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Google Street View tracks down some 3V cards in Watford!

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Come on, bear with me, its August and there’s not as much as usual going on! (And I haven’t counted this in the ‘two posts a day’ I said I’d run during August!)

Reader Christopher sent me this Google Street View screenshot from inside the Tesco Extra in Watford!

Click here (This links works on a PC. I cannot get it to work on my ipad, not sure about other hardware.)

3V card

Fourth row from the bottom, first on the right working out from the centre column. A big stack of 3V Virtual Visa cards!

Wonder if they are still there?!

(PS. If you are new to Head for Points and have absolutely no idea what this post is about, please click ‘3V Virtual Visa’ in the ‘Archives by Category’ menu in the right hand margin. You can read some of the recent posts on how to generate free Avios points with 3V cards.)

Comments (69)

  • What's the Point says:

    423769, 423769, 423769, 423769, 423769.

    That’s a pretty bad inside joke, that only the hardcore 3V’ers will understand.

  • s8yad says:

    Firstly, i must say that since coming across this blog, i have managed to increase the rate at which i am able to collect miles, thanks Raffles, also the knowledge gained from some of the posters has come in handy. I have a couple of questions, if anyone is willing to help:

    i) I have had my Amex SPG for a couple of weeks now, but no sign of my SPG membership number/pack, shall i go ahead and create a new account with SPG, as i want to convert my points to Emirates miles soon

    ii) having deposited 3v cards into a Direct Saver NS&I, when trying to withdraw into my nominated account, the available balance is just £9, it has been over a week since the deposits, so its not as if the card transaction has not cleared

    Any help will be appreciated. Thanks

    • Rob says:

      Yes, create one and ring Amex to input it. This bit is key.

      • s8yad says:

        Thanks Raffles, just done that, joined SPG and provided Amex my membership number. I am being told that it will take 14 days for verification. My first Amex statement is due on the 13th Sept, by which I will have hit 20k points spend. I suppose my SPG account will not be credited in time to transfer the points to Emirates Skywards for my return flight on the 24th Sept.

        Regards

        • Rob says:

          Probably not. Emirates transfers go across from SPG every Saturday, by the way – I’ve just done a few myself. If you transfer Friday they should arrive next day, do it Saturday and you will wait a week.

          • s8yad says:

            Although I collect Avios (probably because it is easier to do so, with the likes of Tesco CC & BA Amex) Emirates is my carrier of choice. Do you have any tips on maximising Skywards collection (apart from the MBNA cards). I know I can transfer Amex MR to SPG to Skywards but it means 2 avios for 1 skywards mile.

          • Rob says:

            No, not really (although via SPG it is actually 0.625 per Amex point, assuming you transfer out of SPG in chunks of 20,000).

            One thing I looked at was Emirates partner airlines – ie whether transferring to them would get me cheaper redemptions. There are some opportunities, but partners don’t have access to Flex availability and I am wary of moving miles to carriers who can’t get access to all seats.

            There is a post in a few days about a redemption I have just booked with Emirates.

  • s8yad says:

    With regards my NS&I query above, i gave them a call and have been informed that the funds are available to withdraw 7 working days following deposit by debit card.

  • Lyndon says:

    Good to know. Work took me down to Plymouth today and happened to drive past a big tescos there. Thought I’d pop in and see if there were any 3v Visa cards there. 16 of the beauties. Into my nsi saver account they go.