Earn huge Heathrow Rewards bonuses when you splurge this Christmas

Heathrow Rewards has launched its annual bonus promotion on electronics and jewellery, keen to tap into the Christmas rush.

Here are the details of the offer, which runs from now until 31st December. Remember that you can convert Heathrow Rewards points into Avios, Virgin Flying Club, Emirates Skywards, Etihad Guest and Lufthansa Miles & More miles, as well as into Heathrow shopping vouchers.

If you are not already a member, you can earn an additional 2,500 points (= 2,500 miles) when you spend £150 via this promo.

Heathrow Rewards

Here are the deals for 2016:

15,000 extra points when you spend £4000 or more at Dixons Travel, Bulgari (T2, T3, T4), Harrods Fine Watch Room (T2), Cartier (T4, T5), Swarovski (T4), Tiffany (T3, T5), Watches of Switzerland (T3, T4, T5), Links of London (T5), Rolex (T4, T5)

5,000 extra points when you spend £1500 – £3999.99 at Dixons Travel, Bulgari (T2, T3, T4), Harrods Fine Watch Room (T2), Cartier (T4, T5), Swarovski (T4), Tiffany (T3, T5), Watches of Switzerland (T3, T4, T5), Links of London (T5), Rolex (T4, T5)

1,000 extra points when you spend £350 – £1499.99 at Dixons Travel, Links of London (T5), Swarovski (T4), Tiffany (T3, T5)

500 extra points when you spend £150 – £349 at Dixons Travel, Links of London (T5), Swarovski (T4), Tiffany (T3, T5)

This offer is fundamentally the same as the 2015 promotion if you took part in that last year.

I took advantage of this deal about five years ago when I bought my wife a watch at Watches of Switzerland.  I then sat on the points – over 20,000 in total, including double base points as I was a premium member of Heathrow Rewards – and converted them to Avios when BA joined the programme. They were offering a 100% transfer bonus at the time, and I netted almost 50,000 miles if I remember! That was a serious rebate on the price paid for the watch.

Full details of this offer can be found on the Heathrow Rewards website once you are logged in.

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  1. Do you think Heathrow Rewards will offer another 100% transfer bonus like last year. Do they normally offer it on an annual basis?

    • Wondering the same thing…did very nicely out of that last year!

      • Robs post from last year was 19/11 but no guarantee there will be another one this year. Not sure if they always run a bonus transfer promotion.

  2. I’very been eyeing this one up… im in the market for a few items of tech that will add up to over £4k Im going to combine with hitting my spend target on 2 x amex nectar cards I’ve just received !

  3. If I bought a watch in T5 from Watches of Switzerland, triggering the Heathrow Rewards bonus, can I return the product to one of their shops in London, refunding the purchase back to my card but keeping the bonus points accrued at the airport?

    • Whether you can refund may depend on where you were flying to. If flying outside the EU, you won’t have paid VAT on the purchase. I doubt you can refund a purchase which has not had VAT paid on it, landside (but I could be wrong). If flying inside the EU it might be easier. They may still tell you to use the official Heathrow Shopping return scheme though.

      • Surely they just refund the total amount since VAT isn’t involved at all. But perhaps the till software won’t know what to do.

    • Convert the points first then refund. (I guess you should use a brand new account for this)

    • Are you really that desperate for a few quid/points? People who deliberately go out of their way to abuse these incentives and promotions, attempting to get something for nothing, jeopardize these offers for those who play by the rules and do well out of doing that IMHO. Unless I am misreading your intention here…

  4. If buying tech from Dixons at Heathrow – some tips – use Heathrow Boutique to reserve the item before travel (they don’t offer everything but have macs and iPhones) do check the price at Amazon, Argos and John Lewis and try for Dixons ‘Double the Difference’ pledge when you collect – works on all Apple and premium headphones (Saved £30 on an Apple Magic trackpad like this). Use the click and collect service on the way home, or free deliver to home (over £300) for 250 extra Heathrow Reward points (as Raffles posted recently).

  5. Graham Walsh says:

    Used my card this week in T3 and got a watch. Got a email confirming my bonus points but not yet in my account. Then got another email a day later saying I’m now on double points tier (didn’t know it existed).