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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.

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

As per this page of ba.com, 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 avios.com 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 tesco.com page to convert your Clubcard vouchers to BA is here.

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.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

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.

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.

American Express Amex Gold

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

60,000 points, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of travel 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 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company 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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits 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.

(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 (48)

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  • 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:

          here

          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:

    OT:
    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)

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