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 (July 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:
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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