Cashback website Quidco has substantially improved its BA offering.
It now pays cashback on almost all BA flights booked via its link, at 1.5% for short-haul and 2% for long-haul. All travel classes qualify, and it does not impact your ability to earn Avios or On Business points from the flight. Only UK domestic flights are excluded. It is not clear if the cashback is based on the base fare or the entire fare including taxes.
A flight and hotel package pays 3%, which means it is worth pricing up the addition of a throw-away hotel for one night to an expensive booking as the extra cashback may offset the hotel cost. Again, it is not clear if the cashback on a package is driven by the base fare for the flight plus the hotel cost, or the value of the entire sale.
Plenty of other airlines are also on Quidco including Flybe and Lufthansa, so it is always worth checking before making a booking. There is a £5 annual membership fee, but this is taken from your earnings and not paid in advance. This is generally a small sum compared to the cashback you can earn, and it pays for decent customer service should you have trouble getting a merchant to pay up.
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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
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:
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