Here is a quick example of how to exploit the 50% Avios conversion bonus I flagged in the previous post, based on the HP inks offer.
However, as you need your points to post by 21st July you really need to order today.
- Go to Quidco and then to Tesco Direct to guarantee your 5% cashback
- Order 8 x HP 364 Cyan cartridges at £6.36 each, total £50.88
- Select ‘Collect In Store’ to avoid delivery charges
- Use code TDX-KPHM which deducts £10 from a £50 order for any Clubcard not previously used at Tesco Direct
- Place your order!
So, where do you end up?
Option 1 – you throw the cartridges away
(Edit: see comments for details of how to easily recycle them for 100 points each!)
- Total cost: £50.88 – £10 voucher – 5% Quidco on ex-VAT price (£1.70) = £39.18
- Total Clubcard points: 2,000 bonus points + 40 base points = 2,040
- Total Avios points at 50% bonus rate: 2,040 x 3.6 = 7,344
- Cost per Avios: 0.53p
Option 2 – you sell the cartridges for £5 each on ebay (say £3.50 after ebay fees, postage)
- Total cost: £39.18 as above minus £28 (£3.50 x 8) net from ebay = £11.18
- Total Clubcard points: 2,040 as above
- Total Avios points: 7,344 as above
- Cost per Avios: 0.15p
Not bad at all ….!
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)