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Excellent Avios / Virgin and Tesco deal – act now for very cheap miles

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Tesco Direct has launched an exceptional new promotion on HP printer inks.

This is so generous that I cannot imagine it lasting long and may even be an error.

You receive 1,000 Tesco Clubcard points for every HP printer ink you buy.  Those points convert into 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin Atlantic miles.

The cheapest ink in stock is £12.

Even if you throw the inks in the bin, you are only paying 0.5p per Avios point and a little less for the Virgin miles.  However, these inks sell perfectly well on eBay so you should be able to recoup much of your £12.

You can combine this offer with ‘money off’ discount codes, eg £10 off £75, which show on the individual ink pages online. Your miles will get even cheaper.

You even get FREE ‘click and collect’ delivery to your nearest Tesco store.

Remember that Tesco caps Clubcard accounts at 30,000 points per quarter.  They have also been known to remove points for ‘excessive’ buying, although as these inks are consumables they would be on sticky ground here.

I recommend ordering sooner rather than later.

The list of inks available is here on the Tesco site.


British Airways BA Amex American Express

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

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

There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 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 – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.

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:

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. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 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 (277)

  • Hugh says:

    The offer is now back up, but sadly it looks like someone may have added an extra zero the 1st time around, as its now 100 club card points

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