A promotion in-store at Tesco last week offered 500 Tesco Clubcard points – 1,200 Avios – when you paid £5 to pre-order specific ‘coming soon’ video games.
This promotion closed for most of the titles on Sunday evening, although yesterday it was still working. We don’t know if they will still work today, but the titles featured in this initial post still gave 500 points yesterday. I don’t want to actively encourage anyone to buy those titles, though, as they could stop functioning at any point. Keep an eye on the comments to this post ….
Two of the games involved ARE legitimately still available until the end of this week.
The games are ‘Disney: Infinity 2.0’ and ‘Skylanders: Trap Team’.
This Tesco Direct pages confirms that these two offers run until June 22nd. The games SHOULD be offering the same bonus in-store until the 22nd as well.
Do NOT buy them from Tesco Direct as you need to pay the full price. In a Tesco store, you simply pay a £5 deposit which allows you (if you wish) to collect a copy from Tesco on the day of release, paying the balance at that time.
As a reminder, this is how you go about it:
Visit the video games corner in a large Tesco store
Pick out empty ‘pre-order’ cases for either of the games listed above, across any of the available formats (Xbox 360, PS3 etc – Skylanders seems to be on seven formats!)
Pay £5 at check-out for each empty case you hand over. Do not take the case home!
Your till receipt should show the 500 bonus points
Do NOT buy exactly the same game twice on the same Clubcard, whether in the same transaction or in different transactions. If you do that you have crossed the Tesco ‘bulk buying’ line.
This offer will also combine with the ‘£5 cashback for spending £10 in Tesco’ American Express deal that I posted about last week.
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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
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.
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.
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.