Reader Paul dropped me a line to outline the success he was having earning Avios points by using Tesco Recycling Centre.
Based at around 100 stores across the country, they look like this:
You can feed your empty drink cans into them, as well as jars and bottles. Tesco gives you 1 Clubcard point for every 2 aluminium cans. You do not earn anything for any other products.
As well as his own supply, Paul is recycling cans thrown out by his local bowling club, which helps to boost his balance further.
There is no official list of which stores have a recycling centre. This old article (external link) lists around 100 but does not claim to be comprehensive. It is worth looking out for it at your nearest Extra store, as that is the most common place to find them.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.
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:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
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