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A Tesco to Avios conversion bonus – but targeted

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Good news!  Tesco has launched a ‘Clubcard to Avios’ conversion bonus.  The bad news is that it is strictly targeted to a few people, seemingly people who have not converted to BA or before.

This is the deal:

Exchange £5 of Clubcard vouchers to BA or before 7th September

You will receive 6,000 Avios instead of the usual 1,200 Avios

As you can see from the accompanying logo on the emails …

Tesco pic

…. Avios is promoting this as a ‘Part Pay With Avios’ opportunity.  They are NOT suggesting that you use the Avios for free flights – which is a good job, as 6000 won’t get you far.

This is the text:

For every £2.50 in Clubcard vouchers you exchange, you’ll usually receive 600 Avios. But as a specially selected Clubcard customer, if you exchange £5 in Clubcard vouchers by 7 September, we’ll top up your balance to 6,000 Avios. That’s enough for £40 off a pair or £20 off two British Airways flights to a European destination.

I doubt many HfP readers will have got this.  If you did get it on the account of a family member, you might want to do it and then create a Household Account with that person – or simply use their account to book a redemption or get the discount for yourself.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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.

Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.

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

50,000 Avios for signing up (A CRAZY SPECIAL OFFER!) and an upgrade voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

10,000 Avios for signing up (SPECIAL OFFER) 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.

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points 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 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 (52)

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  • Adam says:

    Avios have messaged a day later after not knowing about this offer with now a statement saying there is another offer inconjunction with Tesco for only invited people via an email. Nothing stated by them about non conversions, ave asked who to contact if no email received.

  • James says:

    The other half has never converted to avios/BA and got no email. I converted a fiver and got the usual 1200 avios….

  • Stephen F says:

    Wife got the email & assume my mum probably did too (I accidentally deleted the email address when changing hosting so I couldn’t check) so I did £5 for each.

    Converted as 1200 avios each! When you click the email link it takes you to the same avios page that everyone sees, ie 9000 avios competition etc, no mention of 6000 bonus for £5 so it was a gamble.

    My wife should have got hers so I will complain. Pretty mad really.

  • Adam says:

    Avios on facebook asked us to email them our account details and they would look into why we didnt get the email as we have never converted before to avios from tesco vouchers,
    Response today was basically if you did not receive the email then your not on their list and wont get the promotional offer. So for anyone who didnt get the email, you wont get the bonus avios by converting before the offer end date in tesco vouchers 🙁

  • Mark Smith says:

    I got the email, converted and only got 1200 Avios. Disappointed if it was capped to 150,000 people and I missed out, as I’m fairly sure that was not made obvious to me.

  • lindap says:

    I converted my first Tesco vouchers to Avios on the 16th August, they have just posted, i did an online chat asking about the targeted offer and the agent just said we have over four million collectors tough. Nice customer loyalty. One point though I also did a purchase through shops online and they gave me 50% extra AVIOS, so that I suppose was a nice surprise.

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