1,200 Avios / 1,250 Flying Club miles for £5 at Tesco when you pre-order ‘Skylanders’ instore!

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Here we go again!  Some elements of this post may feel familiar!

On Tesco Direct, there is an offer for 500 bonus Clubcard points when you pre-order the video game ‘Skylanders Swap Force’ for £55-£60 on Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U, 3DS or PS3.

Back in your local Tesco store, however, the game is also available to pre-order for £5!

Skylanders Swap Force

Tesco is currently offering 500 bonus Tesco Clubcard points when you pre-order ‘Skylanders Swap Force’ for £5! This is 1,200 Avios points or 1,250 Flying Club miles for just a fiver.

(This offer is clearly only half as good as the ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ offer recently.  However, you need to look at it in context – it is still a very cheap way to pick up some miles.)

How it is meant to work is that you get a display box scanned at the check-out, pay £5, and receive a special receipt. Visit the store on the day the game is released (18th October) and you are guaranteed to get a copy and a free poster and you will get your £5 back as a discount. The 500 bonus Clubcard points are credited with the pre-order payment.

As usual, there is no obligation to ever buy the game when it is eventually released. This means that you can treat this as a chance to buy some Avios points for 0.4p each!

You need to be very careful not to overdo this promotion. Tesco has removed bonus points in the past.  Someone also posted on Head for Points yesterday about having ‘Call of Duty’ points removed.

Do not buy more than one copy of each format per Clubcard account if you want to be 100% certain of not having your points taken away.  There are five different versions of the game, so that is still 2,500 Clubcard points to aim for.

The boxes tend to be on a separate stand to the usual video games. You take an empty box to the checkout, it is scanned, but you do not keep the box – it goes back on the shelf. You will only tend to find these in larger Tesco stores.

There are reports of two different closing dates, with 28th August (tomorrow!) and 8th September both being spotted on in-store shelf labels.  Let’s see.  I would be surprised if it was closed tomorrow after just a couple of days.

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Comments

  1. @ Singing Dwarf, I think it is more likely that £200 of 3V’s flagged your account than buying 2 CoDs. Two CoDs on different formats is normal shopping behaviour. I know many buy loads more 3V than this but it is still a form of extreme shopping behaviour and unfortunately the odd time it gets noticed.

  2. Bought a copy this morning and can confirm that it’s still working. I’m yet to see any 3DS versions of the game though. I uses the barcode above for the Wii version and it worked- does anyone know if that is for the regular Wii or the Wii U?

  3. Why have you again stated that “you are guaranteed to get a copy”??? Please show me where Tesco state that is the case?

    All the customer is doing is purchasing the right to a £5 discount if the product is in stock!

    • True, apologies. I over-simplified the process. However, it doesn’t make any difference for our purposes since I doubt anyone will be going back to collect!

      • and even if they do, it is admittedly unlikely that they would be out of stock. However when pre-ordering COD’s previously, even the check-out ladies have complained to me that they have been caught out by expecting the pre-order to guarantee them a copy on release day. They went to collect and the end of their shift and found out that their store had sold out.

        Personally, I think it’s naughty of Tesco to even call these sales pre-orders! It’s a pre-paid discount! Nothing more!

  4. If you use a Double Points coupon from the clubcard statement does it double the 500 points?

  5. Can I buy one of each in one transaction? I have a spend £40 in one go and get a fiver off coupon. So was planning to buy one of each and a few other bits. Would 500 x 5 bonus points go on if done in one transaction.

    • Yes, if you can find all 5.

      • Thank you very much, I would be very grateful if someone had all 5 bar codes so that I can enter myself at self service. I intend to go to my local 24 hour one when its quiet and see if it works out for me. I got the three above so if anyone has the other two it would be great.

  6. Hey… Just wanted to let you know that I tried to order the points via the ‘Click and Collect’ counter while shopping in Tesco. The 500 Clubcard on offer, Yes…, £5.00 Pre Order, Yes…. but they wanted my address and would post the game to me as you couldn’t pick it up in-store. Not only that, I would have to pay the full price of the game up front aswell…. bugger.

    However I went straight to the self servicing tills, put in the bar code number, the price of £5.00 came up and needed a supervisor to ‘okay’ my age… (40 !!) got the ‘okay’ and scan in my clubcard and paid £5.00 and whey !… all done and got a receipt showing 500 clubcard points added.

    Thanks Raffles… Look forward to your next tip !

  7. I just thought I would share my experience last night in Tesco. I went to the self service till and entered in all the codes. This was around 10pm. Young girl authorised the transaction. Receipt came out with bonus CC points but the vouchers for £5 each did not generate. Two supervisors called and after 10 minutes and saying sorry a few times asked me if I would accept a £15 credit note ! :) Thanked them and accepted. They did not cancel the transactions so CC points safe.

  8. Offer still active as of 11:45 today at my local tesco using self service till. %00 points added to till receipt.

  9. This is still working as of tonight!

  10. But will it start offering the points instore for a pre-order?! The answer, so far, is NO by the way!