Towards the end of 2012, some people found that Tesco was delaying the credit of cartridges to their account. It was never clear what was going on, but I got the impression that someone was buying cartridges FROM Tesco’s recycling partner, putting them onto ebay for sale and then people were sending them BACK to the recycling firm in return for points! (This is only my guess, let me be clear.)
Whatever the problem was, Tesco did eventually give people the points they were due and the recycling scheme continued (and still continues) as it always did.
FlyerTalk poster Pangalactic recently posted the new 2013 list of applicable cartridges accepted for recycling.
Some of the most popular cartridges – especially the HP 364 model – have had their points value reduced from 100 points to 50 points. This was the most popular cartridge to buy off ebay, unfortunately.
Cartridge recycling is still a great way of getting some value Clubcard points (and therefore Avios or Virgin Flying Club miles) for the cartridges you use at home. It is not necessarily such a good deal for ‘trading’ them anymore.
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.)