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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.


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Comments (54)

  • Frenske says:

    Not sure you will get a 100% bonus on a bonus. Is this tested?

    • squills says:

      The 100% bonus referred to is the Tesco Boost – where £5 of TCC points = £10 when you buy from Tesco @ Tesco Direct.

      You’d only get 150 points per CD – not 300 if that’s what you were thinking.

      • Frenske says:

        D’oh … I am so absorbed with collecting points that I did not read that it cost 71 club points and read instead gain 71 points.

  • Tim says:

    This ‘no news’ at least leaves open the possibility of a conversion bonus after this quarter.

    My unconverted Clubcard stash is reaching levels where the risk of not converting to Avios at the usual rate is significant in case the rate is reduced or Avios dropped as a partner. Both unlikely I know but still the risk is there. Who, at the time, would have thought the Airmiles contract would switch from Sainsburys to Tesco ?

    • Danksy says:

      @tim with the way tesco trading is at the moment I wouldn’t bank on it!

    • MaltaPoints Tom says:

      Based on correspondence I have had with Nectar, it would not in the least surprise me in the least if Nectar (i.e. Sainsburys etc) introduced an airline partner (beyond easyJet).

      I am not saying this means Tesco will lose Avios (or anyone else), but simply that there are likely to be movements on the Nectar front.

      • ankomonkey says:

        Interesting MaltaPoints Tom. Not expecting you to break a confidence, but is there any indication if it would be a major player (I put BA and Virgin into that category) or a minor player (I put Easyjet into that category)? Unlikely though it is, I’d love to see it being possible to earn Avios and VS miles through Clubcard AND Nectar, although it may kill availability even further and lead to devaluation if numbers of miles/points in circulation increases significantly. Maybe it’s not such a good idea. I choose Emirates and Nectar since I live near BHX and the Emirates lounge there is excellent in my experience. Maybe also a One World member that isn’t BA…

        • MaltaPoints Tom says:

          Most certainly a major carrier, but beyond saying that I’d be speculating wildly.

          As you note, they’ve already got easyJet on the minor carrier side.

      • Erico1875 says:

        For economy long haul, due to the high taxes and charges, and limited availability,with BA and Avios , Nectar and Expedia are a real viable alternative for sub £550 flights in my opinion.

      • Rob says:

        Didn’t know that, thanks

    • squills says:

      It’s a bit of a worry, I might convert (say) 1/3 just to mitigate the risk a bit. Tesco & Avios certainly don’t seem particularly ‘loud & proud’ about the relationship, possibly a bad sign.

      • squills says:

        On the Tesco site they say: Upcoming Offers : If you missed the opportunity last month to say ‘thank you’ to someone to win flights with British Airways, don’t worry. There will be more opportunities to win prizes with Avios this summer with upcoming offers and prize draws.

        So probably no immediate urgency to convert?

      • callum says:

        Why would they be “loud and proud”? They don’t make an enormous fuss over any of their other partners.

      • Tim says:

        I trimmed a little off my Tesco CC position today – around 20%. I think that perfectly reflects my judgement of the risk. Each make their own!

        Tim.

  • Alan says:

    Saw them yesterday, annoyingly my Skype account is only letting me buy $10 credit at a time 🙁

    • Czechoslovakia says:

      Used to be the case that you could change the currency you bought Skype credit in, USD, GBP and EURO, in multiples of 10 or 25 respectively. But this was hidden deep down in your settings somewhere.

      • Alan says:

        Indeed, unfortunately their website refresh seems to have hidden that option!

  • Sully says:

    Well they wouldn’t run an Avios bonus at the same time as a VS bonus would they. That’s just common sense.

    • squills says:

      Not sure it’s Tesco running those promotions: isn’t it the other way about? Obviously in coordination with Tesco – but Virgin or Avios/BAEC marketing dept would control the promotion, surely?

      Which side tipped you off, Raffles – Tesco or Avios?

      • Sully says:

        You’ve linked to a 2 year old post. Well done. Have a cookie.

        • Brian says:

          Indeed – the last time there was an Avios conversion bonus, I believe. Fancy a cookie too?

          • Sully says:

            No cookie for me, thanks.
            Still don’t see what your point is.

          • TimS says:

            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”.

          • chris says:

            implying tescos have common scene is just wishfully thinking

            tho i think BA / virgin decide when to run promos (ofc tescos has a say in it tho not the deciding say)

            and for BA or virgin it makes sense to run them at the same time (tho ofc not planned but done after their offices got news of the deal, or i.e if you have 2 of the same type of stores across the street from each other, store A runs an offer with a big board outside, than ofc store B will see it and and try to beat that offer or atless match it since they want to get some money to, or everyone would go to store A)

          • Rob says:

            The only thing that interests me is that, obviously, Tesco pays BA when you convert. Do they see a bonus as enhancing the value of Clubcard (good) or costing them cash by triggering redemptions (bad)?

    • Rob says:

      They have in the past. And Amex actively encourages multiple bonuses at once to justify a mailshot.

  • James says:

    Back on topic… 4 decent cd’s for £20 minus £5 off £20 spend voucher = £15 rewards but £7.50 due to clubcard boost. 615 clubcard points earned on transaction. Happy with that.

  • Paul says:

    Thanks for the tip off, kirill. I’ve got all of these except Eurostar showing; don’t suppose there’s a direct link to opt-in?

    • Rob says:

      Try Foursquare, it may show on there

    • Andy says:

      The Eurostar one only appeared for my Starwood Preferred Amex and not for by BA Premium+ Amex.

  • AndyGWP says:

    Thankyou – we also have a £5 off £40 Argos spend too 🙂

  • squills says:

    TDXR-JHG6 – expires 10/8 – works for everybody (?) – £5 off £20

    • chris says:

      sure you know by now (as most tesco cc collectors do or should, just from seeing it over the years)

      codes starting TDX/TD- are for everyone, codes starting TDXR- are for certain customers either via email or handing hand / receipts (tho ofc work for more than just the people they get issued them)

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