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British Airways launches a targeted Tesco Clubcard to Avios conversion bonus

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Some – but only some – British Airways Executive Club members who have previously converted from Tesco Clubcard to Avios have received an email with a special offer if they convert their upcoming October vouchers.

There are two versions:

1,000 bonus Avios when you convert at least £5 of Clubcard vouchers (£5 usually gets you 1,200 Avios), or

20% bonus Avios on your entire conversion (so 288 Avios per £1 of Clubcard vouchers)

Tesco Clubcard

In general, if you live in London (or another with a big Uber presence) then Uber / UberEats credit is a better deal than Avios or Virgin Flying Club miles.  £5 of Tesco Clubcard vouchers get you £15 of Uber credit (only valid in the UK) which is worth a lot more than 1,200 Avios.

Bearing this in mind, I would take the 1,000 bonus Avios promotion if available but only for the minimum of £5.  The 20% bonus will be worth doing for some – you are basically ‘paying’ 1.04p per Avios compared to taking Uber credit which a lot of readers would find acceptable.

The decline of Clubcard …..

I get a feeling that Avios has taken quite a hit from the dramatic scaling down of Tesco Clubcard over the last couple of years.  I mean …. 10 years ago Tesco was so prolific with bonus points that, when it partnered with Motorpoint at 4x face value, a lot of heavy collectors I knew were walking away with totally free cars.  These days you’d struggle to get enough for a little dangly air freshener.

Tesco Wine is also closing on 8th October following the recent closure of Tesco Direct.  This isn’t a major loss since Tesco Wine has deliberately not been offering Clubcard points as an incentive for the last couple of years.  I was told they attracted ‘the wrong sort of customer’.  Most businesses which offer an incentive to lure customers who never return would realise exactly where the problem was, but Tesco Wine never did ….

The conversion bonuses will run until 15th November.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 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:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 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 – 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

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

We also 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

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.)

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