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New BAA WorldPoints sign-up bonus launched

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If you are not a member of the BAA WorldPoints frequent shopping scheme, there are currently two decent bonuses running. 

If you are a member, you could sign up another family member as long as they have a British Airways Executive Club account to transfer the points.

The Avios promo is here (EDIT: link deleted as now dead).  You get 100 points for signing up plus a further 500 when you spend £25 in one day before 30th June.

As I discussed recently, your 500 points is worth 600 Avios.  However, if you convert to BMI Diamond Club and then move them to Avios, you will end up with 750 Avios instead.

There is also a Miles & More alternative of this promotion but it seems less interesting as you don’t get the additional 100 sign-up points.  Whilst it says you get 500 M&M miles for spending £25, I assume you actually get 500 points and must manually transfer.

how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)