Yet another WorldPoints sign-up bonus! 1,000 points for £75 spend

I have found yet another BAA WorldPoints sign-up promotion!

See here (EDIT: link removed as dead).  This one requires a new member to spend £75 in one transaction (not ‘in one day’, which is the usual condition with WorldPoints promos) at Heathrow to earn 1,000 bonus points.  These are worth 1,200 Avios or 1,000 Virgin or Miles & More miles.

It is more generous than the promotion I wrote about here last week, but that only requires a new member to spend £10 to earn 750 points.  If you know you will do a big spend, however, the one above is the way to go.

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Comments

  1. gagravarr says:

    Do you think that buying some pre-ordered currency from Amex for more than £75 would be enough to trigger it?

    • No. Because, when they say a £75 purchase, I am 99.99% sure they mean a transaction that triggers 75 WorldPoints. Currency only earns 1 point per £10, so you’d need to change £750.

    • If you see my own comment – or mini-blog – here (http://headforpoints.com/2012/10/28/further-update-on-earning-avios-from-amex-currency-exchange/comment-page-1/#comment-3617), you can see I am planning a rather large FX transaction which will trigger a bonus, and see the analysis of the transaction.

      My own query is just how “new” you have to be to trigger the bonus. The rules of all these bonuses state:

      **This offer is only available to new members of the WorldPoints programme who join using the above link or register their card and enter promo code xxx…”

      Now, it clearly states you can be a new member, but it also states “…OR register their card…” so I am wondering if once points for one transaction have posted, if registering your card for the next bonus will allow that one to trigger too.

      As I don’t want to endanger my claim to the initial 750 point bonus for which I ordered a new card for my wife, I’ll let that one run as is for now. But once the points have posted and since I plan to do this twice, with nothing to lose I will definitely register for this bonus too prior to the second run and see what posts.

      • gagravarr says:

        I think the “or register their card” bit applies to when you pick up a new card in Heathrow and then go online to register it to yourself. I don’t think you can register a card for a second time, so I can’t see how you can claim the bonus on a card that you’ve already got, sorry.

  2. I am going through T5 tomorrow morning, which will be the last time I plan to be at Heathrow this year.

    I take it that I have to register, wait for a card to come in the post and then go and do the spend?

    if so this is no good to me

  3. you can also pick up a card at the airport, use it straight away and they register afterwards. That way you won’t have to send a receipt in