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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.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (March 2023)

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.

SPECIAL OFFER: Successfully apply for either of the Barclaycard Avios credit cards by 2nd April 2023 and you will be entered into a free draw to win ONE MILLION AVIOS! Full details are on the application forms here (free) and here (paid). This competition is exclusive to Head for Points readers. T&C apply.

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 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 £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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable 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 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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.

Until 30th March 2023, the sign up bonus on American Express Business Platinum is increased to 120,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. The bonus on American Express Business Gold is increased to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. T&C apply, see the application forms for details.

American Express Business Platinum

Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 30th March) and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

60,000 points sign-up bonus (to 30th March) 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 (38)

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  • Colin says:

    Tesco just emailed to say ‘problem with order’ and cancelled it. Starting to suspect i am on a watchlist! Only ordered one copy. Last time this happened i called them up and they allowed me to order it again!

  • Sinizterguy says:

    My order (for two) cancelled with the ‘problem with order’ message too.

  • richie says:

    they didn’t cancel my order for 50 books last was a £450 spend and i got 25450 points. i ont convert them until the next bonus comes along. anyone know when that will be. by the way great site raffles!!

  • GlennM says:

    I suspect the next Avios bonus will be in July (end-of-month), they’ve tied up the Virgin bonus, so July/August appears the most likely. As the vouchers will be issued in the first week of May, they have already done their opt-in bonus, so July/August seems like a good bet.

    I also notice that the US Amex has done their Avios conversion bonus, so the UK Amex conversion offer shouldn’t be too far behind, I suspect again, July/August for that one too. Seems like an apt period as most people will have used their Avios on summer deals.

  • Steve says:

    Ordered, confirmed, cancelled. No email notifying me. Argh!!!

    • GlennM says:

      Hello all,

      Just to update you, the HP Ink promo I mentioned earlier now seems to include the whole usual HP ink range, rather than just two. Cheapest option (as last month), is approx. £8.50, need to purchase two for 500 points. For the eBay specialist within you, you can use a Tesco voucher for £10 off a £100 spend or more – should you decide to purchase 10+!

      I have also noticed that you can get 3000 points extra for a Samsung BD-E8300 SmartHub/DVD player c.£255 – didn’t see that before. But there is a promo to further reduce the cost by £20 for any purchase over £200 too. Reasonable deal, but not the best points to £££’s ratio.

  • Trevor says:

    Ordered using above code, got bonus points, got confirmation email (eventually), so all looking good.

  • Ed E says:

    On the other book pre-order note. I have not had them delivered yet but I have just had an email from Tesco with a £1.00 refund for each of the John Whaite Bakes books so only £9 in the end.

    This pre-order price promise thing is really quite good and Avios just seem to get cheaper and cheaper!

    My Dan Brown 2 books from yesterday seems to still be OK too.

  • 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

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