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Reminder: last date for Clubcard earning for August statements is July 20th

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Just a quick heads up that Saturday 20th July is the last date to have Tesco Clubcard points credited to your account before the August voucher run.

If you have a few coupons to use up, you might want to make a transaction today or tomorrow to ensure they get credited by Saturday.

This is especially useful if you are very close to a 50 point multiple, since vouchers are sent out in multiples of 50p with any extra held over until next time.

It is worth remembering that last August, Clubcard was running a 50% bonus on conversions to both Avios and Virgin Flying Club.  Let’s see if anything similar appears this year.

how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (July 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

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

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (36)

  • Rocky says:

    It sure would be nice if there was another 50% bonus avios conversion.

  • Robin says:

    Would you recommend turning off auto conversion then? Also if I do is there a way to convert my vouchers manually.

    • Mr Bridge says:

      its not a good idea to auto convert from any loyalty scheme, there is always a bonus at some point, even if its once in a blue moon.

      I only convert if there is a bonus, I need the miles, or in the case of amex, I am flipping

  • L Rowland says:

    Raffles you must be an early bird. I start work in Dubai at 10:00 and you nearly always have the morning news ready for me. Really fantastic, thank you.

  • Worzel says:

    Good point squillion-thank you.

  • chris says:

    Basket total £48.00

    Clubcard points 48
    Extra Clubcard points 800
    Total Clubcard points 848

    2 x now 95 2 x now 30 (since that is a 400 extra bonus for now 95 + now 30 tho only counts once even for 2 sets, + the 200 each now 95, tho only really worth it if you want them anyways, also than can use the £5 off £35 code) to make if £43,

    going to see if the extra 400 points are for anything else besides now 95 so could make it 1048 points for £43 still not worth it personally but it would be fine for anyone that wants the cds (i dont)

  • squillion says:

    2 x Now85 is 624 points (glitch) so much more attractive IMHO than buying the Now30

  • squillion says:

    Adds: and 4 x Now85 would be 1048 points so you could use you MOC

  • CountryKerry says:

    I’m really looking forward to this month’s statement! Hoping for an Avios Conversion bonus as well;

    £120 in Clubcard Vouchers earned this quarter – my highest yet!

    How well has everyone else done?

    • What's the Point says:

      Across 2 accounts we have earned £251 in CC vouchers this quarter. The vast majority has come from 3V and normal Visa gift card purchases. Which are even better value when you use MOCs!
      Even at a standard conversion, that’s enough Virgin points for o/w Upper Class to the USA + taxes.

      • Matt says:

        Thats some going, isn’t that well over £5000 in 3v gift cards?

        • What's the Point says:

          Over 3 grand of 3V cards and 2 grand of normal visa gift cards. It has been a pain the backside to redeem them. But when I am sitting in Upper Class lounge at Heathrow it will be worth the pain!

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