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Best ever bonus – 1,000 Clubcard points (2,400 Avios) for joining TopCashback

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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.

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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.

What next?

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.

My verdict

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 credit cards

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

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

Until 9th April 2021, American Express is running the biggest sign-up bonuses ever seen on a UK payment card.

You will earn 100,000 Membership Rewards points on American Express Business Platinum (apply here) and 50,000 Membership Rewards points on American Express Business Gold (apply here) which is FREE for your first year. Points transfer 1:1 into Avios. Here are links to our reviews:

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

100,000 points sign-up bonus – SPECIAL OFFER TO 9th APRIL – and a long list of travel ….. Read our full review

Amex American Express Business Gold card

American Express Business Gold

50,000 points sign-up bonus – SPECIAL OFFER TO 9th APRIL – and free for a year Read our full review

Here are your other options. There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 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 – 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

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee 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.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(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 (29)

  • Guy says:

    Just signed up for the mybet.com offer. Spend my £5 and the credit is showing as pending already.

    • Mark says:

      Did it track before you spent your £5 or only after you credited the account?

      • bob says:

        Didn’t check with mine. I think the point is: you stand a good chance of even a tracked purchase (say, when you register) being declined if you don’t actually make a purchase.

      • Mark says:

        To answer my own question it did track before I credited the account. It wasn’t that I was looking to avoid depositing the £5 – just that I was hoping for confirmation that it had tracked first.

        Played the slots and set myself a threshold to cash out if it topped £20. My account now stands at £20.40, but now I find that I have to send them all sorts of ID, so not really sure it is worth the risk to net £12 or so after the cash out charges…..

        • sandgrounder says:

          The website says you can withdraw using the same method you paid in. I see no charges for Visa, so I am expecting to get my full £35 winnings off them. But we shall see once the ID has been verified I suppose.

  • Mark says:

    if going for this don’t forget there is also an Amex statement credit offer running with thetrainline.com at the moment.

  • bob says:

    Nice going. Neteller is OK (you’d have to set up a new a/c but they’re perfectly safe) except they charge £5 for the transfer to your bank a/c.

    • Nick M says:

      You need to cash out to the same deposit method but no charges… several bits of ID needed first!

  • JoeMcluskey says:

    Got it!
    Thanks guys

  • bob says:

    Anybody else give it a whiz? I might promulgate this to the mass mkt as I am sure wifey fancies a turn.

  • bob says:

    Got 5 cars to insure ourselves lol 🙂

  • bob says:

    Somebody reported yesterday their Tesco receipt said something like: ‘Now fly even further with Avios’.

    When is the next quarter due? If there is a bonus redemption period coming, I’ll be first in the queue 🙂

  • bob says:

    Scratch that, there’s £3 commission on top.

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