Ending next week: Redeeming Tesco Clubcard points for Avios

Jan 13, 2021

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Editor’s note: This story has been updated with new information.

One of our favourite ways to earn Avios is coming to an end next week.

Tesco and Avios are dropping the ability to convert your Clubcard points to Avios. While Tesco and Avios gave decent warning of this removal with the announcement in October 2020, the scheme is set to close from Monday, 18 January 2021.

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Until 18 January 2021, you will still be able to convert £2.50 worth of Clubcard points to 600 Avios. Based on TPG’s most recent valuations, 600 Avios are worth just less than £7.

If you still have a boatload of Clubcard points that you want to convert to Avios, make sure you do so before next Monday. Also keep in mind that the auto-convert option has been turned off. At this point, you need to manually convert your Clubcard points to Avios.

While Tesco and Avios are removing the ability to transfer Clubcard points to Avios, Tesco is keeping Virgin Atlantic as a partner. In other words, you’ll still be able to convert Clubcard points to Virgin Points — £2.50 in Clubcard vouchers become 625 Virgin Points.

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Unfortunately, this is a big cut to the Clubcard programme for those looking to earn bonus Avios on their everyday purchases — and a loss for how you can easily earn Avios without having to step on a plane.

At this point, it remains unclear if Avios will add a replacement to the Tesco Clubcard scheme. If it does, it could partner with one of the other supermarket chains, such as Sainsbury’s, which uses the Nectar programme.

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