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2,400 Avios / 2,500 Flying Club miles for £5 at Tesco when you order ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’

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When will Tesco ever learn?  Hopefully not for a while.

On Tesco Direct, there is an offer for 1,000 bonus Clubcard points when you pre-order the video game ‘Call of Duty : Ghosts’ for £40 on Xbox 360 or PS3. This is not a bad deal – especially as code TD-G9DW gets you a further £5 off, so you won’t lose much if you sell the game on eBay later.

However, in store, something even more interesting is back.

Tesco is offering 1,000 bonus Clubcard points when you pre-order ‘Call of Duty : Ghosts’ for £5.  This is 2,400 Avios points or 2,500 Flying Club miles for just a fiver.

How it is meant to work is that you get a display box scanned at the check-out, pay £5, and receive a special receipt. Visit the store on the day the game is released (5th November) and you are guaranteed to get a copy and you will get your £5 back as a discount. The 1,000 bonus Clubcard points are credited with the pre-order payment.

There is no obligation to ever buy the game when it is eventually released. This means that you can treat this as a chance to buy some Avios airmiles for 0.2p each!

You need to be very careful not to overdo this promotion. Tesco has removed bonus points in the past. Buying one copy is obviously fine, two is probably OK, especially if you buy one of the Xbox versions and one of the PlayStation versions. I would get very nervous beyond two copies (one of each).

The boxes tend to be on a separate stand to the usual video games. You take an empty box to the checkout, it is scanned, but you do not keep the box – it goes back on the shelf. You will only tend to find these in larger Tesco stores. Note that the yellow label on the edge of the shelf will say 500 bonus points, although it goes through the till as 1,000 bonus points.

There is no stated closing date for this offer, although it is only likely to run for a few days …..

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of 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 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

50,000 points bonus until 2nd October – 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 (154)

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  • Ace says:

    If I have already bought these copies online and have the points credited to my account, can i still do these at various tesco shops and get these 1k points credited ??

    • Rob says:

      Good question. On the same Clubcard, it may look like multiple purchases as it is the same item number.

  • Donald says:

    Is the promo still live in shops when using the barcodes for example?

    • Rob says:

      It was meant to end on the 18th, so presumably not

      • Nick. says:

        Has this offer definitely closed now?

        • Rob says:

          No-one has said it is still going, and we are past the stated closing date of the 18th. Not sure if the Tesco Direct version, which involves paying the full £40, is still on.

          • Sir Stamford says:

            Tesco Direct version, which involves paying the full £40, finished on 18 August 2013. No CC bonus is added if you attempt to purchase the game now from Tesco Direct.

            Sir Stamford

          • Nick. says:

            OK, Thanks.

  • Rachel says:

    Does anyone know if this still available in store?



  • Singing Dwarf says:

    I had 1,600 points removed from my Clubcard account yesterday, the Transaction Value shows £0 and the Transaction Description shows a store name where I have not collected that number of points in a single transaction.

    The only possible explanation I can think of, is that I purchased 1x Xbox360 and 1x PS3 version of the CoD Ghosts for the 1,000 bonus points (two separate transactions) – on the same transaction (both times), I also purchased £200 of 3V cards. This gave two transactions of 1,605 Clubcard points (1,000 for the game bonus, 600 for the 3V cards and 5 for the base spend).

    Is it possible that they have removed one of these transactions from my account?

    I would query – but it may cause them to delve a little deeper into where my 20,000 points have come from this quarter….

    NB Another transaction, on my wifes account (on the same day), which contained 2,160 points for 1x Xbox360, 1x PS3 and 2x 3V cards has (thus far) been unaffected.

    • Rob says:

      2 x ‘one of each’ on the same Clubcard does take you beyond the fair use policy, I think. My benchmark is that they took your points away if you ordered (paying full price) more than 1 copy of the Dan Brown book with 500 points earlier this year – and that was one where you could easily have argued they were for gift etc.

      • Singing Dwarf says:

        No, only 1x one of each

      • Rob says:

        Their policies seem a bit arbitrary though. I ordered 5 x Dan Brown on both my and my partners account earlier this year. The transaction was cancelled on my account and the points removed whereas, nothing happened on my partner’s and he received the books and the points.

        Wish their policies on bulk buying were more clear cut .

        • Singing Dwarf says:

          Yes I agree.

          However, in this instance, I wasn’t ‘bulk buying’. I only purchased one Xbox360 and one PS3 version of the game – two separate transactions. Within the terms of the offer I believe?

          I may wait until the next statement/vouchers are issued and then query why the points were withdrawn at that stage.

  • Luke says:

    Bit late to the party, should have read the comments first. Sending my mother back to Tesco for a refund 🙂

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