This is another post in our series on avios.com partners.
Bupa has partnered with Avios to offer bonus Avios points to anyone signing up for health insurance or a health assessment.
The headline numbers of Avios earned do look attractive:
|Bupa By You options||Year 1||Year 2|
|Comprehensive||9,000 Avios||4,500 Avios|
|Treatment & Care||7,000 Avios||3,500 Avios|
|Prompt Diagnosis||5,000 Avios||2,500 Avios|
|Bupa health assessment options|
|Advanced Health||5,000 Avios – and get 10% off|
|Complete Health||4,000 Avios – and get 10% off|
|Essential Health||2,500 Avios – and get 10% off|
|Mature Health||4,000 Avios – and get 10% off|
|Female Health||2,000 Avios – and get 10% off|
|Fitness Assessment||1,000 Avios – and get 10% off|
It is difficult to make a judgement on the ‘health assessment’ options, except to say that it is not worth having one just for the Avios! The ‘Advanced Health’ assessment – which I have actually had in the past via an employer, and it is a thorough check – has a list price of £723, so 5,000 Avios is a drop in the ocean.
A quick internet search also pulled up a few other special offers, although to be fair I couldn’t find one open to the general public that was better than the 10% discount plus Avios offered here.
Similarly, there is clearly no reason to sign up for the health insurance just for the deal. If you are a member of a professional body or group, you may find a better deal available through them. (Ironically, I found that Bupa offers doctors a 20% discount on Bupa By You packages for their personal use, should they have no faith in the NHS!).
Experienced Avios collectors will already have thought: “Can I cancel after 1 month and still receive the Avios?“. The answer is no, as they are paid to you in monthly installments.
In conclusion …. if you are thinking of private health cover, you might as well include Bupa in your price comparisons. Given the high cost of cover and the number of Avios involved, though, it is unlikely to be a big factor in your decision.
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:
(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.)