels.com website.

I've just tried it and it works. I have to go to Bristol at the weekend, so I'd booked a night in a hotel there, coincidentally through hotels.com. When I got the Tesco email I kicked myself, but then remembered there was a free cancellation policy.

I therefore cancelled, exchanged £25 worth of Tesco vouchers for £75 worth of hotels.com vouchers and rebooked at a net cost of £13.35! Added to the value of the vouchers the total room price was still only £38.35, as against a normal price of around £90, so a jolly good deal! :D

More details here - https://secure.tesco.com/clubcard/boost ... 009591.prd

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Re: Tesco points and hotels.com

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Postby Alaric » February 13th, 2018, 4:28 pm

Clitheroekid wrote:This is potentially useful for anyone who collects Tesco Clubcard points (which I do). You can now exchange them at an `exchange rate' of 3 to 1 for vouchers to use on the hotels.com website.


There's a trap you have to watch out for. Don't exchange Clubcard vouchers for hotels.com vouchers for any more than 5/6th of the cost. If your hotel stay is quoted at £ 120, remember that £ 20 of that is VAT and the hotels.com vouchers aren't able to be used to pay VAT. So the maximum in Tesco vouchers is £ 33.33 worth (at a 3 to 1 conversion).

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Re: Tesco points and hotels.com

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Postby Clitheroekid » February 13th, 2018, 9:44 pm

Alaric wrote:There's a trap you have to watch out for. Don't exchange Clubcard vouchers for hotels.com vouchers for any more than 5/6th of the cost. If your hotel stay is quoted at £ 120, remember that £ 20 of that is VAT and the hotels.com vouchers aren't able to be used to pay VAT. So the maximum in Tesco vouchers is £ 33.33 worth (at a 3 to 1 conversion).

Yes, that's a fair point, though even taking that into account it's still a jolly good deal - particularly for me, as I usually forget to spend the vouchers anyway so that they go out of date!


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