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Tesco – NO Avios conversion bonus and CD’s for £1 via Clubcard Boost

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First off, here is the ‘no news’ you were probably expecting. It has been confirmed to me that there will be no ‘Tesco Clubcard to Avios points’ conversion bonus this quarter.

Instead there is the competition which a couple of readers have already seen promoted in-store by an Avios marketing team. Convert £5 of more of Clubcard vouchers and you can win one of 200 prizes of 9,000 Avios. Ho hum.

Moving on …

This is slightly off topic, but I thought it was worth mentioning as the Clubcard vouchers from the last quarter should be showing in your online account now and are available for redemption.

As I posted two weeks ago, Tesco is – until August 4th – offering 150 Clubcard points when you buy a long list of CD’s.  These are not pre-order CD’s, these are CD’s which are already for sale.

Take a look at the list here.

All of these CD’s are included in the current Clubcard Boost promotion.  As I wrote here, you can buy ANYTHING from Tesco Direct using Clubcard vouchers and receive a 100% bonus on their value.

This offer combines with the CD promotion.

Let’s take Calvin Harris, pictured above.  His CD costs £4.50 with 150 bonus Clubcard points thrown in.

This is how the transaction works, although you need to spend a minimum of £10 to use Clubcard Boost:

Cost of Calvin Harris CD (collected in-store):  £4.50

Pay using 225 Clubcard points:  – 225 points

Gain 154 Clubcard points for the purchase:  + 154 points

Net cost of CD:  71 Clubcard points

That isn’t a bad deal by any stretch of the imagination.  Even if Calvin Harris is not your thing, there are plenty more CD’s in the offer at around the £5 mark.

Remember that you need to order by August 4th to get the 150 bonus Clubcard points.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 2022)

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. 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

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

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

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER) and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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 10,000 Avios.

Capital on Tap Visa card

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

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

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.)

Comments (54)

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  • chris says:

    still waiting and hoping tescos are silly enough to repete the offer from last sept for 750 cc points for hp inks, with the cheapest at £6 (£12 for 2) so 600 cc points for 750 cc points and 2 inks to sell or recycle for more points

    • Paul says:

      On the latter point, it was the HP364’s that were cheapest last time, note the following: “Please note that from Monday 21st July 2014, HP 364 cartridges will no longer be eligible for points on the Tesco ClubCard scheme. Cartridges that are processed after Friday 18th July 2014 will automatically be donated to Tesco’s charity of the year, Diabetes UK.”.

      Off topic, but Raffles it might be worth mentioning that Tesco’s recycling factory page has recently published a revised valuation list!

      • Rob says:

        Thanks Paul, will add it to the to-do list!

      • chris says:

        you ware off topic to begin with tho so was i, just hoping tesco do being back 750 on inks

        and with your 364 info

        best would be going the cash route via the recycling factory on 301s at £3 (£9 cost) for black and £3.35 for color (£11 cost)

        900 cc points for 750 than and a for sure £6 cash back from TRF, still sounds pretty good, tho ofc dreaming that tescos would be silly enough to add 750 points too during boost

      • Simon says:

        Someone on PTS reported The Recycling Factory processed all their cartridges to Tesco’s charity of the year as they suspected them of being bought from ebay.

  • CC says:

    The only reason I bother with Tesco is because of Avios, otherwise I wouldn’t go near their awful stores, with their terrible food. If they end that relationship they will lose loads of customers I would have thought.

    I’m actually really pleased to see the downward spiral they are on, considering they kept quiet and didn’t stick up for customers during the devaluation of air miles changing to Avios.

    • Lady London says:

      So, CC, you quite like Tesco, then?

    • callum says:

      You’re pleased that Tesco is struggling because they didn’t force British Airways to make their frequent flier scheme exactly as Tesco customers want it!?

      Just how much influence so you think Tesco have over BA? I’ll give you a hint, not a lot!

      • CC says:

        Don’t know about force, but could have stuck up for their customers, loyalty points influences where people shop. They know how many consistently converted at the time, and knew full well people were not going to be happy, but not a word from them, or Lloyds etc

        And actually its the overall poor quality of shopping there which makes me pleased they are going downhill, hopefully they will turn it around, if they do I will shop there more, its more convenient for me.

    • chris says:

      surely tesco will just get an airline of its own to keep you as a happy customer after reading your comments,

      you might crash land half way across the ocean (due to the planes being tesco value and may or may no contain nuts and or bolts) but im sure they let you use your points

      • CC says:

        Thanks for that thought of crashing, really looking forward to my next flight now!

        Although Tesco are probably more experienced in aviation than what you give them credit for, they are used to flying a lot of their dodgy products half way around the world every day!

    • TimS says:

      CC, you seem to be working on the assumption that most Tesco clubcard collectors redeem their points for Avios.

      In reality, i expect only a relatively small percentage do so why on earth would you expect Tesco try to influence the decisionmakers within Airmiles/Avios regarding the devaluation? It will have made little impact to Tesco (or indeed the majority of its customers/CCP collectors).

      Just because many people on here will see Tesco as a source of Avios, MOST clubcard collectors probably see Tesco as a source of CC points to use as an (admittedly inefficient) method of saving money on their grocery shopping.

      If Tesco ended the Avios relationship I expect they will lose SOME customers, but only a very small amount (even in terms of serious CCP collectors), but nowhere near as many as you seem to believe they would.

      Sainsbury didn’t seem to suffer a significant adverse drop in sales when Avios and Nectar went their separate ways.

      • CC says:

        What you are saying is good point, it probably is a really low percentage that convert to Avios. So that’s why they didn’t care, wasn’t going to make a difference to their profit, that actually makes even more pleased they are on a slippery slope!

        Bottom line is, when I buy a twin pack of ripe avocados I expect them to be bloody ripe.

        • TimS says:

          “Bottom line is, when I buy a twin pack of ripe avocados I expect them to be bloody ripe.”


  • Sully says:

    @TimS says:
    1 August 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Sully, his point is that the last time Tesco ran an Avios conversion bonus, it was at the same time as one for Virgin…exactly what you suggested they WOULDN’T do “due to common sense”.

    Yes, my point exactly. They did it two years ago and have not done it since, due to seeing common sense.
    Really people, you are dumb sometimes.

    • TimS says:

      No, they haven’t done it since because they haven’t run a bonus of ANY kind since then, whether clashing with VS or not.

      Nothing to do with “common sense”, just commercial reasons.

      If you can’t see that maybe you shouldn’t start throwing insults around without looking closer to home. Just saying…

    • Paul says:

      Aside from the obvious historical precedent already noted, I don’t get your “common sense” argument. To me, it makes sense that BA should want to run a bonus at the same time as VS. Personally I collect in both schemes. I’d be reluctant to justify moving Tesco cc points to BA at a time when I could move them to VS and have them worth significantly more due to the bonus. Is it not in BA’s interest in this scenario to run a bonus too, which may encourage me to move the points to avios and fly with them instead? I don’t see your rationale as to why you think it’s common sense they would explicitly try and avoid a bonus at the same time.

      • chris says:

        since i dont follow miles or vs (more of a rolax via goldsmiths / resale guy)

        but i dont think virgin has run any bonuses since nov last year when BA did,

        tho yes it would make sense for BA to chase customers when virgin do offer bonuses, to try to get some of the customers that would otherwise go else where,

        and ofc tescos doesnt mind if they offer bonus at the same time, ofc tescos would love us all to spend cc points in store at times 1, but either way 1 bonus or 2 running they making a profit since cc points are free to them (im sure ba/vs pay them more for marketing then they give out)

  • Simon says:

    The competion is now on the Tesco Boost site, it runs until the end of August.

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