Blinkbox now has a new line of business – Blinkbox Books. And Tesco is offering a generous bribe for you to give them a try.
The Blinkbox Books homepage is here.
This is how the promotion works:
You receive 100 Tesco Clubcard points (worth 240 Avios, 250 Virgin Flying Club miles) for every ebook you buy
The minimum price to qualify for the 100 points is £1
You can receive the bonus on up to 20 books, for a total of 2000 Clubcard points
The last day to order is 30th June
Here are the terms and conditions in full.
However, there is a problem.
The bonus Clubcard points show in your basket at checkout. They also show on the search page if have it present the results in list format rather than as icons.
However, it is NOT adding the bonus points when you buy a book at £1. They only go on if you spend over £1. (There are a few titles priced at £1.12 and £1.14 which show.)
This is clearly not what the terms and conditions, and indeed the ad I reproduce above, say. If you plan to buy a lot of cheap £1.00 books at random purely for the bonus points, I would wait a few days until Blinkbox fixes its website.
Either that, or try to retroclaim your 100 Clubcard points later.
It is easy to find books priced at exactly £1.
Go into a category, such as ‘Childrens Fiction’, search by price and you will find 15 titles priced at exactly £1. There are plenty more across other categories.
Blinkbox is also on both Quidco and Topcashback. However, neither mention Blinkbox Books – not surprising, perhaps, as it only launched a couple of days ago. It would do you no harm to go via one of these cashback portals to Blinkbox and then to Blinkbox Books, although treat any cashback as a bonus.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2023)
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:
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
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 10,500 Avios.
SPECIAL OFFER: Capital On Tap has increased its sign-up bonus to points worth 30,000 Avios if you apply by 4th February. This is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to apply.
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.