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How do I earn Avios from Tesco Clubcard?

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This articles shows you how you can earn Avios points from Tesco Clubcard and how to convert your Tesco Clubcard vouchers into Avios.

Tesco Clubcard is a long-established partner of Avios and British Airways Executive Club.  It is also one of the most generous Tesco Clubcard redemptions.

EDIT: This article is now out of date. The Avios and Tesco Clubcard partnership ended in January 2021.

how to earn avios from tesco clubcard

How do I collect Clubcard points?

Our sister site Shopper Points is focused on Clubcard and Nectar points and you should look at that for full details of current Clubcard offers and promotions.

The key earning routes are shopping in Tesco (1 point per £1 spent) and buying fuel at Tesco filling stations (1 point per £2 spent).

A lot of other partners have disappeared in recent years.  The biggest remaining partner, Esso, is dropping Clubcard in June 2019 to switch to Nectar.  Tesco has also closed Tesco Direct and Tesco Wine which often ran generous bonus promotions.

You should also keep an eye on Tesco Bank.  You can earn points from the Tesco Clubcard Mastercard (1 Clubcard point per £8 spent, usually no sign-up bonus) and from Tesco Mortgages.  There are occasional promotions for taking out insurance via Tesco.

You can also earn Clubcard points with Tesco Mobile top-ups.

How do I convert Clubcard points to Avios?

You need to use this page of the Tesco website to convert your Clubcard vouchers.

It is also possible to set up auto-convert so that your points are automatically sent over to Tesco Clubcard.  I do not recommend this because you risk missing out on potential special offers from other Clubcard partners.

What is the Avios to Clubcard conversion rate?

1 Tesco Clubcard point is worth 2.4 Avios points.

This is substantially better value than spending your Clubcard points in Tesco stores, where you will only receive 1p per point.  You are basically ‘paying’ 0.4p per Avios on this basis, which is great value.

However, keep an eye on other Clubcard partnersHotels.com is worth a look as you get 3 x the face value of your vouchers, although bookings via Tesco do not qualify for Hotels.com Rewards credit.

There are also various restaurant and ‘days out’ deals worth 3 x the face value of your vouchers.  When compared with these, Avios becomes a little less attractive, but still decent.

Tesco Clubcard is also a partner with Virgin Flying Club at the slightly higher rate of 2.5 miles per 1 Clubcard point.  You can learn more about that partnership here.

Conclusion

Whilst Tesco Clubcard points are harder to earn now than they were 3-4 years ago, they still provide a good opportunity to top up your Avios points.  The conversion rate from Clubcard is not bad either.

(This article is part of our ‘BA Q&A’ series which explains how British Airways Executive Club works.  You can see all of our ‘BA Q&A’ articles here. )

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How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 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 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 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 Preferred Rewards Gold

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable 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

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

There are also good bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These are available to sole traders as well as limited companies.

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.

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