Last night I checked on Tesco Clubcard site to see if I had any vouchers. I'd seen the advert for the "double up" scheme they are running again and I wanted to see which departments you could double up in. I had £7.50 worth of vouchers due to be hitting the door mat any day now. I was pleased as I'd thought we would be lucky if we got £5!! So an extra £2.50 of vouchers was pleasing.
What to do with them?????
Double up - not interested in toys or electronic devices.
Days out - that's the one I want!
£5 of vouchers got me entrance for the 2 children to the Eden Project - somewhere K and I have always wanted to go to, we already have the Gardeners World Magazine to get free entry for an adult with a paying adult. So to get in Eden without any vouchers would of cost us £65 - way too much for our pockets, but with the vouchers it will cost £23 for 2 adults and 2 children.
The Gardeners World Magazine cost £3.80 - cash outlay, vouchers cost us nothing as they are an incentive from Tesco, so for £3.80 and vouchers we got entrance to Eden Project - a saving of £52.
What to do with the other £2.50 voucher - Wicksteed Park here we come. Alton Towers is too far away [3 hours drive to get there] and the cost of petrol puts it out of our league. The children really want to go to a theme park and Wicksteed Park is the nearest. A £2.50 voucher has given us £12.50 towards wristbands for the rides. Cost of getting in would of been £40 but now its down to £27.50 - affordable for a day out in the summer holidays.
These trips would of not happened if it wasn't for the vouchers so as much as I don't like Tesco we will continue to visit them occasionally and make the most of their offers to continue to get points to help pay for days out.