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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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  • Dave N says:

    Also, just bit the bullet and ordered a few. Does anyone know how long clubcard points usually take to post with deals like this?

  • oliuk says:

    I also received my ink today, very fast. But what to do with them?!?

    • chris says:

      ebay if want the try to min the lose in cash, (tho gumtree or friday add ect also work since they free to use but thats up to personal choice of posting stuff *ebay* or having maybe weird people come to collect stuff *classifieds)*

      tesco recycle ink via therecyclingfactory if want more points, (only 50 CC each tho)

  • Neil says:

    May have missed this one myself, some are sold out, others say sold out when progressing to pay..

    • chris says:

      well there hope they restock,

      or offer it again,

      also look for other hp inks since some are in stock one discounted the 20% tho a tiny bit more, (well update later when i look more)

  • Neil says:

    I was hoping to get the 364’s as I need those for my own I’d get the points and not have to sell them..I’ve set up a stock alert so fingers crossed..and I’ve still got my Seagal DVD to watch from the DVD promo

  • chris says:

    this might also interest someone tho no really cc point bonus just 99 of the for cost

    but tescos also have a free wireless printer hp 3055a, when you buy a hp slate 7″ 8gb for £99

    and i said no points but the 3055a runs on 301’s witch are worth 100 points for empty’s not just the 50, tho thats not really worth changing printers for unless your buying the slate anyways lol

    since you can buy empty 301’s of ebay anyways for 100 at £60 and getting 10000 points (well if all are accepted (since i’ve ever tryed as i recycle mine for cash £3.6 color £2.75 black

    • squillion says:

      I managed to get 1 for the kids lol – Xmas pressie.

      Wife says: doesn’t review brilliantly against the Nexus 7.

      I say: that’s £140. Slate 7 was £69. Both perfectly OK for internet & games.

  • Tim says:

    I ordered yesterday morning and it was saying ”partially ready to dispatch” for ages. Only got an email there now saying its dispatched. Phew! Good to know it is on until 24th September so I may pick some up in my normal in store shop.

  • Rich says:

    Just got a mail to my wife saying the 364 was back in stock, but it now seems to be unavailable from Tesco themselves and the save 20% offer is now only on more expensive cartridges…..

  • Col A-B says:

    I’ve just checked the website and they’re all out of stock. Funny that!

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