There are a number of ways to earn Avios points with your mobile phone. The BA Executive Club and avios.com regularly feature different mobile networks in their Avios e-shops, with earnings ranging from 2 Avios per £1 at O2 to 7,000 Avios with EE.
The other way to boost your Avios earnings through your mobile phone, is by choosing Tesco Mobile – This will be the subject of the remainder of this article. Since you can earn Clubcard points with Tesco Mobile (which can in turn be transferred to both Avios and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club at the lucrative rate of 2.4 Air miles per Clubcard point), Tesco Mobile represents a good long term method for boosting your air miles.
However, there are a couple of pitfalls that you need to be aware of, especially if you are a pay-as-you-go customer. Before you can begin earning Clubcard points with Tesco Mobile, you must first add your Clubcard to your mobile account. The easiest way to do this is by calling 282 from your Tesco Mobile, although you can register your Clubcard online if you prefer.
Once your Clubcard is registered you can begin earning points.
Pay Monthly customers will earn 1 Clubcard point for every £1 spent on their bill.
Pay-as-you-go customers will earn 1 Clubcard point for every £1 top up provided they are through: the 4444 hotline, online, via the Tesco Mobile app or, instore. Top-ups through a cash machine or E-top ups at non-Tesco stores will not earn Clubcard points.
Additionally Pay Monthly customers can set up a recurring credit card payment (Visa or MasterCard) instead of a direct debit thus allowing you to earn additional rewards through your credit / debit card. Unlike other networks, Tesco does not charge customers for this.
Customers taking out more than one contract are eligible to receive ‘Family Perks’. Each Contract can receive one of the following:
- Up to 1 GB more data
- 500 extra minutes to UK networks
- Up to 500 extra minutes to Tesco Mobile phones
- Up to £2 off your monthly bill
- Up to £2.25 off Tesco Mobile protect each month
- Up to 200 extra Clubcard points
With the value of the peak being dependant on the price of the mobile contract – full details can be found here.
To convert your Clubcard points to Avios simply login to Tesco Clubcard (here) and follow the instructions.