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Earn Avios via Clubcard with The Orchard at Tesco

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A couple of days ago I wrote about BzzAgent, a product testing business which awards you with Tesco Clubcard points in return for testing new consumer products and writing reviews and social media posts about them.  The business is a Tesco subsidiary.

Tesco runs a similar business called The Orchard.  This is focussed on testing new Tesco products, experiences and services in return for keeping the products and receiving Clubcard points on top.

The Orchard at Tesco

The Orchard at Tesco website is here and it has a sign-up page.

As with BzzAgent, I don’t have much feedback from members as to how good or bad it is.  If you are a member, please let us know. 

One member commented in my BzzAgent piece that The Orchard is a better programme – possibly because Tesco is genuinely seeking your views (you are reviewing their own products) instead of effectively selling your time to third-party manufacturers.

If you have the time to get involved then it might turn out to be interesting as well letting you pick up a few extra Avios along the way.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

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:

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.

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.

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 (SPECIAL OFFER) 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 Visa card

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 (34)

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  • slonik says:

    I agree with SM. The point-earning opportunities of Orchard are fairly minimal (unless you really want to sell Tesco to your social media ‘friends’, which I don’t. However, every couple of months you can get £5-ish of coupons for various products in exchange for filling in a short survey and writing a short review at the end of it – you don’t actually need to do any social media unless you want to. I quite like a freebie so am quite happy to put in the very small amount of time required. The products, as others have said, are generally quite broad – for things from a particular range (eg finest cheese) rather than specific products.
    All in, I have found this much more rewarding than the avios-earning Rewards for Thoughts and the like, which seem to ask me dozens of questions before telling me that I don’t qualify for the points-earning survey.

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