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Did you play the Tesco ‘My Kitchen’ game a few weeks ago?

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On September 1st, I wrote about the Tesco ‘My Kitchen’ promotion, running exclusively on Facebook.

The original post is here.

They were giving away 2,000 prizes of 500 points.  And, as I wrote originally:

Tesco My Kitchen

It all sounds a little odd to me!  However, one thing is clear – 1 million Clubcard points is a lot of points.  And, as this is a new scheme, there are unlikely to be that many people involved at the beginning.  Your odds of picking up a prize should not be too bad – there are 2,000 prizes of 500 points.

And, lo and behold, 500 Clubcard points posted for me yesterday.  If you took part in this game, have a look at your Clubcard account – you may have a little present waiting for you.

The game is still running, so if you haven’t visited the site yet you still can.  Even those who have already won should pop back to try to pick up another 500 points next quarter.

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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  • Stewart says:

    Just joined Facebook and need to add the app my kitchen to grab the clubcard points how do I do this


    • Rob says:

      Is it in the original post I link to in the article? Can’t check at the moment.

  • gnarlyoldgoatdude says:

    Dear gnarlyoldgoatdude

    Congratulations! You are a lucky winner of the My Kitchen Clubcard points quarterly prize draw that featured on the Tesco My Kitchen app.

    Your fabulous prize is 500 Clubcard points. Please allow up to 6 weeks for the points to show in your account.

    • Rob says:

      Odd, I’ve had no email. And because Tesco zero’d accounts last week, anyone checking their balances won’t see the 500 points!

  • Simmonds87 says:

    I’ve just had an email from Tesco saying I’ve won 500 points! (saying allow for points to be posted upto 6 weeks from now) Let’s hope that is for the new quarter, meaning an easy 1000 points in a matter of weeks!

    • vindaloo says:

      I think this e-mail must refer to the previous quarter. A bit strange saying allow six weeks for the points to post given that they actually posted two weeks ago, but entry for the next quarter doesn’t close until 24 December so they can hardly be dishing out the prizes already.

      • Simmonds87 says:

        Yea its a strange way to let me know! – However I have 8 entries this time to the next draw, so fingers crossed!

  • Points to be Made says:

    Mine’s only just come too. better late than never!

  • vindaloo says:

    So I was also a “lucky” winner and received the e-mail just now. I’ve logged in and it seems I have two entries in the next draw without having to do anything further. It doesn’t seem like it’s worth too much effort to get extra hats and hence extra entries, since there’s a good chance just being in it will again be sufficient, so I guess there’s no real need for those of us who entered last time to do anything at all except wait for the next draw?

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