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
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
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 (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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.