There have been some excellent deals in Tesco recently for pre-ordering video games. The last couple (see here and here) were very generous – you paid £5 to reserve a video game (which you, ahem, forgot to collect) and received 500 bonus Clubcard points.
The latest offer is now available – or is it?! The video game is called Destiny.
If you pre-order online (paying the full £40) you will receive 500 bonus Clubcard points, so 1,200 Avios or 1,250 Flying Club miles.
Far better, though, is to pre-order in-store. You are looking for an empty box in the video games area, which scans at the till – you don’t take the plastic box home though! You are charged £5 and you receive a coupon which allows you to pick up a copy on the day of release, with a £5 discount.
You will also receive 250 Clubcard points, which are added to your account immediately on the receipt.
So far, so simple. Tesco ran a lot of press ads on Tuesday promoting this offer.
The Tesco website only shows 250 points for ordering online, not 500
If you pre-order it instore, you do not receive any bonus points at all! Only 5 base points.
Clearly the right hand of Tesco has no idea what the left hand is doing, which is unfortunate when the left hand is running up thousands of pounds of bills for newspaper advertising.
I’m sure it will sort itself out, but do NOT do any in-store pre-orders until we know it is working properly. The offer runs until 27th October.
Do NOT buy more than one copy of each version (there are different versions for different consoles) per Clubcard. Tesco is likely to remove multiple purchases from your account. In any event, whilst this is not a bad deal, it is also not a slam dunk like the earlier versions which were half the cost.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.