Supermarket giant Tesco has made important changes to its online Clubcard scheme. In an attempt to keep shoppers’ accounts safe and secure, the supermarket giant will introduce more verification steps to ensure accounts are not hacked. The change will be positive for customers as it will help them access their accounts more quickly and easier.
Instead of customers having to remember their full card number to verify their account when they login to the site, they will be able to use a passcode that gets sent straight to their phone number.
This will be a one-time passcode only and must be used within a certain period of time.
Customers must make sure that the phone number the supermarket holds is their correct one, otherwise they won’t have access to the one-time code.
However, because of the change, Tesco has issued a warning to shoppers reminding them that they must update all their details.
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“Just head to the personal details page to check it. Remember to have your Clubcard to hand – while we’re moving to the new authentication system, you’ll need it to make any changes.
“Don’t worry, nothing else is changing with your account – your preferences won’t change, and your data will remain secure.
“Thanks for helping us keep your Tesco account safe.”
In order to update and change details, customers should visit the personal details page of their account to complete the change.
Most supermarket loyalty cards have a very low return meaning you will need to take advantage of the bonus points if you want to get the most out of your loyalty card.
Which? says: “For example, Tesco Clubcard has Reward Partners that can offer better deals for your points. For example, you can turn every 50 pence of Tesco Clubcard vouchers into £1.50 at Pizza Express.”
Tesco also recently launched a new Clubcard Plus loyalty scheme, which costs £7.99 a month and offers a 10 percent discount on two weekly shops per month, which is valid in-store.
The 10 percent is valid across Tesco brands including F&F clothing, Tesco Pet, double data with Tesco mobile and the opportunity to apply for a Clubcard Plus credit card.
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