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Win 10,000 Clubcard points (24,000 Avios) for watching TV

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Clubcard TV was launched last year as a spin-off of the Blinkbox business acquired by Tesco.

It is a totally free service.  You don’t need to sign up or subscribe, all you need is an active Tesco Clubcard number and a decent wi-fi connection.

Tesco isn’t paying for original content, but there is some decent stuff to be watched.  At the time of writing, there is some Jeremy Brett-era Sherlock Holmes, Cracker, Doc Martin and the BBC’s Little Dorrit adaptation.  Films include The Shawshank Redemption and, erm, quite a few I’ve never heard of.

Until February 28th, you receive one entry into a prize draw for every programme you watch.  Five winners will each win 10,000 Clubcard points, which would convert into a very handy 24,000 Avios or 25,000 Virgin Flying Club miles.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2022)

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 UK’s most valuable card perk – the 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.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of 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 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

50,000 points bonus until 2nd October – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company 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 sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits 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 (21)

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  • Adey says:

    Thanks,

    Just started watching my first of 20 episodes of ‘Toby’s Travelling Circus’ (20 is the max number of entries). TTC, at a quick glance, appears to be amongst the shortest of programmes (in case one’s entry isn’t activated until the end of the show) at ~10mins.

    Adey

    • squills says:

      We found some 2 minuters 😉

      ISTR it was Wallace & Grommit

    • Rob says:

      I hope you have small kids otherwise it will drive you mad!

      • Adey says:

        I’m not actually watching; it’s playing in another tab with the sound off 🙂

        • will says:

          LMFAO – when I started reading this thats exactly what I expected people to do. as long as you have unlimited broadband its a no brainer surely

  • erico1875 says:

    Timing, Raffles 🙂
    Site is down for maintanancs untill 13.30

    Lack of compatability with a lot of devices stops it being a decent alternative to Netflix or Lovefilm.
    Apple, Kindle and smart phones are not supported yet. ANdroid tablets are. However the Club Card TV app thinks my Android Tablet is a phone so although I can browse whats on, I can’t watch anything

    • Frenske says:

      It would be bad show if the would not make their own services available on their own tablet.

    • Adey says:

      Working fine for me all morning, since my post 06:09 at least. (Using a laptop).

      Adey

  • Bruceylegs says:

    “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Exclusive Content” – 1 minute each, 6 episodes

  • John says:

    Do you have to click something to prove you’re still watching? Why does it matter how long the programme lasts?

    • Adey says:

      I wasn’t sure if the silverlight viewer (i.e. the video) was signalling back your viewing actions (e.g. if you don’t watch all the way to the end that could be passed back to clubcardtv).

      Sneaky if so, but I didn’t think it worth the risk, not that I have any reason to believe it is happening, just being cautious!

      Adey

  • jeff says:

    not compatible with my Galaxy Tab 3

  • Alex says:

    I remember Binkbox from back in my student days since I helped Beta test the thing. Was vastly different then. It’s main aim back then was the sending of 30 second clips from films to people. A cinematic greeting card as it where!

  • Halo says:

    It’s been down since 9:30 or so – supposed to be back at 1:30 but still down as at 18:44.

    • chris says:

      was up by 6:40pm, when i read this and started doing it anyways,

      maybe your on a tablet or something else it wont work on, (using a laptop here)

      • Halo says:

        Thanks. I was using a Macbook Pro. I saw this morning that it wasn’t iPad compatible. Nor does it work on Chrome browsers. It appears not to work on Safari either, as I am still getting the Help Desk screen on Safari (despite refreshing, and closing and reopening browser etc). I finally got it to work (badly) on Firefox. It really is a pants website but I hope my entries have registered.

        • chris says:

          yes it does seem like the website is a little Ssh..

          if you go to your account page / watched tab it shows you what you have watched (i’m guessing as long as 20 shows are on that “watched” page your entered 20 times)

  • Bubbles says:

    Just to make it quicker for you all these are the 20 shortest episodes I have managed to find:

    Pib & Pog 5 episodes – 4 of 1 mins each, 1 of 2 mins
    Kids on Christmas 1 episode of 2 mins
    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Exclusive Content 6 episodes – 4 of 1 min each, 1 of 4 mins, 1 of 7 mins
    Wallace & Gromit 10 episodes of 2 mins each

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