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. If you don’t want to use the points for airline miles, this page on our sister site Shopper Points shows the best value Tesco Clubcard Boost redemptions.
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 (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.)