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Double miles with the Lloyds TSB Duo and Premium Duo Avios cards

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Just a quick heads up about this promotion, since it seems that a lot of people who hold the Lloyds TSB Avios credit cards have not received an email about it, and the promotion requires you to actively opt-in to qualify.

Between 29th June and 31st July, you will receive double miles on all transactions made on the Amex card – that is 2 Avios per £1 with the basic card and 2.5 Avios per £1 with the Premium card.  

It is not clear if foreign spend is also doubled, to what would effectively be 4 Avios per £1 on the basic card and 5 Avios per £1 with the Premium card – you should assume not.  There is no bonus on MasterCard spend.

Only the first £10,000 of spend qualifies for double miles, and new card applicants do not qualify to take part – you must have been an existing cardholder on 29th June.  You need to register to take part, but you can register at any point up to 31st July – the bonus will be backdated to include all Amex spend since 29th June.  Bonus miles will be added separately to your Avios statement at some point between 31st July and 30th September.

If you have a Premium Duo card, you need to register here (link only appears after you log in).

If you have a standard Duo card, you need to register here (EDIT: links removed as now dead).

Want to earn more points from credit cards? – September 2022 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit card, here are our top recommendations based on the current 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

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

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

You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the best of the other deals currently available.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Earning miles and points from small business cards

If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers:

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

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

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

50,000 points bonus until 2nd October – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending.

Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card

1% cashback and no annual fee Read our full review

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