Tesco wipes 57 partners from its Clubcard rewards scheme - the list in full
After a review, the supermarket giant has confirmed a number of partners will be pulling out in less than two weeks
Supermarket giant Tesco has axed 57 partners from its Clubcard Rewards scheme - just 24 hours after changing the terms of its vouchers 'without notice'.
This includes popular brands such as Halfords, RED Driving School, Leger Travel, Bridge The World holidays, Condor Ferries, HMS Belfast, Cutty Sark and Pickfords Removals.
The partnerships are set to come to a close on 28 January 2018 - however some will terminate earlier on the 22nd.
This means that shoppers who have collected points in the current quarter - which ends on 25th January - could lose out as they won't be able to swap them for vouchers for brands due to expire.
Tesco pointed out it isn't unusual for them to change who is part of their scheme.
A Tesco spokesman told Mirror Money: “We are constantly reviewing our Clubcard Reward Partners to make sure we offer the best possible range of benefits to our customers.”
However, Anika Newjoto, editor of shopperpoints.co.uk , described the move as a slap in the face to customers who've been given too little warning.
"We have now discovered that 57 Tesco Clubcard partners - a huge percentage of the total - are leaving the scheme over the next few weeks with no direct notice from Tesco. Letting partners leave just two weeks before shoppers receive their Clubcard vouchers from the November to January collection quarter is a further insult.
"Loyalty should be a two-way street, and shoppers who spend their money with a retailer on the promise of receiving loyalty benefits in the future should not have those benefits taken away or reduced with little or no notice."
What partners are leaving?
- Condor Ferries
- Verdant Leisure
- Just Go! Holidays
- Scottish YHA
- Bridge the World
- Select Hotels of Ireland
- The Belmond Luxury Train Journeys
- New Forest Hotels
- My Taylor-Made Holiday
- Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway
- Cruise & Maritime Voyages
- Belleair Hollidays
- Leger Holidays River Cruising
- Funway USA & Mexico Holidays
- Classic Lodges
- Leger Holidays
- Hastings Hotels
- HMS Belfast
- IWM Duxford
- Viking River Cruise
- Virgin Balloon Flights
- Land Rover Experience
- RSPB membership
- Snow Factor
- Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line
- Le Boat
- SeaQuarium Somerset
- Compton Acres
- Red Letter Days
- Everyman Motor Racing
- Council for British Archaeology
- The London Bridge Experience
- Ascot Racecourse
- SeaQuarium – Rhyl
- Everyman Motor Racing Junior
- Greenmeadow Community Farm
- Manchester United Stadium Tours
- The Llama Park
- Denby Pottery Visitor Centre
- Cutty Sark
- Churchill War Rooms
- Chiltern Open Air Museum
- Funky Monkeys Soft Play Cafes
- Your Dog Magazine
- Your Cat Magazine
- OK! Magazine
- RED Driving School
- Pickfords Removal
- Mowchak Tandoori Restaurant
Tesco's changes come just a day after it announced a major change to its Clubcard Reward Scheme - which left customers fuming.
Shoppers who choose to convert their loyalty points into vouchers for days out through Tesco's Reward Partners - such as Legoland and Thorpe Park - will now get less than they were originally told.
At present, customers can earn 1 point for every £1 spent in Tesco stores, with each point worth 1p.
Once they reach £1.50, points can be converted to shopping vouchers to spend in stores or Tesco Reward vouchers.
If they opt for the latter, they can have their points boosted - by up to four times - depending on the reward partner.
This can be anything from days out to driving lessons and even a holiday.
However, this has now been capped from three to four times the value.
A Tesco Spokesperson told Mirror Online: “Tesco Clubcard is a big part of how we help customers and is our way of saying thank you for shopping with us.
“We’ve listened to our customers and simplified our Clubcard Reward partners so that they’re more straightforward for everyone.
“This means that from 15 January, we will offer customers three times the value of their vouchers with over 100 Clubcard Reward Partners including days out weekend breaks, holidays and more.
“This builds on the work we did last year to further help customers when we introduced the new contactless Clubcard and made significant improvements to the Tesco Clubcard app.”