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Earn 1,200 Avios for just £4.99 with ‘Spiderman 2’ from blinkbox

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about a new deal from Tesco’s digital download service blinkbox.

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.

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When I wrote the original article, the film cost £9.99 to buy.  You were therefore paying 0.8p per Avios point.

Blinkbox has now launched a half-price promotion for new customersYou need to click here to register.

Blinkbox will email you a code for a 50% discount on your first purchase.  There does not seem to be any restriction on using this, so you should be OK to use it to buy your copy of ‘Spiderman 2’ for just £4.99.

The code takes the cost per Avios or Virgin Flying Club miles down to under 0.4p!  This is a great deal and well worth doing.

Note that the half-price movie offer only runs to 7th September, even though the ‘Spiderman 2’ deal runs until 13th September.


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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 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:

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

35,000 Avios (ONLY to 21st February) 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.

SPECIAL OFFER: Capital On Tap has increased its sign-up bonus to points worth 30,000 Avios if you apply by 4th February. This is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to apply.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 30,000 points bonus, worth 30,000 Avios, until 4th February 2023 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 sign-up 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 (22)

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  • Daleroxxu says:

    Those who used the half price voucher – was it emailed to you instantly after signing up?

    I signed up half an hour ago and no emails from blinkbox in my inbox or spam..

    • Daleroxxu says:

      Was the code the same each time or unique? If the same, could you share the code please?

  • Steve says:

    I meant to put it takes 48 hours for CC points to appear on your account

    • Tony says:

      Sadly CC points from Blinkbox don’t post that quickly – points for the cash spend do post within a couple of weeks however bonus points take a lot longer – they will post by the end of the current earning quarter, so 17th October ish.

  • KenC says:

    When trying to use the code BUY50 it tells me it has already expired!

  • Singing Dwarf says:

    Anyone had their Lego Movie or Game of Thrones bonus points (500 and 1,000 respectively) from the Blinkbox offer in July yet?

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