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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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  • RT says:

    Bugger and I had just ordered Black Ops 3 last week….

  • Egg says:

    also, you can use clubcard boost.
    I boosted £5 to be worth £10
    I get my £5 back in 500 clubcard points.
    So Fifa has worked out at £34 for me.. for those who value £10 more than 1200 miles, for a game they want!

  • Tilly71 says:

    Tesco Bank have launched the 5000 clubcard bonus point offer again if you take out life insurance backed by Aviva. Monthly min payments are £5.00 and 1250 pts paid out every quarter. Works out just over 1p a point and you get life insurance. Two policies allowed per household.

    • cheekychappie says:

      Lwt’s not confuse TCC points with Avios? Anyway, the maths are as follows:

      12 x £5 = £60
      = 5000 TCC points
      = 12000 Avios
      therefore = 0.5p/ Avios
      life ins on top

      • James says:

        I wasnt very good at maths at school…so excuse me if I make myself look like a laughing stock..

        But this explanation can be simplified to £60 = 12000 avios cant it?
        I must be getting this wrong.. but I cant see how!

        • Rob says:

          That’s how I see it! Article tomorrow.

        • cheekychappie says:

          Nobody laughs at bad maths, it’s taught appallingly by our crap teachers.

          5000 Tesco clubcard points.

          Converts @ 250 TCC points = 600 Avios.

          Therefore 5000/ 250 = 20.

          20 x 600 = 12000 Avios.

        • cheekychappie says:

          Or put it this way:

          12000 Avios =

          nearly 2 x flights @ 6500 on our European route out to the holiday place (+ fees)

          ie £30-35 each ticket

  • cheekychappie says:

    Anybody remember the dates most of us started/ ended the last one?

    The 5000 Clubcard points will be allocated as 1,250 points over 4 quarterly Clubcard statements.
    The first 1,250 points will be applied after three monthly premiums have been paid.
    Clubcard number must be provided during application.
    Maximum two offers per household. Not available to customers who have cancelled a policy within the last 12 months.
    Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.
    If you cancel your policy or stop paying premiums, we will not apply any outstanding Clubcard points.
    The Clubcard must be in your name and the points will be added to future Clubcard statements.
    The Clubcard scheme is administered by Tesco Stores who are responsible for fulfilling points.

    • cheekychappie says:

      I reckon I’m in the clear, more than 12 months since I last cancelled.

      Anybody got that 3000 points code for car insurance, pls?

      My badass 4WD up for renewal.

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