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500 Clubcard points (1,200 Avios) when you buy 2 HP ink cartridges from Tesco

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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.

HP 364

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.

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Comments (66)

  • Carl says:

    I’ve just returned from Dunstable Extra where I bought a HP301 black and a double pack of HP301 black and colour. Genuine HP items, Totalled £33.50.

    I needed them anyway but only got 33 points. I enquired at customer services, telling them I had seen an advert for the promotion in a newspaper. They had no record of the promotion online or instore.

    Has anyone noticed a promotion number or any other relevant details on their successful receipt that I can give them?

    • I believe that it is only the single packs that in the offer. Certainly when picking up 364s last night, the mult-colour packs were excluded from the deal.

      BTW, I was unsure whether i should put through the cartridges in separate orders of two cartridges at a time or all together – in the end I just scanned all 8 packages together, and got the expected 2000+ clubcard points.

  • Bob says:

    Just been to Tesco this morning (23rd) so either the offers finished or Brighouse isn’t playing the game as no extra points. Not a Tesco extra just a normal biggish Tesco.

    • squills says:

      You mean you bought 2 x HP single inks and there were no points on your receipt?

      Or just no signage up?

  • Susan says:

    Has anyone used a Double CC points coupons with this offer. The T&Cs on the coupon don’t say “base points only” which i expected it would.

  • Scott says:

    I bought some this morning (singles) and no bonus points on the receipt. Might see if I can return them using some excuse as don’t want them if no points.

  • Steve R says:

    I have just returned from T’s in Huddersfield with 2 HP300’s no points added. Will take them back

  • Will says:

    Slightly OT, but I sent 100 cartridges off last week that I found in the office – Sent them with a courier in a single box, 9900 points added today (6 days later).
    Seems like I got lucky with the success rate, and thanks to Raffles for letting me know about the easy points!

  • thomas says:

    Still quiet a few in the Tesco superstore on Cromwell Road /Earls Court

  • CV says:

    My local Tesco was still advertising the promotion at lunchtime today, although that’s not to say it is finished, the store has a habit of not removing promo display material.

    • squills says:

      If they’re advertising 500 points: you get 500 points. Just go to customer services & get the points added manually if they don’t go on at the till.