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2,000 (perhaps 4,000) Clubcard points with Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

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Tesco Direct is currently running an interesting offer on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1 inch screen version) 16gb Wi-Fi tablet, which sells for £298.

The link is here assuming it is still in stock when you read this.

This is an interesting deal if you are in the market for a tablet that is not an ipad.

The headline price is £298.  However, you get £50 cashback via Samsung (see the Tesco webpage for details).

The real kicker, though, is the 2,000 bonus Clubcard points on offer.  This is worth 4,800 Avios points or 5,000 Virgin Flying Club miles at the standard conversion rate, and you can add an extra 50% to that if you wait for the next conversion bonus to come along.

But here is the thing.  When you add the table to your shopping basket, it comes up as 4,000 bonus Clubcard points.  Would it post as 4,000?  Well, you could always send the tablet back if it didn’t!

4,000 Clubcard points (plus the 298 points from the standard purchase) would be worth 10,315 Avios at the standard conversion rate and 15,000+ if you waited for the next bonus.

If you value Avios points at 1p each, you would be getting £150 of Avios (if you waited for a conversion bonus), £50 cashback via Samsung and £12 back from Quidco.  That means you are effectively paying £86 for the tablet.

Note that Amazon sells the same tablet for £273, £25 less than Tesco, and still offers the £50 cashback.  This offer only really works well if you get the 4,000 points.

The smaller 7 inch version of this tablet is also available from Tesco with 1,000 bonus points.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2022)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (11)

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  • pazza2000 says:


  • timezonehopper says:

    The 8Gb version is advertised as giving 1000 Bonus CC points but shows as 2000 CC on checkout.

  • Darren says:

    Ordered for collection on fri, 4298 points for avios, muchos cracias.

  • Ed says:

    Indeed, should be here on Tuesday and then will be in ebay on Wednesday!

  • Mariusz says:

    It’s been 4 days now. No points showing on my clubcard account.

    • Raffles says:

      No points is fine! If you’d got base points but no bonus, then you have a problem. They will presumably show in a day or so.

      • Mariusz says:

        Base points now showing with no bonus points. The CS said these will be added on the next clubcard statement.

    • Darren says:

      it’s been 6 days for me and still no points, however the lady at tesco direct says they can take up to 10 days to show up. fingers crossed or i’m taking mine back.

  • George says:

    The offer seems to have ended.

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