Back in January I wrote about a very generous Tesco pet insurance deal. As this offer is coming to an end soon, here is a reminder for those who didn’t see the original article and would love to get a big Avios bonus for getting their furry friends insured.
If you take out pet insurance from Tesco Bank before 1st March 2016 you will receive 4,000 Clubcard points. This converts into 9,600 Avios or 10,000 Virgin Flying Club miles.
The offer is working OK. People are receiving their 4,000 Clubcard points roughly 6 weeks after applying.
Here is how it works:
Simply enter the code TOPPET and your Clubcard number when getting a quote on the Tesco Bank website.
There are four different levels of pet insurance to choose from which you can compare on the website, but only Extra and Premier Cover will give you the 4,000 Clubcard points.
Out of curiosity I did a quote for my cat here in London and also checked what the price would be in Wales. The result is not surprising – just slightly annoying.
If we lived on a farm in Wales, Extra Cover with an excess of £60 would cost just £8 a month. This would mean that, based on 1p per point of value for the 9,600 Avios, I would effectively be getting a years coverage for free.
In North West London surrounded by busy streets the same insurance costs £20 a month. 4,000 Clubcard points is still an attractive incentive to switch, as long as you are not currently paying something similar via another insurer.
The rules for the Tesco pet insurance promotion are:
- You have never had any pet policy covering this pet that has been declared void or been cancelled by Tesco Bank.
- You are the owner and keeper of the pet.
- You and the pet on the policy live in the UK, Isle of Man or Channel Islands.
- Your pet is at least 8 weeks old.
- Your pet is not on the list of uninsurable breeds.
- Your pet is not used for business, commercial breeding or for monetary gain.
- And if you’re insuring a dog: Your dog is not trained to attack, used for commercial guard or security purposes, or for any form of racing.
- If you cancel your policy within the first 30 days you will not receive the Clubcard points.
Unlike the recent life insurance deals where Tesco was giving you the Clubcard points in quarterly chunks, you will receive the points all at once here. This means even if you decide after a few months that the policy isn’t right for your needs, you can keep the full amount of Clubcard points.
It does not say how long Tesco will take to award your 4,000 points but readers who took out the policy after I first wrote about it said that the points arrived within 6 weeks.
Remember this offer is available until 1st March 2016 and is not available if you visit the Tesco Pet Insurance site from a link on a price comparison website. You must go direct.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
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:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
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