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

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.

(The deadline is stated as 3rd November on the main site and 2nd November in the terms and conditions.  I have gone with 2nd November to be safe.)


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.  The terms and conditions of this offer can be found here.

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.

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  1. AviosNewbie says:

    Raffles, the initial page does not show the tesco offer as you mentioned, but after you sign-up, the 500 cc points show under ‘pending’ in the account overview section.

    thanks for the referral link!

  2. Scottnothing says:

    This happened to me as well. I emailed them and my account was reactivated within a week.

  3. squills says:

    You could try switching browsers. Chrome usually tracks perfectly.

  4. I tried yesterday and it absolutely wouldn’t let me. But oddly, today it will. Very strange.

  5. squills says:

    Didn’t get the email. If I’d wanted any Disney DVDs I’d have given it a go anyway, as when I saw they were mixing the offer for new and TARGETED existing customers I guessed that they wold probably find it hard to police.

  6. Off Topic.. The Redspottedhanky points for the Ryder Cup Golf posted to our accounts yesterday, nice

  7. ankomonkey says:

    Got this and made a purchase – now awaiting delivery…

  8. No, the £50 cap is based on the figure before the uplift.

  9. Thanks for that. I will try with Firefox.

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

    • 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

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

      • Christmas is coming…

        Codes still working as of 20.45

        • 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!

        • 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 😉

    • Thanks for that. Where do you find these codes?

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

    • 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.

      • You got me worried! Will log in…

        • 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?

        • 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.