An avios.com and Tesco competition – but no sign of a BA or Virgin bonus

(EDIT:  Virgin has now announced a bonus, full analysis tomorrow)

There is, so far, no sign on any British Airways Executive Club or Virgin Flying Club transfer bonus for Tesco Clubcard collectors this quarter.

To be fair, this doesn’t mean there won’t be one.  It just means that it hasn’t appeared yet – which means the odds are against it.

Avios.com and BA are running competitions, however.

Tesco car insurance

The competitions are not life changing but better than a slap in the face.  As the Tesco / avios.com page states:

Win 15,000 Avios

We’ve got 25 prizes of 15,000 Avios to give away. To be in with a chance of winning simply exchange £2.50 in Tesco Clubcard vouchers for Avios between 29 January and 29 February 2016. For every £2.50 you exchange, you’ll receive one prize draw entry.

The British Airways competition is different – 1 entry for every £5 you exchange.  This makes me think that they are being run separately and there are two prize pots.

However this does not mean that it is a worse competition as it makes no difference to your odds of winning whether you get one entry per £5, £2.50 or even 1p exchanged!

The ‘Tesco to avios.com’ conversion page is here.  The Tesco to BAEC page is here.

No word of anything from Virgin …….

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Comments

  1. ok, I think I need to get a girlfriend…I got so many Avios, 241s, Virgin Upgrade vouchers, hotel upgrades…full package to travel in style that all this as a solo traveler is no good! :-)
    What would you do with 200k Virgin Miles? Convert to Hilton (Diamond!) ?

    • Similar situation – well, 100K and I’m married lol – in fact a totally dissimilar situation :) – but I can’t use my Virgin points.

      They’re a damn nuisance actually. I have to keep buying something through Virgin every 3 years to keep the a/c live.

    • *waves* 😉

    • Happy to take them off you…..I need 17000 :) lol

  2. question.
    I too got the email saying that as I guava previously chosen to autoconvert clubcard points to tesco I get 20% bonus. Problem is I took it back off autoconvert so I could convert manually when there was a bonus. If I manually converted now would I get the bonus or not?

  3. Has anyone tried this yet or had anything confirmed with airmiles as my email says nothing about converting within certain dates?

  4. OT has anyone else had their accelerate bonus increased – my target was to 5 of 6 items which I can easily do this time to get an achievement bonus of 23k and 84k in total which I thought was good – I’ve logged in today to see if my recent points purchase has tracked yet and my achievement bonus is now showing 36k and 97k in total for 5 out 6 tasks – I’m not complaining but has anyone else had this?!

    • Globetrotter7 says:

      Yep. After reading your post I logged into my account and noticed my achievement bonus has increased from 27,400 to 31000. Not a big increas but still something

      • Let’s hope they don’t reduce it again ! Think I’ll take a screen shot tomorrow!

  5. Just had an email from virgin atlantic saying they will apply a 20% bonus on clubcard points.

    Will this cover avios too do we know?

    Dear Stewart,

    As you’ve previously chosen to Auto Convert, we’re giving you an additional 20% bonus miles on your converted Tesco Clubcard points this month*.

    With all the extra miles you’ll have coming your way, your everyday shopping really could have you whisked away to your dream destination in no time.

    The Flying Club team

    • Janeyferr says:

      No, this will not cover Avios too.

      I there’s an Avios bonus we won’t be told about it by VFC.

      • Well yes i figured that since they are two separate companies.

        I meant in the past does a 20% bonus from Virgin normally mean the same happens for Tesco?

        No need for you to answer Janey i was asking the helpful people on here not the pedants.

        😉

        • Janeyferr says:

          I’ll answer anyway.

          VFC regularly have bonuses, though they’ve been decreasing lately.

          Avios of either sort did not a bonus for a long time, and then there was finally one in November. At this I’d expect the next Avios bonus to appear toward the end of the decade.

    • Do you think that Virgin will be sending you information about Avios offers?

      • No i meant historically do British Airways tend to give out the 20% bonus at the same time?

        Looks like a lot of upset avio’s collectors on here just because i asked an innocent question.

        Wind your neck in Mark and have a lovely week LOL!

  6. O/T reports that Tesco are imposing the 30K limit quite widely Feb quarter (just finished), happened to me as well.

    • how can you constantly get 30k??

      • and the wife :)

      • Seriously how the heck? I just made it to 7k

        • That was a very easy quarter, no particular secrets since virtually everything ended up on HFP, sometimes first in the footnotes though – and by next day it was sometimes too late.

          • Andrew H says:

            I am only taking advantage of the Tesco offers for minimum spend and I have a similarly low amount, James. I suspect Harry goes for any offer that gets him to30k as quickly as possible! 😀

            I haven’t touched gift cards, wines or printers… yet.

          • I’ve certainly done giftcards, wines & printers :)

          • I wouldn’t touch the 500 points for £100 spend on Wines though – unless they start a buy 2 for X discount sale – the system recognises the headline price, not the discounted one.

          • There will not be any low value promos, I am fairly sure. Recent developments you are not aware of imply they are not bothered about small orders at the moment.

    • Mine was 29,998 :-)

  7. O/T another Tesco code
    500 Clubcard Points When You Spend £100 or More on Wine
    XXJJRJ
    expires 7/2

  8. totally o/t

    it has always grated on me that I sometimes spent 20-30k a year on my ba amex and was only able to earn one companion voucher per 12 month period….so when I has reached 10k few months ago, and got my comp voucher I closed my account, and immediately reopened a new one the following week… have just reached the second lot of 10k, and hey presto – got my 2nd comp voucher in the space of 4 months…you might not get the welcome bonus, but 18k/25k avios is irrelevant really compared to the massive value of the comp voucher if you redeem it for F travel for the wife as I do (normally asia peak redemptions so in the region of 200k-250k avios worth of value)…

    just thought to mention for any others in same position.

    cheers

  9. anyone any idea when next round of vouchers will end up in our clubcard accounts considering the collection period ended 28 January ?

  10. OT
    email received stating that referral bonus for Lloyds Reward Avios card increased to 5500.
    Ask Rob to refer you; no spend required.

  11. BA have just emailed offering “For every £5 in Tesco Clubcard vouchers you exchange for Avios between 1 February and 29 February 2016, you’ll receive one entry into a prize draw to win one of 25 prizes of 15,000 Avios…”

    Not exactly awe inspiring! :-)

  12. Just converted my Tesco points to Avios. Wasn’t asked for my Avios account no. Is it likely that the points will be put in the correct account or will the system create a new one?