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News in brief:

3,600 Avios and £10 off with LEGO Friends

As we covered on Shopper Points yesterday, there is a VERY generous LEGO deal running again this week on Tesco Direct.

As you can see on this page, you will receive 1500 bonus Clubcard points when you spend £75 on LEGO Friends before Saturday.  That is worth 3600 Avios or 3750 Virgin Flying Club miles.

That means you are basically getting the LEGO for half price if you value the Avios points or Virgin Atlantic miles at 1p each.

Even better, code TDX-PKMH gets you £10 off a £75 Tesco Direct spend.  The snag, though, is that you need to spend £75 after the discount to get the 1500 Clubcard points.  This means that you need to buy £85 of LEGO Friends, for which you pay £75 and get 1500 points.

Oddly – and I tested this – you cannot buy £75 of LEGO Friends and £10 of something else and then apply the £10 coupon.  It wipes off your bonus points.  There needs to be £85 of LEGO Friends in your basket.

Click and Collect delivery is free to your local Tesco store.

Lufthansa discount code

£15 off your next Lufthansa flight

Lufthansa is offering £15 vouchers valid against your next flight from the UK to Germany.

They are easy to claim.  Simply go to this site and fill in a few details and then go here to book.

You must book before 11th December for travel between 1st October and 31st March.

British Airways A320

Flying with a Samsung Galaxy Note 7?

British Airways has now issued guidance for anyone with a highly inflammable Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

On US flights, Note 7’s must not be turned on or plugged in during your journey and should be kept in hand baggage.

On other BA flights, the airline recommends:

Turn off the device.

Disconnect the device from any charging equipment.

Disable all applications that could inadvertently activate the phone (e.g. alarm clock).

Protect the power switch to prevent its unintentional activation.

Keep the device in your hand baggage or on your person (do not place it in your checked baggage).

Buy a proper phone next time.

OK, I made the last one up ….

Comments (53)

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  • Boris says:


    Just discovered that an Amex Plat obtains entrance for self plus a guest to the Virgin Lounges in Australia, while PP does not.

  • Boris says:

    The skater native = iPad autocorrect for The alternative.

    • mark2 says:

      I assumed that it was a colourful Australian term.
      This is just one reason (but sufficient) why I would never buy an Apple product.

      • harry says:

        if my kids’ opinions mean anything, you might reconsider!

        I was lucky enough to win 2 iPads and they say they are in a different league vs other tablets

        and my wife got a cheap 2YO iPhone from work for my daughter when they upgraded everyone’s mobiles and she says it is miles better than the bracket we got them before (about £60)

        (speaking as somebody who wouldn’t dream of paying new prices iPhone/ iPad & with a brick in the glove compartment for breaking down on the motorway/ no tablet for me of course)

  • TripleB says:

    Shame that it’s Lego Friends and not just any lego – with three nephews and just one niece the LEGO friends offer doesn’t quite work for me.

    I’ve become quite the expert at buying lego through Tesco direct thanks to you Raffles. My niece and nephew think that I’m amazing because I always turn up a couple of times a year with lego sets for each of them.

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