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 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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
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