Tesco has launched an online gift card store just in time for Christmas!
The bad news is that 3V gift cards are not available. The fee paying Visa gift cards are not available either. On the positive side, it is now very easy to order a wide range of retailer gift cards and generate some cheap Avios points.
The online store includes, amongst other High Street names, Pizza Express, Nando’s, Pizza Hut, Prezzo, Zizzi, Café Rouge, ASK, iTunes, Waterstones, Book Tokens, Ticketmaster, Currys, Cineworld, WH Smith, Facebook, Halfords, Spotify, House of Fraser, New Look, BHS, Gap, Oasis, Warehouse, Fat Face, Accessorize, H&M, Argos, Homebase, Mothercare, Toy’R’Us etc.
Apart from 3V, I spotted that Next and Starbucks were missing from the ‘typical’ Tesco in-store selection.
There is a fee to pay when you order the cards to cover postage:
£1.50 under £50
£2.95 between £50 and £100
£4.95 if you require a signature on delivery
On the upside, you will earn 150 bonus Clubcard points for every £50 you spend.
The maximum order is £100. This would generate 300 Clubcard points or 720 Avios points for £2.95 – a pretty decent deal.
For many people, of course, it is easier to buy the gift cards in a Tesco store and save the postage fee. This would also allow you to earn additional bonus points by using the voucher in the Tesco Christmas magazine.
For anyone who lives a long way from a Tesco store with a good gift card selection – or if it would cost you more than £2.95 in time and travel costs to get there – this is not a bad option.
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There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
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