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Four obscure Tesco bonus point earning opportunities!

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Following my recent post on 2,500 Clubcard points for getting Tesco Homephone, I have been trawling around the deep and murky corners of tesco.com on your behalf.

I found four other bonus Clubcard point promotions going on, all of which are ending soon.  None of them are worth making a real effort towards, but if you need the relevant service anyway ….

Number 1 is Tesco Gold Exchange.  If you post off at least 15g of unwanted gold jewellery to Tesco Gold Exchange before 15th August, you will receive 150 bonus Clubcard points (360 Avios points at the standard conversion rate) on top of the usual 1 point per £1 paid.  Tesco need to receive the gold by 15th August, so you would need to apply quickly for your pack to get it to them on time.  I can’t comment on whether the price paid is top of the market, but at least Tesco won’t rip you off.

Number 2 is Tesco Dental Insurance.  Buy a policy before 14th August and you will receive 1,000 Clubcard points (2,400 Avios at standard rate) as long as you keep the policy for 6 months.  Since the cheapest package is £9.95 per month, this is not a great deal if you do it just for the points.  However, this package does give you 100% reimbursement of NHS dental costs so if you fit in a check-up and some dental work during the 6 months you may come out on top!

Number 3 is Tesco Life Insurance.  Tesco is offering 3,000 Clubcard points for taking out a policy.  This promotion has been around for a while and, in its current incarnation, is less attractive than it was.  However, it is still worth consideration.  I will do a longer write-up on this in a couple of days, before it expires on 15th August, as it may – just – be worth doing just for the points.

Number 4 is Tesco Mobile.  Last Winter Tesco ran a fantastic promotion, offering a whopping 20,000 Clubcard points for taking out certain mobile contracts.  (That was worth 48,000 Avios or 50,000 Virgin miles at the base rate, and an amazing 72,000 Avios or 75,000 Virgin miles if you’d converted during the current ‘50% bonus’ promotion!).

This promotion is now back, albeit offering a maximum of 12,000 Clubcard points.  If you need a new phone, though, it is certainly worth a look.  The Sony Xperia U, for example, is £27 per month for a 24-month contract, so £648 paid out.

In return, as well as a phone (which has resale value) and 24-months of 200 mins of calls and unlimited texts (no data included), you will be getting 28,800 Avios at the basis conversion rate.  If another 50% bonus comes along, that would jump to 43,200 Avios.  Not bad.  Other phones have fewer Clubcard points but better minute / data options.

With all of these deals, you need to take a look at the broader picture.  None of them are worth doing purely for the Avios, so you need to compare Tesco’s pricing to what is available elsewhere on the market.  It may well work quite nicely, though.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2021)

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

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee 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.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

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

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