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100 Avios if you persuade a Clubcard-collecting friend of the wonders of avios.com

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Is avios.com feeling the pressure, post devaluation, of persuading Tesco Clubcard collectors of the wonders of the scheme?

It may be, because they have come up with one of the least rewarding refer-a-friend deals ever seen 🙂

If you can persuade a Tesco Clubcard-carrying friend to convert vouchers for the first time to avios.com, you will receive 100 bonus Avios points.  Your friend will also receive 100 bonus Avios points.  Control your excitement at the back ….

Avios refer a friend

Note that you CAN take advantage of this offer if you have previously converted to British Airways Executive Club.  All that matters is that you have not converted into an avios.com account before.

Keen to trip you up, the promotion comes with complex rules:

You, as referrer, MUST have previously converted Clubcard points to avios.com

Your friend MUST NEVER have previously converted Clubcard points to avios.com

Your friend must not be a member of an avios.com Household Account

You must know the email address which your friend has linked to their Tesco Clubcard account and also the email address linked to your Clubcard account

To trip you up further, the email promoting this scheme says that

“they get 100 bonus Avios for the first time they exchange £10 of vouchers”

However, the small print says:

“You will be awarded 100 Avios for every friend who exchanges a minimum of £2.50 in Tesco Clubcard vouchers for Avios”

And if the bonus Avios points don’t post for either of you?

“no correspondence will be entered into.”

However, it isn’t quite that bad

There is a competition linked to this process which makes it slightly more interesting.

If your friend makes their first conversion before 26th June, you will both be entered into a competition.  Four winners will each share 200,000 Avios points between the referrer and the referred person whilst 600 runners-up will each share 2,000 Avios points.

This sweetens the deal a bit.

Whether your friend needs to convert £2.50 or £10 of vouchers to enter, of course, is still up for debate!  The competition rules do mention £2.50 but the covering email says £10.  I would assume £2.50.

If you want to earn you 100 Avios for referring a friend, the referral website is here. 

Please note that every Avios reference on this page refers to avios.com and NOT British Airways Executive Club.  Your friend need to be a first-time converter into avios.com and you must have previously converted into avios.com (not BAEC) in order to make a referral.


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 (15)

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  • James says:

    Hahah what a great offer, kudos avios.com, I’m sold!

  • fiona says:

    Great idea! Follow BA s LCC rebranding with their own version.

  • Tilly71 says:

    Hardly an incentive considering you can usually clear 100 avios when a new Avios suitcase sticker arrives!

    • Dan says:

      Exactly my thoughts too! Seems a lot of effort when you can answer a couple of reward for thoughts/e-rewards surveys or collect a sticker for the same reward!

      Perhaps they missed a couple of 00’s of the end!

    • DaveX says:

      hup!

  • Rob says:

    I am on the app store listings as well!

  • RIccati says:

    I have noticed a letter from American Express stating that in order for them to maintain BA card they have to increase APR from 19.99 to 29.99%.

    This means that the pool of users and transactions on BA card(s) have been shrinking considerably.

    • oliuk says:

      I have an offer on my BA amex offering 2.99% for a year, so maybe its different for each person?

    • James67 says:

      Anybody know if amex ever offers extra points offers in an effort to stimulate activity on inactive accounts? I’ve had barclaycard do that so I’m considering suspending use of some of my cards a few months to see what happens.

    • Rob says:

      Odd – website still shows 19.9% on the paid card. Frankly, you are stupid if you run a balance on the BA cards anyway given that there are SUBSTANTIALLY cheaper credit cards out there. People paying interest should NOT be thinking about miles, they should be thinking about a low interest rate.

    • Callum says:

      It means absolutely nothing of the sort…

  • Imbruce says:

    OT; Until 31/5 you can ean double club card points at Esso service stations when you fill up with Esso Supreme petrol or diesel (the expensive fuel) no signs on the pumps or in store, I did not know about it until I filled up my car and the comment was on the docket so I have missed out. It applies to all participating sites.

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