Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

1,000 Clubcard points (2,400 Avios) with Braun products from £24

Links on Head for Points may pay us an affiliate commission. A list of partners is here.

Tesco has a launched a new Clubcard promotion in conjunction with Braun.  This offers potential if you are in the market for super-plush hairbrushes, would like to go into an eBay business selling hairbrushes, or are looking for a new shaver or hairdryer.

Take a look here for the list of items in the offer.

You receive 1,000 Clubcard points (2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin Flying Club miles) for every item you buy.

The cheapest item is the Braun BR170 “hair brush with active ions and IONTEC technology” which sells for the odd price of £24.36.  That means you are paying exactly 1p per Avios point if you do ‘click and collect’ to avoid postage costs.

There is already an active market for these hairbrushes on eBay as you can see here.  The Tesco price seems a bargain compared to what is being asked by many sellers, so I would expect you to be able to get much of your £24.36 back.  That said, you may need to wait a while before selling as there may be a glut following this promotion.

The Tesco ‘1000 points’ deal runs until 8th September.

PS.  There is also an offer for 1000 Clubcard points when you spend £100 on Fisher-Price toys.  See here for details.  This deal also runs until 8th September.


British Airways BA Amex American Express

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

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

Nectar American Express

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 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:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard 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. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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 (44)

  • mucky says:

    When on Tescos site does it show all of Tesco offers for bonus clubard points?

  • Erico1875 says:

    This selling on ebay all seems a lot of hassle.
    The 53.95 gift cards is a much simpler method.
    Buy 7 for £377.65 get 1050 bonus CC points(2520 Avios)+ 775 MRpoints
    Dump £350 into NS&I
    Generate 14p per litre fuel save (worth a fiver)
    Total Avios 2520 +775 =3295 Avios
    Cost 27.65 minus 5 = £22.65
    About 0.67p per Avios
    I normally do a mix and match, spending about £1500 between 53.95 visas, B+Q,Argos, Mothercare and 3vs a month
    The last few months we have had a lot of money off till spits and we also got sent a couple of £8 off £80 voucher booklets which has been handy to reduce the Avios cost down to about 0.3p

    • Rob says:

      Thanks Erico, interesting. I will write something on the £53.95 cards again soon as I haven’t covered them for a while.

    • Simon says:

      There is a 2k limit on the 53.95 cards but there is an easy way to get around that by not registering them on the gospendit website, NS&I accept non-registered cards, it also makes redeeming them a bit quicker.

      If you aren’t in the first year of your gold card or don’t spend a lot on petrol the maths doesn’t work out to be quite as good. I normally only get some if I get a til split or if AMEX have an offer on at Argos.

      • Erico1875 says:

        Yes I was thinking about that. We will probably switch to the BA card when the year is up.The 2 for 1 vouchers mean we are effectivly still getting 2 Avios per £1. It also means our bonus CC points have in effect doubled too.as we will only need half the Avios to redeem for a pair of seats.

    • pilau says:

      NS&I stopped working months ago

      • Rob says:

        It stopped working on the 3V cards which cost £50. All financial transactions AFAIK continue to work OK with the £53.95 cards, which are not issued by 3V. Because that company makes its money from the £3.95 fee they couldn’t care less if you empty the card into a bank account.

        • Mark2 says:

          Has anyone an idea of who makes money from 3V? Seems we are buying £25 for £25 and Tesco are paying Amex a little and giving us 3% cash back + the reduction on petrol. Difficult to see what Rafael & Co are making either.
          If I am right I hope they don’t notice soon, although the new management of Tesco are going to have a thorough review apparently.

          • Rob says:

            It works on break costs. Most average people will get one, use it to buy something for say £19.99 and then never get round to clearing the balance. Once the monthly fee kicks in later on that small balance drops to zero quickly.

          • Mark2 says:

            Thanks Rob, I had not thought of that. I suspect that quite a few are never used at all as it is not very easy for a non-computer literate person.
            I foiled them yesterday by buying £300 worth and using them within a couple of hours on Council Tax and JLP vouchers.

  • Guesswho2000 says:

    OT, but the VS Black card would appear to be offering a 25k sign up bonus again! Just been browsing the MBNA site this moment, the white one doesn’t appear to have an uplifted bonus, still says the standard 3k.

    • Rob says:

      Thanks! Will go through all the cards tomorrow, lets see what Sep brings.

      This may just be matching the BA offer.

  • M says:

    A bit OT here. Is anyone else waiting for their Tesco’s gift card from mightydeals? With one of my orders they’ve lied about not redeeming it! If anybody wonders why they’re banned on HUKD….

    • Rob says:

      Here is my story. I got my order email with the code and went to the redemption site. Went through but no confirmatory email. Nothing arrived.

      2 weeks ago, just before the 30 day expiry, I went back to the redemption site. Oddly, it accepted my code again. This time, I got the email AND the gift card dropped through whilst I was away last week.

  • Julie says:

    How much do you have to spend to get 1000 tesco points?

    • Rob says:

      Depends what the cheapest item still in-stock is …. although I would wait until nearer Sep 8 closing date in case hairbrush at £24 comes back

  • Simon says:

    Doesnt look like the hairbrush is coming back, bought a few things to see if i can get close to my money back on e bay or gum tree

  • Simon says:

    Bought a few of these to sell on e bay

  • Adam says:

    Deal now finished.

The UK's biggest frequent flyer website uses cookies, which you can block via your browser settings. Continuing implies your consent to this policy. Our privacy policy is here.