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Was dead, now working again: 2,400 Avios when you pre-order ‘Diablo 3’

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Tesco Direct is now accepted pre-order for ‘Diablo III’ on PlayStation 3.  This may mean something to you, although frankly it means nothing to me!

What DOES interest me is that Tesco is offering 1,000 bonus Clubcard points when you pre-order a copy for £40.  That is worth 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Flying Club miles, plus the base points from the purchase.

The key here is what you can get for the game when it is released, in order to recoup some of your costs.  Tesco only accepts pre-orders from games which it expects to be massive hits, so in theory you should be able to resell it easily.  You could use eBay or sell directly to CEx.

If you could get £30 for it on eBay (so, say, £25 net of all postage, ebay and Paypal costs) then you would have paid £15 for 2,400 Avios, which is a pretty decent deal.

The link to the game on Playstation 3 is here.  It is released on September 3rd, but Tesco will charge you immediately and add your 1,000 bonus Clubcard points straight away.

You can also pre-order the Xbox version here although that is not released until December.  The price is also £40.

It is worth noting that the 1,000 bonus points comprises a 500 point bonus for pre-ordering Diablo III and a 500 point bonus for spending over £30 on pre-order video games in general.  This latter deal will also kick in if you buy any other pre-order game.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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:

British Airways American Express card

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

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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.

(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 (23)

  • Russell Evans says:

    I used a code TDXR-THNR on Tesco direct for £5 off >£20 spend which brings the price down even further. Not sure if that code is targeted at me, or whether anyone can use it?

    • Stephen says:

      Doesn’t work for me: “This eCoupon is linked to another customer account and it can only be used in that account. “

    • bookish says:

      I have the same code in my latest round of coupons. Suspect it is linked to your account?

  • Craig says:

    Does anybody know when the game is actually released? The Xbox version says 30 Dec and the PS3 version has 3 Sept…

    • Rob says:

      Both versions are actually Sep 3rd. New Years Eve is not a clever time to release a game, missing Christmas!

  • Neil says:

    Just ordered one of each – it’s still giving 1500 bonus CC points with both versions of the game. If you want to do this, you need to do two separate orders rather than ordering the PS3 and XBox games at the same time. Putting them both on the same order only gives 2000 bonus points as opposed to 3000 if done separately.

  • Michael says:

    It’s now giving 2000 CC points per order !! Just ordered a few for the wife and I lol – at 4800 avios per game it’s fill your boots time !!

    • Rocky says:

      Great spot lets hope Tesco honour the bonus 2000 points

  • JimmyG says:

    The extra points – 2000 CC per order still working at 2.47am!

    Fingers crossed they honour it!

  • Simon Bangs says:

    Looks like the main show is over offered me just 900 points.

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