Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

No conversion bonus, but win a share of 1 million Avios with Clubcard

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Anyone who was hoping for a conversion bonus of Tesco Clubcard points to Avios this quarter (but is anyone still that optimistic?!) will be disappointed.

We don’t know what the offer will be yet, but has launched another competition.

This is how it works:

For every £2.50 of Clubcard vouchers you convert via (not before 31st August, you will receive one entry in the prize draw

Two people will win 50,000 Avios

Three people will win 25,000 Avios

150 people will win 5,500 Avios

Winners will be notified by 7th October.

We don’t yet know what carrot will dangle.  If you don’t need to convert immediately, you might as well wait a few days and see if they launch a better or worse competition – or something entirely different.

On the other hand, if you need to convert immediately,  you might as well convert via and not BA.  Remember that you can move your points from to British Airways Executive Club instantly via ‘Combine My Avios’.

Full details can be found on this page of

British Airways BA Amex American Express

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 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 – 30,000 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 and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.

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:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard 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. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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 (15)

  • Nick says:

    Like a lot of people I’m going to be doing all/part Uber this time around.

    I have a gut feeling that the X3 value is just not sustainable in the long run and it may be cut back, especially if the take up is very high.

    • Genghis says:

      I’m getting lots of value via this route. Like I’ve said before, I’m not a buyer of avios at 1.25p. I can cash out my Tesco points and use them for uber rides I would take anyway / use them for work trips to and from the airport and get hard cash.

  • TripRep says:

    Still hopeful for a Virgin bonus of old, 50% & 30% extra seems a generation ago

    • Tony says:

      Same here. Planning to convert straight to IHG to top up account and obtain Spire status. A nice Tesco to Virgin bonus would make it sweeter.

      • David says:

        There is or was a 10% Tesco to Virgin bonus running. Spire doesn’t get you much so don’t get too excited. The last two hotels I have stayed at, I have had to ask for the drinks vouchers.

    • Jenny says:

      I converted to VA Miles yesterday and have a 20% ‘summer award bonus’. Can’t find a mention of it anywhere but worth a go!

      • Jay says:

        Same here, have searched everywhere on Clubcard and Virgin’s websites no mention of it, as you, I converted some expiring vouchers yesterday and they have posted with a 20% summer award bonus.

        I have converted to Virgin before so it is not targeted at first time users as the last promo.

  • Ian says:

    I wonder if we’ll ever see another conversion bonus from Clubcard!

    I’m hoping for another conversion bonus from hotel points soon, hopefully 35% again!

  • uk1 says:

    It is very hard to believe …. but on a previous competition I opened a letter from Avios to discover we’d won two economy European returns which we took to Vienna on dates we chose. So the free flights and some IHG points and our normal upgrade got us four nights in a junior suite with club access all for no cash. I thought the letter saying I had won was a hoax at first as I never win anything. Happy days. Don’t get any Tesco points any more ……:)

  • James says:

    Just checked my avios account and my tesco points have gone through. Was I automatically entered per ever £2.50?

    • Nick says:

      More aimed at the US for now as they get a much higher bonus too.

    • Alan says:

      They get way, way higher sign-up bonuses in the US though…

  • Ste Tai says:

    Jenny’s comment above on 20% summer bonus is absolutely correct. The 20% bonus has so far not been published but CC confirmed that conversion carried out from 1 August ( I do not remember when they said the end date is) will have the bonus added by VA when the points are credited.

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