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Still going! 1200 Avios for a £5 video game pre-order in Tesco

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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.

Skylanders Trap Team

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.

Love Clubcard, don’t collect Avios?  You should be reading our sister site, Shopper Points (www.shopperpoints.co.uk), which covers the latest Clubcard and Nectar offers without any distracting frequent flyer talk!  Why not check it out now?

Comments (122)

  • Djouzef says:

    It doesn’t work anymore!!! ….tried 20 minutes ago and went for refund straight away in Tesco Blackwater

  • foz101 says:

    Dead today. RIP

  • Howard says:

    My wife bought two and only 10 points credited. We went to customer services who checked the display (still said 500 points). This was yesterday (Sunday).

    We were assured that the 1000 points would be posted today. was advised to call club card if there was a problem.

    I will check and post later.

    • Adam says:

      You may get problems with getting the bonus points as ckubcard have stated already to some people calling up that the offer finished a week ago.
      Go back and get a refund to the store as cannot see them adding your points.

      • MrCP says:

        My Bonus Points are showing on my online statement for this month and they showed immediately on my till receipts. I don’t think they’ll take them back, that would bring really bad publicity for them.

  • Howard says:

    Just had confirmation from Tesco that our 2500 points have been credited to our account. Well done Tesco!!!! Bought 5 last Sunday.