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Get 1,200 Avios points with ‘The LEGO Movie’ for £10 from Blinkbox

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Tesco is really making an effort at the moment to encourage people to use Blinkbox, its digital movie and book service.  First we had the chance to earn 100 Clubcard points for buying a £1 ebook (still running) and then 1,000 points and a free pizza when you rent ‘Game of Thrones Season 4’ (also still running).

This new offer is certainly more family-friendly than ‘Game of Thrones’.

Until August 3rd, you will earn 500 Clubcard points (1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin Flying Club miles) when you buy ‘The LEGO Movie’ from Blinkbox.  You will also receive some vouchers for half-price entry to LEGOLAND.  Note that you need to buy the film and not rent it.

Full details can be found here on the Blinkbox website.

Even if you don’t have kids, this is a decent deal.  The movie only costs £9.99.  As you will receive 1,200 Avios back, you are only paying 0.8p per Avios point.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 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

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £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 a huge range of valuable 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.

EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.

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 bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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 (14)

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  • Trevor says:

    Deals also stackable with the personal 50% discount code if you received it in the targeted mailshot recently.

  • Mikeact says:

    Are you ‘buying” the rental for life, or ‘buying’ the DVD ?

    • squills says:

      There’s no physical DVD but you can download the film and turn it into a DVD yourself if you like.

      • Singing Dwarf says:

        Within the Blinkbox terms and conditions this is not permitted – neither is copying it to a device or medium that has not yet been invented:

        12.2.7. General Restrictions: You may not transfer, copy or display the Digital Content, except as permitted in these Terms. In addition, you may not and may not attempt to: duplicate or otherwise reproduce (including but not limited to “burning”) the blinkbox Services, or any portion thereof or the content (including the Digital Content) contained on the blinkbox Services, onto any physical medium, memory, device or in any tangible form, including but not limited to CDs, DVDs, VCDs or any other device, including but not limited to any computers or other hardware or other medium now known or hereinafter devised.

  • Scott says:

    Is there a way of watching anything on Blinkbox abroad? Reading about it, it seems you have to use a UK internet provider to download/accept security things so is useless outside the UK (which defeats the purpose of buying things to watch on a plane etc)

    • squills says:

      You can save downloads to a USB stick or other media device.

      • Scott says:

        Really? Sure it mentioned you could download to a pc only but have to connect via a UK internet provider to accept the DRM stuff.

        • chris says:

          i would hope thats only for rentals, (witch might be what you read it about)

          if you buy a copy, you should be 100% free to do what you like with it,

          • Mark says:

            Of course we should. But as we all know that’s almost never the case.
            “Buy” and “store” are just marketing terms when it comes to digital content. You’re purchasing a licence to play the content according to the licensee’s terms and conditions. Which they control, naturally.
            If you want to help change this look up the Open Rights Group (

  • PJK says:

    Damn … wish I’d waited to do this (or just been slower & not got round to it last week) – they’ve just launched a double points promo for 3 days on Blinkbox … oh well, never mind.

    Incidentally, not something I would do, but is anyone brave enough to try & sell the Legoland half-price voucher on the well known e-auction website? From a quick look I can see it being “worth” up to £200 at a stretch, but certainly at least £50 easily. I suspect this is strictly against the T&Cs, hence my question – I don’t know how traceable they are!

    • Rob says:

      It looks the offer is for double clubcard points for the next 3 days is per £ spent on blinkbox, not double the promational clubcard points on the lego movie or G.o.T , so 520 points for the lego movie instead of 510…..

    • squills says:

      •The voucher has no cash value. Voucher is automatically void if sold, offered for sale or if any attempt/offer is made to transfer it for value.

    • squills says:

      You can get half price tickets with a 55p packet of Quavers so I think £50 is a bit of a stretch 😉

      You can combine these with the ‘1 free adult when a child pays’ offer (plenty on Ebay for about £1.75).

  • Fenny says:

    If you haven’t bought this yet, Blinkbox are doing double clubcard points on purchases (not double the bonus) untill 17th July. I’m happy I didn’t buy the Lego movie last week.

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