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Update on the 1,000 Clubcard point (2,400 Avios) bonus for a Tesco MasterCard referral

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(EDIT, August 2015 – whilst the article is now two years old, the 1,000 points referral bonus is still valid.  Email me at raffles [at] headforpoints.co.uk and I can send you the relevant form.)

A couple of week ago, I wrote this post about the refer a friend scheme for the Tesco MasterCard.

As a result of that post, I referred a couple of Head for Points readers who had recently taken out the card.

The good news is that Tesco is proving to be unbelievably efficient at processing the 1,000 bonus Tesco Clubcard points that both the referrer and referred person receives. The points appear to be going onto your account on the same day that Tesco receives the form in the post!

Tesco MasterCard

The Tesco MasterCard remains the best Visa or MasterCard option if you want to collect Avios points. 0.6 Avios per £1 spent is not life changing, I admit, but it is a heck of a lot better than the 0.2 Avios you receive on the Lloyds Avios MasterCard! And, of course, if another 40% ‘Tesco to Avios’ conversion bonus comes along, you would be getting well over 0.8 Avios per £1.

If you’re interested in the referral scheme – especially if you have recently taken out the Tesco card and would like to request your 1,000 referral points (even though I didn’t talk you into getting the card!) – then email me at raffles [at] headforpoints.co.uk and I will email you the form.

Love Clubcard, don’t collect Avios?  You should be reading our sister site, Shopper Points (www.shopperpoints.co.uk), which covers the latest Clubcard and Nectar offers without any distracting frequent flyer talk!  Why not check it out now?

Comments (22)

  • Nick Burch says:

    The M&S bank account is worth a look too – it’s not a credit card so won’t show up for churning! If you have the account for 21+ days, they’ll give you £100 in M&S vouchers. It’s £15 per month, with a 1 month cancellation term, so it’s £30 for those vouchers (and some others too). Takes about 30-40 minutes to open the account in store, might be quicker online. I don’t think they have that many people come in for the offer, and certainly not many FTers, based on the reaction to my passport full of visas and stamps when I handed it over for the ID check!