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LAST CALL for Tesco Clubcard to Avios conversions

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Hopefully you don’t need a reminder, but tomorrow – Monday – is your last day to convert Tesco Clubcard points to Avios.

Transfers must be initiated on the Clubcard website by midnight on Monday.

Meanwhile, TODAY – Sunday – is your last chance to turn your existing points balance into vouchers.

As long as you have earned 150 Clubcard points in the current quarter, you can convert them NOW into Clubcard vouchers. This is called ‘Faster Vouchers’.

Your points will be turned into vouchers within 24 hours. This means that you will have a voucher code in time to transfer it by midnight on Monday.

I was sitting on 157 points on Thursday so I converted 150. The voucher code did appear within 24 hours as promised, and when I get a minute today I will convert my existing £29.50 of Clubcard vouchers.

You can learn more about Tesco Clubcard ‘Faster Vouchers’ in this article.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points 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 (113)

  • AdamF says:

    I was able to order faster vouchers last night (Sunday) and use them today (Monday) to buy Avios.

  • ChrisW says:

    Until Curve sort out their issue with Amex I don’t see it becoming a widely used product.

  • Rajesh says:

    Please can someone give me some tips on how to maximise the benefits with the Curve Card. My card is linked to IHG mastercard. When I top up my Revolut account with Curve it is being classed as cash and I am charged a fee. Cannot make payments to private pension as they don’t accept Curve card. So using only when shopping at Boots, Wilko etc. Thank you.

    • Alex Sm says:

      What people do from time to time is to withdraw cash from Curve linked to IHG, 200-300 pounds a month, then deposit this on their current account and you have 2500-3500 “free” IHG rewards points a year. Not much but still

      • Rajesh says:

        I tried withdrawing small amounts of cash (£20) but Creation started charging me a fee as these were classed as cash payments. Thanks.

        • Alex Sm says:

          something is not right there… Creation normally does not do this (maybe they started recently)

    • Dan says:

      Boots and Wilko take Amex, do you have a Amex you could use to maximise points?

  • Rajesh says:

    I tried withdrawing small amounts of cash (£20) but Creation started charging me a fee as these were classed as cash payments. Thanks.

    • Dan says:

      Do you have the free Virgin card. I used that as the underlying card for ages doing this and managed to get points from it – not a huge amount admittedly

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