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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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  • Richard says:

    I bought 3 sets of all the colours and thought I’d done rather well. A mere £76.20 for 4572 cc points with the intention of selling them on ebay . The next day may daughter said she needed a new new printer for University so I ended up buying the printer anyway. At least the inks will come in useful although it didn’t turn out to be the bargain I quite thought! Mind you, what about those BA Amex points for the printer…….hmmm

  • Eastland says:

    Ordered 18 (£93 with £10 off) and 14 (~£69 with £15 off)
    13000 ish clubcard points posted today & my first 18 arrived yesterday. Already found a buyer for all 18 (and perhaps all 32 if they arrive monday) total back £110.
    So 13,000 cc points = 31k avios for about £50. Why thankyou….

  • YL says:

    Just got an email saying the yellow one £8 (204-9813) is back in stock, I think you can also pick it up from your local store.

  • uk1 says:

    Decided the easiest thing to do was order an HP 6420 all in one printer. c

    48 cartridges will go in no time …..

  • chris says:

    tho not going to update any more on restocking

    but for those interested this one of time i will

    364 cyan has been restocked at £8 each with the 750 for 2 and 20%

    so £180.80 + pnp for 10680 (points)

  • Michael Christie says:

    Hi Chris

    how easy you think to sell the 301 combo pack as a bulk sell….first time im trying this and not sure where to price it and if it will sell ??


  • BIGRW says:


    Is the 30,000 points per quarter limit per person or per household?

    Also, on the recycling scheme when you’ve used these cartridges – do you know if they HAVE to be sent in the envelopes or can you send them in a box with the relevant details?

    Also final question and this may be covered – if you do the xmas saving scheme, are these clubcard vouchers (i.e. can be aviosed) or is it just like putting money in a bank effectively? If you can buy clubcard vouchers surely that would be great way to buy avios?


    • Rob says:

      Per quarter, per Clubcard. If you have multiple cards in the same name at the same address, Tesco is liable to merge them.

      Don’t know about recycling.

      Christmas Saving Scheme – no, you can’t use these for Avios. They are special vouchers which can only be spent instore.

      • lyndon says:

        just to confirm the 30000 limit, you state it is per clubcard, so my wife and I both have clubcards although they are the same account. if I get to my 30000 limit can I use my wife’s card to top her card up although we are linked to the same account ?

        • takke says:

          The limit is per account, it doesn’t matter how many cards are on the account, there’s a 30,000 point limit. Set up a totally separate account if you want another one.

          • lyndon says:

            thanks. and you can have a different clubcard account at the same address ?

          • Rob says:

            Yes, but unless it is in a different name you run the risk of Tesco merging them. A couple of years ago they had a big purge, for example – I think I had 4 merged, although 1 escaped!

        • Rob says:

          No. If they feed into the same account (ie you only get one statement) then the 30,000 limit is between you.

    • chris says:

      recycled inks must be sent in the tesco recycle eveovlpes (and only one in each, and with the label filled out right donate or wanting points box and writing you cc number on every label, they are anal about this, and if you donate they will donate charity)

      you can order them here and up to only 5 at a time (witch take 3 weeks to turn up, so if your going to buy inks to do it best to pick up 100’s of them in store, or order everyday for weeks in advance, you might be about to email and request more at once dunno never tried) *tho you can just sent your only packed ones with your own printed out customer label the they main page witch recycles for cash *witch is what i do tho for personal use as i use 301’s, and they pay promptly after you reach your £20 min, witch unless you buy to recycle can take a while*, tho look thu the ink prices first since 364 are only 20p where as 301s are 2.60£ black and 3.75 color

      or pick up in certain the bags in stores (bigger ones that sell inks MAYBE when in stock)

  • thesaver79 says:

    How long does it take for the points to post? Do they only post after collection?

    • chris says:

      the points for buying inks in this deal take 2-3 days to show up in your online account (same for delivery and collection)

      if you meant for recycling i dont know since i dont recycle them via tescos for points but they partner TRF for cash, the rest of the info i posted above for tescos was taken from they T & C’s

      • thesaver79 says:

        No, I meant the points after purchase. Mine haven’t showed up yet. The order was placed on the 4th.

        • shane says:

          My order was placed on the 5th and points were posted from the tesco CC purchase part but not the tesco direct side. I wonder what happens if they choose not to award points on such large orders, do they write to you or do the points just not appear…

        • Tim says:

          Mine was placed on the 5th and says ”dispatched” to be delivered on 14th September and points have not posted so I would not be overly worried yet. Go into ”View my order” and then take a screen shot of the status which also shows the CC points to be earned. That way you at least have proof they confirmed the CC points when they accepted the order.

          • thesaver79 says:

            The number of points shows even in the email confirmation. They’ll probably show up tomorrow. 🙂 If not, I may contact them.

          • shane says:

            Mine have now posted.

          • thesaver79 says:

            Mine haven’t 🙁

          • Tim says:

            Most likely with the influx of orders they got delayed 🙂 At least there does seem to be a delay in posting so I am not too worried…yet . The points for my online normal food shop has not posted yet either.

          • thesaver79 says:

            Checked this morning again. Still nothing 🙁

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