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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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  • Rohan says:

    Points posted, 17500 points between 2 accounts. Feel really tempted to buy some more and have a few duplicate purchases, one was a duplicate purchase and was really worried but seems fine.
    Even when i was buying in tesco the till worker said quite cheerfully , Oh! buying for points! and seem to be encouraging the purchase

    • Erico1875 says:

      I wish I was so lucky. I met my first ever Tesco jobsworth at Edinburgh Corstorphine branch.
      Fifa 15 and battleground in 4 formats. He scanned 1 fifa and then he decided I was “cheating the system” and refused to scan any more.No amount of explaining, its an offer, your employers want people to buy it, would change his mind.
      Went to another Tesco. Nice operator was happy to put through fifa and battleground through 4 different CC accounts. Unfortunately they were only available in 2 formats. Still, bought some groceries and with this and that coupons, total for today was nearly 9k club card points.

  • RussellR says:

    All FIFA 15 giving 500points, also Battlefied on PS4, only tried that one as the only one available .
    14:00 18/6.

  • Maximus says:

    This afternoon I visited two Tesco stores, one an extra the other a Superstore. To be honest the choice of games was not vast overall.

    I tried hand held scanning in one store. At checkout it did not like it and the supervisor had to go back to the games on the shelf to confirm them.

    The long and the short of it was I got 7 games pre-ordred today, all logged 500 CC points each:

    Fifa 15 PS3
    Fifa 15 PS4
    Fifa 15 Xbox One
    Disney Infinity PS4
    Disney infinity XBox One
    Call of Duty x 2(on the tickets they do not differentiate the platform)

    I shall call it quits at that I expect.

  • squills says:

    Bugger! Still in the land of 30C 😉

  • TrickyDickyRicky from Billericay says:

    Back this posting !!!

    Anyone got the barcodes for Skylanders pretty please?

  • James says:

    I looked in a couple of my local extras but no Skylanders to be seen and the promo stand has been removed

  • Myer says:

    Purchased 18 games yesterday no duplicates, but different platforms, points shown on till receipt, but failed to be posted to my clubcard account. I telephoned customer service and was told that the promotion finished on 15th June! I am not giving up as they are clearly detailed on my receipt.

    • Trevor says:

      Have any points posted from yesterday’s shop? I ask as lately I find my points are only posting 2 days later – maybe they will still post.

      • Idrive says:

        Usually they post shop day+1 overnight at the moment here ia a 1 day delay

    • Tom WIlliams says:

      My points from the 16th of June posted fine.

    • ankomonkey says:

      5 pre-orders of games that were thought to finish on 15/6 but purchased on 17/6 posted overnight for me.

  • Stuart says:

    When collecting these offers on multiple clubcards I assume they can’t be linked to the same account?

    • Andrew S says:

      Never log in with the same ip address…

      • whitenoise says:

        I don’t see that being a problem if the clubcard is in a different name? It could be your brother, sister, mother or father living at the same address?

        • Andrew says:

          LOL – i had assumed that the OP was using different addresses as it would be rather easy to link the cards with the same address 🙂

          I was going to post some more advice, but don’t want to give the auditors any ideas.

          Whitenoise – your point is, of course, valid as we do not know how deep the investigations into bulk buying actually go.

          • squills says:

            Yep one of these days they’re going to take out some serial abusers 😉

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