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£5 for a £10 Tesco gift card and a ‘3,000 Avios for £60 Tesco grocery spend’ code

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There are two interesting Tesco deals running at the moment:

Pay £5 for a £10 Tesco gift card via Mighty Deals

Via the Mighty Deals website, you can currently buy a £10 Tesco gift card for just £5.  The site runs these sort of deals on a regular basis and they are generally reliable.

If you want to take part, here is how to do it:

Step One – Create a Mighty Deals account
Step Two – If you have a TopCashback account, visit TopCashback at this page and click through to Mighty Deals.  If you are not already a TCB member, my refer-a-friend sign-up link is here.
Step Three – buy your £10 Tesco giftcard for £5 from Mighty Deals

All done.  It is a relatively easy way to save £5.42 if you regularly shop in Tesco. 

3,000 Avios with a £60 grocery shop

Tesco has launched another promotional code for Tesco grocery shopping, this time via a tie-up with  Oddly, this is the same code that was being circulated by back in March.

1,250 bonus Clubcard points on a £60 grocery spend

Code is XXFHML

Code expires on Sunday 26th April – you need to receive the delivery, or do ‘click and collect’, by this date.  This doesn’t give you much time so you would need to get an order placed ASAP.

This code is aimed at customers whose accounts have not had a Tesco Grocery order before.

It will also work OK if you have not done a Tesco Grocery order for some time, potentially a year or so. I got it to work successfully on my account as the screenshot below shows.

The quickest way to see if the ‘new customer’ code works on an existing account is to go to the Tesco grocery site and do a dummy order for £60 (search for ‘veuve’ and put two bottles in your basket!). Click checkout, select a random delivery slot, go to the payment page (do not put in a credit card number) and enter the code. The box is halfway down the payment page.

If it has worked, you will see this on your screen:


The voucher is then stored on your account. You do NOT need to complete the dummy order – the code will still be there if you do another grocery order later on.

If the code does not work on your account, you may want to consider opening a new Tesco Clubcard account just for this transaction. I would only do this if the account is in a different name to your other account – hopefully someone who shares a BA household account with you so that you can transfer the points to Avios and access them yourself. Another option would be to use a work address or another family member.

It is NOT recommended to have multiple accounts in your own name at the same address.

If you don’t want to order your groceries from Tesco, consider spending £60 on some wine, nappies, dishwasher tablets or other expensive branded items which you buy anyway. It is a very easy 3,000 Avios or 3,125 Virgin Flying Club miles if you only buy items you need anyway.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 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 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

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.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

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, £200 travel credit 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.

Comments (26)

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  • Matt says:

    I tried the same offer with mighty deals last year. They shipped me a gift card (this took them some time). When I went to tesco I found at the till it had no credit, many emails and promises to top it up later (not done) – I gave up and reversed the card charge.
    I won’t be using them again.

    • Michael says:

      I received 24 of the 25 gift cards I ordered from them last year. All had the full £10 credit and arrived within 14 days.

      • Frenske says:

        You know this is against the T&C.

        • JQ says:

          Yet they still shipped them.

        • Michael says:

          A lot of what is discussed here is contrary to the spirit of a number of schemes. Rules are bent, boundaries are pushed, loopholes are found.

  • Tom C says:

    Tesco code worked here on my account that I’ve not used in almost 8 years.

  • pat butcher says:


    Raffles, do you think we have seen the last of the 10,000-25,000 offers when you take out a mobile phone contract? Has been a while since I remember seeing one.

    • Nick says:

      Good question. I had 10,000 last time and have two contracts to renew. I didn’t realise it ever got as high as 25,000 though!

    • Rob says:

      Tesco Phone Shop has been closed down, unfortunately

      • Nick says:

        Thanks. So this means no more 10,000 clubcard points for phone contracts? Pity.

        On the other hand, it also means no more Tesco Phone Shop. They were utterly, utterly useless at post-sales support and deserved to fail.

      • Pid says:

        Closed down? It was still open in the Cirencester store today!

  • Nick says:

    Mighty Deals are a scam. Tried these things 3 times, never received anything.

    Scam – avoid.

    • M says:

      Agree. There’s a reason why they’re banned on HUKD.

      • Dan says:

        I’ve also had some problems with Mighty Deals. Ordered two £10 tesco vouchers the last time this promotion ran.

        It took 3 months for them to eventually arrive, and when they did, one wouldn’t work at the till. I’d steer clear.

  • John says:

    Mighty Deals says Deal No Longer Available now

    • Rob says:

      Thanks. Have updated the article and pushed it down the home page a bit. Let’s hope they all arrive OK.

  • Singing Dwarf says:

    This code (XXFHML) is now valid until 31/05/15

  • David says:

    I have just received an email from Mighty Deals regarding the £10 Tesco gift card for £5 deal. It includes the following text:

    “This offer is a special reward for our loyal customers and as an extra bonus we£re giving you another £5 free Mighty Cash to spend at Mighty Deals!

    Make sure you spend your £5 Mighty Cash before 15th May 2015 in order to guarantee your Tesco Digital Gift Card. As per our T&Cs, please note that failure to use the £5 Mighty Cash bonus may result in a full refund of your £5 purchase.”

    In the small print T&Cs of their website is the following paragraph:

    From time to time Mighty Deals will run loss leader offers. These are designed to reward our loyal customers and to attract new subscribers and customers to the hundreds of live deals and fantastic discounts we have across Gadgets & Gifts, Home & Garden, Health & Beauty, Getaways and much more. Strictly one voucher per customer for loss leader deals. Before loss leader vouchers are redeemed Mighty Deals reserves the right at our sole discretion to refund any customers who have purchased multiple vouchers and for those subscribers or customers who we believe are not active or engaged . A free £5 Mighty Cash will also be offered as way of activating a customer/ subscriber. In addition any customer refunded will also be issued with a free £5 Mighty Cash voucher.”

    In my opinion this clause was/is rather hidden. A key condition of sale such as this should surely have been prominently displayed on the deal page for consideration prior to purchase. If it was then I missed it. Mighty Deals do indicate that refunds will be provided if the gift card is not issued, but the promotion would be disappointing if so. The clause is effectively requiring people to make a further purchase to “guarantee” the card, or to risk the sale being refunded. There is also no indication of what constitutes “active or engaged” activity.

    • David says:

      I should add that this is my interpretation of the email. I do not intend to make a further purchase simply to “activate” the voucher.

  • BlueThroughCrimp says:

    The email I received was :-
    Dear Customer,

    Unfortunately after purchasing the £10 for £5 Tesco Digital Gift Card you unsubscribed as a Mighty Deals customer.
    As per our deal terms this offer is strictly for loyal customers and new customers.
    We have refunded your card in full. Please allow 5 to 7 days for your refund to clear.

    I never knowingly unsubscribed…

    • Rob says:


      • BlueThroughCrimp says:

        Today’s email from Mighty Deals…

        Dear Customer,

        We recently incorrectly emailed you to say that you had been unsubscribed from Mighty Deals after you purchased our £10 Tesco Gift Card offer. We made a mistake and would like to apologise.

        We have experienced a large number of duplicate accounts being made to purchase multiple Tesco Gift Cards. In amongst the accounts that we unsubscribed, your account was unsubscribed in error.

        Your account has been reinstated with immediate effect and you will still receive your Tesco £10 for £5 Gift Card redemption link on May 15th. No further action is required.

        Again, please do accept our apologies for any confusion we have caused. It has always been in our best interest to offer our 50% off the High Street deals to genuine customers.

    • Gord says:

      Same here for me and my wife re the “unsubscribed” issue. Neither of us can remember specifically unsubscribing , but I guess it’s possible if they were sending us marketing bumf. Sounds to me like they’ve been over-subscribed and are trying to wriggle out.

    • Fenny says:

      Report them to Trading Standards. If this is a way to get out of providing stuff, they need a good slapping.

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