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Tesco replaces its Avios-earning gift card promo with …. the same thing

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If you didn’t see Shopper Points yesterday, you won’t know that Tesco has been acting oddly.

We mentioned last week that Sunday was the last day to earn 150 Clubcard points when spending £50 on gift cards at Tesco.

This very generous deal – which allowed you to pay for a lot of your non-Tesco spending using gift cards bought in Tesco – was rarely promoted and had run for around three years.  Given that these transferred into 360 Avios or 375 Virgin Flying Club miles, it was a good opportunity to pick up some miles.  Then, out of the blue, Tesco added an expiry date to the gift card promotion.

gift cards 15 off 24th april

Cue a lot of panic buying of gift cards ….

And what did Tesco replace the offer with?

“Get 75 Clubcard points when spending £25 on gift cards.”

However this offer is for a three week period only.

The offer is cumulative.  This means you earn 75 Clubcard points when spending £25, 150 Clubcard points when spending £50, 225 Clubcard points when spending £75 and so on.

This offer ends on 16th October – but you never know, Tesco might just extend it or change the amount of Clubcard points yet again ……

Other Avios / Virgin via Clubcard deals still running

There a number of interesting Tesco promotions running at the moment which allow you to earn bonus Clubcard points and thus additional Avios or Virgin Atlantic miles.

The links below take to the relevant Shopper Points article.

4,800 Avios or 5,000 Virgin miles (via 2,000 Clubcard points) with selected Tesco Gift Experiences

2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles (via 1,000 Clubcard points) for spending £50 on Fisher-Price toys

240 Avios or 250 Virgin miles (via 100 Clubcard points) for FREE for giving Tesco Bank your insurance renewal dates

240 Avios or 250 Virgin miles (via 100 Clubcard points) for every Epson printer ink cartridge you buy (ends tomorrow)

240 Avios or 250 Virgin miles (via 100 Clubcard points) with 25 prints from Tesco Photo

240 Avios or 250 Virgin miles (via 100 Clubcard points) for every HP printer ink cartridge or pack of photo paper (ends tomorrow)

240 Avios or 250 Virgin miles (via 100 Clubcard points) for every Canon printer ink cartridge you buy (ends tomorrow)


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

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

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (83)

  • Chris Wakefield says:

    This is probably a stupid question, but I’ve clicked through the link above and added £50 of Spotify GCs to my cart. I then went through checkout but I can’t see where to add the clubcard number. I had to register on the tesco gift card site as my clubcard site login details weren’t working. I didn’t complete the order as yet as I want to make sure I get the points. I can always go in store if this can’t be done.

  • Alan says:

    I noticed that people were complaining that some Tesco checkout staff were limiting the number of cards people could buy. I’ve just found this on the Tesco website under their FAQ….

    Is there a limit to how many gift cards I can buy?
    All transactions are limited to £100 per transaction.

    So it’s not the individual staff members being awkward it is actually Tesco policy. Presumably those buying more are being served by staff members unaware of the policy

    • Genghis says:

      So you just split your £600 of gift cards into 6 transactions? Legit per the policy.

    • Genghis says:

      I was also thinking: what’s the source of this info? Does this not just relate to buying Tesco gift cards through giftcards.tesco.com?

    • Polly says:

      I got 200 of John Lewis today, no problem in one transaction…

  • Amy Anderson says:

    Hey!

    If I buy, for example, a £30 and a £20 Boots voucher, will I still get 150 points? The reason I ask is that last week I bought a £20 Costa Card and a £30 Boots one and only got 75 points. I’m assuming this is because they were from two different retailers and one was ‘under £25’, even though I spent £50 on gift cards overall?

    I thought you got the points with £50 gift cards, regardless of if this was split between two retailers

    • Polly says:

      Yes Amy, you should have got the 150 pts. Have done many mix and matches this week to stock up, GCs we will use next few weeks, and all of them had the correct pts on the receipt. Go back to customer services in the store and they will add them for you. Or call up clubcard.
      Here’s hoping thy extend it again!

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