UK readers of Head of Points will scarcily have been able to miss the news stories about electricity and gas price rises in recent weeks. All of the six major companies are increasing their prices by around 8%.
If you are thinking of changing supplier, the first thing to do is to use a comparison site to see which supplier is cheapest. You should then adjust that list to take into account any generous cashback incentives available via TopCashback or Quidco.
If E.ON comes out near the top, you may also want to factor in the Avios points or Flying Club miles you could earn through the Tesco and E.ON partnership.
Full details can be found here, and to quote:
Switch today to one of our new plans and you could earn up to £40 in rewards per year, or up to 4000 Clubcard points! We want to reward our most loyal customers; if you’ve been a customer for more than 1 year, we’ll thank you with a loyalty reward that grows with time (up to a maximum of £20 per year).
Year 1, you’ll earn a reward of £10 or 1000 Clubcard points
Year 2, you’ll earn £15 or 1500 Clubcard points
Year 3, you’ll earn £20 or 2000 Clubcard points
You can also pick up these great rewards too:
£10, or 1000 Clubcard points, if you manage your E.ON account online
£10, or 1000 Clubcard points, for being a Dual Fuel customer
Please note: all rewards are paid throughout the year, and not as a lump sum.
So … if you sign-up today with E.ON and take the dual fuel deal and manage your account online, then you will earn 3,000 Clubcard points in the first year, increasing to 4,000 in Year 3. 3,000 Clubcard points is worth 7,200 Avios points or 7,500 Virgin Flying Club miles at the standard rate.
It is impossible to say if E.ON is the best deal for you, as prices are different across the country. However, if it works for you given your gas and electricity usage mix and geographic location, then it is worth a look.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
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.
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.
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.