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Get 600 Avios for £5 if you pre-order Destiny in Tesco …. or not?

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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.

However …..

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 points from UK credit cards

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (17)

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  • Idrive says:

    Anyone please post the codes, if you find them! thanks 🙂

  • James67 says:

    Sorrg OT. Will use this post to give you folks a heads up on the current half price blinkbox giftcards at tesco. These do not appear to attract the 150 bonus clubcard points for spending £50 on giftcards. Yesterday I bought 2x£15 itunes cards plus 2x£20 blinkbox cards plus 2L milk for total £51 39. I got only 1 point. I guess blinkbox cards are treated as tesco cards.

    • Rob says:

      Thanks for that James. I was in two minda whether to write about the Blinkbox deal as its not directly relevant.

    • Sinizter says:

      You need to have a total of £50 after discount for it to attract the 150 points.
      I found out the hard way when there was a 20% off for Mother’s Day or some such.
      While I personally have not bought any BlinkBox vouchers to confirm whether they are available, you definitely need to have over £50 after the discount.

      • James67 says:

        I did meet the £50 after discount.

        • Sinizter says:

          Sorry. I only just double checked the figures. I guess the BlinkBox cards do not attract the bonus points. Sorry for any confusion I may have caused.

          • James67 says:

            No problem, it was a vid point in event they did attract bonuses. Iwas a little disappointed ut didnt take it further like Susan did.

  • Susan says:

    Worth checking what the blinkbox cards actually cost you on the receipt.

    I bought one a couple of months ago as part of a combination with an odd number of 3Vs but it scanned and charged at £5 less than the face-value putting me below the trigger level for the extra CCs (this was not an advertised special deal) but it credited the full amount when I used it on my blink box account. There’s something in the small print on the back of the card about this – Went to the customer service desk to query and explained to a bemused staff member why I was disappointed to be paying less than the face value – CS lady was sympathetic and “because I’d tried to meet the eligibility in good faith” posted the 150 CCs direct to my clubcard anyway.

  • Mike Turnbull says:

    Back to Tesco, has this offer now been sorted ?

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