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Get 3 x £15 iTunes gift cards for £35 in Tesco, plus 150 Clubcard points

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Until Sunday, Tesco is running a special promotion on iTunes gift cards. 

When you purchase 3 x £15 cards, you pay just £34.99.  That represents a decent £10 saving if you are a regular iTunes user.

More interesting, though, is the ability to combine this with Tesco’s offer of 150 bonus Clubcard points for buying £50 of gift cards.  This offer has been running for over a year now, and I have written about it numerous times, eg here.

Because the iTunes gift cards go through at £34.99 for three, you will need to add a £20 giftcard on top – for anyone (except Tesco itself) – to get you over the £50 level.  This is well worth it, however, given that you would earn 360 Avios or 375 Virgin Flying Club miles.

These will make decent Christmas presents for iPhone / iPad owning youngsters, if nothing else.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (April 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:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios 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.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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 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 (31)

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  • James67 says:

    Also avoid blinkbox cards; I believe they do not attract the points.

  • John says:

    Or double points if you’re in your first year of Amex Gold.

  • Toby says:

    Is there a limit to how many itunes vouchers you can buy? I’d like 6 vouchers not a crazy amount.

    • Sinizter says:

      6 vouchers shouldn’t cause a problem. If it does, just buy one set and walk around the store and buy another set.

    • Jon Connell says:

      I just bought 6 £15 vouchers for a 20 quid saving at my local store. Blokey at customer services was very helpful, but was not aware of the promotion.

  • Chris says:

    Do we know how long this offer is on for? I’m not back in the UK until next weekend (15th onwards.)

  • What's the Point says:

    Slightly related – I had noticed that the some of the 3V stocks have been replenished at the end of last week. But revisiting the same stores this week, they had all gone!

  • callum says:

    Or, heaven forbid, people just have different spending habits to you.

    I’m personally not interested in wine so 1000 bonus points is irrelevant to me. If I’m going to spend money somewhere Tesco sells giftcards for however, why wouldn’t I get them?

  • olybeast says:

    What about those that don’t buy wine but do spend money on iTunes? God forbid

  • Rob says:

    The 3V cards are mainly used by people who need to hit the sign up spend on a new credit card.

    If you’re in Tesco anyway and you see them, it is not exactly a massive strain to pick them up.

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