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500 Clubcard points (1,200 Avios) with 79 different video game pre-orders

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Tesco Direct has launched a new promotion offering bonus Clubcard points when you pre-order certain upcoming video games.

There are 79 titles included in the offer when you include multiple formats!  FIFA 16, pictured below, is included.

You will receive 500 Clubcard points for every title you pre-order, which converts into 1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin Flying Club miles.  If you don’t want to use the points for airline miles, this page on our sister site Shopper Points shows the best value Tesco Clubcard Boost redemptions.

Note that this offer is NOT available in-store, which means that we can’t repeat some of the great pre-ordering tricks of old …..!

You can see the full list of titles here.

Most are priced at £40 – £44 so, assuming that Tesco is pricing in line with Amazon etc, the Avios will mean a decent rebate on the price paid.

There isn’t enough margin here to justify buying the games to resell on eBay if you don’t want them for yourself.  The closing dates for the offer vary depending on the actual release date.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

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:

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:

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

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.

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.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of 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 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company 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 card

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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits 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.

(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.)

Comments (32)

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  • danksy says:

    Excellent ill cancel my stepson’s amazon pre order for fifa and put it on tesco instead!

  • Tilly71 says:

    Also please not the offer is only on until 4th September.

  • Mottel says:

    Can this be returned in store?

  • Jason baxter says:

    Could this be in store

    Where you only have to pay £5 for the preorder?

  • Michael says:

    A friend of mine preordered Fifa instore yesterday and got the 500 points.

    • Zoe says:

      That’s very exciting news. At airport hotel in KUL so can’t test other titles till the morning.

    • Rob says:

      That would be very interesting if it is working … no corroboration in ‘the usual places’ yet. If the weather wasn’t so awful I’d be tempted to pop over to Earls Court myself …

      • Alex says:

        Sunny in Edinburgh!! Will try in store in next hour and let you all know.

    • cheekychappie says:

      If we are to believe OP here, might work on Fifa even if the other ones don’t.

  • Andy says:

    The games are also eligible for ClubCard Boost, so £20 of vouchers will get you Fifa 16 (£40 when I ordered) and the 500 CC points on top. Obviously a balance of whether the Avios is more important to you, but to get the game for ‘free’ was quite nice since I rarely put in effort to get CC points.

  • Tilly71 says:

    From my experience recently returning items now always get the bonus and Base points removed.

    • Liz says:

      That’s what I thought – I ordered something online a while back and used my Tesco credit card and the item ended up not being in stock and I was given a refund and Tesco removed the points too.

  • Alex says:

    Just been to Tescos and the extra points are NOT given for in store pre orders.
    Invested £5 to Tescos profits for 5 points!!

    • Zoe says:

      Thanks for trying. Means I can straight home from the airport in the morning. The KUL one world lounge is good BTW.
      The priority pass one at Ho Chi Minh is pretty dire.

    • Rob says:

      Thanks for taking one for the team Alex!

    • James67 says:

      Appreciate your efforts. I expected as much, we had earlier concluded tesco learned there lesson on this already. Were they not dishing put vouchers for the bonus points to be added only when games were collected? Always seem to be overseas when something good going on at tesco anyway.

    • cheekychappie says:

      Was it Fifa?

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