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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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  • 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

  • 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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