I like to keep an eye on what new offers are added to the Clubcard Boost line-up. It is a mistake to blindly convert Clubcard vouchers into Avios or Virgin Flying Club miles without considering the alternatives – I wrote last year about how I used a chunk of Clubcard vouchers for Safestore.
For a temporary period only, Clubcard is partnering with Evans Cycles.
The conversion rate is 200%. This means that a £5 Clubcard token will convert into a £10 Evans Cycles gift voucher.
This may not sound exceedingly generous. However, there are no restrictions on using these vouchers. You can use them against any goods or services at Evans Cycles, either online or in any of their 50 stores. This means, if you are on the lookout for a new bike, you could get a very good deal here.
Is this a ‘better’ deal than converting to Avios points?
Looking purely at the straight numbers, it depends on whether you value an Avios at more than 0.8p.
A £10 Tesco voucher gets you 2,400 Avios or £20 to spend at Evans Cycles under this offer, so 0.8p is the breakeven point.
Of course, it is not that simple. If you are short of cash and want a new bike, you may be more tempted to take the Evans Cycles vouchers. If you are only a few thousand Avios short of your target, you will be more likely to want the points.
Remember that this is a temporary promotion. The Clubcard website says that you can only order Evans vouchers until 31st July. The Evans Cycles vouchers will last for two years before they expire.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)