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Earn double Tesco Clubcard points on Esso Synergy Supreme+ premium fuels

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Tesco and Esso have brought back double Clubcard points with Synergy Supreme + premium fuels.

Until 31st August 2018, filling up your tank with Esso Synergy Supreme+ premium fuels will give you double the standard amount of Clubcard points.  These can be converted into Avios or Virgin Flying Club via the Tesco Clubcard website.

Avios via Esso and Tesco Clubcard

You can read more about this offer and the – complicated – Esso / Clubcard relationship on Shopper Points and on the Esso website.

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 (94)

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  • Nicky says:

    OT: bit of a coward when it comes to using new apps which involve giving credit card details. I am off to Florida in December and want to go from my hotel in Brickell to the Dolphin Mall. An ordinary taxi there and back will be quite expensive. If I use Uber (which I will have to sign up for and hence my concern), do I have to have an American account or will a UK account work. I am not sure what to do as I always worry about leaving card details which could be abused. Any advice?

    • N says:

      UK account ok

    • Simon says:

      Ive used my UK uber account in Dubai, NY, Miami, Tel Aviv etc. No issues. Just charges to my regular card in the app. IF you are concerned, I think you can use Apple Pay as the underlying payment method. Though I wouldnt count Uber as a new app that should concern you.

      • john says:

        I would sign up to uber here using a link for some free credit and get it working. That would probably be easier (although you might find better credit is offered when abroad).

        That is one of the benefits of uber.. Same app usable in many countries. The only downside is they bill you in local currency so have to remember to switch the card you are using to a fee-free one.

        Lyft is also a good alternative that is basically the same as Uber, I have just not seen them in the UK yet.

        When I was in Phoenix, drivers seemed to be on both. Prices were slightly lower on Lyft and they had good signup deals. Having two options is helpful if there is ‘surge’ pricing on one, it might not be on the other. Uber/Lyft combo was cheaper than renting a car for a couple of weeks.

        • Scallder says:

          +1 for also trying Lyft. As not in UK when I signed up when in Florida (end of 2016) they had a promo for $5 off each of my first 10 rides for new users so could take that up. Often found Lyft cheaper than Uber too.

        • john says:

          Yes the $5 off x rides for Lyft was also in Phoenix! Made good use of that with lots of $6/7 rides 🙂

    • Bloke in India says:

      Uber can be set up with a UK card which can be billed anywhere in the world. I use it here in India on UK credit cards frequently.

      If you’re worried about compromising your card details through use of an app, you probably don’t understand that all your details have, in all probability, already been compromised by various high street retailers or credit reference agency hacks in the past year, unless you happen to be in the unbanked minority of the population or have never used the card. at all. ever.

  • the real harry1 says:

    I used to think I understood the mad scrum to board first/ early when it was unallocated seating – now that all seats are allocated, far harder to comprehend the mentality. Is it the fear of no overhead locker space remaining? In all my travels, I’ve never yet failed to find easy locker space, though it pays to grab a canny forward locker space when you are boarding pretty much last, having optimised lounge drinking time 🙂 Even better if you are travelling cattle and can stuff your bag in a Business locker. As well known ask-the-staffer over on FT says: no locker space on BA is allocated to the seat below it, so you can rightly plonk your bag wherever you see fit.

    Nope, going back to the mad scramble & push ‘n shove to board before everybody else – it’s just another proof that the world is full of willy winkers who lose control of brain cells when boarding begins. If I don’t get on – now! – I’ll lose out, somebody will pinch my seat, it’ll prove I failed as a human, DYKWIA?, crikey no locker space that’d be a disaster, mum I’m not getting on this plane, they overbooked it! better shove that fat cow out of the way just to be safe etc etc

    And the good news is: BA outstations don’t bother about enforcing the boarding group rules, so you can just board first if you are in Group 5 and nobody raises an eyebrow.

    • Andrew says:

      I just wait until last to board and let the crew find me somewhere to stash it if nothing is obvious.

      My local uni has just had a digital glass floor installed . Wouldn’t it be fun if there was something similar at the airport? Go and stand on your space before boarding… Then let the algorithms turn the space green to promote swift boarding…

      Not that there is room for such a thing at places like Edinburgh where the Easyjet & BA queues often merge in the middle at Costa.

      (And Alex W yes, as long as you have a friend to hold your other hand luggage, it can be done – best not to ask a stranger to hold onto your luggage at the airport and don’t tell everyone.)

      • Go says:

        If nobody has paid for them and the flight isn’t full easyjet need peop,e to sit at the exit rows. I hang around until the end and on several occasions have been asked if I would mind sitting at the exit row with lots of extra leg room.

    • Steve M says:

      Unfortunately, as we found out recently, if you are not near the front of the boarding queue on easyjet, you run the risk of having your soft hand baggage arbitrarily taken off you, even if it will fit under the seat. Only a fairly “robust” discussion prevented it from being taken and it spoilt the experience for us. Didn’t notice it in the t&c’s before but it is there…

      • Peter K says:

        I’ve had hand luggage taken off us before when at the back of the queue boarding on an Easyjet flight.

      • Matt says:

        +1 happened to me once and it resulted in a 45 minute wait for my luggage at the otherside to get my bag back. I now never wait last to board.

      • the real harry1 says:

        The good news is Ryanair improved the luggage allowance – now cabin bags are –
        – A smaller bag – such as a handbag or laptop bag, with a max size of 35cm x 20cm x 20cm and no weight restriction.
        – A larger bag – 55cm x 40cm x 20cm with a 10kg weight limit.


        The bad news is, mostly they’ll take the larger cabin bag off you as (free) checked luggage & you have to collect it @ carousel, so think about laptop, passport etc

    • Anna says:

      I was in CE earlier this year and ET was full. There was plenty of locker space in CE but ET was chaos. I suggested to the cabin crew that ET pax used the space overhead lockers in CE but they said it absolutely wasn’t allowed! It just seemed daft.

    • Andy says:

      It’s usually the old biddy brigade who can’t bear to sit still for 5 minutes who are to blame.

  • Lumma says:

    For me, the main benefit of the easyJet hands free service is to get around the liquids restrictions, I’m sick of buying sunscreen in Boots in airports to have to bin it a couple of days later. I’m not sure I’d pay £5 for it if I wasn’t a 3 customer though.

    As my usual hand luggage bag is soft and doesn’t have wheels or anything like that, I’ve never been asked to gate check it anyway, even when everyone else is

    • Graham Walsh says:

      I was annoyed at Boots in T5. I went to get some hair gel and all are 150ml or bigger. I’m carrying FFS and won’t be able to bring it back. Found one travel size one and rip off price.

      • Lumma says:

        If found that in the USA most of the toiletries that, in the UK that come in smaller than 100ml and can be carried on, are all above 3oz and the same store will sell a tiny flight version of the same thing for the same price as the larger one.

        It’s enough to make you think it’s got nothing to do with safety and more to do with making money….

      • John says:

        Buy some 100ml containers so you can split it up next time

  • Jenni says:

    OT: anyone know how long it takes for Hilton to send you a ‘Be Our Guest’ certificate? I had some service failures a few weeks ago and hotel management promised me the voucher but i havent received it yet.

    • Alan says:

      I’d chase if nothing by a month – they are effectively cash so arrive via courier from the States.

      • Jenni says:

        Ok thanks Alan! Been 3 weeks so I’ll wait another week or so.

  • Charlotte Swindon says:

    Re: ‘3’ Bagdrop offer
    Do you think you would be able to drop one cabin sized bag off and then take another bag on board?

    • Nick says:

      I’m pretty sure they mark the booking to stop that happening. But then again, BA doesn’t, so who knows…

  • Joseph’s mum says:

    OT – want to book my first redemption but looking for some advice as it’s not straightforward…I want to fly LHR-New York ,then NY-Havana, then Havana-LHR. I have a Lloyd’s 2-4-1. I could also have a BA 2-4-1, have enough spend and am just waiting to upgrade my account when it suits .
    My idea was use the Lloyds voucher for the the first flight, get the cheapest flight option down to Havana then do a standard Avios Iberia redemption back to LHR via Madrid (BA don’t do a direct flight) . Is this the cheapest way avios /cash wise ? Am I right in thinking that the BA 2-4-1 wouldn’t help me as it had to be BA flights only? I have a second problem in that I can’t seem to open an Iberia plus account – I keep getting an error message , have emailed but no response a week later ….though I know it’s going to cost me extra to book via BA than Iberia 🙁 . It’s for 2 adults. My first redemption- I don’t want to mess it up…! Thank you ????

    • Genghis says:

      Unless you really want to go to New York, perhaps cheapest option is routing via MAD on both legs and not using any vouchers?

      • Joseph’s mum says:

        Although it’s for my birthday (!) OH really wants to do New York as he’s never been …. 🙁
        But thanks !!

        • Lumma says:

          Could you not just use the BA 2-4-1 on a one way from London and it would cost 50,000 avios plus about £700 in taxes or fly Iberia MAD-JFK where it would be 68,000 avios one way but far less in taxes and charges, although you would have to get to Madrid and leaving yourself long enough to connect if booked on separate tickets.

          Don’t virgin fly Havana to London too if you could get some of their miles quickly or already have some?

          Can’t you also add a return to a 2-4-1 booking at a later date and maybe have another trip to the Americas at a later date with another one way booking?

  • Grimz says:

    OT, I got a credit limit of just 1500 on my recent BA card but have 6000 on my Gold card, I would prefer it the other way round, has anyone got experience of this the limits being swapped over? Thanks in advance Grimz

    • New Card says:

      You should be able to ask Amex via Live Chat to move £4500 of your credit limit on your Gold card onto your BA card. Can usually do this once every 3 months maximum.

      • Stu N says:

        Yes – but Chat wouldn’t do it for me in May, I had to do it over the phone. They will let you reshuffle your total limit between cards once every six months so have a think about what you want before you call.

  • David says:

    OT: Paying VAT bill – want to put it on Curve but it’s above my daily limit. Can I pay some today and some tomorrow? Any problems anyone foresees with this? Would get me a decent chunk of HH points if I could start doing this regularly (I know, I’m late to the party…).

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