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:
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.
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.
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.
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.