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50% bonus on Tesco to Avios conversions announced

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Tesco Clubcard has slipped out news of an impressive 50% bonus when you convert Clubcard points to Avios points via British Airways Executive Club or

Full details are here and to quote:

Every £2.50 in Clubcard vouchers exchanged between 16 July – 31 Aug 2012 will receive an amazing additional 50% bonus – so you get 900 avios instead of the usual 600!

If you exchange £25 in Clubcard vouchers, you will receive 9,000 Avios, which is enough for a Zone 1 flight to European destinations including Paris, Munich or Milan.

This is a very good offer, and means it is worthwhile making more of an effort than usual to collect some extra points this quarter, albeit that I think the end of the quarter is 21st July so you would have to move quickly.  The deal on HP printers inks is still running online, for instance.

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2024)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £15,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 16TH JULY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital on Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.

Capital on Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and FREE for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (8)

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  • Tim nice but dim says:

    hmm ~0.7p/Avios. Not an outstanding deal still…

  • John says:

    is there any way I can use someone else’s clubcard points to get avios in my account?
    Different address so can’t do a household acc can I?

    • Raffles says:

      In theory you need matching address and surname but, as Dominic says below, other combo can work. It seems to partly depend whose account they are converted through – you may get a different response if you logged in yourself and tried to send them to your BA account, versus your friend logging in and trying to send to you.

      A guaranteed way is to open an account for your friend (same name and address as Tesco have), then change the address to yours, form an family account and then break up the family account. On break up, you can say how you want the miles split – you say you want 100% for you and 0% for your friend.

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  • Dominic says:

    John, I think it works if you go the BA route. Our Tesco Clubcard is in my wife’s name and the BA account is in my name, when we redeemed we simply entered my BA EC number and it was fine.

    Note this is *not* the same as If you use Tesco to buy Avios with that site it doesn’t give you an option to enter an Avios account number, and it just automatically set up my wife with a new account. Not a problem in my case since we later set up a HHA and moved them over but sounds like it wouldn’t work for you.

  • Linda Denning says:

    I’ll be in France for this promotion. If I opt into autoconvert to BA miles in order to get the extra points will I then be able to opt out when I get back? Thanks

    • Raffles says:

      Being in France is not a problem. Your voucher codes are now printed on the Clubcard website once processed, so you can cut and paste them from there onto the Clubcard Deals avios page. As long as you have internet access you’ll be fine.

      If you did what you suggested, you can turn off auto-convert. However, if you turn it on now it may not take effect in time for the August mailing – I seem to remember they have a long lead time.

      • Linda Denning says:

        Many thanks. Very helpful. I’ll go down the internet route.

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