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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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  • Kathy says:

    This is £111 a year more expensive than my current tariff (I’m already with E.ON). I’m pretty sure if I switch to this and then attempt to switch again after the points post that I won’t find a comparable price to what I’m on now (the collective Uswitch one from Oct 15). So I don’t think it’s worth it for me.

  • Deb says:

    No there are no penalties for switching products with Eon only if you leave, you can also sign up to their new tariff email alerts which tell you when new ones come on to market. I have switched several times, no penalty.They say points will post within 28 days of starting new tariff.

    • Kathy says:

      It’s tempting – but I’m wary of taking the gamble. The next-cheapest E.ON tariff is just a quid or so a month cheaper than this one – there’s no guarantee that I’d be able to find a comparable tariff to my current one in a couple of months.

      Also, my first transfer of E.ON points to Tesco CC went astray – the points haven’t posted. I transferred them before the cut-off for the Jan CC statement so they should have shown up by now. So my faith in the points posting is not huge at the moment!

  • Joe says:

    I have been an E.ON customer since January 2015 and only just found out about their rewards scheme through this article. Logged into my account today to find I had 2000 points waiting for me. Converted to Clubcard points this works out as 4800 Avios that I never knew about. Thanks HFP!

    • Deb says:

      Joe you can only transfer 1500 eon points over to Tesco Clubcard in 1 year.

  • Tilly71 says:

    I decided to give it a go, once the points hit my account which will be in time for the new clubcard quarter start I will go for the new cheapest tariff available.

    • harry says:

      Have you done a comparison vs other suppliers? This EON deal is incredibly expensive vs eg SSE fixed 1 year

  • Gavin says:

    When I looked at changing provider earlier this month even the cheapest Eon deal for the 1500 points/ yr was far more expensive than the cheapest option I found elsewhere.

  • Tilly71 says:

    I was already with eon and tied into a deal or £60 exit fees. My comparison results made the tariff I was on with eon £30 dearer a year than the cheapest providers but I don’t always trust the cheapest deals out there, through experience over the years the cheapest deal is never what they state so was happy paying on average less than £3 more a month.

  • Tilly71 says:

    So didn’t know you can only convert 1500 eon points per year to clubcard. I think I will have to cancel as I already have clubcard points from eon.
    Wish I had read about the 1500 limit before I switched.

    • Deb says:

      Tilly I read it as the sign up bonus is on top of the normal 1500, before you cancel ask Eon and check.

      “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.”

      • harry says:

        there’s no 1500 limit @ EON

      • Tilly71 says:

        If that is the case then I won’t cancel until I know for sure, everything I read on my account states 1500 only per year.

    • Rob says:

      That seems unlikely as Tesco is promoting this on the Clubcard home page.

  • mark2 says:

    Reading all the above, and stating the obvious: if this is not much more expensive than your current deal then you are currently paying far too much!

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