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Excellent Tesco deal – 442 Clubcard points (1,060 Avios) on a £15 video game

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Tesco Direct has launched a new bonus points promotion on selected video games.  I can only imagine that this is some sort of World Cup promotion (4-4-2, geddit?) although the games on offer are not football games!

This is the special page you need to visit.

At the time of writing there are 76 games available.  The cheapest is just £15.

The 442 bonus points are immediately added to your basket when you order.

Because you would be earning 1,060 bonus Avios or 1,105 bonus Virgin Flying Club miles per purchase, this may be a deal which can be scaled up.  You could either sell the games on eBay or trade them in via CEx.

Here are a couple of examples:

God of War Ascension on PS3 – CEx is buying this for £5.  Your net cost, assuming you pick up your Tesco order to avoid postage, is therefore £10.  You are paying under 1p per Avios.

Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 on Xbox 360 – CEx is buying this for £11.  Your net cost is only £6 for over 1,000 Avios.

You need to play around with the CEx page and the Tesco games list to see which appear best value.

There are also some Tesco Direct codes for NEW customers if any of your family members have not ordered before and share a BA household account with you:

TDX-DLCD – £10 off £50

TDX-HQ9T – £5 off £30

You can remove all risk from this transaction.  You can pre-sell the games to CEx at the same time as placing your order with Tesco Direct, as CEx guarantees the price as long as they receive your material within 5 working days.  Tesco should be able to deliver to your letterbox (store collection not possible) within 2-3 days, giving you time to turn them around.

Note that CEx will only accept one copy of any particular game per order.  Do NOT send them multiple copies of the same game .  You will probably get a better price via ebay but it depends on how much time you want to put in.

The offer runs until May 27th.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £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 famous annual 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.

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

30,000 points and a huge range of valuable 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 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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.

EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.

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 bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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 (42)

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  • Oly says:

    In that case it isn’t worth it

  • CountryKerry says:

    Is it okay to buy said games in Asda where there is a money back guarantee? Then take those games to CeX and get the money today.

    Meanwhile, having ordered the games of Tesco, when they arrive take those games to Asda and get a full refund?

    • mrtibbs1999 says:

      it’s more than OK. It’s ingenious. Although it may possibly be illegal as you are returning goods not bought there. I’d do it, but as always YMMV.

    • Rob says:

      Could do, but you can never be sure with things like packaging, security tags etc on games. Guarantees can easily be invalidated.

      Note the CEx is 5 working days. This gives you more flexibility if you commit on a Tuesday as you then have a full week to get them there, whilst the Royal Mail will deliver to you on a Saturday.

  • idrive says:

    I just put the sell order for the 4 games i bought on Cex, following the advice to commit on a Tuesday.
    I did not search for the best option, i had no time and got 1410CC for £37 which, averaging the 2000CC and some free 1000CC i got ,are ok for me. I need to stock up to average my quaterly targets. thank you all !

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