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Good Tesco deal – earn 200 Clubcard points (480 Avios) for a £4 spend

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I have been featuring a lot of bonus Clubcard offers on Head for Points recently.  It was never part of the plan, as Tesco has never historically run that many at once, but it seems that their weakening sales position has pushed them into action.

Here is another great Tesco Direct deal.

Buy any 2 Tesco branded ink cartridges and get 200 bonus points, worth 480 Avios or 500 Virgin miles.

Here is the result of the search you need to do on Tesco Direct.

You will see (assuming it is still in stock) that the cheapest cartridge is just £2, so you are paying £4 for your 480 Avios airmiles.  This is a very decent deal anyway, but if you hold your vouchers until the next Tesco to Avios conversion bonus, it will become even better.

Remember that ‘click and collect’ orders sent to your nearest store are postage free.

I don’t know if these cartridges sell well on eBay – you wouldn’t get much money in your hand after postage, eBay and Paypal fees, and you may find that its not worth the effort.  At this price, it doesn’t really matter.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of travel 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

50,000 points bonus until 2nd October – 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 (9)

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  • Mark says:

    Out of stock now!

    • David says:

      There you go Raffles you’ve moved the (ink) market!

      • Raffles says:

        Possibly because I ordered 20 last night! Keep an eye on it, they tend to come in and out of stock. Wonder if it is on instore as well? The HP deal was also in-store.

  • Andy says:

    They are back in stock but £2.50 each now

  • Simon says:

    Another good Tesco offer is to pre-order “Lemon Popsicle Strawberry Milkshake – Love Me Do The Year That Changed Music”

    Cost at the moment is £3 and you get 150 clubcard points for the pre-order

  • Raffles says:

    2040 points hit overnight for the cartrdiges I haven’t picked up yet! Will keep the vouchers for a transfer promo or the maths won’t work for me.

    • Roger says:

      My £56-ish transaction showed upin my Tesco account, earning 655 Clubcard points. That would be 55 for the goods + 3x 200 bonus.

      The expenditure shown is £655! Something of a shock until I checked our Gold AmEx account which recorded the payment correctly – and earned 2x MRs including first year bonus.

  • andrewu says:

    This offer also seems to be available in-store. Yesterday I saw some of the Tesco Inks on the clearance shelf at £1 each. Does anybody know if the points are given on reduced price stock as well?

    I suppose if they do not sell on Ebay they could also be recycled for 100 points each if they are on the tesco list?

    • Raffles says:

      In general, price reductions do NOT affect bonus points. Plenty of people buy reduced end-of-date veg when they are on bonus points, and still get the points.

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