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This is one of the best Tesco Direct deals that I have seen in a while. If you want to pick up some cheap Avios points or Virgin Flying Club miles today, this is what to do.

Tesco Direct is currently offering 3,500 bonus Clubcard points when you buy an Epson XP322 all-in-one colour inkjet printer.

The price is £79.  ‘Click and Collect’ delivery is FREE otherwise you will pay £3 for standard delivery to your door.

The link to buy is here.  The deal is only valid today and Monday.

Let’s look at the maths.

Assume that you take the printer and throw it in the nearest dustbin (or, preferably, give it your local charity shop).

You will earn a total of 3,579 Clubcard points for the purchase.  This will get you 8,589 Avios points or 8,947 Virgin Flying Club miles.

That works out at 0.92p per Avios point or 0.88p per Virgin Flying Club mile.

If you are prepared to put in some time, of course, you can get this price down by selling your printer via eBay.  At the time of writing, they are not selling for much – there are some refurbished models as low as £35 including postage.

In the worse case scenario, lets assume that you are left with £20 after eBay fees and postage.  That takes your cost down to £59.  That would work out at 0.68p per Avios point or 0.65p per Virgin mile.  (If you decide to go down this route, I recommend not unboxing the printer when you receive it – it will make it easier to re-send.)

Remember that Tesco takes a dim view of bulk buying.  If you buy more than one through the same Clubcard account, you are at serious risk of not getting the points.  HFP readers have been caught out by this many times in the past.

This offer is also available in-store – a HfP reader spotted one yesterday – although you are only likely to find them in the biggest shops.  The bulk buying policy also applies to in-store purchases.

There are also reportedly two other printers available in-store only – a Canon for £79.50 with 3,500 points and another Epson for £99 with 5,000 points.  The latter is the best deal of the lot if you can find one.  You could buy one of each without falling over any bulk buying rules.

I expect the Tesco Direct printer to sell out quickly, so I would order one ASAP if you are interested.  Think of it as buying 8,589 Avios for 0.92p and forget about the printer aspect.  The link is here – remember that the offer closes on Monday.

Remember that we have just started a new Clubcard period, so you will not receive these points until late January or early February 2016.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

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 credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

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

30,000 points 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 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard 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

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 (133)

  • Liz says:

    Collected the Epson printer this afternoon from my local Tesco – put it on eBay about an hour ago and someone has bought it already! A result!

  • Liz says:

    There are loads on eBay around £32 – £40 so I did £40 with free postage and costed up Hermes postage at £5.79 – I’ve never sold large items before – I’m ok with what I got tho for a first try and the cc points are in my account!

    • harry says:

      Collect+ is better service than Hermes.

      • Liz says:

        How does collect + work – I have to send it to London from Scotland

        • harry says:

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          • Liz says:

            Thanks Harry, you are the font of useful information! 10% off brings cost down to £5.66!

          • harry says:

            I think I can achieve £50, those cheaper ones are mostly used/ seller refurbished (& the cheapest new ones won’t be there long). Will let you know but I didn’t collect mine yet so no hurry.

          • Alan says:

            Agree with the Collect+ recommendation, used them a lot when selling bulky items earlier in the year on eBay and they were fantastic, such good value!

  • Janeyferr says:

    My Bottom Drawer now has a printer in it 🙂

  • Rebecca says:

    This printer has now dropped in price. Tesco may very well refund the difference ; currently £30… If you contact them with 28 days of ownership.

  • JB says:

    Rang up Tesco Direct. Advisor told me I could have a £30 refund but I would not get the Clubcard point too.

  • Russ says:

    Refunded me £30 no issues.

    Whoever sussed this is a legend and is owed several pints!

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