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Get 200 Clubcard points (480 Avios, 500 Flying Club miles) for book pre-orders

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Tesco Direct has brought back its special deals on pre-ordering forthcoming books. This new promotion offers 200 bonus Clubcard points – worth 480 Avios or 500 Virgin miles – for ordering from a selection of books.

It’s great news for fans of One Direction as their latest tome is included.

You can find the full list here.

There are no clear bargains, but obviously if you want any of the titles anyway then it is a decent deal. You need to add code TDX-PRBK to your basket at check-out to get the bonus points.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2022)

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.

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 UK’s most valuable card perk – the 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.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable 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 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company 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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus 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 (19)

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  • Winters_ says:

    Also 1000 bonus clubcard points for ordering Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3 or Xbox versions). Priced at £40 so a decent return if you can make at least £30 back on ebay. Offer ‘apparently’ ends on 18th Aug…

    • Winters_ says:

      One copy of each should trigger this promo as well:

      TDX-HD6P – Save £10 when you spend £75 at Tesco direct – EXP 26/08/13

    • Rob says:

      Ah, that’s back, is it?! Will run it tomorrow.

      • Colin says:

        This is also working instore (again) – £5 pre order gives 1005 points.

        • xcalx says:

          has anyone got the barcode numbers for COD Ghosts PS3 & XBox


          • xcalx says:

            PS3 barcode 5052910 938206
            XBox 5052910 938190

            Just in case no boxes are on display

          • Andrew Grant says:

            How do you do the transaction with just the barcodes? Will the checkout staff accept me reading a barcode to them?

          • DontLikeFruit says:

            No pre-order boxes in my nearest large Tesco. Went back with these barcodes written down (thanks xcalx!) and entered them at a self-scan till by pressing the “item will not scan” button. As I didn’t have anything to physically place in the bagging error, an assistant had to approve each item. I explained that I was trying to pre-order some games, but there were no pre-order boxes on shelf – he was happy with this explanation.

            The receipt showed my 2000 bonus points (I bought 1 of each format) so I left a happy customer. Later realised that there was nothing on the receipt to indicate how to collect my pre-ordered games. Maybe this only works properly at a customer service desk?

          • stu says:

            The ‘approval needed’ thing is because the game has an age certificate on it. This happened to me even though I had the physical boxes.

            The self checkouts don’t seem to do the pre-order slips (although you still get your clubcard points as normal). Ask a member of staff and they will run it through again as a cash transaction at the CS desk.

        • NJ says:

          I love this site! Just bought 1 PS3 1Xbox pre-order for £10. 2010 clubcard points (though there was no mention on the shelf of the bonus points).

          Anyone able to confirm that they won’t remove the points if you don’t actually buy the game?

          • Rob says:

            No, they won’t

            Do you know, I have never, ever seen these instore!

          • NJ says:

            Excellent, thanx.

            It wasn’t with the rest of the games, I was about to give up but then spotted it on the end of one of the aisles nearby – as I said no mention of bonus points, just turned up on the receipt.

  • Adam says:

    Extra 300 CC points on a Nerf gun

    Nerf N-Strike Elite Rampage

    • Sir Stamford says:

      It is now extra 400 CC points but out of stock at the moment (albeit directly from Tesco).

      Sir Stamford

      • Colin says:

        Just did a dummy order online at Tesco Direct and still working at 1000 points bonus. Over on PTS there was mention of a temporary glitch.

  • kipto1998 says:


    • Sir Stamford says:

      Presumably you have the BA Premium Plus card which earns 1.5 Avios per £1?

      Did you preorder instore for £5 each or purchased online for £40 (less any discounts) each? If you do cancel the order, the CC points is likely to be removed although you should earn them back by placing a new order.

      I personally won’t bother if you only paid £5 each since the Avios you have foregone isn’t exactly great. Different conclusion if it is £40 each.

      Sir Stamford

    • Rob says:

      It’s really not worth it, given the small £ sum, in my view!

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