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4,800 Avios for £20 via Blinkbox Books – extended to 31st July

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Blinkbox, the Tesco-owned streaming media company, has extended its current ebooks promotion until 31st July.  It was meant to finish on Monday.

This is how the promotion works:

Blinkbox Books

You receive 100 Tesco Clubcard points (worth 240 Avios, 250 Virgin Flying Club miles) for every ebook you buy

The minimum price to qualify for the 100 points is £1

You can receive the bonus on up to 20 books, for a total of 2000 Clubcard points

The last day to order is now 31st July

Here are the terms and conditions in full.  It works out at 0.4p per Avios point which is clearly a good deal.

It is easy to find books priced at exactly £1.

Go into a category, such as ‘Childrens Fiction’, search by price and you will find 15 titles priced at exactly £1. There are plenty more across other categories.

Unfortunately, you can only buy one book per transaction.   You will need to make 20 separate transactions to order the maximum 20 books which are allowed under this promotion.

The bonus points are posting OK so far.  They post in arrears and appear to be posting for everyone at the same time.  You may have to wait a few weeks until the next posting run but experience so far shows that you will get them without a fight.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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. 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 BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

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.

The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER) and an unbeatable set of 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 10,000 Avios.

Capital on Tap Visa card

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company 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 card

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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits 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.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (21)

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  • squills says:

    Catch up lol

  • squills says:

    Raffles: so is Rocketmiles – which advertises on your site – really worth 8000 Avios for a first hotel stay?

    • Rob says:

      No, because Avios is not a currency they do. You could get 8000 American miles, Etihad or whoever else you wanted. Site is perfectly legit, only issue is that the hotel booking is treated as a 3rd party one so you don’t get status benefits (possibly at a Hilton or Hyatt) and definitely no points or status credit from the hotel.

  • Howard says:

    have bought 20 for myself, wife and son but I just realised that I have two different club card accounts in my own name.

    Is it to risky to buy 20 more using my second club card?

  • ts77 says:

    My points posted after about 7 days I think – all present and correct..

  • PalCsaky says:

    Off-topic: I noticed that clubcard points aren’t posting into my account from fuel purchases where I used Tesco credit card as a clubcard but paid with Amex. This started in the beginning of June. The points show on each receipt but never post into the clubcard account. Have Tesco closed the loophole now or is it just me being unlucky?

    • Rob says:

      Odd. Has Tesco separated your two accounts? If they are on the receipts then its hard to believe they aren’t turning up.

      • PalCsaky says:

        I paid with Tesco credit card for some high street shopping and the points have posted ok. It’s just fuel points that never turn up. I rang the helpline numerous times but they tell me a different thing every time. The latest advice I’ve been told was to use the normal clubcard for fuel purchases.

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  • squills says:

    Actually you can stray over 20 books and still get another 100 points per book.

    I doubt very much whether Tesco will monitor this and even if they did, 22 or 24 is hardly abuse, just enthusiasm 😉

    • Andrew S says:

      No, I accidentally bought 22 books but only 2000 points hit my account.

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