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6% return via Tesco Christmas Saver

Posted: Sat Sep 19 2020 1:44pm
by planteria
easy 6% return via the Tesco Christmas Saver:

top up with £25/50/100/200 and get a £1.50/3/6/12 bonus.

Re: 6% return via Tesco Christmas Saver

Posted: Sat Sep 19 2020 6:55pm
by AAAlphaThunder
Very impressive.

Re: 6% return via Tesco Christmas Saver

Posted: Sat Sep 19 2020 8:13pm
by jaytee

Re: 6% return via Tesco Christmas Saver

Posted: Sat Sep 19 2020 10:08pm
by planteria
it's interesting that they refer to £200-360.. but why would you top up that extra £160?

Re: 6% return via Tesco Christmas Saver

Posted: Sun Sep 20 2020 8:33am
by Sarah
planteria wrote:
Sat Sep 19 2020 10:08pm
why would you top up that extra £160?
It's a Christmas Saver scheme not a savings account - the main purpose is to help people put money away to cover the cost of Christmas instead of leaving it somewhere they could spend it. The bonus is secondary to that. Incidentally, the top-up vouchers are valid for 2 years and the bonus vouchers only 2 months.

If they offer the bonus gift cards again this year that works out better as it's a 10% bonus (£5 for every £50) and some of us can save even more (typically 4%-5% on top) with employee schemes too. I did pretty well with those last year, although you had to be quite dedicated to buy lots as stocks were limited and they restricted them to 2 per transaction.

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Re: 6% return via Tesco Christmas Saver

Posted: Sun Sep 20 2020 9:54am
by planteria
that's right, it's not a Savings Account.
but if someone is going/happy to spend enough at Tesco, it's worth doing to turn £200 into £212, for example.
i didn't realise you are a Tesco employee, Sarah. so the £12, in my above example, would only be valid for 2 months, but other accrued Christmas Saver benefits, and the £200, are valid for 2 years, right?

Re: 6% return via Tesco Christmas Saver

Posted: Sun Sep 20 2020 10:03am
by Sarah
That's my interpretation of the published FAQ answers; obviously please check you agree before committing any funds.

I'm not a Tesco employee. I have access through my employer to one of the many Reward Gateway schemes that provides a range of cashback savings and gift card discounts. It includes Sainsbury's, Asda, Waitrose and Iceland too (although not Morrisons at present).

Re: 6% return via Tesco Christmas Saver

Posted: Sun Sep 20 2020 10:23am
by planteria
Sarah wrote:
Sun Sep 20 2020 10:03am
I'm not a Tesco employee. I have access through my employer to one of the many Reward Gateway schemes that provides a range of cashback savings and gift card discounts. It includes Sainsbury's, Asda, Waitrose and Iceland too (although not Morrisons at present).
thank you for explaining. sounds interesting. fwiw we have Tesco nearest and most convenient, but there is a good Sainsbury's and a good Morrisons not far away, and there's an Asda i've started using too, along with two local Co-ops, so i'm loyalty-carded up.

Re: 6% return via Tesco Christmas Saver

Posted: Sun Sep 20 2020 7:37pm
by AAAlphaThunder
Sarah wrote:
Sun Sep 20 2020 8:33am
planteria wrote:
Sat Sep 19 2020 10:08pm
why would you top up that extra £160?
It's a Christmas Saver scheme not a savings account - the main purpose is to help people put money away to cover the cost of Christmas instead of leaving it somewhere they could spend it. The bonus is secondary to that. Incidentally, the top-up vouchers are valid for 2 years and the bonus vouchers only 2 months.

If they offer the bonus gift cards again this year that works out better as it's a 10% bonus (£5 for every £50) and some of us can save even more (typically 4%-5% on top) with employee schemes too. I did pretty well with those last year, although you had to be quite dedicated to buy lots as stocks were limited and they restricted them to 2 per transaction.

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(Picture: rjn21@HUKD)
I'm pleased to read you have done very well for yourself.

Re: 6% return via Tesco Christmas Saver

Posted: Sun Sep 20 2020 7:52pm
by jaytee
Hate to advertise the enemy, but TCB sell Top Gift Cards with cashback on purchase prices

Asda 2.5% cashback, Morrisons 2% cashback, Sainsburys 1% cashback.

https://www.topcashback.co.uk/top-gift-cards

Also bonuses when you claim your cashback.

Buy £100 of Morrisons Giftcards, get £2.00 cashback, claim your £2.00 cashback in Morrisons vouchers and get a 2.5% bonus, ie get a £2.05 Morrisons voucher.