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Get 3,000 Clubcard points with free loft or cavity wall insulation!

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The Government makes a pot of money available each year to fund free cavity wall or loft insulation, as parts of its energy efficiency targets.

Because installers are paid, presumably generously, by the Government for doing the work, you have the slightly odd position of companies bribing you to let them come and insulate your loft for free!

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Tesco Clubcard has now jumped on this bandwagon. See for details and the links – this seems to be an exclusive deal for readers.

3,000 Clubcard points is 7,400 Avios or 7,500 Virgin Flying Club miles. You could potentially get 50 per cent more by waiting for another conversion bonus.

To take part, you will need to be a homeowner – flats and rented houses won’t qualify.  Further details via the link.

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.)

Comments (4)

  • E14 says:

    Wonders if ripping up a small corner of sisters loft and having it redone will count

  • martin says:

    Just to confirm private rented houses are fine just booked mine so thanks for this

  • jimthehorsegod says:

    @ E14

    Thinking much the same. My loft is kinda small, and not well insulated – it really would be worth pulling it out and have Tesco’s peeps come and do the job properly if they’re really prepared to send me 2.5% of the way to SFO in First for the privilege!

  • Eric Ambassidor says:

    Applied online on 12th… still waiting for the callback…