Tesco Clubcard

We cover Tesco Clubcard on Head for Points because points can be transferred directly into Avios points (at a 1 : 2.4 ratio) or Virgin Flying Club miles (at a 1 : 2.5x ratio).

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Virgin Atlantic and Texaco Star Points partnership ended – how else can you earn miles from petrol?

For many years, Virgin Flying Club has had a miles earning partnership with Texaco. You can (still) find details here. However, this offer appears to have ended.  All references to Virgin Atlantic have been removed from the Texaco website and a reader who called Texaco […]

Bits: Tesco and Peninsula Amex cashback deals, BA’s Venice lounge, LivingSocial competition

News in brief: New American Express cashback deals for Tesco and Peninsula Hotels A very generous new American Express offer with Tesco has appeared on a lot of Gold and Platinum cards, although unfortunately not on any in our house.  You need to look under […]

How to earn Avios via Clubcard when filling up at Esso

Most of our Tesco Clubcard commentary now goes on over at Shopper Points.  Over there we are free to discuss every single Tesco bonus points promotion and we can reach a broader audience beyond the frequent flyer community.  That said, Tesco promotions are VERY thin on the ground […]

Should you convert Clubcard, Amex, Heathrow or HSBC points to Avios on receipt?

This article is another of the ‘how to’ pieces we have been running over August for the benefit of newer readers, although hopefully everyone will get some value from them. A regular email question I receive from readers is about ‘convertible’ points.  There is a […]

Bits: Virgin’s Tesco conversion offer, more on Hilton / Lufthansa, 20% off Friends & Family Railcards

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic launches a Tesco conversion inducement Virgin Atlantic is NOT offering a transfer bonus this quarter to anyone who is thinking of converting their Tesco Clubcard points to Virgin Flying Club miles. Instead, Virgin is running a competition. Each time you […]

What are the best credit card sign-up deals for August? – plus a news round-up

It is time for our regular round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. Our directory of the 16 main UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ […]

Bits: ‘3’ mobile deal on easyJet, double Clubcard points (Avios / Virgin miles) at Esso, Heathrow Fast Track for sale

More news in brief as we do a quick tidy up: ‘3’ strikes an interesting deal with easyJet Mobile network ‘3’ has launched an interesting promotion with easyJet for its ‘pay monthly’ customers. It is giving its customers free use of easyJet’s ‘hands free’ service.  […]

What is the best Visa or Mastercard travel loyalty credit card?

I get a steady stream of reader emails looking for advice on the best Visa or Mastercard miles and points card.  With earning rates being cut following the EU cap on interchange fees, it isn’t easy. This week saw the final closure of the MBNA […]

Bits: back in the T5 Plaza Premium lounge for dinner, bonus Avios or Virgin miles with Tesco Pay+

News in brief: Back in the Plaza Premium lounge in Terminal 5 Back in March I ran a full review of the new Plaza Premium lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5 – click here. I like it.  It is small BUT it is very exclusive.  This […]

Bits: new ‘buy Avios’ promo, use Priority Pass for a whisky tasting, Tesco Clubcard conversion competition

News in brief: New ‘buy Avios’ promo launches today British Airways Executive Club is launching a new ‘buy Avios’ promotion today.  It will also apply if you gift Avios to someone else. BA has lifted the annual purchase limit to 200,000 Avios as part of […]

What is the best Avios credit card? (Part 2: on-going earning rates)

Yesterday I did my best to begin answering the question commonly asked by beginners to this hobby – ‘What is the best credit card for earning Avios points?’.  Today I wanted to update, in light of recent card closures, my list of the best on-going earning rates. […]

What is the best Avios credit card? (Part 1: comparing sign-up bonuses)

What is the best credit card for earning Avios points?  This is not as easy an answer as you might think and beginners to this hobby may not be aware of the full range of cards which are available.  You have more options than you […]

What are the best credit card sign-up deals for July? – plus a news round-up

It is time for our regular round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. The market is slowly coming to terms with the interchange fee caps and is moving forward.  The key […]

Bits: what can we learn from Vueling’s new French Avios credit card?, 35% off SPG points, Tesco Premium IS dead

News in brief: Vueling launches an Avios credit card in France – but is it any good? In an interesting move, Vueling – IAG’s low cost short-haul carrier – has launched an Avios Visa credit card in France.  This is, I think, only the second […]

How to earn top-tier IHG Rewards Club status by transferring Virgin miles – and when it makes sense

(EDIT:  IMPORTANT – as of July 2018, IHG is no longer treating transfers from Virgin Flying Club as status qualifying.  Do NOT make transfers into IHG if you are purely interesting in earning status quickly.) Over the last few years, IHG Rewards Club has made […]

Bits: Great Virgin US deals, No 1 Clubrooms coming to Birmingham, Tesco Premium Credit Card reprieved

News in brief: Excellent Virgin Atlantic US deals in Upper Class from Amsterdam Virgin Atlantic has filed some excellent Upper Class fares from Amsterdam to North America. These are valid for travel from late July / early August up to 3rd September and between 17th […]

Credit card bits: Tesco to refund Curve fees, Tesco closes its Premium card, Lufthansa closes its card

Credit card news in brief: Tesco Bank backtracks on charging Curve customers As we noted a few weeks ago, Tesco Bank had started to treat purchases made using a Curve Card as a cash advance.  Which, of course, makes no sense.  This meant that Tesco […]