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It’s back – 500 Clubcard points (1,200 Avios) for joining TopCashback

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It’s back.  If you missed this deal when it ran twice earlier in the year, now is your chance to jump on board.

TopCashback, like Quidco, is a site which allows you to earn a small amount of cashback on your day to day shopping by clicking through to participating merchants.

Last year, TopCashback launched a feature allowing you to pay your cashback directly into your Tesco Clubcard account – and give you a 5% bonus on top.

This dramatically increased the value of TopCashback cashback versus Quidco:

£10 of cashback earned at Quidco earns you £10

£10 of cashback earned at TopCashback earns you £10.50 (with the 5% bonus) paid into your Tesco Clubcard account. That gives you 1,050 Clubcard points. These convert into 2,520 Avios points or 2,625 Virgin Flying Club miles. You are effectively ‘buying’ Avios points for just 0.4p each.

I have had a ‘refer a friend’ link to TopCashback on the site for a while, and I am grateful to everyone who used it. If you haven’t already joined up, there is now a generous incentive.

Until 9am on 2nd November, if you join TopCashback via our refer-a-friend link, you will receive 500 Clubcard points when you have earned £10 of cashback. You must use a refer-a-friend link or you will not receive the bonus.

There is no time limit on how long you have to earn your £10 cashback – a month, three months, six months, whatever. You therefore have little to lose, if you are not already a member, by signing up now.

Note that your 500 points are not deposited directly into your Clubcard account. Once you have earned £10 cashback, TopCashback will put a further £5 in your TopCashback account. However, you can only withdraw this £5 to your Tesco Clubcard account.

You can transfer up to £50 of cashback per year from TopCashback to Clubcard (a year runs from the date of your first Tesco transfer, not the calendar year or from the date you joined). This means that you can earn up to 12,000 Avios per year this way. Your £5 / 500 point sign-up bonus does NOT count towards your £50 per year cap.

Once you have hit your £50 annual cap on transferring to Clubcard, you can transfer further cashback directly to Avios points if you want. For every £1 of cashback you earn, you will have the choice of taking £1 as cash into Paypal or your bank account or receiving 105 Avios points.

The only condition is that you join via a refer-a-friend link. If you sign up directly on the TopCashback site, you will not receive your 500 Clubcard points.

What next?

If you are not already a TopCashback member, you should open a TopCashback account now and use it for your day-to-day online shopping instead of Quidco.

(If you are already a member, why not refer your partner – as long as they have their own Clubcard account – via your own refer-a-friend link, which you can find on the TopCashback site?)

There are two membership levels at TopCashback – a free version and a £5 annual fee version. The £5 level pays slightly higher cashback and has improved customer service if you have any problems. However, you will receive the 500 Clubcard points whichever level you choose. To be honest, I would start at the free level and only upgrade when you have decided that you like the site.

Unfortunately, there is no notice on the TCB site that you will be signing up for the Tesco offer. However, don’t worry, you will be fine. ALL refer-a-friend transactions until 2nd November will be receiving it. 

You may want to take a look at some of ‘easy money’ offers on TopCashback, or even their ‘free money’ offers. If you know what you are doing, some of the gambling and bingo sites offer effectively free money for signing up and betting a small minimum. You can minimise losses by having your partner sign up and then taking opposite win/lose bets on the same sporting event.

I receive a commission for referring you, once you have triggered your bonus, which helps to support HfP. Thank you.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 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

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

We also 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

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 (25)

  • Mark2 says:

    Thanks for that. I will try with Firefox.

  • sqills says:

    O/T 1000 points on £60 spend @ Tesco Wines XXMHNN

    • sqills says:

      1000 points = 2400 Avios = £24 so you can buy 12 bottles of wine, delivered for about £36, some drinkable @ that price 😉

      Cheaper plonker plonk there, too lol

    • Fenny says:

      Dang! I ordered 2 cases the other day, arriving tomorrow.

      • sqills says:

        Christmas is coming…

        Codes still working as of 20.45

        • Fenny says:

          I’ve been stocking up all summer. There’s only so much space I can use for stashing booze and still get to the front door/washing machine!

          • sqills says:

            You could try one thing for me…last time round on 1000 points the headline price before extra discounts was enough to work the discount. It was £100 = 1000 points. But £100 = £75 discounted at the time, so I got a couple of orders 24 bottles for £75 = £51 after Avios = £2.13 a bottle, quite drinkable at that 😉

    • mucky says:

      Thanks for that. Where do you find these codes?

  • Mr Stone says:

    Exactly the same for me, I have such a long list of manually raised claims, its got ridiculous, and the wait times are awful. Definite decline in the last few months.

  • sqills says:

    Some redemptions are specifically barred from using Tesco as the payout route.. If you go back to the original c/b offer, it will tell you, item by item. Then if you remove the offending item, you’ll be able to redeem the rest to Tesco.

    • BigAl says:

      Thanks Sqills – but Tesco doesn’t even appear where all the other redemption retailers are. It just starts at BACS and goes down to Your Travel Card without showing Tesco as an option. Very strange.

      • sqills says:

        You got me worried! Will log in…

        • sqills says:

          Just sounds like a glitch, T is there. When c/b is not payable through any payout route, it usually still appears but isn’t clickable. You did register your T clubcard details, I take it?

          • Rob says:

            Your CC number must be in your profile for Tesco to show as an option. These numbers are randomly deleting themselves for some people, take a look and see if yours is still there.

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