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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 from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (July 2024)

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

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

30,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £15,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points AND (to 27th August) £400 to spend at Amex Travel 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 10,500 Avios.

Capital on Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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.

Comments (113)

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  • 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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