Judging by a couple of emails I received on Tuesday, Tesco has brought back its occasional offer on HP printer ink cartridges. This time, it is available both in-store AND via Tesco Direct.
The deal is simple. You will receive 500 bonus Tesco Clubcard points when you buy two HP printer ink cartridges. These start at £8 each at the moment.
So, lets run some maths.
You buy 2 of the HP 364 Black cartridges for £16
You earn 516 Clubcard points, which gets you 1,238 Avios
This works out at 1.29p per Avios – cheaper than buying Avios points from BA!
This is not the cheapest deal ever. However, you still have the cartridges.
Let’s assume that you manage to sell the HP 364′s on eBay for £3.50 each, net of all costs, which is probably over-cautious. Your total cost will have been £9 for 1,238 Avios, which takes you down to 0.73p each.
Note that these cartridges are quite fat and so postage costs are higher than usual, although if you do ‘buy it now’ and say you have six for sale, many customers will buy two or three at once.
Alternatively, you may be able to send some cartridges to Tesco Recycling! Note that Tesco Recycling has substantially cut back on the range of cartridges accepted as you can see from the list on their site. You can’t send them HP 364 anymore, for a start. If you could find a more expensive cartridge that was accepted, you wouldn’t have the trouble of ebaying them.
If you have a Tesco ‘conditional spend’ voucher (eg £5 off £50) to use in-store then this deal becomes even more attractive. Unfortunately there are no Tesco Direct discount coupons currently running as far as I know.
The closing date is July 30th. Many stores will NOT have the yellow labels on the shelf advertising this offer, although they should still go through the tills OK. Alternatively, order via Direct for free in-store collection. Full details of the offer are here.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 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 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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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.
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