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1,000 bonus Avios for a Clubcard conversion IF you’ve not converted for a year

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British Airways has launched a tiny bribe to encourage people to convert their Tesco Clubcard vouchers to Avios points this quarter.

If you convert £5 or more of Tesco Clubcard vouchers to Avios (via British Airways Executive Club) before 30th June, you will receive a bonus of 1,000 Avios points.

The terms and conditions are slightly contradictory.  They start off by saying:

“1000 Avios bonus offer is open to customers who have not previously exchanged Clubcard vouchers for Avios”

but carry on to say:

“Customers who have exchanged Clubcard vouchers since 29 April 2012 are not eligible for the bonus but will earn standard Avios.”

The latter is presumably correct.

It is unlikely that many Head for Points readers will qualify for this promotion, but if you usually convert your vouchers to then it would make sense to convert them via British Airways Executive Club this quarter.  You can combine Avios points across the two schemes by using ‘Combine My Avios’ under ‘My Account’ on the BA website.

Full details of this promotion can be found at but you must be logged in.  Look under ‘Executive Club Offers’ under the ‘Executive Club’ tab.

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 (60)

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  • Mike says:

    So I did this yesterday. Converted £5 CC vouchers to BAEC Avios via the Tesco Clubcard site (didn’t click on the link from BAEC, does that matter?).

    Today, I checked my BAEC account and I’ve only got 1,200 Avios sat there. Hoping that the bonus will be added soon! This is a new BAEC account and this is the first CC redemption I’ve made to it.

  • Gabbai says:

    I cannot find this offer showing up anywhere on the BAEC site. I would prefer to take a screenshot before I do the transfer in case I need to argue later. Anyone have any advice how to pull it up? I tried filtering to UK and Ireland but there is no ‘Holiday sooner with 1000 bonus’.

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