avios.com has had a partnership with Utility Warehouse for a couple of years. This deal allows you to earn Avios points with your energy, telephone and broadband bills.
The most generous way to earn Avios via your energy bills was via E.ON. You needed to convert your E.ON Rewards points into Tesco Clubcard points into Avios points. This deal will end on 31st March with the closure of E.ON Rewards so I thought it was worth looking at this as an alternative.
It is not a hugely lucrative deal, to be honest. Think of it as an inducement to take a look at Utility Warehouse – if they are cheaper than your current suppliers then it is worth thinking about a switch and the Avios are an extra bonus on top. Utility Warehouse does have a decent reputation, especially for fuel supply where every customer pays the same – existing customers are not left on expensive ‘legacy’ tariffs.
If you take the full package of Utility Warehouse services – home phone, broadband, mobile, gas, electricity and bill protector – you will receive 4,500 Avios during your first year. This is made up of an initial bonus of 2,250 Avios and an annual payment of 2,250. For each subsequent year you will receive 2,250 points. These are credited pro-rata after each bill payment.
As a special offer, the company is also offering to switch all of your current bulbs to lower energy LED bulbs (up to £500-worth) if you transfer all your services.
If you choose to take only selected products from Utility Warehouse, the earning rate is:
Double Gold (home phone, broadband, mobile, energy): 2,000 Avios sign-up and 2,000 per year
Gold Talk (home phone, broadband, mobile): 1,000 Avios sign-up and 1,000 per year
Gold Energy (home phone, broadband, energy): 1,000 Avios sign-up and 1,000 per year
Gas only: 500 Avios sign-up and 500 per year
Electricity only: 500 Avios sign-up and 500 per year
Bill protector (accidental death insurance): 250 Avios sign-up and 250 per year
These are certainly not life changing amounts and certainly not enough to make you choose Utility Warehouse if they are not otherwise the cheapest. It is, however, enough to make them worth adding to the shortlist for your next switch. Full details can be found at avios.com.