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100% Avios bonus for two weeks with BAA WorldPoints

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For two weeks only, from today – July 2nd – to July 15th, BAA WorldPoints is offering a 100% bonus if you convert your stash of WorldPoints into Avios.

This is a very good offer, and I recommend taking it up.  Let’s say you have 1,000 WorldPoints in your account.  That is usually worth either:

  • a £10 BAA shopping voucher
  • £20 off pre-booked car parking (but in BAA’s premium priced car parks)
  • 1,000 Flying Club miles
  • 1,500 BMI Diamond Club miles (ie 1,500 Avios from July 3rd)
  • 1,000 Miles & More miles
  • 1,200 Avios (obviously you should ignore this option and convert via BMI instead!)

Even in normal circumstances, Avios is a decent redemption option.  Effectively you are ‘paying’ (compared to the alternative of a £10 shopping voucher) just 0.66p per Avios if you convert via BMI Diamond Club, which is very good value.  With this promotion, you will be getting 2,400 Avios for every 1,000 WorldPoints, which is far, far better than a £10 shopping voucher.

What is even better is that this promotion can, admittedly just for 10 days or so, be combined with the double WorldPoints on all your shopping promotion I flagged last week, which also starts today. 

WorldPoints always (well, from Heathrow at least) post to your account within 24 hours of making the transaction, so any spend at a BAA airport up to 13th July and probably even 14th July should be available for transfer on the last day of the double Avios promotion (15th July).

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 2024)

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

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

American Express Business Platinum

Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 9th April) and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

Huge 60,000 points sign-up bonus (until 9th April) and free for a year 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.

Comments (3)

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  • Gibraltar says:

    One question in mind is whether this promo is going to be used to mask/overshadow the removal of the bmi option!

  • Raffles says:

    The BMI redemption option is still there today, but you’re right – it is possible it may have gone before this transfer bonus ends!

  • Tikal says:

    I am new to Worldpoints. Above link doesn’t work, and I can only see 100 points for opening account on their main website?

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