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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:

    After some thought, it’s a completely rubbish deal as the Avios are simply not worth buying into a VERY expensive 18 month fixed tariff.

    Yes – you can game it & pay 2 x £30 exit fees and end up quids in. However, changing supplier doers typically take at least 6 weeks. Fair bit of hassle for a few quid/ Avios to the good.

    Might be worth it for house movers – as your buyer will end up with a deemed contract with EON, not you. Unfortunately this will not help many people.

  • Tilly71 says:

    Harry: I don’t think people are planning on staying on the plan, just sign up and after 28 days transfer over to the cheapest tariff.

    • harry says:

      but you need to stay in 4 weeks to get the points, then another 6 weeks to change supplier

      those 10 weeks would cost me approx. £100-120 in extra energy costs vs my existing tariff

      add on £60 exit fees = total cost £160 or so

      the 5000 points are worth 12000 Avios

      = 1.33p/ Avios

      waste of time (for me on my cheap tariff)

  • Tilly71 says:

    Can anyone definitely confirm the 5000 award points are actually a bonus on top as everytime I read their reward scheme terms it clearly states 1500 only per year can be redeemed to clubcard..

    Also, £60 in exit fees for 5000 clubcard points in most people’s eyes is a good deal. Think it’s 1.25p per point. I know on other forums some people pay upwards of 2p plus for points as it all depends what you get back in return at the end of the day.

    • Genghis says:

      Not sure but I’d happily value Tesco cc points at 2p each.

      • Tilly71 says:

        Same here, I get twitchy nearing 1p a point so very rarely go above that.

  • Deb says:

    Tilly just ask Eon.

  • Tilly71 says:

    Didn’t know this offer was promoted on the clubcard site, it must be 5000 points after all so I’m in.

  • Deb says:

    I have emailed eon and asked, will post what they say when they reply.
    My feeling is why offer a promotion on Tesco clubcard site then turn round and say well you can only use part of it, that would be nonsense.

    I still think it is 5000 sign up plus your normal 1500 max points.

    I have signed up it was in fact a little cheaper than my normal tariff.. I signed my Mum up as well and it was a little dearer but in the scheme of things was still worth it for the extra points to us, and I can always switch to another tariff without penalty anyway.

    • Tilly71 says:

      Thanks Debs for contacting them for clarification. It does say to me by reading the clubcard advert you do get 5000 clubcard points or this would be a very clear misrepresentation of an offer.

      • Deb says:

        Their reply…

        You’ll be able to send 5000 E.ON Reward Points directly to Tesco…..

        Once the account has been credit after 28 months of yourself being on your new tariff E.ON Energy Fixed 18 month Reward, you’ll be bale to exchange all your E.ON Reward Points for Tesco Clubcard Points.

        • Deb says:

          Think she meant days not months tho lol

          She did call me but I was driving and couldn’t take call at the time.

  • Tilly71 says:

    Thanks, nice start to the new Clubcard Q coming up!

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