Tesco is running another competition this quarter for people who convert their Clubcard vouchers to Avios.
This competition is targeted, and if you have not received an email about it then you are not pre-qualified to enter.
Basically, if you convert £10 of Clubcard voucher to 2,400 Avios points by 31st August, you will be entered into a competition. There are 50 prizes, each of 10,000 Avios.
Now, the key thing to note here is that the transfer needs to be to avios.com, not to British Airways Executive Club. You can move your Avios across to BA later using ‘Combine My Avios’ but the initial transfer must be to avios.com.
So, is this worth a go?
I have two takes on this.
If you were planning to transfer your Clubcard vouchers to BA, you have nothing to lose by sending them to avios.com instead and moving them to BA. You might be a winner!
If you were planning to save your Clubcard vouchers for a 50% ‘Clubcard to Avios’ conversion bonus, then I wouldn’t bother.
Let’s assume you value Avios at 1p each. By converting £10 of vouchers to 2,400 Avios, you are losing a potential £12 if a 50% conversion bonus comes along soon. Using the same valuation, the prize of 10,000 Avios is only worth £100.
You are effectively giving up £12 for a chance to win £100 (assuming that there IS another conversion bonus at some point) and I don’t consider this a good deal.
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:
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.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
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.
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.