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Bits: 480 Avios with £8 HP ink, the best BA email yet, Zipcar sign-up bonus

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News in brief:

480 Avios with £8 HP printer inks – can be resold on eBay

I ran this offer on Shopper Points yesterday but I thought it was worth repeating here as it is pretty generous.

Tesco Direct is offering 200 extra Clubcard points with selected HP ink cartridges bought before 17th July.

The cheapest cartridge available is the HP 301 Black Original Ink for £8.  That would get you 480 Avios or 500 Virgin Flying Club miles on top.

If you have a HP printer, this is a great deal and you don’t need to read on.  Fill your trolley.  For everyone else, the Shopper Points article here runs the maths on whether this makes a good deal if you resell on eBay.

If you don’t receive the daily Shopper Points email, covering Clubcard and Nectar deals, you can sign-up here.  It goes out at 10am.  There is no frequent flyer talk over there so it is safe to recommend it to your non-Avios collecting friends!

The best BA email I’ve had for ages

I get a lot of British Airways emails from different parts of the business.  This one, I thought, took the biscuit:

We have been informed that BA520 London Heathrow to Madrid on 06 July 2016 has been cancelled in error and customers have been re-accommodated onto alternative services.

Revenue Management are in the process of reinstating the flight and rebooking customers back onto the original service.

How do you accidentally cancel an entire flight?!

Zipcar £25 sign up bonus

£30 Zipcar sign-up bonus

Finally, London-based (but also found elsewhere in the UK) car sharing scheme Zipcar has temporarily increased its sign-up bonus from £20 of free credit to £30.  As I have written before, we don’t run a car and survive quite happily on a combination of Zipcar, Gett / Hailo, Uber and Hertz.

The offer runs until 30th September and you must use this link here.

Comments (29)

  • Fenny says:

    If you don’t live in London, but want to use a car there during a stay, can you join Zipcar? It would be cheaper than driving down and paying to park.