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Three new Tesco bonus Clubcard point promotions

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Tesco Direct launched three new bonus Clubcard point promotions yesterday.  Frankly, none are worth getting involved in just for the points, but if you need the product anyway ….

The first is 150 bonus points (360 Avios, 375 Virgin Flying Club miles) for pre-ordering the new album by the Kaiser Chiefs.

The link is here.  It costs £10, so obviously a pointless deal in itself for 360 Avios points.  This deal runs to 30th March.

The second deal is 200 points for buying a Vodafone pay-as-you-go mobile phone.

The link is here, on Tesco Direct.  The cheapest at the time of typing is a Samsung E1200 for £8, and the bonus points show automatically in your basket.

£8 for 480 Avios is also a poor deal, although if you need a cheap throwaway phone it might do the job.  This deals ends on the 31st.

I had a look at some of the mobile phone recycling sites.  Unfortunately, none of the reputable ones offer anything worthwhile for these phones – one offered just 10p!  You can’t offset the cost of the phone that way.

The third is 500 Clubcard points (1,200 Avios) when you pre-order the new PlayStation and Xbox game Watch Dogs for £48.

This link is hereI do not know at this time if you can pre-order this game in-store for a small deposit or not!  Again, the offer ends on the 30th March.

Whilst none of these deals are ground-breaking, I am actually pleased to see them – I thought that Tesco had killed off such deals, but clearly not.


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 (8)

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  • darrenf says:

    Watch Dogs is also available for £40 on the last generation consoles (Xbox 360, ps3), and there’s a music/books/games £5-off-£30 voucher currently too: TDX-YT3P.

  • olybeast says:

    Always good to have a throwaway phone

  • andy stock says:

    Better than now 64!!!!

  • Matt says:

    Thanks Raffles, just cancelled my Amazon preorder and saved £5, I do wish that Tesco would only charge on dispatch though.

  • Scott says:

    You can pre-order Watchdogs in store for a £5 deposit but there are no bonus points.

  • Michalis says:

    None a great deal, but I was gonna buy watchdogs anyway. might as well get a few avios to go with it. Cheaper than online delivery on PS4 anyway

  • John F says:

    Kaiser Chiefs CD gave £3 refund

    In your Tesco Direct Order GC47VMPC, you pre-ordered an item that benefited from our pre-order price promise. Our promise is that if your pre-order item(s) is cheaper on the day of release than it is at the time you place your order, we will refund you the difference to make sure you always pay the lowest of the two prices*.

    These are the items affected
    Sold by Tesco
    Kaiser Chiefs – Education, Education, Education & War Qty 1 £10.00

    Your total refund is £3.00 and has been made

  • Alan says:

    I do love the deals Tesco have 😀 Managed to spend £1.19 today but received £20 worth of shopping, 325 Clubcard points and 202 IHG Reward points today thanks to a mix of a conditional spend voucher, 3V card purchases, discount coupons sent by Tesco in the post and my IHG Black VISA – result 😀

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