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blinkbox books promo still running – but now £2 for 240 Avios

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The offer from ebook company (and Tesco subsidiary) blinkbox books refuses to go away.  It was meant to finish at the end of the June.  It was then extended to the end of July.  It has now been pushed back 17th September.

It is only half as generous now, however.  You need to spend at least £2 per ebook to earn 100 bonus Clubcard points.  The previous versions required only £1 of spend.

Blinkbox promo

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 now £2

You can receive the bonus on up to 20 books, for a total of 2000 Clubcard points – points earned in June and July count towards this total

The last day to order is 17th September.

Here are the terms and conditions in full.  You are now paying 0.8p per Avios point which makes it a more marginal deal.

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 (December 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 (10)

  • Andrew S says:

    Unfortunately this probably means that the extra points promotions going forward are likely to be less attractive. Lets hope one half of tesco does not talk to the other. Ironically my take up of these offers has actually made me spend more at tesco – from impulse buys when instore, to paying clser attention to coupons and offers, to ordering additional books and films on blinkbox – whom I would never have dreamt of joining.

    Now they have my details its far too easy to buy a movie…. 🙂

    • Stephen says:

      I agree with you. I am however now growing tired of waiting for the ever elusive conversion bonus. Like many I don’t have any Amex sign up bonuses on the horizon (had loads) so feeling a bit flat! Might just convert the points and be done with it.

      • Andrew S says:

        Just think of the public service building a large balance helping some scally in wolverhampton or newcastle with their shopping when your vouchers are nicked 😉

  • Simon says:

    If you’ve already taken advantage of this with the £1 offer can you do it again? Also is it still limited to 20 books?

  • Simon says:

    If you’ve got multiple clubcard numbers on the same account can I use one of the other ones or does it have to be a totally separate clubcard account?

  • Andrew S says:

    I always find that mastercards are particularly sensative to being stopped for duplicate transactions – same amount nover a short time.

    I used 3v card on 20 tranactions one after another without issue.

  • CV says:

    Yes. Happened with both transaction I’ve done with blinkbox, both paid out too. Might order a film tonight now you’ve reminded me!

  • Mark says:

    Will this work if ive done the 20 x £1 books for 2000 points already??

    Cheers
    Mark

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