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 avios.com 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 avios.com to take part – you can move your points to BAEC afterwards using Combine My Avios.
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 avios.com (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 avios.com 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 (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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.