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Tesco glitch – 3,600 Avios or 3,750 Virgin miles for £60 LEGO spend

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Tesco Direct launched two new LEGO promotions on Monday:

1,000 Clubcard points (2,400 Avios) for a £60 LEGO spend

500 Clubcard points (1,200 Avios) for a £30 LEGO spend

These are both attractive deals if you have any lovers of little plastic bricks in your household.

LEGO Star Wars

However, up to midnight on Monday night, Tesco Direct was mistakenly giving BOTH bonuses on a £60 spend.  Buying £60 of LEGO got you 1,500 Clubcard points plus your base points – that was 3,600 Avios or 3,750 Virgin miles.

This deal is now over.  You will only receive the expected 1,000 points (worth 2,400 Avios) on a £60 order.

Even though the glitch has been fixed, you should still take a close look at this deal if you have kids or are expecting to give any presents to a child soon!  LEGO makes a great gift or can easily be resold on eBay.  .

The Tesco Direct home page for this offer is here.

‘Click and Collect’ delivery to your local Tesco store will be free as you are spending £30.  The deal runs until Sunday 31st July.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 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 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 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 Preferred Rewards Gold

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable 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

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.

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.

Comments (72)

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  • Egg says:

    worked here
    1562 points for 62 spend
    paid with BA Amex for an extra 93 miles
    clicked through avios shopping portal for an extra 124 miles
    Every Little Helps 😛

  • Matt says:

    Fantastic! 2 orders through – And they are all on my wanted list so win win.

  • James67 says:

    Was waiting for lego promotion to come round again, would have been happy with the 1000 so a great bonus. £240 worth for over 14.5k free avios and Christmas shopping started in July! No eBay hassle for me. Thanks Rob.

  • Kevin says:

    Has anyone booked IHG hotels via the HFP double rewards club base points website and eventually receive the extra bonus points on top of your Ellite status base points?

    • Rob says:

      What do you mean? You don’t get the elite bonus doubled, if that’s what you mean – only base points.

      If you mean you haven’t had double base points, wait 28 days then send me the info and I will chase it. Literally 99% have posted ok so far.

      • Kevin says:


        Sorry for the confusion. I got my elite bonus points but haven’t seen the double base points yet. Perhaps I would need to give it few more days for them to post the double base point. Will definitely send you the information if no sign after 28 days.

        • Rob says:

          They are posted in arrears because it is a separate process handled by the IHG team in the UK.

  • barnaby100 says:

    It might be that if you buy and select click and collect and a tesco metro then decide to refund when you collect that they just do a till refund and no points are deducted. Just to add- I do not intend to do this but that is what happened to me last time with lego and another time with something else It might just be my tesco metro of course.

  • Kevin says:

    I got an accelerate target to stay in two different countries outside of my country of residence. May I know if using reward points to book a free night stay would meet the accelerate target?

    • TimS says:

      No, reward bookings only count towards targets that explicitly require reward bookings (eg targets for a “cash and points” stay) I’m afraid.

  • Joel says:

    OT but just got a letter from Halifax saying the clarity card no longer gets the £5 reward from 30th Sept onwards due to cap in interchange fees for MC and Visa.

    • Will says:

      Useful, I was about to take one out just for this feature. Many thanks.

  • Dan says:

    Awesome post! Jumped on to it, and as of now, its still posting 1,500 bonus club points.

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