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Bits: Tesco grocery code, sale, Delta reward sale, £10 Bentalls / Amex deal

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News in brief:

Tesco Grocery code still running

Reader Robert emailed to remind me that there is a functioning Tesco Grocery code out there with a surprisingly long expiry date.

Code XXNNRR gives an impressive 1,250 bonus Clubcard points when used on a £60 order placed on the Tesco grocery site here.  That would be worth 3,000 Avios points!

The code will only work if you have not placed a Tesco Grocery order in roughly the last 12 months.  New Clubcard accounts will definitely work OK  – sign up here (click ‘Join Clubcard’ at the top of the page) or pick up a card in a Tesco store.

48 hour flash sale is running a 48-hour flash sale today and tomorrow promising discounts of up to 40%.  Full details are here.

I would take this claim with a pinch of salt and compare prices carefully, but it is worth a quick look if you do need to book somewhere this week.

Virgin and Delta crew

Delta transatlantic reward sale

Delta Air Lines of the US is running a transatlantic reward sale until August 21st. If you have some Delta miles to use, this is a decent opportunity.

Only some routes are available.  You are looking at 87,000 miles return in Business Class between Europe and the US and 42,000 miles in Economy. The link has details of the specific travel and blackout dates for each route. 

£10 off at Fenwick and Bentalls

Finally, a new cashback deal has appeared on the American Express website.  You will receive a £10 statement credit when you spend £50 in Fenwick or Bentalls by September 30th.

Log in to your American Express account and see if it is shows under ‘Offers’ on your card statement pages.  I had it on my BA, Platinum and SPG cards.  If it not there, all is not lost – it may appear on the ‘cardmember offers’ website in a few days which would allow anyone to register.

Want to earn more points from credit cards? – February 2024 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit card, here are our top recommendations based on the current 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

You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the best of the other deals currently available.

Virgin Money is offering double points on spending until 14th April (£5,000 cap) to new customers when you apply for the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard. Click here to learn more.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

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

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 bonus points and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Earning miles and points from small business cards

If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers:

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

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

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending.

Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card

2% cashback on all your business spend for 3 months (1% thereafter) and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (30)

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  • Louie says:

    I thought that until this week but I got a stay for about 20% less when logged in than not – and 20% less than anywhere else that I could find. First time but very welcome occurence.

  • Howard says:

    Thanks…..worked on two of our accounts. Not bad £130 spend for 6000 points.

  • r says: promos are useless as someone pointed above. Never anything useful.

  • Rob says:

    It is not IC policy to respect Ambassador benefits on third party bookings. IHG even changed their rules this year to stop you getting points on food and drink spend when booking via a third party, although not all hotels are following it.

  • Kim says:

    Thank you for the Tesco code, worked fine for me am just enrolling my partner for another shop!
    Does anyone know if we can add 2 voucher codes to the same order?
    Have just seen a £16 off a £60 spend (code XXPTHN) on
    Thinking if we spent over £77, then the £16 off voucher would kick in, still have £61 or more to pay which keeps us eligible for the Avios promotion!
    Probably just wishful thinking…

    • cheekychappie says:

      No, you can’t use 2 x XX codes

      • Lawro says:

        Apologies for OT post: Have to take a family member to Heathrow tomorrow and thought I’d use the opportunity to make one of the two £50 spends required for the Heathrow Rewards promotion of a few weeks back. Any info welcome please on what shops are available to me landside -in particular any shops selling gift cards?

        • cheekychappie says:

          You could try wombling a few receipts from the pub, get them credited later 🙂

        • Rob says:

          What terminal? Most have a Marks & Spencer food shop landside plus a WH Smith. Not sure you want £50 of Café Nero gift vouchers!

  • will says:

    I once bought £900 of gift cards in Bentalls with 18 Amex cards when there was a spend £50 get £25 back offer. Got mum a half price washing machine and dishwasher, the lady who put them through said ‘that’s the longest receipt I’ve ever seen’ – each gift card had to be processed separately on the receipt. Was quite a good exercise in how far you can push things before anyone asks questions and the answer is much further than you would imagine.

    The local curry house on the other hand called the police when I asked to pay across 5 cards (all in my name) in £10 denominations. They still think I’m a fraudster now when I go in, cash only they explain to me when I go there.

  • Doog1000 says:

    The tesco code banked and was on the delivery note but points still have not hit my account 3 days later – is this normal?

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