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New promo: 2000 Clubcard points (4,800 Avios) for £20+ of ebooks

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I have written before about Blinkbox, the nascent Tesco-owned online TV and video group.  Tesco is keen to use bonus Clubcard points as a way of building interest, as we saw here and here last year.

Blinkbox now has a new line of business – Blinkbox Books.  And Tesco is offering a generous bribe for you to give them a try.

Blinkbox Books

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 (April 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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

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Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

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There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

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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.

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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.

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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.

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American Express Business Gold

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Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (66)

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  • CountryKerry says:

    Natwest have left me quite a few messages about Blinkbox today!

    • Andy says:

      You want to watch them. They have on more than one occasion blocked my card without telling me because they saw a “dodgy” transaction. You have to call their fraud department to get your card unblocked.
      It was a real bind, I was buying something in B&Q and my card got refused.

      • CountryKerry says:

        Thanks for letting me know, my card was declined earlier and I put it down to the shop having problems and paid cash- it all makes sense now! Thank you 🙂

  • Brian says:

    How can you see what was credited?

    I went into order & payment history and underneath the amount it says 100 points.

    Is this where everyone else is seeing these 1 point credits?

    Aslo, does anyone know when the points are added to your clubcard account?


  • pazza2000 says:

    Just purchased my 20 books, only took 5/10 mins in reality, payment card details could be saved and I found a bunch of £1 book by ‘Alex Ross’ which made searching easy. Had visions of it taking longer…

    As per the comment above, I also had difficulty using 3V, something about an “issue at our (blinkbox) end”.

    I have another clubcard account, do you think it would be necessary to change any personal details other than email if signing up for a second blinkbox account?

  • James says:

    Hoping to get this offer but am waiting to see if the check out procedure is improved first.
    Probably not but offer’s on for quite a while I see. Unless they pull it as so many people have grabbed all the points on £1 books, quite reasonably but it might not be in the spirit of the offer 🙂

    The suckers !

  • Stephen Franks says:

    That was hard work on an ipad, I earns those avios. Totally rubbish site on a tablet. Trying to search out the £1 books means putting into order cheapest to expensive then swiping, clicking a button to show more and so it goes on….. If you accidentally click a book (happens a lot) then you have to start again!!

    1 item max in shopping basket????? Random!

  • thesaver79 says:

    The purchases have gone on my statement, but no sign of the 100 points! Anyone else?

    • pazza2000 says:

      What statement? Items such as this tend to take a while for the points to post, I wouldn’t panic.

      • thesaver79 says:

        When I go on the Tesco website and check the current points statement, I can see all the entries from the transactions on Blinkbox, but it says 0 points for all of them.

  • Marcel says:

    Same here – I assume that will change at some point in the future…

  • pazza2000 says:

    I’m sure it has no bearing although I’ve noticed the advertising and display of the 100 bonus points has now changed a little on blinkbox books. Seemed a little odd as their are no other changes on the site.

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