The Tesco Clubcard coverage on Head for Points is, obviously, focussed towards Avios and Virgin Flying Club redemptions.
I am certainly not blinded into thinking that those are the best ways to redeem your Clubcard vouchers, however.
More recently, I wrote about how to book UK and Ireland Hilton family hotels using Clubcard.
Double your vouchers at Tesco Direct
Travel redemptions are not the ‘be all and end all’.
Tesco is currently running an excellent redemption deal with Tesco Direct.
As you can see here, you can currently redeem your Clubcard vouchers for double their face value for ANY purchase at Tesco Direct.
EVERYTHING on Tesco Direct, except products sold by 3rd party partners and mobile phone credit, is available.
Want an iPad? You can effectively get one for half price. Playstation 4? Check. Pretty much everything else you’d find in your typical Argos catalogue? Check.
If you have £20 of Clubcard vouchers, you could order £40 of goods from Tesco Direct or swap them for 4,800 Avios points. On the basis that there would definitely be something at Tesco Direct you wanted, you would by ‘paying’ 0.83p per Avios point.
This isn’t a bad deal, of course, but I look to pick them up for 0.75p or less. Using your vouchers in the Tesco Direct promotion may make sense.
The offer ends on September 13th.
An interesting Telegraph deal
If you are a Daily Telegraph reader, you might be interested to know that Tesco now offers digital subscription packs for Clubcard vouchers.
As per this page, you will receive a full 7-day digital sub to the Daily and Sunday Telegraph for just £20 of Clubcard vouchers. This is an attractive deal in my view.
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.)