How to earn 150 Clubcard points when you spend £50 on Amazon

3V Virtual Visa cards used to be a licence to print Tesco Clubcard points until Tesco took away our toys last year.

3V cards look like this:

3V-card

As I have mentioned in the past on Shopper Points, Tesco gives you 150 Clubcard points for every £50 you spend on non-Tesco gift cards.  You can see the details on tesco.com here.

The deal was so great because you could use 3V cards for financial transactions.  Most blatantly, you could pay them into certain bank accounts so you got your entire £25 per card back immediately!  

Last December, 3V changed the rules.  These cards cannot now be used for financial services payments.

This has not changed the underlying deal though:

Tesco is still selling 3V cards at face value.

You still earn 150 Clubcard points for every £50-worth you buy.

All you need to do is find places which accept them …..

Where can you still use them?

For most people, the easiest option is to redeem them for Amazon gift certificates at £25 each.

You can order Amazon gift certificates for yourself here and pay them into your own Amazon account with a single click via the link in the confirmation email.  You then have a credit balance which you can work through for future purchases.

(If you do this, please consider using our Amazon affiliate link here or clicking the Amazon logo in the right-hand margin.  We earn a small commission on each gift card purchase.  You cannot earn cashback anywhere else for buying Amazon gift cards so you don’t lose anything.)

Based on comments at our sister site Head for Points, here are some other retailers which accept 3V:

Sky

Vodafone

BT

EDF, Scottish & Southern and E.ON

TV Licensing

Parent Pay

Virgin Media

Apple Store e-gift cards bought direct

You can also purchase gift vouchers via TopGiftCards, High Street Vouchers and Love2Shop.

If you have a direct debit for bill payment with any of the above, you can use a 3V card to make a partial payment onto your account.  The next direct debit will then be adjusted.

Some merchants may put a £1 block on your card when you attempt to use it as a security check.  The maximum you can then pay is £24.  The remaining £1 will be released within 7-10 days and can be used to buy an Amazon gift voucher.

Some merchants will also restrict the number of different card numbers that a single customer can use to 2+ in a 24 hour period.  Do not expect to be able to use up 10 3V cards with the same merchant on the same day.

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Do you have a Clubcard or Nectar credit card?  If not, you can receive up to 20,000 FREE points for signing up!  Full details are in this article.

Do you convert Clubcard points into Avios or Virgin Flying Club? If you do, visit our sister site, Head for Points, which is full of tips for maximising your frequent flyer miles.

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Want to earn more Clubcard or Nectar points? Click here to visit the Shopper Points home page for the latest news and offers. Come back every day for new deals or join our email list.

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Do you convert Clubcard points into Avios or Virgin Flying Club? If you do, visit our sister site, Head for Points, which is full of tips for maximising your frequent flyer miles.

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