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 (January 2023)
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:
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
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 10,500 Avios.
SPECIAL OFFER: Capital On Tap has increased its sign-up bonus to points worth 30,000 Avios if you apply by 4th February. This is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to apply.
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.