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250 Clubcard points (600 Avios) for £5 in-store with video game pre-orders

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Tesco has started offering bonus Clubcard points again in-store when you pre-order certain new video games.

This service is generally only available in Tesco Extra stores, although you may get lucky elsewhere.  In the video games area, you are looking for empty promotional boxes advertising games which are coming soon.

You take the box to the counter and pay £5.  You receive nothing for this, except a receipt which guarantees you a copy of that game on the day it is released, plus a £5 coupon to use with it.  You also receive 250 bonus Clubcard points immediately.

There are 8 games that seem to be currently available with this deal.  It is limited to one copy of each game per Clubcard.  You may even be able to buy the same game for different consoles (XBox 360, PS3 etc) and have that treated as a different purchase.

For clarity, there is NO requirement to actually go back and buy the game when it is eventually released.

250 Clubcard points is good for 600 Avios at the standard conversion rate, so not a bad deal for £5.  If there is another conversion bonus soon, you could an extra 30% – 40% on top.  Of course, it is not as good as the ‘500 points for a pre-order’ promotion which ran last year ….

how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

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

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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.

(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.)

Comments (3)

  • ups says:

    So here’s my newbie question – can you use the £5 coupon to purchase something else like groceries? 🙂

  • Raffles says:


  • 21h21j says:

    At least you’ll actually have something to sell on ebay…

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