A couple of weeks ago, I ran this article on buying 50p coins at face value from the Royal Mint.
To be honest, it was written as a bit of fun. And the fact that the ‘free postage’ code I gave had expired before the post actually appeared did not help!
However, a new code for free postage is now available – OLDNPP
At worst, you can now buy £50 of 50p coins for £50 and get them delivered to your house for free. Because the Royal Mint takes Visa and MasterCard, you can earn a few miles for your effort and get £50 nearer any sign-up bonus you are working towards.
It gets more interesting if you buy 3V Virtual Visa cards from Tesco, though. The Royal Mint takes these cards, so you can immediately cash them out – whilst netting yourself 150 Clubcard points (360 Avios) for every £50 of 3V cards you bought. (See here for more details on 3V).
Since you are limited to roughly £50 per order – you can only buy 4 of each different coin – and since someone needs to be at home to take the delivery (I assume they don’t go through your letterbox), I still put this in the ‘bit of fun’ category. But it could prove useful nonetheless.