Tesco Direct launched three new bonus Clubcard point promotions yesterday. Frankly, none are worth getting involved in just for the points, but if you need the product anyway ….
The first is 150 bonus points (360 Avios, 375 Virgin Flying Club miles) for pre-ordering the new album by the Kaiser Chiefs.
The link is here. It costs £10, so obviously a pointless deal in itself for 360 Avios points. This deal runs to 30th March.
The second deal is 200 points for buying a Vodafone pay-as-you-go mobile phone.
The link is here, on Tesco Direct. The cheapest at the time of typing is a Samsung E1200 for £8, and the bonus points show automatically in your basket.
£8 for 480 Avios is also a poor deal, although if you need a cheap throwaway phone it might do the job. This deals ends on the 31st.
I had a look at some of the mobile phone recycling sites. Unfortunately, none of the reputable ones offer anything worthwhile for these phones – one offered just 10p! You can’t offset the cost of the phone that way.
The third is 500 Clubcard points (1,200 Avios) when you pre-order the new PlayStation and Xbox game Watch Dogs for £48.
This link is here. I do not know at this time if you can pre-order this game in-store for a small deposit or not! Again, the offer ends on the 30th March.
Whilst none of these deals are ground-breaking, I am actually pleased to see them – I thought that Tesco had killed off such deals, but clearly not.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.