Tesco issues warning to shoppers over popular money-saving scheme

Tesco customers will have to act fast (Picture: Getty Images)

Tesco shoppers who have taken part in one of the supermarket’s long-running saving schemes have been warned they have just weeks left to use it.

The popular Saving Stamps scheme – which allowed shoppers to buy stamps throughout the year and then spend them on bills in December – ended on October 16.

Customers who collected Saving Stamps will still be able to use them up until a certain date – but how long do you have left to spend them and is anything replacing the scheme?

Here’s what you need to know…

When is the last date to use Tesco Saving Stamps?

If you’ve got Tesco Saving Stamps to use up, you have until December 31 to spend them in-store – after which time they will become invalid.

Alternatively, you can exchange them in-store for a Tesco gift card to the value of your stamps.

Saving Stamps were available to purchase in the majority of Tesco Superstores and Extra stores, with customers who redeemed £49 worth of stamps in-store during December getting a free £1 bonus stamp from Tesco.

Saving Stamps can be put towards the cost of groceries in December (Picture: Getty Images)

These can then be put towards the cost of Christmas, with customers able to spend them on food, homeware and other products in Tesco throughout the month.

What is replacing Saving Stamps?

While Saving Stamps may be no more, Tesco is still helping its customers save up for the festive season with its recently launched Christmas Savers Scheme, which operated in a similar way.

Christmas Savers is open to Tesco Clubcard holders – if you’re a new Clubcard customer you have the option to join, while if you’re already a member you can opt in online by going to the ‘voucher schemes’ section of the Clubcard website.

You can add money to your account by visiting customer service desks in large Tesco stores or the central checkout in Tesco Express stores, and your bonus will be provided in the form of vouchers.

However, it’s too late to opt into the scheme for this year – the deadline was October 18, in order for you to receive your vouchers in November.

You should also note that while Clubcard vouchers and top-up vouchers are valid for two years, bonus vouchers are only valid for two months.

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