Here is a very interesting Tesco promotion …..
This page on the Tesco website shows you the wide range of gift cards you can buy in Tesco stores. They cover a huge range of outlets – Next, House of Fraser, Starbucks, Pizza Express, Cineworld, Facebook, B&Q, Comet, Toys R Us and many more.
In the small print on this page, it says:
150 Clubcard points awarded when you spend £50 on selected gift cards in store, excluding Tesco Gift Cards and Visa branded cards. Points will appear on your next available Clubcard Statement.
Now this is not at all bad. Giftcards usually have a long expiry date, so you have plenty of time to use them up. We go through about £50 a month at Pizza Express alone, for example, and could easily divert some spend into House of Fraser. And we have a Starbucks literally on the corner of our road!
The B&Q one has an extra advantage, because B&Q is (I think) the last major UK chain that does not accept Amex. Buying a B&Q gift card at Tesco has always been a roundabout way of using an Amex card for B&Q spend, and now it becomes increasingly attractive.
Remember that this is the last quarter that you can receive 2,000 bonus Avios for converting £6.50 of Tesco vouchers into Avios which makes those 150 bonus points even more attractive.
If you have had a Tesco money-off coupon through the post recently (£5 off £50 spend for example) you may find that it also works on gift card purchases, although I don’t think it is meant to. You will also receive standard Clubcard points for your purchase, albeit at the reduced rate of 1 Clubcard point per £4 spent on gift cards.
It is worth adding that not of all of these gift cards activate immediately. Some do, but some – eg Argos – take 2-3 days to go live. You cannot, therefore, necessarily walk into a Tesco, buy a gift card and spend it 10 minutes later in another shop. It works most of the time, but not all the time.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
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