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Dan Brown back at Tesco with 500 bonus Clubcard points – just 0.75p per Avios

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Back in February, Tesco Direct was offering you the chance to pre-order the new Dan Brown book for just £9. You got 500 bonus Tesco Clubcard points with each copy, so 1200 Avios or 1250 Flying Club miles!

Tesco quickly sold out of their pre-order allocation. Too quickly, as it turned out, because a lot of people had their orders cancelled.

More stock seems to have appeared, though, because the offer is back.

You can get 500 Clubcard points for pre-ordering the new Dan Brown book, Inferno (see here) and using code TD-MNRW at the check-out. You should actually order 2 copies, as book orders over £15 qualify for free postage!

Do NOT order more than 2 copies, though, as it is highly likely that Tesco will cancel your order.

The maths works out VERY nicely on this one, at 0.75p per Avios – and that is without any conversion bonus.


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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (April 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:

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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

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(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 (40)

  • Marky Mark says:

    I also got £1 back for the cook book and the points (400cc) went on within 72hours.

    I’ve ordered two Dan Brown books why would they cancel if you ordered for example 100?

    Is there some fair usage policy?

    I buy two inks most days at my local Tesco costing £17 earning me 517 points.

    I don’t buy more than two a day but I don’t see a problem… Please advise

  • GlennM says:

    Hi Marky Mark,

    Tesco will have a price match if the pre-order price becomes higher than the price when available, and refund the difference. That’s why pre-orders are quite good opportunities.

    On the HP inks, you should be able to order as many as they have in stock and collect thousands of points – as at the end of the day its a genuine consumer purchase. Some of my family have similar printer models, no one questioned when I ordered a bulk of 30 several months ago, with the resultant points 🙂

    I use to concern myself too about large orders, but rest assured, if the system doesn’t allow it – it will tell you so! In reality Tesco isn’t a charity, and they’d prefer you spending your money with them than elsewhere so will price and points model all promotions (at least I imagine they do) against anything that’s likely to be unacceptable. Your loyalty is all they want!

  • Marky Mark says:

    FYI two ordered day the was posted and 1018 points added at midday today

  • Marky Mark says:

    Found this deal, appears to be a glitch…
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  • Daleroxxu says:

    My order for 2 copies just got cancelled after 7 days with no reason.

    Points were already in my clubcard account on May 4th so I wonder what will happen now, if I will get them in the coming mailshot.

    • Andy says:

      I got the canceled order email last night after a week as well. I bet the publishers aren’t happy. Tesco refusing to take per orders of a book. I kept getting a message that there were no more available last week before finally getting the order accepted. How can you not have enough of something that hasn’t been printed jet?

      • Daleroxxu says:

        And despite the cancelled order they are still accepting pre orders on the website, but not with the promo points any more. Very cheeky on their part.

        Because of the timing, having made the pre order before the quarterly cutoff date for points, and then them cancelling it after this date, they haven’t been able to deduct the points. So maybe it will work out in my favour. I wonder if they ever give you a negative clubcard balance in such an instance?

        • Michael says:

          Mine was cancelled last night as well….total joke.

          • David says:

            My order was similarly cancelled on Tuesday night without any reason given. This was actually my first ever order from Tesco so there couldn’t be any issue of having having prior form. I find the point made above about negative points interesting though. Can anyone tell me when the miles would be expected to arrive in my Avios account.

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