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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.

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 from UK credit cards (April 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

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 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 unbeatable 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

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.

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 a £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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 (10)

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  • 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??


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