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Last chance to get 4,800 Avios for £20 with blinkbox books

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If this article sounds familiar, it is because I originally ran it last month.

Blinkbox then extended the closing the date of the offer by a month.

It is worth mentioning again though.  You have just two days to take advantage of the Blinkbox Books offer which ends on July 31st.

Blinkbox Books

This is how the promotion works:

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 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.  Use a variety of different credit and debit cards to avoid your card getting blocked due to ‘suspicious transactions’.

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 (November 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

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 credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

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

30,000 points 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 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard 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

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 (35)

  • Andy says:

    Oh a slightly related note, as anyone got their points from the Blinkbox TV Game of Thrones deal? The book ones seem to credit pretty quickly but no sign of the TV ones yet.

    • Simmo says:

      I had an email from them (without prompting) – Saying that they messed up, and will give me the points before next quarter, and to say sorry they have added £5 to my account for my next purchase.

    • Simon85 says:

      My game of thrones points posted a couple of weeks ago. Just waiting for the lego movies ones now.

    • Fenny says:

      Yes, got mine. It took me far longer to redeem the pizza voucher, as none of my local places had the 10″ pizzas. Finally found them in Southam last week.

    • John M says:

      I also got the email saying they messed up my points from the GoT promo, offering £5 credit and saying the points would be in November’s statement.
      I had to chase them for the Pizza voucher too

  • Mark says:

    Blinkbox Books has to be the worst website ever!

  • Strawb says:

    Noob question. Can you use a Clubcard in a different name to your Blinkbox account? Thx

  • Strawb says:

    I called my credit card company after the first transaction to notify them that I was going to make a further 19 transactions of £1 through blinkbox and they put an overide system for fraud in place so I was able to use the same card for 20 transactions without any trouble. Thanks!

  • squills says:

    Raffles et al: this dude got me thinking

    So you buy the 2 CDs for net 200 TCC points = 480 Avios = £4.80 in my books.

    Surely you can get rid of the CDs for better than breakeven?

    • Rob says:

      Ironically I already have a post on this written and ready to go but delayed it until the weekend as a bit off topic.

  • vindaloo says:

    Just did the triple whammy of Game of Thrones season 4, Blinkbox books (x20) and the Lego Movie. I was surprised that Blinkbox Books required a separate registration, and also that neither site takes Amex. Also, for some reason, my Tesco Clubcard credit card was refused for books and the Lego Movie after I’d used it for Game of Thrones. Another card took all 20 books and Lego though.

    Anyway, it all took a bit longer than I expected and I didn’t finish buying the books until about 20 minutes past midnight, but they were still showing the extra 100 points at the checkout. Maybe they’re extending the offer further, especially as it just said “for a limited time” rather than specifying 31 July as the end date.

  • Simon says:

    The offer has been extended again but now you have to spend £2 or above to get 100 points so it’s nowhere near as good.

    • squills says:

      OTOH 0.8p an Avios is still OK if people missed it the first time.

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