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20% off iTunes gift cards at Tesco – plus 360 Avios if you spend £50

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Tesco is running another promotion on iTunes gift cards for the next week or so, until January 11th.

Unlike some previous versions of this promotion, all denominations – £15, £25 and £50 – are included.

This combines very nicely with the ‘150 bonus Clubcard points for spending £50 on gift cards’ promotion.

For this promotion – and this is not always the case with Tesco – they base the bonus points on the post-discount price.

If you buy 2 x £25 iTunes gift cards you will need to throw in a random £10 gift card for Starbucks or anyone apart from Tesco itself to get your post-discount total spend to £50. This will trigger the bonus which is worth 360 Avios points or 375 Virgin Flying Club miles.

This offer is also available online at the Tesco Gift Card Store.  You will still receive your 150 Clubcard points per £50 if you buy online.  There is a small postage charge.

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 (17)

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  • Scott says:

    I tried getting some iTunes gift cards before Christmas with the 100 extra points vouchers and it turns out the small print of the 150 clubcard points offer for spending £50 excludes iTunes gift cards. Didn’t realise until they got scanned at the till and rather than them going through as a ‘gift card’ they’re programmed differently so come up as iTunes, meaning no bonus points on them…

    • Jason says:

      Never had a problem getting the 150 points. Always buy them with a few shopping items.

      • Raffles says:

        Snap! Indeed, if you look at the linked blog Kevin got his points ok.

      • Kevin @ Economy Class and Beyond says:

        I’ve never had a problem. Worse comes to worse, customer services will set things straight.

        I normally do a £50 voucher (or variants enough to get to the £50 point, then use a Starbucks card) – tends to trigger it ok.

    • Pol says:

      This happened to me and I queried it as it didn’t mention iTunes cards being excluded on the voucher. They added the extra points manually.

    • Fenny says:

      I always get the 150 points on itunes cards. I only every buy the cards when they are discounted and use them on the Adorable Nieces. I wouldn’t buy them if I didn’t get the points.

      • Dev says:

        I use Apple TV and take full advantage of the discounts. I regularly load up my account. The way I look at is that Woth Netflix and Now TV, it means I’m getting a 5th of the year free.

        • Fenny says:

          Totally OT, but I use Amazon Prime TV for 80% of my watching (don’t have a TV licence due to the amount of junk on broadcast channels) and Now TV when Game of Thrones is on. Occasionally topping it all off with Blinkbox, especially to purchase box sets with extra points attached. Apart from that, a Cineworld Unlimited card isn’t much more than a TV licence and means I can see the latest films as they come out.

  • Jenni says:

    Sorry OT, but does anyone know if Tesco sell M&S gift cards? I would imagine not as they’re a competitor… Any ideas on maximising Amex MR points / air miles on M&S spend? Or is the BAPP my best bet?

  • Jon says:

    This 20% offer was on from the end of Dec, so you could have used your 100 points voucher on top of the discount!

  • Rob says:

    Does this mean you can use 3V bought from Tesco to buy Sainsburys vouchers online at ‘high street vouchers’? this seems brilliant if you can?

  • What's the Point says:

    Assuming you can find any 3Vs that is!

  • needroos says:

    Does anyone have any experience using Itunes gift card credit to top up Skype accounts through in app payments?

  • Metatone says:

    How do you connect your gift card purchase to your club card number?
    It makes me register separately for the Tesco gift card store.

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