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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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  • Alan says:

    A very big question!! Here’s hoping they aren’t – had a nice ‘helping hand’ discount on my last one too 😀

    • Simon says:

      I got a £15 off a £100 shop voucher in my last mailing which I managed to use today with 4 cards, threw in a bit of shopping as well. I’ve got lots of helping hands now which I’m hoping to use next week, just need to find a friendly check out assistant!

  • Rob says:

    Wow. This offer gets more and more generous. I am 100% convinced Tesco is doing this to inflate its (declining like for like) revenues to impress the stock market! Time to stock up on Pizza Express gift cards ….

    • Rich says:

      I think I would rather have the old offer to be honest.
      I get Pizza Express vouchers through Clubcard Rewards (perhaps controversial on this site) and I am still finding 3V cards in a few stores- if they remove the 150 bonus points then that will be the Gift Card option removed for me.

      (Apart from Boots and Homebase when they have promo’s on).

      Time will tell….

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