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1,000 bonus Avios for Tesco conversion now extended to avios.com AND BAEC

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote this article which described a new Tesco / British Airways promotion.  

British Airways is offering 1,000 bonus Avios if you convert at least £5 of Tesco Clubcard vouchers to British Airways Executive Club and you have not done a similar conversion since 29th April 2012.

Since most Head for Points readers convert to BA, this promotion was not hugely useful.

A second version has now appeared, though.

Avios Tesco promotion

Avios.com is also offering 1,000 bonus Avios if you convert £5 or more of Tesco vouchers to avios.com before 30th June and you have not done a similar conversion since 29th April 2012.

If you usually convert your Clubcard vouchers to ba.com, you may want to have second thoughts this quarter.  Why not send them to avios.com instead?  You will need to open an account at avios.com if you don’t already have one, but this can be done very quickly.  As soon as your Avios have posted, you can move them to British Airways via ‘Combine My Avios’.

Full details can be found here.


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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 2023)

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:

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

35,000 Avios (ONLY to 21st February) and the famous annual 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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel 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 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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 £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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 (46)

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  • Confused_Person! says:

    I’m quite confused. Is there a material difference between transferring “vouchers” online as opposed to transferring Clubcard Points?

    I have 600 CC Points, but zero vouchers, and frankly can never work out how one comes by the vouchers.

    Does this promotion only work if you transfer CC points to BA Avios as well as transfering CC vouchers to BA Avios?

    • Idrive says:

      HI Confused_Person,

      you gain Cubcard points with your everyday shopping and you can see them growing on the receipt at the till or online (see current points on your CC account).
      At the end of the collecting period (last closed on 4th May) they get converted to vouchers, unless you selected autoconvert to Avios or BAEX miles or Christmas Savers. If you already autoconvert, you will not get vouchers. I used to autoconvert so my points were transferred automatically to BAEX . Last time in March, i decided to opt out from autoconvert and received 3 voucher at home (and online) after May 4th, which i now can swap as I prefere or keep them sitting on the account hoping that there will be some kind of promotion in the future (conversion bonus, ie 20% more avios or similar) . I took advantage of this last promotion and swapped 5£ worth of vouchers and I now have £10 pounds worth of vouchers which i did not exchange.
      Hope this clarifies.

    • Rob says:

      I wrote an introductory post on Tesco earning here http://headforpoints.com/2012/06/09/collecting-avios-from-tesco/

  • Confused_Person! says:

    Thanks Idrive & Raffles.
    So I that explains why I didn’t / don’t have any vouchers in my account.
    I think I get the conversion process now too.

    I was under the (wrong) impression it was possible to convert CC Points and CC Vouchers, but the only CC Points that are exchangeable are those going through as ‘auto-convert’. Everything else has to first get changed into vouchers and only once they’re in voucher format can they be spent…seems a bit bureaucratic to be honest.

  • Mark says:

    We have a BAEC household account – one of the members has had Tesco conversations within the past year, the other has never had a Tesco conversion credited.

    Worth trying £5 CC points to the account that has never had a conversion?

    • Rob says:

      Yes, it should work – although Tesco may reject the transfer if the surname doesn’t match.

      • Mark says:

        One potential area of complication given my wife has a different surname, however she’s currently down as the main card holder (which we did last year to transfer some CC points to her avios.com account) and I want to transfer to her BAEC account, so should work.

        Incidentally I’m now down as the affiliate card-holder on the CC account due to our having a shared interest as she has a supplementary Tesco credit card on my account. I wonder if I could register a separate Clubcard in my own name without them being merged?

        • Rob says:

          Yes, you are probably OK if the main name on each account is different.

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