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Last chance to get 500 Clubcard points (1,200 Avios) for joining TopCashBack

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Just a reminder that tomorrow is the last day to earn 500 Tesco Clubcard points (1,200 Avios) for joining cashback site TopCashBack.

TopCashback, like Quidco, is a site which allows you to earn a small amount of cashback on your day to day shopping by clicking through to participating merchants.

Last year, TopCashBack launched a feature allowing you to pay your cashback directly into your Tesco Clubcard account – and give you a 5% bonus on top!

This dramatically increased the value of TopCashBack cashback versus Quidco:

£10 of cashback earned at Quidco earns you £10

£10 of cashback earned at TopCashBack earns you £10.50 (with the 5% bonus) paid into your Tesco Clubcard account. That gives you 1,050 Clubcard points. These convert into 2,520 Avios points or 2,625 Virgiin Flying Club miles. You are effectively ‘buying’ Avios points for just 0.4p each.

Until 10th February, if you join TopCashBack via our refer-a-friend link, you will receive 500 Clubcard points when you have earned £10 of cashback.


There is no time limit on how long you have to earn your £10 cashback – a month, three months, six months, whatever.

Note that your 500 points are not deposited directly into your Clubcard account.  Once you have earned £10 cashback, TopCashBack will put a further £5 in your TopCashBack account.  However, you can only withdraw this £5 to your Tesco Clubcard account.

You can transfer up to £50 of cashback per year from TopCashBack to Clubcard (a year runs from the date of your first Tesco transfer, not the calendar year or from the date you joined).  This means that you can earn up to 12,000 Avios per year this way!  Your £5 sign-up bonus does NOT count towards your £50 per year cap.

The only condition is that you join via a refer-a-friend linkIf you sign up directly on the TopCashBack site, you will not receive your 500 Clubcard points.

What next?

You should open a TopCashBack account now and using it for your day-to-day online shopping instead of Quidco, at least for the first £50 of cashback per year you generate.

There are two membership levels at TopCashBack – a free version and a £5 annual fee version.  The £5 level pays slightly higher cashback and has improved customer service if you have any problems.  However, you will receive the 500 Clubcard points whichever level you choose.  To be honest, I would start at the free level anyway and only upgrade when you have decided that you like the site.

Unfortunately, there is no notice on the TCB site that you will be signing up for the Tesco offer.  However, don’t worry, you will be fine!  ALL refer-a-friend transactions until 10th February will be receiving it.

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Love Clubcard, don’t collect Avios?  You should be reading our sister site, Shopper Points (, which covers the latest Clubcard and Nectar offers without any distracting frequent flyer talk!  Why not check it out now?

Comments (7)

  • owain says:

    Even better (for VS users), tesco clubcard has a 30% extra offer on Virgin miles at the moment so if you manage to do the full £50 limit before end of march you would get 16,260 flying club miles.

  • TimS says:

    Yes, if they hit the referral trigger spend then you will get the referrer bonus that was applicable at the time they joined, even if the bonus has changed since.

  • Rob says:

    You get whatever it was at the time you referred. I get a weird mix of referral credits because it has been four different numbers since I started offering them.

  • idrive says:

    great, thanks for confirming this.

  • Idrive says:

    The bonus is payable when you decide to have them paid out. Yes you can donate to charity to have an amount written off and round it to the required level. Also consider £5 will be deducted if premium account is in place

  • Rob says:

    Ah. In that case, I am probably wrong. It is an odd scenario and that was only my best guess.

    The answer, I suppose, is to get in quick if one posts before the other.