Did you get a present from Avios yesterday?!

Did avios.com send you a little gift yesterday?!

My wife got a little package in the post, with a covering letter headed “We though we’d send you this little note to thank you for collecting so many Avios“.

(It was a shame that on the cover letter, directly above this, it said:  “Balance as at 22 January 2013: 0”.  It would have been better if they had said how many Avios points she collected via avios.com last year!)

And, with the package, came a copy of “Lonely Planet’s Best In Travel 2013“.

Lonely Planet

Now, as my wife collected over 1 million Avios last year, this book was clearly the best thing they were sending out.  I was therefore intrigued to see elsewhere on the net that other people were receiving gifts of 1,000 or 2,000 Avios deposited in their account.

I wonder who got the book and who got the miles?  And, indeed, what the cut-off was?

Nice thought, though.

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Comments

  1. I got the book, I would have preferred bonus points instead

  2. I got nothing..no book or bonus points.

  3. Zilch. I probably collected 15,000 or so through Tesco last year.

  4. I got the book too – I guess I earned around 80K with the Lloyds Amex promo. Other than that I have not earned anything via avios.com

  5. Nothing here and I collected 75K

  6. 1M Avios! That is incredible. How about a breakdown of where they came from – that would be an interesting post.

  7. I got a 2 for 1 Eurostar offer the other day – 9000 avios for 2 return tickets to Paris brussels and Lillie dont know if something related to this?

    I have 81000 avios and 25000 BA . Also more to come from Amex gold and SPG but they wouldnt have known about them yet.

    Will be definitley using the offer.

    • Just to confirm, thats 2 return tickets for Paris or Brussels or Lille, can only be used once!

      • inflationbusting says:

        I’d be wary of the Eurostar offers – it sounds really promising, 9000 Avios return, but the prices aren’t fixed like they are for flights.

        I called up for a weekend trips but the price was something like 50,000. If you go on the Eurostar website I guess that the 9,000 Avios fare refers to timings you can get at the very cheapest (£69) fares.

        • Thats someting I hadnt thought of. Im planning on going on a week day so hopefully it will be the 9000 avios as advertised, anymore and they can get stuffed!

  8. nothing here yet, but our post is notoriously slow! :(

  9. I got the book as well, was kind of surprised as I only started to collect in ernest in the middle of last summer, although I did have about 80,000 at one point. Most are spent now though !

  10. Nothing for me, but I did get that book as a free download via the iTunes Christmas promotion!