Tesco Direct has launched a new CD pre-order promotion. This one is for the new album from Olly Murs, Never Been Better.
You will receive 200 bonus Clubcard points (480 Avios, 500 Virgin Flying Club miles) when you buy a copy for £10. It will be delivered at the end of November.
There is a snag with this deal. Unlike most pre-order promotions, the points for the CD are not added to your account immediately.
The terms and conditions of the accompanying competition (you could meet Olly!) say:
“All customers who pre order the Olly Murs album will receive a bonus 200 Clubcard points. Clubcard points will not show up in a customer’s Clubcard account immediately upon purchase. These will be available prior to their next statement being issued in February 2015.”
This is frustrating, because you need to remember to keep an eye out on a statement which you won’t receive for three months. That is extra paperwork I could do without.
Because of this rule, I would not risk ordering multiple copies of the CD. If the points did not post and you had to ring up Customer Services to get them added on, there is a chance that they would refuse on the grounds that buying more than one broke Tesco rules on bulk buying.
It isn’t worth buying this CD purely for the points – at 2p per mile it is far too expensive. However, if you know an Olly Murs fan then it might be worth picking one up and keeping it for Christmas. The link to buy is here.
PS. It may still be possible to get a grocery order placed for delivery or ‘click and collect’ on Monday – the last day – to earn 1,500 Clubcard points via this offer.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2022)
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.
Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.
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.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.
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 10,000 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.
(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.)