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Dan Brown back at Tesco with 500 bonus Clubcard points – just 0.75p per Avios!

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Back in February, Tesco Direct was offering you the chance to pre-order the new Dan Brown book for just £9. You got 500 bonus Tesco Clubcard points with each copy, so 1200 Avios or 1250 Flying Club miles!

Tesco quickly sold out of their pre-order allocation. Too quickly, as it turned out, because a lot of people had their orders cancelled.

More stock seems to have appeared, though, because the offer is back.

You can get 500 Clubcard points for pre-ordering the new Dan Brown book, Inferno (see here) and using code TD-MNRW at the check-out. You should actually order 2 copies, as book orders over £15 qualify for free postage!

Inferno

Do NOT order more than 2 copies, though, as it is highly likely that Tesco will cancel your order.

The maths works out VERY nicely on this one, at 0.75p per Avios – and that is without any conversion bonus.

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  1. they didn’t cancel my order for 50 books last time.it was a £450 spend and i got 25450 points. i ont convert them until the next bonus comes along. anyone know when that will be. by the way great site raffles!!

  2. I suspect the next Avios bonus will be in July (end-of-month), they’ve tied up the Virgin bonus, so July/August appears the most likely. As the vouchers will be issued in the first week of May, they have already done their opt-in bonus, so July/August seems like a good bet.

    I also notice that the US Amex has done their Avios conversion bonus, so the UK Amex conversion offer shouldn’t be too far behind, I suspect again, July/August for that one too. Seems like an apt period as most people will have used their Avios on summer deals.

  3. Ordered, confirmed, cancelled. No email notifying me. Argh!!!

    • Hello all,

      Just to update you, the HP Ink promo I mentioned earlier now seems to include the whole usual HP ink range, rather than just two. Cheapest option (as last month), is approx. £8.50, need to purchase two for 500 points. For the eBay specialist within you, you can use a Tesco voucher for £10 off a £100 spend or more – should you decide to purchase 10+!

      I have also noticed that you can get 3000 points extra for a Samsung BD-E8300 SmartHub/DVD player c.£255 – didn’t see that before. But there is a promo to further reduce the cost by £20 for any purchase over £200 too. Reasonable deal, but not the best points to £££’s ratio.

  4. Ordered using above code, got bonus points, got confirmation email (eventually), so all looking good.

  5. On the other book pre-order note. I have not had them delivered yet but I have just had an email from Tesco with a £1.00 refund for each of the John Whaite Bakes books so only £9 in the end.

    This pre-order price promise thing is really quite good and Avios just seem to get cheaper and cheaper!

    My Dan Brown 2 books from yesterday seems to still be OK too.

  6. Marky Mark says:

    I also got £1 back for the cook book and the points (400cc) went on within 72hours.

    I’ve ordered two Dan Brown books why would they cancel if you ordered for example 100?

    Is there some fair usage policy?

    I buy two inks most days at my local Tesco costing £17 earning me 517 points.

    I don’t buy more than two a day but I don’t see a problem… Please advise

  7. GlennM says:

    Hi Marky Mark,

    Tesco will have a price match if the pre-order price becomes higher than the price when available, and refund the difference. That’s why pre-orders are quite good opportunities.

    On the HP inks, you should be able to order as many as they have in stock and collect thousands of points – as at the end of the day its a genuine consumer purchase. Some of my family have similar printer models, no one questioned when I ordered a bulk of 30 several months ago, with the resultant points :)

    I use to concern myself too about large orders, but rest assured, if the system doesn’t allow it – it will tell you so! In reality Tesco isn’t a charity, and they’d prefer you spending your money with them than elsewhere so will price and points model all promotions (at least I imagine they do) against anything that’s likely to be unacceptable. Your loyalty is all they want!

  8. Marky Mark says:

    FYI two ordered day the was posted and 1018 points added at midday today

  9. Marky Mark says:

    Found this deal, appears to be a glitch…
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  10. Daleroxxu says:

    My order for 2 copies just got cancelled after 7 days with no reason.

    Points were already in my clubcard account on May 4th so I wonder what will happen now, if I will get them in the coming mailshot.

    • I got the canceled order email last night after a week as well. I bet the publishers aren’t happy. Tesco refusing to take per orders of a book. I kept getting a message that there were no more available last week before finally getting the order accepted. How can you not have enough of something that hasn’t been printed jet?

      • Daleroxxu says:

        And despite the cancelled order they are still accepting pre orders on the website, but not with the promo points any more. Very cheeky on their part.

        Because of the timing, having made the pre order before the quarterly cutoff date for points, and then them cancelling it after this date, they haven’t been able to deduct the points. So maybe it will work out in my favour. I wonder if they ever give you a negative clubcard balance in such an instance?

        • Michael says:

          Mine was cancelled last night as well….total joke.

          • David says:

            My order was similarly cancelled on Tuesday night without any reason given. This was actually my first ever order from Tesco so there couldn’t be any issue of having having prior form. I find the point made above about negative points interesting though. Can anyone tell me when the miles would be expected to arrive in my Avios account.