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Earn some cheap Avios with Tesco’s new ‘pre-order’ deals

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Tesco Direct has been very active over the last few months at offering very large piles of Clubcard points (so very large piles of Avios or Virgin Flying Club miles!) when you pre-order CD’s, DVD’s and Blu-Ray disks.

Whilst I was away last week, a new range of offers has become available – and some look very interesting.  Availability moves from day to day, so keep an eye out on the relevant pages of the Tesco Direct website.

Video Game pre-orders

Click here for the link to all pre-order gaming deals.

You will receive 500 Clubcard points when you pre-order (almost) any game.  The cheapest is currently £15 – although there was a £6 game available for a few hours whilst Head for Points was down earlier in the week.


The offer of 100 Clubcard points for spending over £6 on music is still running.

There is also a specific offer on ‘Now 84’ which offers an extra 200 points when you pre-order it for £11.  This should double-up with the offer above.  That would be 300 points (820 Avios) for £11, less whatever you can sell it for.

Film and TV pre-orders

Click here for the link to all DVD pre-order deals.

You can earn 150 Clubcard points when you pre-order certain DVD’s and 250 points for certain Blu-Ray disks.  The cheapest DVD is currently £5 (Hansel & Gretel), the cheapest Blu-Ray is £16.  Hansel & Gretel gets you 360 Avios for £5, less whatever you can resell the DVD for.


Whilst this offer is not on the website, you can get 500 Clubcard points for pre-ordering the new Dan Brown book, Inferno (see here) and using code TD-RNMW at the check-out.  You should actually order 2 copies, as book orders over £15 qualify for free postage!

Dan Brown is the best deal of the bunch, netting you 2,400 Avios – even without a conversion bonus – for £18.  You may even find someone to buy the books off you!

There is also a generic discount code, openly advertised on Tesco Direct, for £10 off a £75 order – TDX-4WK7.   This should work nicely with the products above if you can put together a big enough basket.  Be careful of breaking Tesco’s rules on bulk-buying and restrain yourself to 2 or 3 of any particular item.

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

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £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 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

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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

Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 9th April) and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

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 (31)

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  • Phil says:

    My order for the Dan Brown just got cancelled and they’bve pulled the bonus points by the looks of things as the voucher is no longer valid

    • Rob says:

      How many did you order? Most have already got the points who ordered earlier in the week.

  • Philip Gale says:

    Just two. I ordered them this morning….

  • tom says:

    just tried it and this is what came up:

    Sorry, this eCoupon had a limited number of uses and is no longer valid.

    looks like its gone..

  • Dan says:

    Just ordered 2 Dan Brown books with the above code and they went through OK.

  • Will says:

    Just ordered 2 myself and went through fine (see below!)

    Total paid
    Clubcard points 18
    Extra Clubcard points 1,000
    Total Clubcard points 1,018

  • Neil says:

    Now here’s a thought… What would happen if you ordered, say, 3 copies of th Dan Brown book for the 1500 points and then returned them to store when they’re delivered on 20 May? A bit unethical I know but do tesco have a policy of deducting clubcard points once they’ve been awarded?

    • Zoe B says:

      Yes the points would be deducted. Maybe try to sell the books to colleagues for £5.

  • tom says:

    Went threw in the end ( I did 4 , 2036 points) but when I put in the 10 pound discount promotion for order above 75 , the points dropped back to 36 !

    Looks like the 2 promotions can’t be combined

  • Scott says:

    I guess I should really get a Tesco clubcard to take advantage of these offers. I see on the join up page there is a box for a promotional code. Anyone know any good ones for a new signup?

    • Rob says:

      I don’t think there is one at the moment

      • Scott says:

        Ok thanks, thought I would double check. However in the time it has taken to activate my new card the code TD-RNMW (for the Dan Brown books) has now expired 🙁

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