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 Tesco Clubcard points.
Last week I wrote about the latest video game to be included in this offer, called Destiny.
Tesco ran some expensive newspaper adverts last week to promote its pre-order offers on this game. There was a problem, however. No-one had bothered to tell the shops or the website people.
However, just a whole week later, the offer is now working as expected.
If you pre-order Destiny 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. This will get you 600 Avios or 625 Virgin Flying Club miles, which is a good return on your £5.
This offers run until 27th November. It was original scheduled to end on 27th October, so it seems to have been extended in light of the mix up.
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 (September 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.