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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 (February 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

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:

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

35,000 Avios (ONLY to 21st February) 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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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 (122)

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  • Joe says:

    Finished the original set on scan as you go thing, points on receipt, but no slips came out though!

    • Nick says:

      Same for me. I had to go to customer service to get it sorted.

      (I know you don’t need the slips for the points, but I’d rather have them anyway – it can be worth buying the games sometimes)

  • Amo says:

    I’ve just been to my local store (Mansfield) and picked up 12 pre-orders:

    Fifa 15 – XBox One
    Battlefield – XBox One
    Call of Duty – XBox One
    Disney Infinity – XBox One (I think!)

    Fifa 15 – PS3
    Battlefield – PS3
    Call of Duty – PS3

    Battlefield – PS4
    Fifa 15 – PS4

    Fifa 15 – XBox 360
    Battlefield – Xbox 360
    Call of Duty – XBox 360

    Spread it over 3 transations as I didn’t want to risk spending the full amount and nothing posting. Ended up with the full 6000 clubcard points despite none of the titles being marked up as having the 500 points on the shelf 🙂

    The Skylanders game that is officially supposed to give out 500 points, they didn’t have on the shelf and when I asked the staff they said I had to do it online. Asked if they had the barcode to do it manually but they said no.

    Overall, very very happy! 14,400 avios for £60 seems a bargain especially considering I only earn 1 mile per £1 on my Amex 🙂

    Also, as I paid using my gold Amex, the £60 spend doubled to 120 extra membership reward points. Nothing special by comparison, but 14,520 points in total for £60!

    This site is GREAT.

  • Mark says:

    Forgive my ignorance- but paying the £5 = 500 clubcard points. What and where is the benefit in doing so?


    • Idrive says:

      You probably don’t have the eye it’s such a pleasure knowing that buying that baguette is 2.4 avios, tuna 12 and everything else… Additional avios!

    • signol says:

      Converted to Avios at the standard rate, 2000 points = £20 of clubcard points = 4800 Avios = Rewads Flight Saver to near Europe.

  • PalCsaky says:

    Still working as of 1:09am on 19 June Bought Fifa15 PS3 and Battlefield PS3 at Lincoln Extra and got 1000 points.

  • babyrut says:

    I am very new to all this can someone explain the v3 cards please thanks in advance

    • TimS says:

      On the right hand side of this site is a list of popular categories. If you click on the top one labelled “3v Virtual Visa cards” you will find all of the articles that Raffles has written about 3v which should hopefully explain it for you.

      In short however, 3v visa cards are prepay virtual visa cards you can buy in Tesco (and other places) on your Amex which you can then use online for purchases at places that don’t normally take Amex. At the same time, if you buy £50 at a time you also get 150bonus Tesco Clubcard points per £50 purchased.

  • SingingDwarf says:

    Anyone been brave enough to try this today?

  • billythehamster says:

    Just pre orders Battlefield this lunchtime. Got 500 points.

  • foz101 says:

    7,500 racked up today over 3 CC’s. offer still going strong.

    • Adam says:

      What titles and what totals of each each titlr did you manage to get and were they on different formats?

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