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Get 1,000 Clubcard points (2,400 Avios) for £4.48 via blinkbox

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blinkbox is an online, downloadable, film and TV rental service – a clone of Netflix or the downloadable LoveFilm option.

Tesco bought blinkbox last year and now seem to be giving it a marketing push.  As such, they are offering 1,000 Tesco Clubcard points to the next 10,000 people to sign-up.

Here is the sign-up page you need.

The terms and conditions contain a sneaky clause, so watch out.  Here is a summary:

  • The deal started yesterday (14th January) and runs to January 28th or when 10,000 people have joined
  • You must download TWO films before January 28th to trigger the bonus.  Simply signing up is not enough.
  • You cannot get the bonus if you use an ipad or an Xbox to access blinkbox.  Unless you have a very modern TV, you will therefore need to download the two films to your PC.  (They can, presumably, be transferred to an ipad to watch later.)
  • You can download films to watch later (within 30 days) – indeed, unless you internet connection is fast enough, you have no choice!
  • One film must be at the full price of £3.49.  The second can be a 99p oldie if you want!
  • New customers only

So, a few rules, the iPad one being the most significant.  However, for £4.48 it is definitely a decent deal!

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 2024)

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

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

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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 famous annual 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. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable 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 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

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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

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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

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American Express Business Gold

Huge 60,000 points sign-up bonus (until 9th April) 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 (21)

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  • mikeact says:

    It’s a darn site easier and more reliable to sign up with Blockbuster on line…get your rental DVD’s and copy them straight onto your laptop fready or the train journey to work…Netflix, Blinkbox and the others don’t allow the option to ‘save’ any film rented…so waste of time IMHO.

  • mikeact says:

    I take it back….I guess I can watch a rental on the train ?

    “Thank you for contacting us here at blinkbox with regards to your query.
    With regards to your query, once you download the title to your PC / Laptop you will need to initiate playback to acquire the licensing.
    Once the license is acquired you will be able to view the content off-line.
    Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused”

    But how long does it take to download ?

  • trickster says:

    Any one know if you can stream it to a DLNA compatible device (TB, Bluray, etc) once downloaded? Our TV doesn’t have a blinkbox app, and I don’t have any other devices other than the laptop or PC

  • Mike Turnbull says:

    Total and utter rubbish…. far too restrictive in its offering. I shall carry on with Blockbuster on line at certainly no more cost…….rent DVDs, copy straight onto my PC and then move them over to my Galaxy Tab 10…..dead simple and easy and no ridiculous 48hr watching limit.

  • Stewart says:

    The T&Cs have now changed due to the demand. It now states:

    First 15,000 qualifying customers only (increased from original stated volume of 10,000 to meet the high demand of this promotion).

    So once a company has reacted to positive demand and extended the offer rather than withdraw it quickly. I hope this means everyone who signed up straight away has therefore qualified.

  • Jonathan says:

    Not sure if its just me but the cheapest film I can see is £2.49, still a good deal for 2400 miles though.

    • Jonathan says:

      Well signed up and downloaded two films today 17th Jan 2013, it says I’ve gained 5 clubcard points for the two films so not sure if I’ve missed out on the deal or not as it doesn’t tell you. I’m sure it will be at Tesco’s discretion whether they honour it or not.

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