This new Tesco grocery deal is, frankly, mad. I’m not even sure if Tesco will honour it or not. It is worth a go though.
Tesco is offering 25 bonus Clubcard points for every purchase of ‘world vegetables’ you make.
Before we go much further, you should check if the store which arranges your deliveries (and which could be real or ‘dark’) and which you cannot amend – is eligible for this offer.
Click on this page. If you are not logged in, no special offer will show. If you then log-in and the page is still blank, the store which delivers to your house does not sell these ‘exotic’ items. Sorry.
Let’s look at the offers available for delivery to my house. I actually laughed when I saw the price of the first few. You earn 25 Clubcard points for every item.
The ‘bonkers’ deals:
Tesco Rocket Chillies – 1p each (actually 0.9p)
Tesco Okra – 5p each (pictured above)
Tesco Eddoes – 19p each
Some stores, but not mine, appear to have baby aubergines at 13p
The ‘normal’ deals:
Tesco White Flesh Sweet Potatoes – 62p each
Tesco Plantain – 71p each
Tesco Mooli – 71p each
Tesco Cassava – £1.13 each
Tesco Dudhi – £1.31 each
Tesco Yams – £5.38 each
The screenshot below confirms that, for 50 x 1p chillies, I would receive 1,250 Clubcard points:
I know from the comments on the Tesco post yesterday that some people have already placed orders for 99 individual chillies which is the maximum allowed. The 25 points per item DO show at checkout, so I am guessing that the points will post as long as the items are delivered.
This offer is theoretically also available in store, assuming your local store sells these. Despite the posters being up, a couple of readers who tried yesterday did not get their points.It is not unusual for Tesco to have issues with new promotions – this one launched on Monday.
You can combine these items with the ‘1500 Clubcard points for a £60 grocery order’ that I reminded everyone about yesterday.
This offer runs until 22nd June – although it is hard to believe it will survive that long if they are effectively giving 62 Avios for every 1p you spend.
You could also convert your vouchers to another partner – theoretically you could spend £90 on chillies and Goldsmiths would give you a £7,500 Rolex ….. However, remember that Tesco is now capping Clubcard points at 30,000 per quarter. If you earn more than this, it is likely (not guaranteed, but it definitely happens) that you will lose all of the points above 30,000.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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:
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.
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.
EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.
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.