Get 1,500 Clubcard points (3,600 Avios) with an E.ON collective fuel switch

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Back in May I ran an introduction to earning Clubcard points with gas and electricity provider E.ON.  E.ON is one of the lesser known Tesco Clubcard partners. This is because, since the end of 2013, you do NOT earn Tesco Clubcard points directly from them.

E.ON has its own rewards scheme – E.ON Rewards – and it is those points which can be converted into Tesco Clubcard.

The other reason it is low key is that E.ON Rewards is an ‘opt in’ scheme. If you don’t sign up, you don’t earn any points, even though E.ON is supplying your fuel.

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E.ON Rewards is simplicity itself. You can find an introduction to the scheme here.

You earn a capped 1,500 E.ON Rewards points per year for being on an eligible electricity or dual fuel tariff

Points accrue daily and are awarded monthly

You can either transfer these to Tesco Clubcard (1:1, no minimum) or for Bonusbond high street shopping vouchers (500 = £5 voucher)

Points expire after two years if not redeemed

Points do NOT transfer automatically. You need to go onto the E.ON Rewards website to move them across.

As you can see, E.ON appears to be quietly hoping that many customers either fail to opt-in to the scheme or, if they do, forget about it and let their points expire!

Why you may want to sign up with E.ON now

1,500 Clubcard points per year is worth 3,600 Avios or 3,750 Virgin Flying Club miles.  If you don’t want to use the points for airline miles, this page on our sister site Shopper Points shows the best value Tesco Clubcard Boost redemptions.

Given the size of the most gas and electricity bills, however, this is a drop in the ocean. Your priority should be to find the cheapest supplier and only then, if it is E.ON, take the points into account.

At the moment, however, E.ON is VERY competitive for most people.

Two months ago I wrote about a ‘collective switch’ to E.ON which had been negotiated by moneysavingexpert.  E.ON offered a very cheap deal to MSE readers in return for the promise of tens of thousands of new customers arriving at once.

A similar deal has now been launched with uswitch.com which is running until midnight on 3rd November.  In order to see the details, you need to do a price comparison via the uswitch site.  The E.ON package will show as part of your search results.

It is a 12-month fixed price tariff although, if prices fall, you can leave at any point by paying a £30 per fuel exit fee.

The uswitch tariff is a ‘qualifying’ one for the purpose of earning Tesco points.  You will earn 1,500 Clubcard points over the next year if you choose to convert your E.ON Rewards points to Tesco – and those points will get you 3,600 Avios or 3,750 Virgin Flying Club miles.

If you are interested in this deal, you will receive an additional £28 if you apply via the uswitch link on TopCashback.

If you are not already a TopCashback member, my refer-a-friend link is here – you will receive a £5 Amazon gift certificate when you join TCB before 9th November and earn £10 cashback.  This offer is only available if you join via a refer-a-friend link.  You won’t see this deal advertised on the site but you need to trust me that it exists – the rules are here.

Take these deals together and you will receive:

  • a competitive gas and electricity deal for the next 12 months
  • 3,600 Avios points
  • £28 cashback
  • and, for new TopCashback members, a £5 Amazon voucher

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Comments

  1. You can’t use the monthly quote to determine which supplier is the cheapest. You need to look at the standing charges and price per kWh then estimate your usage throughout the year. Although Ofgem has tried to make things easier to understand for consumers, the energy companies wanted this because it allowed them to increase prices. As usual, people who don’t have time / desire to understand what they are being charged pay more.

    In winter, you use 3-4 times as much fuel as in summer. Because people have poor money management, or they are perceived to, energy companies encourage you to pay a fixed amount per month throughout the year to avoid getting “into debt” after winter. This means that during summer you pay a lot more than you have used, however unless this amount is huge, the energy company won’t reduce your monthly amount or refund you your money it is holding. Conversely, (at least a couple of years ago, don’t know if it is still happening) they can give you a very low monthly quote and then after winter send you a bill for hundreds of £ because you “used more than expected”

    If their / your usage estimates are accurate then it works out. However, some companies have sneaky tariffs, especially npower which (at least in the past) had higher standing charges in the winter, in combination with various discounts. These could be used to engineer your bills to pay a lot less than advertised, for example I used carefully timed switches and submitted meter readings on certain dates which resulted in my npower bills for 12 months being only £95.

    • I’m pretty switched on with most financial things and this deal with E.ON is a good one for me. The price per Kwh with E.ON with VAT is cheaper than the OVO tariff without VAT and the standing charges are way lower than OVO and I only switched to them in August. Because we can no longer filter some 3V cards through our energy supplier I was happy to commit to E.ON for the 12 months and don’t plan on moving as they have a £30 per fuel exit fee which I won’t pay. Plus we get a few extra Avios! Don’t know how you managed such a cheap npower bill tho!

  2. Has anybody used Amex @ PayPoint to pay E.ON up front? I haven’t got round to it yet as I already maxed out on paying into the E.ON a/c with 3Vs (they only allow £300 credit & were happy to reduce the direct debit to £17).

    • How would this work? Do you ask to pay so much in to your account? My local Co-op allows me to pay my council tax by Amex so would it work the same way. Do you need a payment card or something from E.ON?

      • I haven’t had a bill from them yet so not sure if there is a barcode enabling you to use PayPoint. Probably not. Can’t find anything on their site about regular account holders being able to use PayPoint but I’ll make a call to see if they can send me a prepayment card same as the prepayment meter account holders (who definitely CAN use PayPoint + Amex).

        Otherwise the only decent option might be the Tesco Visa + fee cards when you get a money off coupon.

        • Can you make extra payments online like you did with the 3v cards ? Do they take Amex? Probably not – or do they charge for visa credit cards for extra payments? Probably yes!

          • I can’t check as I’m over £300 credit! But yes, I missed the obvious – just pay with Amex! You can pay up to £300 into credit. If not allowed Amex, then a linked MC/ Visa card should be OK for 1 point/ £ for some of us.

          • Once I switch over I will try it – 2 pts for IHG Visa card

  3. Just did a comparison with HFP’s last E.ON deal & those of us on it can breathe easy:

    E.ON MSE Fixed 1 Year Collective Sept 2015 Online is £3.15 cheaper per annum.

    Which still means this new E.ON deal is the cheapest in the market currently available (for my postcode, at least).

  4. Looks like the printer sold out already, showing as currently unavailable on Tesco Direct.

  5. It was time for me to switch again anyway, so went for this one.

  6. Thanks HFP for the Eon reminder – it’s such a simple process to change the points to Avios.
    My niece will also be having a new printer for Christmas thanks to your email!

    Thanks!

  7. I switch almost every year and had done to Eon this last year. They were not nearly as competitive this time around and the customer service is not great. When I switched this time to GB Energy they came back to me telling me how much cheaper they were ….yet still managed to hike my monthly direct debit by over 15%. If you can get a deal then fine but this is not a good way to chase Avios

  8. I agree with JQ above that you have to be very careful with these comparisons. Eon rates are slightly less than my current supplier (Scottish Power) so I was surprised to see their claim that I would save £253.60.
    When I drilled down through several layers I discovered that they had assumed that when the current Scottish Power fixed price ended in Mar 2016 I would change to their most expensive tariff, which is of course not true.
    All estimates depend enormously on the assumptions made: a small change can make change the result a lot, especially when it is just the margin between numbers that you are interested.
    By far the best way to compare tariffs is to look at the Tariff Comparison Rate (TCR) but comparison sites do not give it up easily for this reason!

    • Another way is to set the end of your current tariff as further into the future than reality, eg compare the 2 E.ON collective rates as if they ran to December 2016.

  9. I picked up the printer today before closing time at the Tesco Extra in New Malden. There were a few remaining on the shelf. The store will re-open again tonight at midnight (being a Sunday) if someone is desperate to buy one.

    • I bought printer today at a Tesco store but they wouldn’t let me have the points, as they say it is not on promotion in store. Does anyone know how I can prove that it is available in store- otherwise I have to take it back. Thanks in advance for any advice.

  10. If you bought 30,000 points worth in store, separate transactions, there is NO WAY they would invoke unfair points etc.

    Easy way to hit max points in 1 day if you have a way to pass on the printers at cost.

  11. EON is no good for me but by doing a price check I have found an updated npower tariff which saves almost £300 over my current one!