BAA WorldPoints has launched a new sign-up bonus. It is not as good as the one they ran over the Summer (1,000 points for a £10 spend) but it is still more than acceptable.
BAA WorldPoints is the loyalty scheme for Heathrow, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Southampton airports duty free shops, although from 1st January you will only be able to collect at Heathrow.
You earn 1 point for every £1 spent and can redeem your points for Avios, Virgin Flying Club miles, Miles & More miles, Heathrow shopping vouchers and some other odd bits and pieces, usually at 1 point = 1 mile (for Avios it is 1 point = 1.2 Avios).
In conjunction with Lufthansa, new members who join via this link will earn 500 bonus points when they spend £25 in one day before 30th December.
You will see that the link talks of earning 500 bonus Miles & More miles. In reality, though, you will receive 500 WorldPoints which are worth 500 Miles & More miles. No-one will care if you choose to redeem them for Avios or Virgin miles, though!
Now, you may well have a WorldPoints account already. However, take a minute to think. Is there anyone in your household or in your Avios household account who is not a member?
If so, get a card in their name, use it yourself (this is not a problem) and send the miles over to their account. This is more lucrative than simply adding an extra 25 points for £25 of spend to your own WorldPoints account.