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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.


British Airways BA Amex American Express

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2021)

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

There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 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 – 30,000 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 and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.

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:

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. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 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)

  • barney says:

    Is this open to non-UK residents?

  • Kipto says:

    I did this back in May and got the full 2000 points. I have two different clubcards. Can I use the other clubcard to do it again or is it the case of a new blinkbox account with a different email address ?

    • Idrive says:

      The point is having another clubcard account (ie your oh,sister) .if you have another card it must not be linked to yours.

  • Idrive says:

    Task completed last night! If you want to be quicker open multiple tabs by right clicking on the book cover to buy more books at once

  • Simon says:

    There is 1000 points for a £60 spend at Tesco Wine using code XXKART. There are only 5,000 available and the code came from MSE so you’ll probably have to be quick.

    • squills says:

      Makes using the current double up boost just about worthwhile as opposed to storing them for Avios redemptions, particularly if you find a decent discounted wine.

      £30 in vouchers to buy £60 of wine. With 1000 points back (= net £20 in vouchers).

      So for £20 in vouchers you’re getting £60 of value, where £20 = 4800 Avios or £48 in my books.

      • Brendan says:

        You cant get the x2 boost on Tesco Wine AFAIK?

        • M says:

          Yep. No x2 boost on wine.

          • squills says:

            OMG sorry etc – I assumed it was still OK 😉

            Out of the UK at the mo so I didn’t bother to run a dummy order.

      • nick says:

        There are currently 50 bonus cc points on finest wine. Do you know if you earn these when buying wine through boost?

        • Rob says:

          Is this just Scotland again or nationwide? Tesco seems to be using points promos on booze in Scotland to respond to pricing curbs.

          • Alan says:

            Interesting – they may well be doing that – probably cheaper for them too! Lots of 3V cards in my local store, bought £100 worth, still 150 per £50 bonus posting and after using the £7 helping hand voucher it went and spat out another one! (plus the 3V cards counted towards fuel discount!)

          • idrive says:

            is Tesco issuing helping hand vouchers at the moment?

          • Alan says:

            Sorry I’m not sure if they’re actually called Helping Hand vouchers or not this time, but they’re £7 off £50 spend style ones, printed by the till 🙂

  • Roger says:

    Thanks for the timely reminder. I didn’t jump on this before so wanted to take part now.

    However,
    ‘The blinkbox books site is down at the moment because. we’re upgrading. Bear with us – we’ll be back up as soon as possible.’ (Their superfluous full stop, not mine.)

    I’ll try again later.

    • Jonathan says:

      It’s been working fine for me this morning! I realised that this is a good way to get to the points I want to use my 2-4-1 voucher! 🙂

  • CountryKerry says:

    Just a heads up – I have to different club cards linked to one account.

    Did the promo first time round many weeks ago. Did it again on a different blink box account with the other club card last week and the points posted yesterday. 9,600 Avios for £40 – not bad!

  • Czechoslovakia says:

    Got my £20`s worth, thanks Rob, another single MAN-PRG, thanks Tesco.

  • Scott Nelson says:

    Thanks Raffles. Used the tab method and completed deal in under 5 minutes.

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