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Tesco has launched another round of Clubcard Boost.  This is the promotion which allows you to spend your Clubcard vouchers instore or online for double their standard face value.

Full details are here at tesco.com.

You can double up your vouchers if you spend them on:

Clubcard Boost

  • Toys
  • Garden & BBQs
  • Clothing
  • Electricals
  • Home, Cook & Dine
  • Skincare, Cosmetics & Fragrances
  • Sports & Leisure
  • Travel & Camping
  • Entertainment & Books
  • Gaming
  • Mobile Phones & Accessories
  • Opticians

Exclusions apply to all categories – you cannot get an iPad, for example, although Hudl tablets are included.

These deals are valid in store AND at Tesco Direct.  The Tesco website explains how to convert your Clubcard tokens into special Boost vouchers if you want to use them instore.  For Tesco Direct, your Clubcard tokens are automatically doubled.

Is this a better deal than converting to Avios?

It is not a slam dunk, but if Tesco Direct is selling something which you are definitely going to buy anyway then it is worth considering.

Let’s assume you want a £100 bike. That will cost you £50 of Tesco vouchers during Clubcard Boost. The same £50 of vouchers would get you 12,000 Avios or 12,500 Virgin Flying Club miles (15,000 Virgin miles during the current ‘20% bonus’ promotion’).

If you convert to Avios instead, and use hard cash to buy your bike, you are effectively ‘paying’ 0.83p per Avios.

For a lot of people, 0.83p is still a good price. If your Avios balance is already pretty high, though, you might want to think about whether buying something from Tesco Direct is a better deal or not. There is no right or wrong answer.

The deadline for taking advantage of these deals is 28th June.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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.

Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.

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

50,000 Avios for signing up (A CRAZY SPECIAL OFFER!) and an upgrade voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

10,000 Avios for signing up (SPECIAL OFFER) 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.

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.

American Express Amex Gold

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

30,000 points 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.

(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 (27)

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  • pj says:

    Gosh – sounds good

  • Pol says:

    The rest of my Avios points for the Apple Store check ins posted today. All of them.

  • the_real_a says:

    Slightly embarrassed by this one, but THREE complete frames of glasses for £30 of vouchers. Im a contact lense wearer so only need the for 5 minutes a day but i seem to constantly lose them in hotel rooms – so mildly travel related!

  • the_real_a says:

    Slightly embarrassed by this one, but THREE complete frames of glasses for £30 of vouchers. Im a contact lense wearer so only need thme for 5 minutes a day but i seem to constantly lose them in hotel rooms – so mildly travel related!

  • travelbear says:

    Has everyones points posted into their Ba account? I’m still waiting…………

  • DaveX says:

    From MSE: We’ve blagged a rare 15,000 codes for new AND existing customers to get an extra 500 Clubcard points (worth £5 in store but up to £20 when converted into Tesco Boost) on a £60 online food shop at Tesco Grocery*. Just enter the code XXPLTK and schedule to have your shopping delivered on or before Fri 29 May to qualify for the offer (you’ll need to go quick before slots book up)

    ***But you need to get your order delivered by 29 May.***
    500 points = 1200 Avios

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