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New 1,000 Clubcard points sign-up bonus on Tesco MasterCard (plus 1,000 points refer-a-friend bonus)

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Love Clubcard, don’t collect Avios?  You should be reading our sister site, Shopper Points (www.shopperpoints.co.uk), which covers the latest Clubcard and Nectar offers without any distracting frequent flyer talk!  Why not check it out now?

For the first time this year, Tesco Bank is offering a sign-up bonus on the Tesco Clubcard MasterCard.

See here for details.

This link was sent to a select number of people by Tesco – this offer does not appear on the main Tesco MasterCard website.  I am confident that anyone who applies via the link above WILL receive the 1,000 points, whether or not they were targetted.

The card has a representative APR of 18.9% variable.

Tesco credit card

If you apply for the card by 8th June via the link above, you will receive a bonus of 1,000 Clubcard points when you make your first purchase within two months of receipt.  This is worth 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles.

You also pay 0% interest on all purchases and balance transfers for 12 months, which effectively means that you can just make the minimum repayment and keep your money earning interest in the bank instead.  The fee for balance transfers is a very low 0.85%.

Based on previous experience, this offer should also work with the 1,000 points ‘refer a friend’ bonus. Once you have received your Tesco credit card (yes, AFTER you have received it!) email me at raffles [at] headforpoints.co.uk and I will send you a refer-a-friend form. Post this back to Tesco and you will get a further 1,000 Clubcard points. I also receive 1,000 points for referring you.

The Tesco MasterCard is, for 99% of people, the best way to collect Avios from a MasterCard or Visa. You earn 1 Clubcard point for every £4 spent – this is calculated on a ‘per transaction’ basis, unfortunately, which is a bit of a swizz and means that your actual earning will be lower than this. However, theoretically you will be getting 0.6 Avios per £1 spent.

(The HSBC Premier MasterCard, reviewed later this week, is better than this, at 1 Avios per £1. However, the card has very restrictive criteria for potential applicants.)

I explore the Tesco credit card in full in my review here.  This is the old 2013 review – I will be writing an updated version in the next few weeks when the ‘Credit Card Reviews’ series cycles around to ‘T’!

Love Clubcard, don’t collect Avios?  You should be reading our sister site, Shopper Points (www.shopperpoints.co.uk), which covers the latest Clubcard and Nectar offers without any distracting frequent flyer talk!  Why not check it out now?

(Disclaimer: Head for Points is a journalistic website. Nothing here should be construed as financial advice, and it is your own responsibility to ensure that any product is right for your circumstances. Recommendations are based primarily on the ability to earn miles and points and do not consider interest rates, service levels or any impact on your credit history.)

Comments (25)

  • squills says:

    Would (say) 5000 CC points when you sign up for a current a/c & switch [some] direct debits tempt you?

    It would me. I’m sure I could find a way to have a spare current a/c with a direct debit associated with it, all ready to close 😉

    No doubt the wife could do likewise lol

    • Fenny says:

      It depends whether there’s a monthly deposit requirement. I already have 2 current accounts. Any more will need (yet another) spreadsheet to keep track of what goes where, even if all I do is move the money between them.