I have absolutely no idea why this promotion keeps coming back in one form or another, but every few months it re-appears.
Tesco is offering 500 bonus Clubcard points when you buy 2 Hewlett-Packard printer inks. That is good for 1,200 Avios or 1,250 Flying Club miles, or 40%-50% more if you wait for another transfer bonus.
The cheapest cartridge at the time of writing is £7.99. You are therefore looking at £15.98 for two, assuming you ‘click and collect’ in a store.
Ignoring the base Clubcard point and the miles earned on the credit card purchase, you are paying (1598 / 1200 =) 1.33p per Avios. This is not a bargain, but is cheaper than BA’s current ‘buy Avios’ price.
And, of course, you can sell the cartridges on eBay. This should bring your net cost under 1p, and if you save your Tesco Clubcard vouchers for an Avios transfer bonus then your cost per Avios could be as low as 0.6p.
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:
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. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.
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.
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.