TopCashback, a site which allows you to earn a small amount of cashback on your day to day shopping by clicking through to participating merchants, has launched its most generous sign-up offer yet.
Until June 21st, you will receive 1,000 Clubcard points – convertible into 2,400 Avios points or 2,500 Virgin Flying Club miles – when you sign up for free and earn just £10 in cashback.
TopCashback works with many major internet retailers and pays you a small commission for every purchase you make after clicking through to their site. If you current use the Avios e-store, the British Airways Gate 365 shopping mall or the Virgin Flying Club Shops Away site, you should consider moving across to TopCashback instead.
Earn Avios for signing up
What makes TopCashback unique among cashback sites is that it allows you to pay your cashback directly into your Tesco Clubcard account – and gives you a 5% bonus on top.
This dramatically increased the value of TopCashback cashback versus a site such as Quidco:
£10 of cashback earned at Quidco earns you £10
£10 of cashback earned at TopCashback earns you £10.50 (with the 5% bonus) paid into your Tesco Clubcard account. That gives you 1,050 Clubcard points. These convert into 2,520 Avios points or 2,625 Virgin Flying Club miles. You are effectively ‘buying’ Avios points for just 0.4p each.
You can transfer up to £50 of cashback per year from TopCashback to Clubcard (a year runs from the date of your first Tesco transfer, not the calendar year or from the date you joined). This means that you can earn up to 12,000 Avios per year this way. Your 1,000 Clubcard points sign-up bonus does NOT count towards your £50 per year cap.
Once you have hit your £50 annual cap on transferring to Clubcard, you can transfer further cashback directly to Avios points if you want. For every £1 of cashback you earn, you will have the choice of taking £1 as cash into Paypal or your bank account or receiving 105 Avios points.
How to join TopCashback
To receive the 1,000 Tesco Clubcard points for signing up, you MUST use this link here (click).
This offer cannot be combined with the standard TopCashback refer-a-friend offer. You must use the link above to join.
There is no time limit on how long you have to earn your £10 cashback – a month, three months, six months, whatever. You therefore have little to lose, if you are not already a member, by signing up now.
There are two membership levels at TopCashback – a free version and a £5 annual fee version. The £5 level pays slightly higher cashback and has improved customer service if you have any problems. However, you will receive the 1,000 Clubcard points whichever level you choose. To be honest, I would start at the free level and only upgrade when you have decided that you like the site.
If you are not already a TopCashback member, you should open a TopCashback account now and use it for your day-to-day online shopping instead of Quidco.
If you are already a member, why not refer your partner – as long as they have their own Clubcard account? In fact, you should encourage every member of your British Airways household account to sign-up.
You may want to take a look at some of ‘easy money’ offers on TopCashback, or even their ‘free money’ offers. If you know what you are doing, some of the gambling and bingo sites offer effectively free money for signing up and betting a small minimum. You can minimise losses by having your partner sign up and then taking opposite win/lose bets on the same sporting event.
TopCashback has run various sign-up bonuses over the last couple of years where they have offered Clubcard points. However, they have never offered a bonus as generous as this one. This is as good a time as any to join if you haven’t got around to it yet.
The link to sign up – for free – is here. The offer runs until June 21st.
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.)