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 moneysavingexpert.com. Oddly, this is the same code that was being circulated by vouchercodes.co.uk 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 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:
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.
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.
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.
(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.)