Bits: Avios launches targetted Super Boost promo, Lloyds brings back refer-a-friend!

News in brief:

Avios launches new targetted Super Boost promotion launched a new promotion yesterday to encourage you to increase your Avios collecting this spring.

Super Boost is a targetted offer which has gone to a minority of members.  None of my family have received anything.  If you didn’t get it, there is nothing you can do about it.

You need to opt in by the end of February and then collect a specific number of Avios before the end of April.  Irrespective of when you register, all earning from 1st January counts towards your target.

The bonuses are based on your previous earning activity and vary sharply.  For example, I saw one offering:

1,500 Avios for earning 18,000 points or 3,000 Avios for earning 25,000 points

but another reader got:

200 Avios for earning 400 points or 400 Avios for earning 600 points

Quite a difference!

Avios from all air and non-air partners count towards your target.  There is no leeway on the receipt of Avios, however – they must be in your account by 30th April.  If you have the Lloyds credit card, check what date your points hit to ensure that you don’t spend unnecessarily in the final month.

The easiest way to hit your target is probably from a Tesco Clubcard conversion although the cut-off date for the next voucher run is Thursday 26th January.  This means that you will struggle to do anything quickly to earn additional points this quarter.

Be careful about crediting British Airways flights to because you not receive any elite status bonus that BAEC would give and your tier points will be lost.

Bonus Avios will be credited to accounts by 31st May.  The full terms and conditions are here.

Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card refer-a-friend bonus is back!

I wrote an article yesterday moaning about the loss of the refer-a-friend bonus on the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card

This definitely seemed to have died. I saw two separate tweets sent by Lloyds to Head for Points readers confirming it.

And then, a few hours after my article appeared, it was relaunched!  You can, yet again, receive 4,500 Avios points when you are referred for the Lloyds Avios Rewards card.

Meanwhile, I have been sent a document showing potential plans for the future of the Lloyds Avios Rewards card.  More on this tomorrow …..

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  1. I get 2000 for earning 8500. Should be very possible.

  2. Alistair Todd says:

    Just got my 18k Iberia avios from Avis too. Really pleased with that one, even if the Citroen they gave me was an awful piece of crap! Also just got 10k avios from Nutmeg (which should trigger a measly 400 from the Super Boost promo), another 1k for the “new partner” offer, 500 from a Shell bonus offer and another 100 for stopping the fill up on 0pence, and 26k from the BA amex card. Pretty good day for my avios balance!

    Just checked my Hilton statement and for a 10k point redemption I scored 2500 pts by using the HH Visa, 5k pts for booking through the app, and with 3.5x points from bonus offers and a diamond bonus, and another 1k as a diamond, my stay earned nearly 12k points! Just booked the same again, which will also count towards retaining Diamond – Interestingly my HH account is telling me I need 29 stays to “retain diamond in 2018”, which makes me wonder if my current diamond (from a status match to Accor) will stay active for all of 2017?

    I also just realised that my IHG redemption in Minsk will be getting cheaper on the 15th so I can cancel and re-book, saving 15000 IHG points!

    Thanks Rob and everyone for turning me into an obsessive points and miles whore!

  3. the real harry1 says:

    if you got an offer – you are clearly not worthy

    there’s a reason Raffles & I got nothing :)

  4. 13,000 + 4,000
    17,000 + 8,000
    should be easy pulling from TCB/Tesco/Heathrow Rewards

  5. Lloyds Avios – this reminded me that I’ve still not received the 4500 bonus from my application last August – I wonder if you did Rob (or I think it was your colleague as you’d maxed out on your referral limit!)? I’ve chased Lloyds and they say I need to contact Avios, they say speak to Lloyds! All the stories about their admin issues with this card do seem to be true, but with random victims!

  6. Sergeant Major says:

    Got my 18K avios too! Thanks, Rob! Great deal :-)

    • Ditto! Another successful 18K Iberia avios here. I thought it would take Iberia longer to post. Hats off to Iberia.

  7. No such thing where is the link?

  8. Hi Rob

    I’m imterested in getting this card. Is there a refer a friend link?


  9. “Meanwhile, I have been sent a document showing potential plans for the future of the Lloyds Avios Rewards card. More on this tomorrow …..”
    I was going to apply for this, should I wait to see what you have to say? Oh and can I have a referral too please?

  10. Hi all,

    Will I get the super boost (for me 5500 for 2400) if I simple covert some of my Amex reward points to avios?


  11. I got an offer: 50 bonus avios for earning 100 avois or 100 bonus avios for collecting 500 avios. Better than nothing, I guess. OTOH, I’ve earned hardly a handful of points on my Avois account over the years.

  12. Further to my TCB issues previously, polar opposite with Quidco today!

    Had submitted a support ticket re cashback from almost a year ago that had tracked lower than I had expected. Had had previous conversations with them where they’d agreed re there being an issue. Followed up today and they said they’d made a mistake and actually the original amount I got was correct. Looking back over the clearer list they provided (it was one of these ones with lots of different rates for specific product versions) I agreed with them – however by way of apology for it taking so long to resolve they gave me £10! Very impressed.

  13. where do i see my super boost offer? i clicked the link in the email and it said i was signed up but didn’t give me any target

  14. The Lloyds referral email never arrives…

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