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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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  • thomas says:

    I am sure the Tesco here has a small sign that Apple ITunes Cards are not part of the 150 point offer. Judging by all the comments above, I must be worng.

  • Dominic says:

    There was a good number of 3V in Kettering Tesco the other day – but they clearly do sell well, and are only restocked every fortnight or so….

  • Ian says:

    I bought £450 worth of B&Q gift vouchers in Tesco the other day using my BA Amex card. This got me 1350 cc points which I think becomes 3240 Avios. Then add the 675 from Amex earns me a total of 3915 Avios. I then drove the 300 yards (needed the car) into B&Q and bought my new flooring with the £450 vouchers. If I had just bought the floor directly using the 241 on the website I would have only got 900 plus 101 on my Tesco Visa Card.
    So, is it a case of getting desparate or using a little effort when appropriate?

    • Jon Connell says:

      Am I misremembering that purchases in Tesco on the Tesco card get more points?

    • Simon says:

      Saw this offer the other day, I found a lonely 3v card and was looking for something to go with it, ended up going for a B&Q gift card. That’s good to know they are active straight away, I think some of the others gift cards like Homebase take a couple of days to become active.

  • Ceeps says:

    Many thanks for drawing my attention to this offer. A £10 saving is not to be sniffed at, and I used my Amex Gold as well. That’s a few stocking fillers sorted out.

  • James Ward says:

    Spend £50 on wine and get 1,000 points…? I can’t see that offer. Can you point me in the right direction?

    • James Ward says:

      Great! Thanks.

    • avidsaver says:

      Just for the record, and possibly to save someone a wasted journey to Tesco Wine By the Case, the Code: XXFRN7 (for orders before 18/11) is a 1000 points for a minimum spend of £100 not £50.

  • andy L says:

    Another nice post from Raffles – worked fine for me today. Thanks

  • Rich says:

    Off topic but Tesco related- has anyone had the points post for the life assurance offer they ran back in March.
    I know there was a delay but I would have expected something by now?

    • What's the Point says:

      My first batch of 1,250 points posted yesterday for the £5 per month life assurance.

  • NJ says:

    Not quite as good, but this week the offer is 10% off £25 iTunes vouchers. It makes the maths easier in the you just need to add 2 of these and your choice of £10 gift voucher to trigger the 150 point bonus.

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