Whilst most Head for Points readers use their Tesco Clubcard vouchers for Avios points or Virgin Flying Club miles, it is also worth keeping your eye out for other decent Clubcard deals.
As I wrote last year, I used a chunk of Clubcard vouchers to pay a big Safestore bill. I got 3 x face value for my Clubcard tokens, and I would effectively have been ‘paying’ well over 1p per Avios had I used cash for Safestore instead.
Ticketmaster has just been added as new Clubcard deals partner. At just 2 x face value, you are not going to get the same value that I did at Safestore.
However, it is worth looking at the maths. A £10 Clubcard voucher gets you 2,400 Avios or £20 at Ticketmaster. That means that you are effectively ‘paying’ (2000/2400=) 0.83p per Avios. If you value Avios at more than 0.83p, you should continue converting. If you don’t, then Ticketmaster would be an effective alternative.
redspottedhanky.com offers the same 2x face value deal for UK train tickets. If you ever pay cash for a train ticket, instead of using Tesco vouchers which you would otherwise send to Avios, then you are also paying 0.83p per Avios.
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.