No Tesco / Avios conversion bonus … but a competition instead

The current Clubcard collection quarter ended on 21st July.  Your vouchers will start to drop through your letterbox, or into your online account, very soon.

Anyone holding out for a ‘Tesco to Avios’ conversion bonus is going to be disappointed (again).

British Airways has dug up a very modest carrot to persuade you to convert your Tesco Clubcard vouchers to Avios via this quarter:

Who’d have thought your Tesco shop could send you on the holiday you’ve been dreaming of this summer? Well, from 1 – 31 August, Avios are giving away 1,000,000 points, as well as 10 prizes of 10,000 points – so you could be seeing a lot more of the world this summer.

Simply exchange a minimum of £5 worth of Tesco Clubcard vouchers into Avios throughout August, to be in with a chance of winning one of these great prizes.

And if you already choose to have your Tesco Clubcard vouchers exchanged to Avios, there’s no need to worry, you’ll be entered into the competition automatically.

Tesco store

It’s not hugely exciting, especially as the odds of winning are small.  Entry is automatic, it seems, so at least you don’t have to go to any specific effort to enter.

Note that Northern Ireland residents will not be entered due to the odd competition entry rules enforced over there. may still launch a different promotion but it is highly unlikely that they would launch a bonus when British Airways did not.  

Virgin Atlantic may run a bonus but, based on recent experience, if they do it will be something modest like 20%.

The Tesco to British Airways conversion page is here.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for the latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios from current offers and promotions.)

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  1. Nick Haley says:

    O/T re: Curve. Anyone been blocked / asked to re-tell them their business details for ‘non-business’ spending? I just have been identified for allegedly doing this – but interestingly all you’re asked to confirm is what you do for a living?

    • Yes, I know 2 others who had the same email this week.

      • Nick Haley says:

        Interesting. Wonder if it’s a legal requirement under their license? (If that’s a thing?) Otherwise why police it?

  2. G Andrews says:

    Off topic – Does anyone know if they scan Amex Plat cards for entry to the Eurostar Lounge? I’ve used it before and cannot remember, but have since cancelled my card! Thought it may be worth a try. Thanks

  3. Steve R says:

    I haven’t seen anything yet other than here about the 20% bonus for Virgin

  4. Tilly71 says:

    Was posted elsewhere by raffles also yesterday but nothing official from clubcard or VA.

  5. The details of the Avios competiton are on the Avios website now, I think below are the important rules.

    To enter the prize draw the Eligible participant must exchange a minimum of £2.50 in Tesco Clubcard Vouchers between 1/8/2016 and 14/8/2016. For every £2.50 in Tesco Clubcard Vouchers that are exchanged, Eligible Participants will receive one entry into the prize draw.

    If you are part of the Tesco Clubcard auto-opt-in scheme, you will automatically receive one entry per day into the draw for every £2.50 Tesco Clubcard points converted into Avios between 6/5/2016 and 21/7/2016. (“Eligible Period”).

    There will be 10 (ten) winners drawn per day to receive 18,000 Avios each (Eighteen Thousand) for the Eligible Period from the Avios UK Programme.

  6. any idea how long from converting until avios appearing? I’ve not seen anything arrive at BA after 3 days, yet virgin always arrive the next day.

    • Andrew* says:

      My wife and I both did conversions yesterday and points posted the same day!