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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.


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 (96)

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  • Gordon says:

    3V website is down this morning. Does this imply changes or something more worrying.

    • Simon says:

      There is an IT glitch at the moment with their systems I’ve heard.

      Don’t bother going out to buy any at the moment either, activations aren’t working also.

  • Trevor says:

    Ok, just had a succcessful shop. Found 4 x 3V cards in aTesco where I have never seen them before – and they were hidden behind some other cards! Got my 5 magazines for vouchers, and along with £44 of groceries I went to the till.
    1 x £8 discount on £80 spend from last statement – check
    1 x £5 helping hand voucher from last week’s shop (using £8 discount voucher again) – check
    4 x 3V cards successfully activated – check
    748 CC points (48 shopping + 2×150 + 4×100) – check!
    Total spend: £131, but since 3V cards aren’t actually spend (yet), that reduces it to £31. And since 748 CC is almost £7.50 in vouchers which can get you up to 4 times value in Boost, that’s only £1 spent on my groceries – Score!

    I only realised when the teller pointed it out that the 100 bonus points are per £20+ gift card (which did of course work on the VISA 3V cards, despite T&Cs), not per £20. Since I had 4 gift cards, that meant I could only use 4 vouchers, despite spending 5x£20=£100 on gift cards. All in all, a very successful trip! Thanks, Raffles 🙂

    • Trevor says:

      PS: Considering the 2 Avios / £1 spent on my credit card, that’s 262 Avios worth around £2.60, so actually in profit! And since I have more £8 discount coupons and another £5 HH voucher, you can guess where I’ll be shopping.

      • Jonny says:

        that’s an excellent result – hoping for something similar myself if i can find some 3v’s and some magazines (both fairly unlikely though did find a few 3vs earlier in the week)

        not surprised its per £20+ voucher as opposed to per £20 spend (t&c’s seemed fairly clear on this).

        Interesting thing is combining the vouchers with the “extra cost” visas cards (which i might buy using helping hands). If you buy a £50 card, you’ll pay an extra £3.95 but get 150 + 100 clubcard points using the voucher (=600 avios). Buy 2 x £25 cards and pay an extra£5.90 but get 150 + 200 cc pts (=840 avios). Extra 240 Avios for 1.85 = 0.8p each. Not enough to tempt me but might interest some.

  • Ian says:

    Wondering if the voucher will still work on the £20 Pizza Express gift cards that are discounted by 20% at the moment. Sometimes these offers work off the pre-discount price.

    • andy L says:

      Voucher worked for me yesterday but at the discounted rate for PE gift card. Happy hunting!

    • Simon says:

      I got an offer of 200 points when you buy a £20 Pizza Express gift card emailed to me today from Tesco Bank (I’ve got a Tesco Credit Card). It said the offer was only available to the recipient of the email though.

  • James67 says:

    Is there an expiry date for the magazine voucher? Wondering if I can still take advantage of it when I return from overseas.

    • Ed E says:

      From the stash in my pocketses, Valid from 15th November 2013 to 31st December 2012

    • Rob says:

      Its on the picture in the post (which I can’t see as I type) but I think it was the end of December?

      • James67 says:

        Thanks guys, hopefully there will be a stack of 3V cards awaiting me on my return along withaome usefil till spits to tempt me back after a months absence 🙂

  • Michael says:

    Does anyone know when the 20 % off gift cards started. Bought some Accessorize on Sunday only but they were not discounted.

  • pazza2000 says:

    Is there a link to the 20% off gift cards promo? I can’t find any details online.

  • wetboy1uk says:

    Can’t see how buying visa cards makes you in profit at all considering the additional fees you have to pay ontop of the value of the card

    • Rob says:

      It works if you have a Helping Hand voucher or other Tesco coupon. And even without that it is £3.95 for 360 Avios which is not terrible …. With the 100 bonus points coupons you’d be getting 840 Avios for £6 (assuming you buy 2x£25 cards with a £3 fee).

      • wetboy1uk says:

        thanks raffles, think i will give it a try. any other ideas on boosting avios or ba miles – or tesco points-. trying to boost as many as possibel before end of jan. ta

  • wetboy1uk says:

    ON a different note – does anyone know of any way for searching for items with additional clubcard points on Tesco website

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