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Last chance: 1,000 bonus Clubcard points with the Tesco credit card ends today

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Today, 8th June, is your last chance to apply for the Tesco Clubcard Mastercard with 1,000 extra Clubcard points.

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 targeted – no-one has reported any problems since this deal was launched in April.

The card has a representative APR of 18.9% variable.

If you apply today (8th) 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 rob at 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.

My full review of the Tesco Clubcard Mastercard is here.

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If you are looking to apply for a new credit card, here are our top recommendations based on the current 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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

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5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the best of the other deals currently available.

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

20,000 points for signing up and 15 elite night credits each year Read our full review

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

30,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points AND (to 27th August) £400 to spend at Amex Travel Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

18,000 bonus points and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Earning miles and points from small business cards

If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers:

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and FREE for a year Read our full review

Capital on Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending.

Barclaycard Select Cashback Business Credit Card

1% cashback uncapped* on all your business spending (T&C apply) Read our full review

Comments (9)

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  • Sideysid says:

    I would just like to add that it works out best if you use this as your clubcard in Tesco for your points (then pay with an alternative card if you wish i.e. Amex etc).
    In this way you can maximise your points when using Tesco’s Fuel Save scheme at their petrol stations i.e. every £50 shop is 2p off p/l and when using the Tesco credit card you receive 1 point p/l, where as if you just used your clubcard you would receive 0.5 p/l.
    On a personal note I then use the Santander 123 credit card to pay which gives me an extra 3% cash back on fuel.

  • Anon says:

    How long do the 1000pts take to post after using the card for the first time???

  • Jason says:

    If you apply for these cards and they give you a high credit limit, is it worth reducing the limit before applying for other cards?

    • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

      As a very rough rule of thumb, avoid having available lines of credit in excess of your gross annual income.

    • Rob says:

      Yes – and you can do this online with MBNA

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