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Still going! Get 1,200 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.

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 (March 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.

SPECIAL OFFER: Successfully apply for either of the Barclaycard Avios credit cards by 2nd April 2023 and you will be entered into a free draw to win ONE MILLION AVIOS! Full details are on the application forms here (free) and here (paid). This competition is exclusive to Head for Points readers. T&C apply.

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

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £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 unbeatable travel 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.

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.

Until 30th March 2023, the sign up bonus on American Express Business Platinum is increased to 120,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. The bonus on American Express Business Gold is increased to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. T&C apply, see the application forms for details.

American Express Business Platinum

Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 30th March) and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

60,000 points sign-up bonus (to 30th March) 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 (122)

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  • Col A-B says:

    I can confirm that Call of Duty, FIFA 15 & Disney all still work – I now have 5000 extra ClubCard points.
    There is still a shelf label up promoting those 3.

  • Jason says:

    Was sky landers mentioned last week, don’t seem to recall that game as one of the offers?

  • JT says:

    Yup would be good if anyone can share the barcodes for Skylander here 🙂

  • N3jly says:

    Iv’e not seen any Sklander pre orders in store, only online,

  • Scott says:

    No Disney or Skylanders in any of my local stores.

  • MrCP says:

    Fifa 15 Xbox One gave me 500 bonus points today (18/06). Also 2 HP Ink Cartridges are giving 250 bonus points. Not as good as previous offers of 500 or 750 but still useful if you need them anyway.

    • MrCP says:

      Forgot to say that neither of the above orders were advertised in store with extra Clubcard points although they appeared on my till receipt OK

    • phil says:

      Where is the HP INK promo listed? I cant see anything online?

    • Rob says:

      Yes, not sure whether to cover the HP deal as not online and bonus low unless you need them.

      • phil says:

        So the bonus is only in-store? And therefore I presume the store are more vigilant about larger purchases?

        Definitely worth a write up…even with the smaller bonus I can make probably make this pay (Im fortunate enough to have a friend that owns a stationers and buys all the HP inks I can get)

        • MrCP says:

          I bought 2 HP 301 black @ £11 each for my 250 bonus points. Definitely no sign of advertising the deal though so don’t know when it started or finishes.

          • Tom says:

            Dont think tjats worth it for only 250 points in my opinion

          • MrCP says:

            Agree its not a great deal, but I needed the cartridges anyway. That’s why I bought them. I didn’t know there was extra points with them. £11 is a good price. They are £12 in Asda.

          • Anon says:

            Instore now, ends 3/7 on the promo SEL .

        • Rob says:

          I doubt they care, easy to claim they are for personal use unless you buy huge numbers …

          Unlikely stock would be huge anyway.

  • Maximise says:

    I need some advice. I have located some games in Devon stores. There is no advertised offer, the CS staff deny all knowledge of there ever being an offer!

    They can not confirm I will get points unless I check out the games. And if not I can not return them as it is a deposit not a purchase!

    Am I correct in assuming that that if one store gives points all will as they are on the same IT system?

    Am I correct in assuming that it is within my rights to get the deposit refunded if no bonus points acrue?


    • Rob says:

      If it isn’t an Express then points should hit. Not sure what refund rights you have though!

      • N says:

        You won’t have any *rights* to a refund unless Tesco said you would get the bonus points (e.g with a shelf label). But the back of every Tesco receipt says you can return any product within 28 days if you change your mind.

    • AJ says:

      Well the only advice I think anyone can give is to just try it and see, worst case you lost a fiver. If you would rather not lose a fiver then you know what the answer is. As long as it shows on the till receipt your fine. I have been “experimenting” since Monday and can confirm the points are still posting on the receipt today.

      Good luck.

    • Fenny says:

      When I went in to Rugby on Sunday and pestered the guy on CS until he managed to find the staff from the games area, they looked up the bar codes for me. They said they didn’t know if the points would be given, as it didn’t show when they subtotalled the purchase. So I suggested I paid for the pre-orders to see if the points went through and they could refund me if they didn’t. They thought this was a sensible option and there was no mention at all of not being able to refund the pre-orders. I said straight out that I was only after the in store offer because of the points, instead of the £5 off online.

  • Kathryn Dowd says:

    I picked up 4 games on saturday, only 2 of them produced a till-spit voucher (and cc points) customer services refunded the 2 that didn’t produce a voucher without a fuss.

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