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Last chance to buy Avios points with up to 30% bonus

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A quick heads up that the current offer of up to 30% bonus Avios points when you purchase Avios will expire on 2nd August.

To quote from the recent email I received:

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If you want to give your  Avios balance a real boost, or purchase them as a gift for a friend,  we’ll give you a bonus of up to 30% more Avios than usual, when you  purchase by 2 August 2012. The more Avios you purchase, the bigger the  bonus. So for example, if you purchase your annual allowance of 24,000  Avios now, you’ll actually receive 31,200. Just in time for a late  summer redemption break. Why wait? Purchase more Avios by 2 August 2012  and enjoy that upgrade or redemption flight a lot sooner with your  bonus.

Here is the link and here is the link.  Note the use of ‘up to‘ in the quote above.  You only get the 30% bonus if you buy the maximum 24,000 Avios, which would cost £399 for 31,200, so 1.28p per Avios. 

I do not consider this a great deal, so you should only buy them if you have a definite use in mind.  And I certainly wouldn’t bother buying 1,000 Avios just to get a paltry 5% bonus of 50 points!

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.)