Just a quick reminder that Tesco’s promotion to earn 150 Tesco Clubcard points for buying £50 of non-Tesco gift cards in-store is still running.
That is worth 360 Avios airmiles or 375 Virgin Flying Club miles.
Here is my last article on this deal. As we are in the last few points-earning weeks of this quarter, you may want to jump in. Gift cards do make great Christmas gifts, after all!
They have finally got around to advertising this in my local Tesco Metro, but no expiry date is given. The leaflets also state that points will be added to your next statement, which is wrong – they go on your receipt immediately.
Two quick hints:
You can mix and match to get to the £50, as long as you don’t buy Tesco’s own or the Visa-branded cards
Neither B&Q nor Cineworld take Amex instore (Cineworld now does online) so buying those gift cards with an Amex is a way of pushing up Amex spend if you are working towards a BA 2-4-1 voucher
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2022)
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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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 10,000 Avios.
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.