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Get 100 Tesco Clubcard points (240 Avios) with a £20 gift card purchase

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If you’re in your local Tesco this week, make sure you pick up a copy of ‘Tesco Food Family Living’ magazine.

It looks like this.

And, on page 132, there is a coupon.

It gets you 100 bonus Clubcard points (240 Avios) with the purchase of a single gift card of £20 or above.

This should – I don’t see why not – stack with the ongoing offer of 150 bonus Clubcard points when you spend £50 or more on gift cards.

Whilst the voucher says that Visa branded cards are excluded, the rules of the ‘150 bonus points’ offer also say this – but they still count.  The coupons definitely work with 3V Virtual Visa cards.

This is a very decent offer, so I would pick up a few copies of the magazine if you can.


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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:

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Comments (96)

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  • dannyrado says:

    Forgive me.

    So you’d need to take 3 of these vouchers to take full advantage? Buy 3 x £20 giftcards, that way you would get 3 x 100 points and 150 points for spending greater than £50 on giftcards?

    The sweet spot would be 5 vouchers and 5 x £20 giftcards, is that how everybody else see’s it?

    • Mark says:

      Can you use more than one in a single transaction?

    • EvilGazebo says:

      Says single use so I would assume only 1 per account permitted. So best use is as Raffles suggests: single £50 giftcard transaction.

    • erico1875 says:

      Ok I have an Argos purchase for £125. So 2x £50 (100pts + 150 pts x 2) and then £25 (100pts) = 600cc points (1440 Avios) + another 250 for amex spend. So thats pretty good imo

      Slightly miffed as I had spent £150 on B+Q vouchers yesterday and only got the 150 per £50. Tradepoint have 20% off radiators so made quite a saving that way

      • erico1875 says:

        As it turned out I ended up buying £150 argos vouchers. ( 6 x £25)
        My local Tesco had no magazines but I came armed with the voucher photo, above, on my Kindle HD. The checkout manager kindly inputted the code 6 times by hand , so a total of 1050 cc points. + 300 Amex points. + £5 helping hand voucher
        Im ordering another kindle HD online from argos for store collection.Theres a free £20 voucher on collection too.There may be 900 Nectar points on this spend too. ( 6 points per £) not sure if that only applies if you pay online or not.
        Anyway, a very profitable shop

    • Ian says:

      Thanks very much for the heads up.
      2 £25 gift cards bought today with two magazine vouchers, 350 cc points earned 🙂


  • Singing Dwarf says:

    Now the tough hunt for 3V !

    One if my local stores has started stocking again after a long absence, but the next closest never restocks.

    Wonder if they have local jurisdiction over what gets purchased?

    • Susan says:

      At Tesco Dundee they said that stocking is done every morning by an external supplier and the store has no say- not sure if this means a central Tesco card Tsar or an in-store third party concession.

      • Phillip says:

        I have seen a small number of 3V cards in a large number of Tesco stores around Hertfordshire over the past few weeks!

        • Andrew says:

          I’ve been looking hard but not seen any in Herts for several months.

          • Phil says:

            There was a load in Borehamwood a few weeks back

          • Blenz101 says:

            I walked past the gift cards in Watford this evening and there were three guys all staring at it very intently scanning racks!

            3V must be bigger in Herts than I ever imagined

  • Volker says:

    I can’t wait for the usual comments of some HFP specialists like e.g. “Just banked 15,000 CC points, put the whole brochure holder in my trolley at Tesco Manchester. Did the same in Leeds and Liverpool. On my way to Chester now (typing this on my iPhone 5s). Does anybody know if I can use the VISA gift cards for paying my tax bill?” 🙂

    • Phillip says:

      It does make you wonder though, at what point might Tesco pick up on the fact that the voucher has been used multiple times on one account.

      • Rob says:

        But what does ‘single use’ mean? Does it just mean that you need 1 coupon per £20 card, ie that you cannot keep the coupon but must hand it over at checkout?

        If Tesco meant ‘only one coupon per Clubcard account’ they would have said that.

        • Phillip says:

          Raffles, I completely agree with you.

          For me, single use refers to the individual voucher. Like with many other promotions though, I just wonder how many times they will allow someone get the bonus with a different voucher each time.

          • Matthew says:

            Well shall I buy £100 of giftcards with 5 coupons and see how many points I get..?

            Is there any way to tell before finishing the transaction..? Do self-service tills tell you how many clubcard points you w

          • Rob says:

            You can’t buy gift cards at self-service tills

    • dannyrado says:

      Yes you can, and sod off from the Chester store, they’re mine! 😉

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  • Simon says:

    Thanks for this, if you just read the magazine online (as I did) it’s a bit misleading in my opinion as there is no mention of a coupon being needed to get the extra points.

  • Matthew says:

    Hey anyone confirm if you can use more than 1 of these vouchers in 1 transaction..?

    Where does it say 1 per account..?

    • Rob says:

      It doesn’t. It says ‘single use only’, which I take to read that the coupon can only be used once and you will need multiple coupons to buy multiple cards.

      • Jonny says:

        My guess is that if you buy 2+ gift cards the same paper coupon will work if scanned multiple times, though depends on whether the checkout assistant is willing to do so!

        Based on experience, some insist on taking paper coupons away from you (although they shouldn’t work more than once anyway) whilst others dont bother and will even scan coupons saved on my phone!

        If one can get 350pts for 2x3v coupons, using a single voucher from the magazine, it would represent quite a result – counting on a lot of “if’s” though (find 3v, find the magazine, coupon works on 3v, coupon works multiple times, they accept it multiple times…..!)

        • Matthew says:

          I suppose you could buy something like £100 Amazon vouchers and get loads of points — 150 points twice for £50 spend, 100 points times 5 for each voucher. So 800 points on a £100 spend.

          • TimS says:

            You could indeed…but not with Amazon as Tesco don’t do Amazon vouchers.

            They do however do B&Q and Toys R Us vouchers, which is a good way of getting such spend on to Amex as those stores don’t accept Amex cards.

            In fact I usually buy gift cards in Tesco for other stores if I am planning a big spend there simply in order to get the 150 clubcard points per £50 spend (plus the double MRs for supermarket spend as I am in the 1st year of my Gold Rewards card).

          • Matthew says:

            Fair. For me I never go to B&Q / Toys R Us.

            I presume this 100 points doesn’t work on Tescos own vouchers..?

          • Rob says:

            No. They are daft but not stupid!

        • mitpat447 says:

          ROFL @ raffkes

  • craig says:

    Thanks for the heads up – every little helps! 🙂

  • Another Steve says:

    Need to get some Toys R Us cards for my sister, so might just have to do 3 lots of £20

    • TimS says:

      3 separate purchases of £20 cards using 3 coupons would get you 300 clubcard points.

      However 3x £20 cards in the same transaction (assuming only 1 bonus points coupon allowed per transaction) would get you 250 clubcard points inc the 150 bonus for spending £50 on gift cards. But you would also get a £5 Helping Hand voucher too, which I would value higher than the extra 50 CC points!

      And if you bought 2x Babies R Us gift cards at £15 each as well as 1x £20 Toys R Us card you could hit the £50 target on the nose for the same 250 CC points & £5 Helipng Hand voucher return.

      • Matthew says:

        What’s a Helping Hand voucher..?

        • Andy says:

          It’s the £5 off a£40 spend promo running at the moment

          • Matthew says:

            Can you get more than 1 of these..?

          • TimS says:

            You can get more than one in a week, but only 1 per transaction. And only 1 can be redeemed per £40 transaction too. That doesn’t stop you breaking your transactions down into £40 lots though & redeeming one voucher per time.

            I got 2x £5 HH vouchers last week over 2 transactions & redeemed one of them yesterday, getting another £5 HH voucher with my receipt to use w/c 25th November.

          • TimS says:

            While the £5 voucher SAYS it cannot be redeemed on gift cards, I used one yesterday to buy £50 of BabiesRus & mothercare gift cards (along with around £3 of “grocery” spend) and they accepted the Helping Hand voucher without question. I also got another £5 voucher with my receipt to use next week too!

            had I known about the 100 bonus CC coupon too that would have been perfect but I’ll save that for next week…

          • Jonny says:

            i found a few 3v cards the other day – was going to buy £100 in 1 go but the checkout lady suggested splitting into 2 to get 2 helping hands, and was also more than happy for me to use my HH’s I had already accumulated!

            it is unusual to have HH’s 2 weeks’ in succession – just means that one can buy the 53.95 visas, which then pay for themselves with the HH for the following week etc.

  • Wizzyfax says:

    Afternoon all,

    I had 11 helping hands, and 5 x £20.00 off £100 electrical spends from 3V purchases last week.

    I used the lot this week, buying 21 Epsom cartridges that got me 400 bonus points each.

    Total Cost was around £520, with all the vouchers it worked out at £370.

    Sold the lot on eBay for around £490, and broke even after all the fees and postage etc…..

    But got 9060 clubcard points in the process worth around 25000 avios.

    Also got another load of helping hand vouchers for next week too, which i’ll use to buy a load more 3v’s.

    • TS77 says:


      400 bonus points on Epsom cartridges? Am i missing something (or has this promo ended)?

    • Nick says:

      Where do you live?! I’ve not seen a single 3V voucher for about 3 months now. It is pathetic really, but I actually walk to three different Tesco stores most lunchtimes to check.

    • Matthew says:

      Epsom? Were you at the races?! Think it’s Epson! I bought a few of those inks too – wife wondering what on earth’s going on!

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