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Tesco Clubcard bonus points offers have been very thin on the ground recently.

If you look back at Head for Points from four years ago, we were running multiple articles per week on bonus point offers.  Many of them were a good deal even if you bought them purely for the Avios or Virgin Flying Club miles and sent the underlying product off for recycling.

Anyway, we have moved on.  Here is the new deal.

Until 1st March, you will receive double Tesco Clubcard points (2 per £1) on your in-store shopping when you scan the Tesco app at check-out.

Tesco app double points

You need to be clear about what we mean here.  You need to download the Tesco app to your smartphone and, when paying for your shopping, open the app and scan the page showing your Clubcard.

It will NOT work if you swipe a plastic Clubcard, swipe a key fob, use the Tesco Pay+ app or (potentially) even scan the Clubcard saved in Apple Wallet.  You must open the standard Tesco app and have it scanned.

You don’t need to register and the bonus points will be added automatically.

2 Clubcard points per £1 translates into 4.8 Avios or 5 Virgin Flying Club miles per £1 which is not a bad deal.

The usual exclusions apply, eg no points at all on tobacco products, baby milk etc.

PS.  If you missed it, you should take a look at our recent article on the top 10 reasons to get the Tesco Clubcard Mastercard credit card.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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. 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.

The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

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 (SPECIAL OFFER) 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 Visa card

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 (210)

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  • Shoestring says:

    O/T got a free 1 month Prime trial on Amazon Germany site yesterday! Handy as they had a submersible pump I wanted unavailable in UK and the postage was quite a lot (they weigh about 8 kgs)

    you log into the German, Italian, Spanish, French Amazon sites using your UK ID – UK Amazon credit can’t be used

    the German site is often cheaper than UK for same item

    • marcw says:

      Indeed Amazon log in credentials are universal.

      • Lady London says:

        They’re not actually. Each country Amazon is a separate entity.

        I would love a universal Amazon prime with a single signup btw.

        • Lady London says:

          Ive had to set up a different one for each of the countries I use on amazon. In actual fact I use the same details. But login still has to be done again when logging into another country even if I am currently logged in to a different country site. Profile info such as addresses and wish lists defo not accessible across countries.

          So I really don’t know what you’re saying here.

        • Shoestring says:

          I never set up Amazon a/cs in Germany, Spain or Italy but have ordered items from all 3 Amazon countries, always using my UK email address, password and one time password delivered by phone (I have the 2 step log in)

        • Michael Jennings says:

          Your Amazon credentials for European sites and for the US are the same. You do have to set up separate credentials for some sites that are further afield – Japan for instance.

        • Lady London says:

          Definitely something wrong with mine then as I have always had to manage mine separately.

      • Lady London says:

        eBay seems to be one profile across eBay selling countries.

        Ebay amalgamated a few years back which really annoyed me as I wasn’t asked and didn’t want to share data across countries but suddenly discovered them doing this. Noting ebay still makes you sign in each time open a new country even if you’re already signed in to another country ebay.

        But this isn’t the case with Amazon. At least so far as customer-facing front is concerned.

    • Lady London says:

      Does this mean you made Amazon Prime in one country work for f.o.c. delivery to another EU/UK country? Is it supposed to work that way?

      • Shoestring says:

        Item Subtotal: EUR 79,90
        Delivery and Handling: EUR 0,00
        Order Total: EUR 79,90
        Selected Payment Method: Amex

        (I bought 2) – no idea if I got lucky but sure, they were happy to give free expedited delivery to UK (arriving tomorrow) whereas standard delivery was EUR 12 and takes a few days

        btw same item *was* available previously in the UK @£60, so buying from Germany saved me quite a bit

        • Lady London says:

          I think you got lucky possibly due to order value or possibly there is no.validation of delivery address being domestic to the Prime sign-up location once Prime signed-up flag is set.

          I’d be interested to hear of other cross border examples,think I saw an offer of eur49 for de prime not very long ago. Had it had crossborder possibilities on order or delivery I would have gone for it.

          • Shoestring says:

            it’s a ‘fulfilled by Amazon’ item so delivery would otherwise (non Prime a/c) be chargeable and the cost was indicated

          • Lady London says:

            Hum. I will have to mess around with it next time I want something crossborder. Agree with you that .de is better especially for tech and tools/DIY. Better choice in quite a few.other categories even if pricing has only just come back to reasonable due FX.

            Wondering if me not seeing these cross border abilities is due to Amazon having royally **c*ed up my account when I signed up for Robs first Amazon Business account offer. They took my 11 year old multicountry personal account and made it an Amazon Business account instead. They chucked some vouchers at me when I complsined but I’ll bet my account is still””””ed up and guessing I will find BN out they never fixed it.

            Wish I’d never applied for the Amazon Business account their ****up wasn’t worth it especially as it still seems to be affecting me.

          • Peter K says:

            @LL Why not open a new Amazon account? It very useful to have more than one anyway and you’ll soon never miss the old one if your didn’t want to use it.
            If you need to know what you have bought in the old one then log in and copy the item number into the new account.

        • Lady London says:

          Good idea but history is valuable to me. Looks like I am going to have to go back to Amazon on this when I have time. I really hate having to de
          battle through low quality non-empowered multiple levels of call centre to get something fixed that Amazon has ****ed up which I’ve now had to more than once.

          Feeling glum about all the hours that will take based on experience. Will leave it to next year as I’m so busy and still cross about their non-fixed “”””ups.

          • EwanG says:

            @LL I hear the ‘country’ CEO offices are well empowered to get things sorted quickly and to a high level of satisfaction, suggest you try that route and if you need more specific info ask Rob to send on my contact details and I will pass details on.

          • Lady London says:

            Ta @EwanG. Would only use that ‘nuclear,’ option for something urgent and involving a lot of money, will make a note of your kind offer but even at the supremely irritating level I’d prefer to walk away. Only once in my life have I ever been forced to use a :nuclear: option and that was after 5 months of struggle, polite warnings and with half a ton k at stake. Friends who were colleagues still remember the day it went down :-).

            I might take @Peter K’s advice and start using another account as my main one when i’ve had time to think about it.

    • BJ says:

      I’m looking for a good kindle unlimited offer but they seem to have dried up lately. Cannot understand the prices of kindle unlimited relative to prime, I think kindle should be cheaper.

      • Lady London says:

        As soon as you buy any Kindle they put you in a cycle of offering and offering. Maybe new Id? I agree with you in most countries Prime is better value but UK and US standard pricing seems to have risen a lot. Guessing MSE might tag if nothing appears on here?

        • BJ says:

          I just keep watching, the problem in the interim is that we cannot sign up for a month because the 3 or 6 month offers are not available for existing subscribers when they come along. I don’t actually own a kindle, I just use the app. I was actually surprised to discover I liked kindle ebooks, it is interesting to read and support aspiring writers who would otherwise find it difficult to break through the mainstream publishers.

          • Lady London says:

            Same discovery here about Kindle ebooks. I take it you’re signed up for their £1 daily deals? The actual Kindle is better than just the app for travelling but it is another thing to carry. The £1 daily kindle offers have some crackers in amongst all the dross.

            You probably won’t suffer from this but they keep sending me rubbish female fiction offers. What I actually read and buy is action thrillers just like every bloke I’ve gone out with. So annoying when they send me romantic fiction offers when I’ve never even clicked on any. They’ve denied profiling when I asked them but I bet some of it is. Give me Andy McNab and Jack Reacher for goodness’ sake! 😉

          • BJ says:

            @LadyLondon, in that case I recommend you Karin Slaughter if you have not already tried. Start with the Grant County series in order (the first was Blindsighted) followed by the Atlanta/Will Trent series in order.

          • BJ says:

            Yes, signed up for the daily deals. I’m tempted to get a kindle but just for home/UK use given I travel HBO. Could never decide whether just to go for the basic one or a better one.

          • Cat says:

            I’m a little bit obsessed with Jo Nesbo, the Harry Hole series at the moment.
            Have downloaded Blindsighted, thanks BJ!

          • Anna says:

            Definitely give me Jack Reacher LL! If you like those you will like the John Milton series by Mark Dawson, he’s sort of a British Jack Reacher lol.
            I’ve had several free trials of Kindle Unlimitec and have ended up keeping it this time as I have so much time to read these days, including an hour on the treadmill or exercise bike a few times a week (too boring otherwise). I feel it’s good value for me at the moment.

          • Lady London says:

            V happy with Paperwhite, defo worth the little extra. Paid USD for the latest one just before the £ tanked so worked out ok. The luxury one is great tactilely but can’t justify it. Even if I do caress it each time in Dixon’s when I’m in an airport.

            @Cat how are you managing to read the Kindle while you are on the treadmill? Are you casting it?

          • Lady London says:

            @Anna treadmill question was for you, sorry! Each time I’ve met @Cat at the HfP parties she’s told me about another three mountains she’s hiked up since the last time I saw her so I thought it was her reading the Kindle on a treadmill!

            Yup hoovered up about 3 box sets of the Mark Dawson on the £1 deals and they are waiting to be read. Did you say his guy is the British Jack Reacher? I’ll get my coat … off!

            @BJ I read a couple of Karen Slaughter, found quite bloodthirsty? wouldn’t mind reading more though, liked a couple of Jo Nesbos too. Hmm must get into those Mark Dawson ones soon…

          • Cat says:

            I tend to use the cross-trainer through the winter months. Not sure I could manage reading at the same time – I alternate between my favourite mad hiker (Homemade Wanderlust), Seth Meyer and John Oliver on YouTube.
            I tend to save my kindle for when I’m in my hammock, between hikes.
            Roll on the Seychelles over Easter.
            Now that I have a waterproof kindle.
            Try reading the Jo Nesbo series from the start Lady London.

          • Anna says:

            LL (I never know where these answers are going to appear!) – I do brisk uphill climbs on the treadmill so I’m still getting a decent workout but am stable enough to read my iPad and it doesn’t put the same strain as running on my middle-aged knees!

          • BJ says:

            @LadyLondon, @Cat, @Anna. To be honest Karin Slaughter books are disturbing and give me the creeps, especially the first two Blindsighted and Kisscut. She took it down a notch after those but not all that much. However, as far as thrillers go they are gripping and compulsive reading but I’m not really sure why I like them because if they were movies they definitely wouldn’t be my taste at all.

          • Polly says:

            Throw in Tess Geritson ( a real ER Physician) and Michael Connelly (Harry Bosch) both great series. Kathy Reichs, real physician and anthropologist. Racing through those atm. Just finished Reacher’s latest. Blue Moon, too many bodies for my liking. Love Harry Hole, yes, start nesbo from the beginning. The character development is stunning.

            Cat, plenty of choice to line up for the Seychelles. And LL on your travels.

  • Zoe says:

    OT I’m heading to Madrid from from Heathrow early on Monday morning. With lots of shorthaul flights being cancelled today it looks like it could be busy. I guess being bumped off as a knock on from weather is a reason for compensation. So 2 related questions, best way to avoid being bumped / best way to get bumped? I’m currently Silver if that is relevant. Thanks in advance.

    • marcw says:

      You won´t get bumped if your flight is operating. Leftovers from previous cancellations they will be accommodated to wherever there´s space available.
      There´s little room to gamble.

    • Lady London says:

      No comp for weather bump but you do get duty of care.

      However for no comp to apply due to weather then the weather must affect your actual flight not the positioning flight that brought your aircraft in. Airlines will try that on but there’s solid case law on it.

      • Zoe says:

        Thanks, they are not selling any more economy tickets for the flight and only 3 Club Europe so I guess it will be overbooked

      • Jeff says:

        where can one find this solid case law please? (same issue affected me last weekend and eJ indeed trying it on) thanks

      • Alex Sm says:

        This argument didn’t work for me with the Gatwick drone. Legally, the situation with the drone was treated as “the act of god” (i.e. similar to weather – circumstances beyond the airlines control).
        My argument was that the airline explained the delay of our 7am Norwegian flight to Sweden to 1pm by the need to wait for the plane to come to Gatwick first from Sweden. At the same time they send out a 9am flight to Italy and other flights on time. They could have sent us on one of those planes but they didn’t. I failed to get a compo. Should I have pressed harder? Or maybe go through Resolver or similar service which can claim compos more efficiently?

        • Lady London says:

          Did you sue?

          If it’s a general prohibition such as the CAA wants more space between planes in bad weather so airports get told to do this so airlines get told they can only run a certain number of flights in a given period you are.SOL if yours gets cancelled due to this. The airlines are going to pick lighter loaded flights so they lose less. They are not going to cancel major longhaul flights with lots of connecting business unless they have to etc. If yours gets cancelled and this kind of governance instruction is the reason and it’s within the period then no compo just duty of care.

          In your case sounds like they didn’t give this reason so I’d have pushed it. I wonder how far outside the drone flight prohibitions your flight timing was.

  • Boi says:

    OT: Anyone had an offer disappear on amex? I had the travel offer, spend required amount 3 days ago. Now I cant even find it in my saved offers

  • Matt says:

    Hat tip on the Tesco app, didn’t spot that.
    Btw the clubcard app login double points stacks with a paper double points voucher. Just did it.

  • Ruby says:

    Can someone clarify the Virgin Clubcard autoconvert for me please? If I switch it on before the end of the month to get the 1000 points, will it only autoconvert the vouchers I’ve accrued in this period or also convert the stash I already have? If yes to the second part, would that include the Christmas saver vouchers? Thanks in advance.

    • Shoestring says:

      only converts the current period

      you might get the 1000 miles before the period end, in which case, just turn it off

      • Ruby says:

        Brilliant, thanks for confirming. Will switch on then and keep an eye out for the bonus.

        • James says:

          I jumped on this one last time. Anyone know if it will work for me going again?

  • Ben says:

    OT – does anyone know how to find the official reason for a flight delay – I want to find out if I’m eligible for compensation or not..

    • marcw says:

      I believe Expert Flyer is a good source. They add a specific code to each cancelled flight.

    • Lady London says:

      There’s a thread on Flyertalk where people ask nicely if anyone can look it up for them if they haven’t got access.

    • Doug M says:

      If you give me the details I’ll look it up.

  • Alan says:

    What a bizarre Tesco offer! Not sure I can be bothered with it myself, usually use Tesco debit card/Pay+, so surely using normal Clubcard in app for this offer would have less of an advantage as not using Debit card Clubcard?!

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Just register your debit card clubcard on the clubcard app

    • Nick says:

      It’s a very sensible offer if you think about the reason they’re offering it. After a long period of bonuses on Pay+ (to encourage use) they are now offering bonuses on CC app (also to encourage use). For the majority, there will be no overlap – those willing to use P+ probably now do, so they’re moving on to driving up numbers using the CC app. For bargain hunters there’s a period where you should stop going straight to P+ (it’s still ok to use after the CC app), but this won’t be many people. Companies don’t offer bonuses because they want to be nice, it’s because they want to make people do something.

      • Anna says:

        What they’ve made me do is hardly ever shop there any more!

        • Nick_C says:

          I dont normally shop in Tesco but I did a big shop on Friday. 19% off with vouchers made it cheaper than Aldi. 7.2 Avios / £ – thank you very much! 5p a litre off petrol – yes please!

  • C K says:

    I tried using the Clubcard app promotion in combination with Scan and Shop (I don’t understand why most people don’t use it when the queues are essentially non-existent!) and it wasn’t successful either despite trying to scan in my Clubcard via the app at checkout.

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