1,000 free Clubcard points (2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles) for joining TopCashback!

On Sunday – or Monday for email subscribers due to an IT error – I told you about Shopper Points (www.shopperpoints.co.uk).  Shopper Points is the new sister site to HFP which focusses on Tesco Clubcard and Nectar, with no distracting frequent flyer talk!

To celebrate the offical launch of Shopper Points, we have an exclusive sign-up offer with TopCashback that is running across both Shopper Points and Head for Points this week.

TopCashback is a site which allows you to earn a small amount of cashback on your day to day shopping by clicking through to participating merchants.

Until Sunday 13th December, you will receive 1,000 Clubcard points – convertible into 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin Flying Club miles – when you sign up for free and earn just £10 in cashback.

TopCashback works with many major internet retailers and pays you a small commission for every purchase you make after clicking through to their site.  If you currently use Quidco or another shopping rewards site, you should consider moving across to TopCashback instead.

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Earn 1,000 Clubcard points for signing up – and convert your cashback to Clubcard too!

What makes TopCashback unique among cashback sites is that it allows you to pay your cashback directly into your Tesco Clubcard account.

This dramatically increases the value of TopCashback cashback versus a site such as Quidco:

£10 of cashback earned at Quidco earns you £10

£10 of cashback earned at TopCashback earns you £10 paid into your Tesco Clubcard account. This gives you 1,000 Clubcard points. These are worth 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles.

You can transfer up to £50 of cashback per year from TopCashback to Clubcard (a year runs from the date of your first Tesco transfer, not the calendar year or from the date you joined). This means that you can earn up to 12,000 Avios points per year this way!

Once you hit the £50 annual cap on conversions to Clubcard, you can either take your earnings as cash or hold them back until your membership anniversary comes around and the £50 cap resets to zero.

How to join TopCashback

To receive the 1,000 Tesco Clubcard points for signing up, you MUST use this link here (click).

This offer cannot be combined with the standard TopCashback refer-a-friend offer.  You must use the link above to join.

There is no time limit on how long you have to earn your £10 cashback – a month, three months, six months, whatever. You therefore have little to lose, if you are not already a member, by signing up now.

There are two membership levels at TopCashback – a free version and a £5 annual fee version. The £5 level pays slightly higher cashback and has improved customer service if you have any problems. However, you will receive the 1,000 Clubcard points whichever level you choose. To be honest, I would start at the free level and only upgrade when you have decided that you like the site.

What next?

If you are not already a TopCashback member, you should open a TopCashback account now and use it for your day-to-day online shopping instead of Quidco.

(If you are already a member, why not refer your partner – as long as they have their own Clubcard account?  In fact, you should encourage every adult member of your family to sign-up.)

You may want to take a look at some of ‘easy money’ offers on TopCashback, or even their ‘free money’ offers. If you know what you are doing, some of the gambling and bingo sites offer effectively free money for signing up and betting a small minimum. You can minimise losses by having your partner sign up and then taking opposite win/lose bets on the same sporting event.

My verdict

TopCashback has run various sign-up bonuses over the last couple of years where they have offered Clubcard points.  However, they have never offered a bonus bigger than this one.  This is as good a time as any to join if you haven’t got around to it yet.

The link to sign up – for free – is here.  The offer runs until Sunday 13th December.

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Comments

  1. I’d start at the £5 annual fee version as if you are remotely savvy, you will earn the £5 back in the first month.

    Downgrade in year 2 if it goes quiet.

  2. I thought the upgraded version was free for the first couple of months anyway…

  3. True

  4. Am I going mad in my old age or did I read exactly the same article only a few days ago on here?

  5. http://www.mastercard.co.uk/applepay-fare-free-monday.html OT but one to highlight Raffles – free travel in London on Mondays…. via MasterCard on apple pay….. sorry there is only one of the 4 Mondays left, but still worth a look….

  6. So you’d rather bank £15 for yourself and encourage your friend to sign up for £5 rather than letting your friend have the benefit of 2,400 Avios? :-)

    • whiskerxx says:

      I’m doing them a favour! :-)

    • Despite all my encouragement, none of my friends are interested in any loyalty points. I’m trying to pursuade my boss that her trip to Oz next week would be a great place to start earning both points and status. No joy so far :-(

      • My pals all take the p*ss out of me no end for this hobby (tesco clubcard points are a favorite ribbing point). They don’t complain as much when they get into lounges/free suites in hotels mind…

        • Yes i get a similar mocking for trying to help peoples cash go further, but then i remember one colleague talking about how he would like to fly business class as a once in a lifetime treat – i got my phone out and showed him the pics i took in various airlines premium cabins to show him how good it can be!

      • I’ve just had dinner with a friend I haven’t seem in more than 6 months. She’s been too busy at work, she explained, because she’s been setting up a new office in Sheffield and has been spending lots of time up there. I nearly cried into my dessert when she told me that she must have booked over a hundred nights for herself and various staff members at Holiday Inn without signing anyone up to the loyalty scheme. I told her about Accelerate but it’s actually too late now. I think the corporate account manager even told her to join the loyalty scheme!!

  7. OT – has anyone used Apple Pay with AMEX as a payment, but at a store that does not normally accept AMEX?

    An example is Lidl who only take Visa or Mastercard credit cards.

    I’m thinking of switching a lot of my shopping over to Lidl but I normally have Amex spend targets (chiefly the BA 2for1) to meet which has prevented me from doing so.

    I think Lidl comes in approx 10% cheaper than the big brands for the similar products.

    • Don’t know about Apple Pay but I get Avios on my Visa card @ Lidl, you could just get an Amex +1 (Visa/ MC). Not sure if there any free ones but the Lloyds one easily pays for itself in various ways

      • Thanks but my strategy is to the hit the £10K spend requirement on the BA Amex to trigger the 2for1. To do this I normally put my shopping through Tesco, approx £4000 a year. I reckon I am about £400 better off by shopping at Lidl due to cheaper prices, and hopefully via their Apple Pay I can use Amex at the same time.

    • Doesn’t it just replace waving the actual card?

  8. Rob Brown says:

    OT: Has anyone received their BA/Tesco bonus points from the November campaign? I received a call saying it would be paid after the 30th November but so far still nothing.

    • RussellR says:

      No, been told many different things now, latest is that they post 28 days after the end date. Think they’re just saying what ever to get you off the phone.

    • almost everyday someone asks this, and everytime Rob responds with the 28 days after the end date.

  9. Im a premium member and it doesnt help….