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Get 1,500 Clubcard points (3,600 Avios) with an E.ON collective fuel switch

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Back in May I ran an introduction to earning Clubcard points with gas and electricity provider E.ON.  E.ON is one of the lesser known Tesco Clubcard partners. This is because, since the end of 2013, you do NOT earn Tesco Clubcard points directly from them.

E.ON has its own rewards scheme – E.ON Rewards – and it is those points which can be converted into Tesco Clubcard.

The other reason it is low key is that E.ON Rewards is an ‘opt in’ scheme. If you don’t sign up, you don’t earn any points, even though E.ON is supplying your fuel.

E.ON Rewards is simplicity itself. You can find an introduction to the scheme here.

You earn a capped 1,500 E.ON Rewards points per year for being on an eligible electricity or dual fuel tariff

Points accrue daily and are awarded monthly

You can either transfer these to Tesco Clubcard (1:1, no minimum) or for Bonusbond high street shopping vouchers (500 = £5 voucher)

Points expire after two years if not redeemed

Points do NOT transfer automatically. You need to go onto the E.ON Rewards website to move them across.

As you can see, E.ON appears to be quietly hoping that many customers either fail to opt-in to the scheme or, if they do, forget about it and let their points expire!

Why you may want to sign up with E.ON now

1,500 Clubcard points per year is worth 3,600 Avios or 3,750 Virgin Flying Club miles.

Given the size of the most gas and electricity bills, however, this is a drop in the ocean. Your priority should be to find the cheapest supplier and only then, if it is E.ON, take the points into account.

At the moment, however, E.ON is VERY competitive for most people.

Two months ago I wrote about a ‘collective switch’ to E.ON which had been negotiated by moneysavingexpert.  E.ON offered a very cheap deal to MSE readers in return for the promise of tens of thousands of new customers arriving at once.

A similar deal has now been launched with uswitch.com which is running until midnight on 3rd November.  In order to see the details, you need to do a price comparison via the uswitch site.  The E.ON package will show as part of your search results.

It is a 12-month fixed price tariff although, if prices fall, you can leave at any point by paying a £30 per fuel exit fee.

The uswitch tariff is a ‘qualifying’ one for the purpose of earning Tesco points.  You will earn 1,500 Clubcard points over the next year if you choose to convert your E.ON Rewards points to Tesco – and those points will get you 3,600 Avios or 3,750 Virgin Flying Club miles.

If you are interested in this deal, you will receive an additional £28 if you apply via the uswitch link on TopCashback.

If you are not already a TopCashback member, my refer-a-friend link is here – you will receive a £5 Amazon gift certificate when you join TCB before 9th November and earn £10 cashback.  This offer is only available if you join via a refer-a-friend link.

Take these deals together and you will receive:

  • a competitive gas and electricity deal for the next 12 months
  • 3,600 Avios points
  • £28 cashback
  • and, for new TopCashback members, a £5 Amazon voucher

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 2024)

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £15,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable 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 10,500 Avios.

Capital on Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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.

Comments (22)

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  • Saf says:

    I picked up the printer today before closing time at the Tesco Extra in New Malden. There were a few remaining on the shelf. The store will re-open again tonight at midnight (being a Sunday) if someone is desperate to buy one.

    • susan says:

      I bought printer today at a Tesco store but they wouldn’t let me have the points, as they say it is not on promotion in store. Does anyone know how I can prove that it is available in store- otherwise I have to take it back. Thanks in advance for any advice.

  • harry says:

    If you bought 30,000 points worth in store, separate transactions, there is NO WAY they would invoke unfair points etc.

    Easy way to hit max points in 1 day if you have a way to pass on the printers at cost.

  • Waribai says:

    EON is no good for me but by doing a price check I have found an updated npower tariff which saves almost £300 over my current one!

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