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Get 12,000 Avios with the E.ON Energy Fixed 18 Month Reward gas and electricity tariff

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We originally ran this deal on Shopper Points yesterday.  We are giving it an outing here as well for people who do not normally bother with Tesco promotions but could be tempted when the Avios or Virgin Flying Club miles involved reach five figures.

You can earn Avios indirectly as an E.ON customer.  Very indirectly.

E.ON has its own reward scheme called E.ON Reward Points

You can transfer those points at a 1:1 rate into Tesco Clubcard or for Bonusbond shopping vouchers at 1p per point

The Tesco Clubcard vouchers can be transferred into Avios at 1:2.4 or Virgin Flying Club miles at 1:2.5

The standard rate is 1500 E.ON Rewards Points per year if you are a dual fuel customer, which would get you 1500 Clubcard points and so 3600 Avios.

For the first time, a special sign-up deal

Currently E.ON is offering an 18 month fixed tariff and giving customers 5000 extra E.ON Rewards Points when choosing this tariff for gas and electricity (2500 for electricity only).

It is the first time, as far as we can remember, that E.ON has offered a sign-up bonus like this.

It would convert into 5000 Clubcard points (12000 Avios, 12500 Virgin miles) – not a bad extra incentive.  This is on top of the 1500 E.ON Rewards Points you would earn each year.

This offer runs until 26th April.

This is what you need to know if you are interested:

  • this tariff protects you from price changes for 18 months, which may be a good or bad thing!
  • the tariff is cheaper than E.ON’s standard price tariff
  • you can either get dual fuel or electricity only
  • the bonus points are rewarded within 28 days of being on supply
  • you will receive your standard E.ON Rewards points – which is another 1500 Rewards Points per year (remember to sign up for E.ON Rewards as you must opt-in).  These can be converted into 1500 Clubcard points (3600 Avios).
  • if you leave before the end date you need to pay £30 per fuel to break your contract
  • you save an additional £20 per year if you choose dual fuel
  • you save an additional £10 per year if you choose paperless billing

This offer IS open to existing E.ON customers who want to switch over.

Obviously you should get quotes from various energy suppliers before signing up as well as checking any break costs in your current deal.  Your fuel bill is a major expense and your primary focus should be on getting the best price without being swayed by any rewards.

To be honest, the feedback I have seen on this deal to date is not great with many people finding it noticeably higher than their existing tariff.  It depends on who is currently supplying your fuel and your view on whether locking into an 18 month fixed price deal is a good one or not.

It also depends on your property of course.  If you have a small flat or a second home with very modest fuel use, the 12000 Avios points may be worth having even if this tariff is not as cheap as the competition.

This offer runs until 26th April with the possibility of it being withdrawn sooner if demand is high.

Full details can be found on the E.ON website here.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2023)

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 £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

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

30,000 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

Get a 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.

EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.

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 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 (50)

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  • harry says:

    tariff is much higher than E.ON’s own previous fixed rate tariff (v 19 in Jan/ 16) – about £40/ month higher in my case

    • Liz says:

      Same for me Harry -£46 per month more – it is closer to the V20 rate for anyone who is on that one.

  • Simon says:

    Same for me – £47 pm more than present provider – an expensive 12,000 Avios!

  • David says:

    Second home, minimal elec use, cheap Avios

  • James67 says:

    I had a similar pfoblem in the past too. Energy company told me it is not unusual with new builds as the developers often send them wrong or confusing informstion on plot numbers and addresses.

    • Boris says:

      Ours was the house number and an “a” on a more recent one.

      One was 1940s, the other was 1980s !!!

  • Azza83 says:

    This particular E-On Tariff would cost us very nearly 20% more a year (£150) for Electricity alone over our current provider (which I didn’t think was particularly cheap). Clearly not worth it for 2,500 CC points.
    I suspect only those currently paying full tariff for their gas and electric would benefit from this offer – and they’d benefit far more by switching to a much more competitive rate anyway.

  • Deb says:

    I am already on Eon its abut £3 a month cheaper, I switched yesterday, I also switched Mums.If you are a Eon customer you can normally switch tariffs without penalty at any time anyway.

    • Tom says:

      Exactly. The penalty typically applies if you were to leave Eon rather than switch tariff. So you could be sure of keeping their cheapest.

  • Ed says:

    If you can be bothered with a bit of work, there is likely to be a good deal here. The maths will vary person to person but if you sign up to get the 12,000 avios then pay £60 exit fees after 28 days, you’ll be paying a little over .5p per avios. This assumes that you don’t have any exit fees from current provider. For instance if this package is £120pa more expensive then what your paying and you cancel on 28 days you’ll pay ~£70 for 12,000 avios.

    • harry says:

      you may be on to something here

      combine it with EON’s willingness to let you change – free of charge – onto about 3 alternative deals (ie EON deals) – some of which then don’t impose exit penalties…

      you might get away with about 8-10,000 free Avios

      • harry says:

        If you change now, ie after the winter, then you’ll only be using the gas/ elec to heat water, cook & power computers! Most of the money goes on winter heating.

        So the extra cost of a rubbish tariff is somewhat mitigated.

        Then you switch away.

  • Tilly71 says:

    Goes up by over £200 a year if I were to switch to this deal, already with eon.

    • Rob says:

      But …. assuming there are no penalties for switching between E.ON products as is implied by others here, you could switch and then, after a couple of months, switch again to a cheaper E.ON deal. 5k Clubcard for £30 of extra cost over your current deal based on your £200.

      • James67 says:

        If that works it’s clearly a deal but other suppliers have got wise to switching short term tarrifs penalty-free and only allow them to longer term deals. I would be surprised if e-on is any different.

      • Tilly71 says:

        Can see your point if you can freely switch tariffs. Does anyone know if you can switch back to a cheaper tariff as I can’t see anything to say yes or no.

        • harry says:

          EON would let me switch from my fixed rate deal (with exit penalties) to E.ON EnergyPlan, which is about £500 more a year but has no exit penalties.

          So if I wanted to switch, I could do the quick EON—> EON switch online, then a few days later switch out of EON completely.

          But as it happens, E.ON Energy Fixed 1 Year v19 which some of us here have, is one of the cheaper deals to be in.

      • Liz says:

        Raffles – the really cheap deal they were offering in Jan – the V19 is no longer available – when I did my quote the other tariff on offer was the V20 which only about a £1 per month different to this new V18 deal so you wouldn’t be able to switch back. Good theory though!

        • Liz says:

          I only joined Eon in Oct using the collective switch. WHen I got my first bill in Jan it offered me a link to switch to a cheaper tariff which I did with no penalty.

          • harry says:

            My English could have been clearer

            I meant that to switch from E.ON Energy Fixed 1 Year v19 to a competitor would bring 2 x £30 exit penalties

            But if I switched tariffs @ EON first to E.ON EnergyPlan, which is easy, free – then I could subsequently leave EON with no exit penalties

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