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Get 7,200 Avios or 7,500 Virgin Atlantic miles for taking out Tesco car insurance

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Tesco Clubcard has launched a new promotion offering 3,000 extra Clubcard points (7,200 Avios or 7,500 Virgin Flying Club miles) when you take out Tesco Car Insurance.

The details of this offer are not showing online but they are in a leaflet being mailed out by Tesco.  Here are the two key rules:

You must buy your cover by 23rd June using code CAR3000G

You will NOT receive the bonus if you originally got a quote via a price comparison service and followed a link to Tesco from that site.  (This is because Tesco would be paying commission to the comparison site and has no marketing budget left to fund your 3000 points.)

There is a scan of the leaflet here if you want to see it.   You can see the full list of small print there.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2024)

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 with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

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

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £15,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 16TH JULY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable 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 10,500 Avios.

Capital on Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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.

Comments (6)

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  • Simon says:

    Two good things about Tesco Car Insurance is that they take AMEX and don’t charge a fee for paying using a credit card.

    • Louise says:

      Thanks for that. I knew elephant used to accept amex too

  • sandgrounder says:

    Always worth a go though. Sometimes it does come through. Sky paid me about £50 to get HD for a year once. 🙂

  • Elena-MuslimTravelGirl says:

    I was just looking today for car insurance and yet Tesco quoted me £200 more than anyone else! Crazy. I think i will skip this offer, even though I wish it worked.

  • Joe says:

    Thanks, had renewed last week with aviva but policy doesn’t expire until tomorrrow so after seeing tesco was about the same price called up, cancelled aviva and just bought through tesco….

  • Nick Massey says:

    Just renewed with Tesco – if you call them they will throw in 3000 CC points without taking out a new policy if you mention this offer to them. Saves a bit of hassle anyway…..

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