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Get 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 UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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 £15,000 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 – 30,000 points (TO 16TH JULY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. 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

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

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus 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 (3)

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  • 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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