News in brief:
2,400 Avios with £40 of Nerf guns
Tesco Direct is continuing to roll out bonus Clubcard points, which convert to Avios or Virgin Flying Club miles, on toys.
Until tomorrow you will receive 1,000 Clubcard points (2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles) when you spend £40 on Nerf guns. In reality you need to spend at least £44.95 as there is no combination of Nerf to get you to £40.
Update on the Nutmeg ISA bonus Avios deal
Today is the last day of the 2016/17 tax year. As Nutmeg is running its ‘bonus Avios for opening an ISA or Sipp’ offer for another few days, I wanted to clarify how this offer works given the tax year change. You earn 1 Avios point for every £1 you invest.
If you open a Nutmeg ISA today, it will count as your 2016/17 ISA. You can only open it if you haven’t opened another ISA during this tax year. You will receive 1 Avios point per £1 you invest. The maximum investment is £15,240.
If you open a Nutmeg ISA tomorrow (6th), it will count as your 2017/18 ISA. Irrespective of whether you opened an ISA in the 2016/17 tax year, you can still open a Nutmeg one for the new tax year. You need to act by 9th April to earn Avios. This ISA limit increases to £20,000 for the 2017/18 tax year.
Important: you will NOT earn Avios on your 2017/18 ISA if you already have a Nutmeg ISA for 2016/17 or any other Nutmeg product. Avios can only be earned by new customers.
This article tells you more about the Nutmeg / Avios offer. Remember that your capital is at risk here and you should take professional advice if necessary. You can apply here.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 2022)
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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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 10,000 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.
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.