This is it, folks. If you only jump on one Tesco Clubcard deal this quarter then make it this one.
You will receive 500 Clubcard points for buying a £3 printer ink cartridge. That is worth £15 of Clubcard Boost deals if you redeem for a good ‘3 x face value’ offer such as Goldsmiths or Safestore.
(For frequent flyer miles collectors, you will receive 1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin miles for every £3 purchase.)
You will make 4 to 5 times your money here.
There are actually two special offers which are running in parallel. On their own, each would be hugely generous. Together, they are exceptional!
As most inks are on both lists (ie all of the ones on the Tesco-branded list), you receive both bonuses. You will see 500 points added to your basket with each cartridge, not 250.
The cheapest ink is just £3. There are four different ones at this price. All were in stock at 9am this morning.
How many should I buy?
This is a very good question. Tesco has strict bulk buying rules. When they gave 500 points on the purchase of a Dan Brown book, for example, they took away points from people who bought just two copies.
However, printer inks are consumables. This means that you should be OK to buy more than one of the same ink.
To be 100% sure, you may want to order just one of any particular ink. This would mean buying each of the four that are £3 but then buying the more expensive £5 ones on top. Tesco will not have a problem with this.
The minimum ‘click and collect’ order size for free delivery is now £30. This means that adding £30-worth to your basket would be sensible. If Tesco accused you of bulk buying then this would be your excuse.
Personally, I ordered £30-worth spread across the £3 and £5 inks and I expect to receive just over 5,000 points.
What should I do with them?
Frankly, it doesn’t matter at this price!
You could sell them on eBay. However, given that you would be getting less than £3 each for them and that you have to pay eBay, PayPal, postage and packing fees – plus put in the time required – I doubt it is worth it. I will be dropping mine in at Oxfam.
Shopper Points is the first site to break this deal. I would also expect Tesco to have a decent stock of its own cartridges.
In theory, the deal runs until 28th February.
However, to be sure, I strongly recommend jumping in now. Tesco may well remove the ‘double counting’, although even at 250 points for a £3 cartridge it would be a great deal.
Stop reading, click here and fill your basket – I recommend ordering £30-worth to qualify for free ‘click and collect’ delivery.
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