If you read Head for Points every day you will learn about lots of new ways to earn and spend Avios points.
However, if you’re looking for a quick boost to your points total over the next few weeks then these are the best opportunities currently available.
If you want to learn more about how to spend your Avios points – as opposed to earning them – you should read the 17 articles in our ‘Avios Redemption University‘ series.
Top short term promotions:
Until 31st October, you earn 13,200 Avios with a new subscription to The Economist. Full details here.
Until 31st October, you earn 20 Avios per £1 spent on Heathrow Express tickets. Details and restrictions here.
Until 21st November, you earn 1,000 Avios for collecting with a new partner. See here for details.
Until 11th December, you earn triple Avios and triple On Business points on all British Airways flights as long as you register in advance. Details and registration link here.
Until 7th February 2017, you earn 4,500 Avios points with a £60 two year subscription to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine. As well as being a good read, these are fairly cheap Avios points. You can learn more in this article.
For an unknown period, you earn 250 FREE Avios by pre-registering for AerClub, the new Aer Lingus loyalty scheme launching soon. Details are here.
Earning Avios via credit and charge cards:
These are the top sign-up bonuses currently available:
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold – earn 20,000 Membership Rewards points for signing up and spending £2,000 within three months. These convert into 20,000 Avios points. The card is FREE for the first year and you can cancel at any time. My full review is here.
American Express Platinum charge card – earn 35,000 Membership Rewards points for signing up and spending £2,000 within three months. These convert into 35,000 Avios points. The card has a £450 annual fee but this is refundable pro-rata when you cancel and there are many other benefits. My full review is here.
British Airways Premium Plus American Express credit card – earn 25,000 Avios points for signing up and spending £3,000 within three months. The card has an annual fee of £195. My full review is here.
Lloyds Avios Rewards American Express and MasterCard – these cards are FREE and you receive a 4,500 Avios sign-up bonus if I refer you. More details are in my review here.
You can also earn Avios via other credit cards either directly or (by converting the points to Avios) indirectly. This article explains all of your options.
Opportunities to earn FREE Avios via avios.com:
On-going – 600 Avios for joining ‘Rewards for Thoughts’
On-going – 750 Avios in avios.com for joining e-rewards
Earning Avios via Heathrow Rewards:
Heathrow Rewards is the Heathrow Airport shopping loyalty scheme. You earn 1 point per £1 you spend and they convert at 1:1 into Avios points.
Until 31st December, you can earn 2,500 Avios points by joining Heathrow Rewards and spending £150.
You can also earn 100 FREE Heathrow Rewards points for sharing your Heathrow story
Earning Avios via Tesco Clubcard:
If you want to know more about the latest Tesco Clubcard bonus point offers, you should follow our sister site Shopper Points.
Shopper Points lists current Tesco Direct promotions which offer bonus Clubcard points on this page.
This page of Shopper Points lists opportunities for earning ‘quick’ Clubcard points, such as:
Earning Avios via TopCashback:
Cashback site TopCashback allows you to convert your earnings into Avios points instead of taking them as cash. Every 1p of cashback you convert gets you 1.25 Avios points which is substantially cheaper than purchasing points from British Airways. You are only paying 0.8p per Avios point this way. If you have cashback sitting in TCB waiting to be paid out you should consider sending it to Avios instead.
If you are not already a member, you can join TopCashback for free via this link.