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The new ‘Tesco to Avios’ conversion incentive is ….

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It is Tesco Clubcard voucher time again.  Your vouchers for any Clubcard points earned in the last quarter should start to arrive soon.  People with auto-convert may find that they are already there.

Virgin Atlantic, as I wrote last week, is offering a 20% bonus when you convert your Clubcard points into Virgin Flying Club miles.  That means you receive 300 miles per £2.50 voucher.  Full details are in my article here and on the Tesco site here.

British Airways is NOT launching a conversion bonus.

Instead, there is another competition.

For every £5 you convert into British Airways Executive Club Avios before 18th June, you will receive one entry into a prize draw.

The prizes, to put it mildly, are not outstanding:

4 winners will each receive 7,500 points

6 winners will each receive 4,500 points

40 winners will receive an amazing 1,500 points.

Why they couldn’t just give away 50 lots of 7,500 points – which in itself is not hugely exciting – I don’t know!

This promotion is not yet live on the Tesco / British Airways webpage but should appear in the next day or so.

British Airways BA Amex American Express

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 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 and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.

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:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard 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. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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 (81)

  • pj says:

    Results: about 40 cards sitting on the hooks in my smallish Tesco supermarket.

    • Tariq says:

      Managed to find some myself today too, so the water bill has been paid now! 🙂

      Two whole hooks full in Tesco Uttoxeter.

  • pj says:

    It does lead to the natural questions (since nothing much has changed):

    – why the name change?
    – why the de-stocking & hiatus?
    – what HAS changed?

    I suggest that ye get in quick since the only valuable thing is 150 points.

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