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News in brief:

1,000 Priority Club points for completing a survey

This link was found by a Flyertalk poster, offering 1,000 points for completing a (fairly) quick survey. I do not know where the link came from, or even if it is current (the link includes a date of 16 August 2012 so probably OK). It does not even work all the time and not at all on an ipad it seems. However, if you can get the link to work then it is worth the minute or so it takes to answer the questions.

Win 1 million Hilton points via Facebook

Follow this link and you can enter, once a day, a competition to win 1m Hilton points (20 free nights at their best hotels!). There are also daily prizes to be won. You need to fill in your Hilton data the first time you enter, but after that it is automatic.

1,000 Avios for buying 25 litres of Shell petrol

All members seem to have been emailed about this, but if you are only a British Airways Executive Club member you may have missed this. Details here. Assuming you have access to a Shell garage near you, it is worth joining to take part – you can move your points to BAEC afterwards using Combine My Avios.

Finally …

Some Tesco shoppers this week have been receiving a till spit with their receipts offering them a 4,500 Avios voucher if they switch their Clubcard earning preference to (NOT BAEC, please note).

The rules for this promo are at this link and when you read them, you can see the snag. I expect this offer to be promoted more widely after September 1st, the official launch date.

The 4,500 Avios points are in the form of a voucher, which can only be redeemed as part of a trip which includes 2 nights hotel accomodation. Taking the rules literally, you can also use it to book a hotel only trip as well, as long as it is for 2 nights.

This obviously reduces the value of the voucher considerably. On the other hand, if you were booking a weekend away on Avios then you may be able to use it, and of course it costs you nothing to set up (and later cancel) the auto opt-in.

As I will be transferring my next lot of Clubcard points to anyway, to benefit from the 2,000 Avios bonus with the ‘Get More’ promotion, then I will sign up for it. I will definitely cancel before the first set of 2013 Clubcard vouchers are issued, though.

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 (4)

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  • Doreen says:

    HIlton promo only for US, Canada and UK, not rest of EU: T&C´s:

    Hilton HHonors™ 25 Million Point Giveaway (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including District of Columbia),Puerto Rico, Canada (excluding Quebec), and the United Kingdom who are at least
    eighteen (18) years old and Hilton HHonors™ Members with verified mailing addresses at the time of entry.

  • Freebs says:

    The survey was from an email sent to specific people only and points will be awarded to the original recipients of the email only – HTH

    • Raffles says:

      If I had a pound for every time I have seen that in a set of terms and conditions over the years, only to get the points in the end anyway, I would now have … well, probably 15 pounds. But you get the point.

  • Louise says:

    Nothing to lose apart from 5 minutes of my time, worth the effort if they post. Thanks Raffles.

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