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Very cheap Avios when you buy HP ink cartridges from Tesco

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Tesco Direct has brought back its occasional offer on HP printer ink cartridges – but this time it is 50% more generous.

You usually get 500 bonus Clubcard points when you buy two cartridges.  This time, though, they are offering 750 Clubcard points when you buy two.

To add to the deal, you also get a 20% discount when you buy three or more cartridges.

Note that this offer is also available in-store, if your store is big enough to sell ink cartridges.  I don’t know if the ‘20% discount for buying 3 or more’ discount applies in-store.  However, you would save £3 on postage and you would also be able to use any money-off coupons you may have.

To see these deals, search for ‘HP ink’ on Tesco Direct and – in the left hand margin at the bottom – filter the sellers down to just Tesco.  You can then reorder the list of products by price.

You should, if it is still in stock, see various cartridges with the read ‘Special Offer’ text under them.  The cheapest seems to be this one, a Black HP364 at £9.

So, lets run some maths.

You buy 6 of the HP364 cartridges for £54.  The 20% discount takes you down to £43.20.  Postage is £3 (you cannot collect these instore) so your total cost is £46.20.

Total Clubcard points earned = 43 base points + 2250 bonus points = 2,293 points

Total Avios earned from converting at 1:2.4 = 5,503 Avios

That works out at just 0.82p per Avios.

And, of course, you still have the cartridges.

Let’s assume that you manage to sell the HP364’s on eBay for £4 each, net of fees and postage.  Your total cost will have been £21 for 5,503 Avios.  Note that these cartridges are quite fat and so postage costs are higher than usual, although if you do ‘buy it now’ and say you have six for sale, many customers will buy two or three at once.

Alternatively, you could send them to Tesco Recycling.  This is a lower return but is less hassle.  I believe that they accept new cartridges, and you will receive 50 Clubcard points on the HP364 cartridges as you can see from the list on their site.  That takes your total haul from the 6 cartridges to 2,593 points, or 6,223 Avios points for £45.12.


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Comments (132)

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  • Swiss says:

    This offer is crazy. Even ignoring Avios (which you shouldn’t…) just buy the cartidges and use the clubcard points in store on certain products (including for those of us with children, nappies etc) and you’re a winner. Just bought 18 cartridges for £135.80 including delivery. Awarded 6881 points, which at 2x is £137.62. And I still have the cartridges to sell or to recycle (the latter alone is worth on same basis £18.00).

    Trying to work out why I shouldn’t buy more…

  • Volker says:

    Tesco direct postage to my postcode area is usually £20, even if I order just a pencil, therefore no cheap Avios for me. Maybe one day they will treat all their customers in the UK equally – like other big retailers (e.g. Amazon).

  • Chris says:

    Don’t forget the £10 new Tesco Direct code available through voucher code websites… 18 Cartridges on the way 😉

  • Matt B says:

    Great offer. Hopefully the start of more from Tesco!

  • Chris says:

    I felt the need to spend a little over £100 to get myself a load of cartridges and 5000+ clubcard points! Thank you Raffles!

  • darrenf says:

    The cyan cartridges qualify for click and collect (free) delivery.

    • Dominic Barrington says:

      But not for the actual offer, as far as I can see….?

    • Rob says:

      Black is far easier to sell on ebay, which is worth considering if you are going that route. May be worth paying the postage charge if ordering a few, rather than taking cyan.

  • Carl says:

    Black HP364’s from Tesco are coming up at £7 for me.

    • Dominic Barrington says:

      Those are not the HP original ones sold by Tesco itself, and don’t qualify

      • Primavista says:

        They are. Just bought 6 in my local store at £7 each and got the bonus points.


  • Dominic Barrington says:

    Having tried to put two helpful comments up, as I participate in this offer, I’ve realized that the HP page on Tesco is actually changing every minute or so – I give up offering comments!!

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