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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.

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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.

Love Clubcard, don’t collect Avios?  You should be reading our sister site, Shopper Points (www.shopperpoints.co.uk), which covers the latest Clubcard and Nectar offers without any distracting frequent flyer talk!  Why not check it out now?

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!