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News in brief:

Win 50 x 18,000 Avios with Tesco

There is no transfer bonus for Tesco Clubcard to Avios conversions this quarter (what a surprise!).

Instead, if you convert into British Airways Executive Club, there is a competition.

As per this page of, there are 50 prizes of 18,000 Avios to be won.  You receive one entry for every 500 Clubcard points you convert to BAEC Avios points between 1st May and 31st May.

If your Tesco account is set to auto-convert, you won’t miss out.  In fact, you will automatically receive two entries for every 500 Clubcard points which are auto-converted.

It remains to be seen if will run a similar, better or worse competition – or nothing at all.  There isn’t anything showing on the Avios website at the moment.

The page to convert your Clubcard vouchers to BA is here.

Clubcard vouchers

Get 2,400 Avios with £60 worth of LEGO Star Wars

Speaking of Tesco, Tesco Direct is giving away 1,000 Clubcard points (2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles) when you spend £60 on LEGO Star Wars.

The deal runs until 8th May.  Click here to see the sets included.

Full details are in this Shopper Points article.

millenium falcon star wars tesco extra clubcard points

Heathrow Hoppa article update

Finally, I made some changes during the day yesterday to the article on using the free local buses around Heathrow to avoid paying for the Hotel Hoppa service.  These were in response to the discovery of a brand new area bus map online.

If you read the article early in the day or read it via email, please take a look online at the revised version if you are planning to act on it.

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Comments (48)

  • BrianDT says:

    Back to the original subject, is it double Avios when you opt in,or not ? Pretty simple question.

    • the real harry1 says:

      so simple, I’d don’t get it 🙂

      double Avios for opting into what? auto-conversion – no

      article was about 2 entries for auto-converts, is that the question?

      • BrianDT says:

        Read the article,again,

        If your Tesco account is set to auto-convert, you won’t miss out. In fact, you will automatically receive two entries for every 500 Clubcard points which are auto-converted.

        Where does it say that in Tesco’s small print?

        • Genghis says:

          You’re either in or you’re out of auto convert for the double chances of winning (not double avios) competition. You cannot now opt in to get the double chance

        • the real harry1 says:


          2.If you are part of the Tesco Clubcard ‘auto-opt-in’ scheme, Eligible Participants will automatically receive double entries into the draw for every 500 points exchanged into Avios between 1 May 2017 and 31 May 2017.

  • Boi says:

    My brother missed his flight 2 days ago due to delays at security. He was flying Swiss: BHX-Jnb. We checked in around 17:15, flight was 18:50. Then went to get drink and cash for him. Reached security queues at 18:00. Their info boards said it will take 16 minutes to go through so left him there.

    He says his boarding card didn’t scan so he had to wait for an official to let him through, then security held him to search his hand luggage. He got to the gate at the time they were offloading his bags ( the woman at gate told him so). He called me at 18:52-so I know it was marginal.

    Swiss said it wasn’t their fault and charged £156 to change to next day. I also had to rebook his onward flight (JNB-GBE). Do I have a case and to who?
    (The next day it took him just 20minutes to pass through security and he was very early-typical).

    • the real harry1 says:

      no case whatsoever – your bro simply didn’t leave himself adequate time to get through security (50 mins plainly not enough for peace of mind when gates often close 20-30 mins before flight time)

      that’s why most airports advise get there 2 hrs before flight (and these days some say 3 hrs)