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Last chance to get 2,400 Avios from BAA WorldPoints (and three other last chances)

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Today, 31st August, is the last day to take advantage of this offer.

You will earn 1,000 BAA WorldPoints (worth up to 2,400 Avios if converted during a conversion bonus) for spending just £10 at Heathrow or another BAA airport before the end of September.

Here is my original post on the offer and here is the sign-up form.

I signed up my Mum when this promo started and used her card at Heathrow last week when spending £13. Within 24 hours, the full 1,026 points were showing on her WorldPoints account. I will transfer these during the next WP to Avios transfer bonus, assuming another one does come along.

Meanwhile, here are three other offers which expire today, click on the links for more details:

Up to 25% discount when you buy American Airlines miles

GhettoIFE reminds us it is the last day to book Virgin Atlantic flights with BMI Diamond Club miles

30% off when you buy Hyatt Gold Passport points

Note that the AA and Hyatt links take you to points.com pages which, at least for me, struggle to work on an ipad.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2022)

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

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

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 UK’s most valuable card perk – the 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.

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.

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

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 10,000 Avios.

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

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

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

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (7)

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  • Slicktony says:

    Just tried to sign up at the last minute as usual. Sadly, I may have missed the boat.. Form says ‘Registration Failed. Promotion code is not yet valid’. Does anyone remember if the promo code for this was 706 as it seems to be on my screen or something else?

    • Raffles says:

      Someone over at paidtoshop.co.uk also just reported this. Perhaps it was pulled a day early by mistake? 706 sounds familiar but I am not certain. Very annoying if that is the case.

  • louie-m says:

    It’s also the last day to convert Clubcard points with the 50% bonus.

  • Mariusz says:

    It’s also the last day to get bonus points on avios.com miles for collecting Avios in a new way in the 3rd Quarter like shell(at least 160 shell points) or tesco(exchange at least £7.5 in clubcard points)

    • louie-m says:

      Useful reminder, but I think that should be 140 Shell points (they’ve reduced it) and £6.50 CC points….. (splitting hairs I know,,,)

      • louie-m says:

        Also, Shell has different quarters, their last quarter for this promo ends on 30 September.

  • louie-m says:

    Not sure if that was aimed at my comment about Shell quarter dates – but if it was, the different dates are confirmed at the bottom of the page you quote.

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