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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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  • kevino says:

    Would someone please explain to me how I would use the 3v’s to pay my tax due.

    Do I have to merge them, or would I be able to pay one at a time into my tax?

    • louie-m says:

      Ignore the reference to 1.4% for credit card payments – it treats 3V as a debit card and there’s no fee.

    • kevino says:

      But what do you put as your name on card?

  • Ian says:

    So you have to pay 3.95 for each card is that it? So, if you buy 4 x £50 card it comes at £15.8. Am I correct or am I seeing this wrongly?


  • mike turnbull says:

    I was hoping to purchase some Halfords cards, but unfortunately, they come in at £10 each, and I am assured that purchasing two of them would not qualify, as the promotion is £20 per single card. So, I am happy to try for a couple of Visa branded cards, using two coupons in the magazine and the 150 for £50 minimum purchase, but, can I be sure that they will go through @ 100 point each and the 150 point promotion. Has anybody had their purchase declined going this way ?

    • Simon says:

      Got some of the £50 Visa cards this weekend and got 150 points and 100 points with the coupon. Unless the person on the till decides to read the terms and conditions on the coupon and refuses to scan it there shouldn’t be a problem, it hasn’t been for me so far.

    • Jonny says:

      i have experienced likewise – as long as they are scanned, you’ll get the points.
      if you;re lucky, the till person will scan the same voucher multiple times but most seem to prefer individual vouchers

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