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Get 1,200 Avios points with Spiderman 2 from blinkbox

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Tesco is continuing to push blinkbox, its digital movie and book service, via the carrot that is bonus Clubcard points.

First we had the chance to earn 100 Clubcard points for buying a £1 ebook (still running, but at the poorer rate of 100 points per £2 book) and then 1,000 points and a free pizza when you rented ‘Game of Thrones Season 4’ (now over).  There was also 500 Clubcard points for buying ‘The LEGO Movie’.

Here is the latest deal:

Until September 13th, you will earn 500 Clubcard points (1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin Flying Club miles) when you buy ‘Spiderman 2’ from blinkbox.  Note that you need to buy the film and not rent it. Full details can be found here on the blinkbox website. If you have a passing interest in seeing the film, it is not a bad deal.

The movie only costs £9.99. As you will receive 1,200 Avios back, you are only paying 0.8p per Avios point.  I can live with that.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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 (23)

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  • Jason says:

    Did anyone find out if you can download blinkbox films as I prefer iTunes as you can watch the films anywhere, or more importantly the kids can:-)

    • squills says:

      I imagine you can use a ‘grabber’.

    • Fenny says:

      You can download the films, but you have to at least have an internet connection to verify the digital rights. You can’t burn them onto DVD etc. It gives a full explanation in the FAQ. I just happened to read it over the weekend.

  • Paula says:

    I still haven’t received my points for the Lego movie, has anyone else? Bought it the day it was posted on here.

  • RIccati says:

    I recommend waiting as the price might drop a pound or so, while promotion still running (hard to change those promotion T&C agreed with several parties). It happened with Game of Thrones.

    Really not a fan of 999 pricing either which means loosing a Tesco point.

    • Rob says:

      That’s the proper HFP spirit – shame to lose that extra point!

      • ankomonkey says:

        I’m not brave enough to challenge my wife about buying groceries or petrol at Tesco and letting the bill end at £X.99. An extra penny would earn us an extra Clubcard point plus 2-3 extra MR points (paying with Amex PRG).

    • Tom says:

      The Lego movie didn’t do a price drop it was always £9.99 for 500

  • Fenny says:

    Unless you’re really into it, Amazing Spiderman 2 isn’t worth the outlay for the points. If they were doing an offer for extra points on the DVD/BD, I’d say go for that and flog the disk. Although, if you have kids, they might ignore the fact that the film is poor!

  • Garry says:

    Can’t believe people are still doing this! 0.8p per Avios is, frankly, shocking value. You people have been blinded by this buffoon for far too long.

  • Adam says:

    But 500 points is also £20 to spend at a restaurant like Zizzi – you have options! You effectively get the film free as long as you can use the vouchers on something you would do usually. no idea what the film is like though

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