Judging by a couple of emails I received on Monday, Tesco has brought back its occasional offer on HP printer ink cartridges. This time, though, it is only available in-store – and that means, mainly, larger Tesco Extra stores.
The deal is simple. You will receive 500 bonus Tesco Clubcard points when you buy two HP printer ink cartridges. These seem to be around £8 at the moment.
So, lets run some maths.
You buy 2 of the HP364 cartridges for £16
You earn 516 Clubcard points, which gets you 1,238 Avios
This works out at 1.29p per Avios
This is not the cheapest deal ever, of course. However, you still have the cartridges.
Let’s assume that you manage to sell the HP364′s on eBay for £3.50 each, net of all costs, which is probably over-cautious. Your total cost will have been £9 for 1,238 Avios, which takes you down to 0.73p each.
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 2 cartridges to 616 points, or 1,478 Avios points for £16. Not fantastic, but you don’t have the trouble of ebaying them and it is far cheaper than buying Avios from BA.
If you have a Tesco ‘conditional spend’ voucher (eg £5 off £50) then this deal becomes even more attractive.
I don’t know the closing date at present. Note that most stores do NOT have the yellow labels on the shelf advertising this offer, although evidence so far shows that they go through the tills OK with the bonus points.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 10th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.
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:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
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