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Up to 8,000 Clubcard points (19,200 Avios) when you buy Michelin tyres

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Last August, I wrote about one of the latest Tesco ventures – Tesco Tyres – run by Scottish group blackcircles.com. Ironically, though, the promotion discussed here is not available via the Tesco Tyres website, only at blackcircles.

blackcircles.com offers Tesco Clubcard points on all makes and sizes of tyre, but this promotion is only for Michelin car and 4×4 tyres of 19 inches or greater diameter.  Here is the deal:

If you spend over £800, you will receive 8,000 bonus Clubcard points (19,200 Avios points or 20,000 Virgin Flying Club miles).

Spend between £600 – £800 and you will receive 5,900 bonus Clubcard points.

Spend between £400 – £600 and you will receive 3,800 bonus Clubcard points.

This is a substantial increase on the usual number of points you would have received, although the exact increase will vary depending on the combination of tyre sizes and number of tyres that make up your order.

If you take tyres smaller than 19 inches, the following Michelin bonuses apply:

If you spend over £800, you will receive 3,000 bonus Clubcard points.

Spend between £600 – £800 and you will receive 2,150 bonus Clubcard points.

Spend between £400 – £600 and you will receive 1,300 bonus Clubcard points.

All bonus points are ON TOP of the usual 1 Clubcard point per £1 spent!

This is a generous deal – at a valuation of 1p per Avios, you are getting the equivalent of 25% back in rewards! If you ended up converting the points to Avios during a bonus period, it would be an even better deal. The company claims it will attempt to price match if you can find a better deal elsewhere for the same tyres, so the Avios are genuinely a bonus on top.

It is not clear when this offer ends – there is no date on the website. It is certainly worth a look if you are in the market for new tyres.


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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 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.

SPECIAL OFFER: Capital On Tap has increased its sign-up bonus to points worth 30,000 Avios if you apply by 4th February. This is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to apply.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 30,000 points bonus, worth 30,000 Avios, until 4th February 2023 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 (5)

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  • squillion says:

    Hidden away in FAQ is an undertaking to price match other suppliers if Blackcircles’ price is not the cheapest.

  • Me says:

    Even if your not in the market tyre immediately, it is possible to order just the tyres and leave them in your garage until you need them fitted. I don’t know how much your local garage would charge just for fitting though.

    • Thunderbirds says:

      Yes, you get the option of fully fitted or tyre only prices. I’ve used fully fitted once and on this sample size of one I though they were great..!

  • NohoMan says:

    How about buy a set or two and sell them on EBay?

    • chris says:

      might work tho only if you make sure its free collect locally, (tho if your going to do that just put them in the friday ad or gumtree and save 10% in fees)

      postage would be far to much

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