Here is a quick example of how to exploit the 50% Avios conversion bonus I flagged in the previous post, based on the HP inks offer.
However, as you need your points to post by 21st July you really need to order today.
- Go to Quidco and then to Tesco Direct to guarantee your 5% cashback
- Order 8 x HP 364 Cyan cartridges at £6.36 each, total £50.88
- Select ‘Collect In Store’ to avoid delivery charges
- Use code TDX-KPHM which deducts £10 from a £50 order for any Clubcard not previously used at Tesco Direct
- Place your order
So, where do you end up?
Option 1 – you throw the cartridges away
(Edit: see comments for details of how to easily recycle them for 100 points each!)
- Total cost: £50.88 – £10 voucher – 5% Quidco on ex-VAT price (£1.70) = £39.18
- Total Clubcard points: 2,000 bonus points + 40 base points = 2,040
- Total Avios points at 50% bonus rate: 2,040 x 3.6 = 7,344
- Cost per Avios: 0.53p
Option 2 – you sell the cartridges for £5 each on eBay (say £3.50 after eBay fees, postage)
- Total cost: £39.18 as above minus £28 (£3.50 x 8) net from eBay = £11.18
- Total Clubcard points: 2,040 as above
- Total Avios points: 7,344 as above
- Cost per Avios: 0.15p
Not bad at all ….
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2023)
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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Capital On Tap has increased its sign-up bonus to points worth 30,000 Avios if you apply by 4th February. This is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to apply.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.