In case you are wondering what an article with this title is doing on a frequent flyer website, the reason is that Tesco often offers substantial bonus Clubcard points for pre-ordering video games.
Here is the last deal they ran – 500 Clubcard points (so 1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin Flying Club miles) for paying £5 to pre-order a forthcoming video game. Which you conveniently fail to collect …..
The pre-order process was a bit of a faff, though. Stores would put out empty video game boxes, often mixed in with current releases. You had to take the box to the till (where the cashier would probably be confused over what to do with it), leave the box behind and hope that the store would reshelve it so another HfP reader – or yourself – could repeat the process later.
Luckily that all seems to be over. Tesco is introducing racks which contain small paper cards with a bar code on. Simply take the card to the till, get it scanned and your video game is pre-ordered. Because these stands and the paper cards don’t take up much space, we will hopefully see them in more stores. It will also make the pre-order offers easier to spot.
Note that – at the moment – there is NO pre-order deal available with bonus Clubcard points, so don’t go rushing down to your local Tesco store to check this out.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) 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.
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.