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Reminder about Tesco’s “150 Clubcard points (360 Avios) for buying £50 of gift cards” promo

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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 points from UK credit cards

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

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.

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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.

Comments (3)

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  • Roger says:

    Tempting, especially as we need to hit some minimum card expenditure.

    Do we know if this is a once-off £50 offer or if the multiplier works – e.g. 300 points for £100 etc?

    • Raffles says:

      It multiplies up (said someone on Flyertalk) who bought £100-worth and got 300 points. However, as they don’t sell anything in denominations above £50 anyway, I think, there seems little point taking the risk. Remember Tesco and Visa-branded cards don’t count.

  • Roger says:


    My interest would be in stocking up just in case we don’t otherwise hit spending targets for our two new cards.

    If we get additional points, so much the better.

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