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Earn Avios via Clubcard when buying tyres from blackcircles.com

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A few years ago, Tesco launched a business called Tesco Tyres.  This has now been closed down, but the company which ran it – Scottish group blackcircles.com – continues to offer Clubcard points via its own website.  These can be easily converted into Avios points or Virgin Flying Club miles.

blackcircles.com is an online tyre retailer but with fitting agreements with 1,500 garages across the UK.  You select your garage and your tyres are then delivered directly to the fitter.

The standard earning rate is 1 point per £1 spent.  At present, there are bonus deals running:

4 points per £1 on Quality Choice, Michelin

2 points per £1 on Hankook, Kumho, Yokohama

1 point per £1 on Bridgestone, Firestone and own-label

blackcircles.com has a price match policy if you can find cheaper tyres elsewhere, so the Avios should be a genuine bonus on top.  The company has a decent reputation from what I have read about it, although I have not used it personally.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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. 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

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up 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.

The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

American Express Amex Gold

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

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER) 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 Visa card

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 (9)

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  • Phillip says:

    Have used it and was very impressed. It does boil down to which garage you end up using – they work with numerous local garages, so if you know they will do a good job, it’s worth it. Good customer service too.

  • Phillip says:

    Also, the addition of Paypal, which was not available a few years back when they first started their partnership is another added bonus as you can use it for Amex purchases which are otherwise not accepted.

  • Dave R says:

    I’ve used them once and they were pretty good. I had 2 small issues though… I paid extra to use one of their premium garages and they changed the booking to a normal garage but didn’t automatically refund the extra charge. I also didn’t receive any clubcard points. Both issues were resolved with 1 phone call though.

  • Adam W says:

    I seem to recall using them a couple of years ago when they were running a nice bonus point promotion. It certainly took a bit of the sting out of replacing all four tyres. Points posted quickly and without the need to chase!

    • aceman says:

      same here, used them when they had a bonus on 19 inch tyres, I think it was about 8000 bonus points was very handy! points posted pretty well

  • Think Square says:

    Have you got a reference for the price match policy? If they have one, they don’t shout about it.

    They were v expensive last time I was shopping for tyres, which is a shame because their customer service is/was great.

  • Chilibenny says:

    I bought four new Blue Response tyres through them last year. One tyre however was refused by the garage as it had a defect so I had to go back for a replacement tyre on another day.
    Customer services were very good about it and agreed to my request for additional points as compo – almost doubling my points total for the four tyres

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