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Tesco Direct has launched another attractive pre-order deal for a ‘soon to be released’ entertainment product.

This time, it is for John Whaite’s new cookbook, “John Whaite Bakes”. John won the Great British Bake Off in 2012 …. apparently.

Anyway, I’m sure he’s a great bloke, whoever he is. Tesco loves him enough to be offering his new book for just £10, a 50% discount. You also receive 400 bonus Clubcard points!

John Whaite

400 Clubcard points are worth 960 Avios or 1,000 Virgin Flying Club miles, which makes the book a good deal even if you give it to Oxfam. Although your Mum would probably like it.

Unfortunately, there seems to be an issue with the Tesco website at the time of writing.

As per this link you can clearly see the book advertised with 400 bonus Clubcard points. However, on the order page, it is not mentioned. You would expect to see the 400 bonus points showing when you click ‘pre-order’, but it only shows the 10 base points.

Keep an eye on this page, though, because Tesco will presumably fix the glitch soon. Alternatively, order now and keep a screen shot showing the 400 Clubcard points offer so you can ring up to claim them if / when they do not post automatically.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £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 UK’s most valuable card perk – the 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.

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.

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of travel 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 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

50,000 points bonus until 2nd October – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company 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

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits 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 (42)

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  • Rob says:

    Does anyone know how long it would take the clubcard points to appear in your account for a deal like this? Would they be credited on ordering, or when the book is dispatched at its a pre-order?

    I’m looking for some extra clubcard points to qualify for the clubcard to avios auto-convert promotion before the May 3rd, and thought this might be the best way.

    • Rocky says:

      The points for this promotion are showing now in my CC account, i placed my order on the 16th.

  • BAM says:

    I got my points too! Order was placed on the 16th for 1 book and points are already showing! 🙂 Yaay! Thanks for the tip! 🙂

  • Jens Moller says:

    I ordered without the code – as it didnt work (but the offer was still showing on Tesco’s websites).

    Called Tesco and they added them manually. Great service (but off course it would have been a bit easier if it just worked in the first place)

    Have a nice weekend everyone!

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  • Washing Up says:

    Dan Brown offers 500 points for pre-order at the mo too.
    TD-MNRW until the 5th May 2013.
    £9.00 each plus £1.74 postage.

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