Yes, I know. This article looks VERY similar to one I wrote last week!
That post was to promote a new BAA WorldPoints sign-up promotion worth 500 points. This new one is worth 750 points – so 900 Avios or 750 Miles & More or Virgin Flying Club miles – but only for travellers going through Heathrow.
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). Full details here.
Here is the new deal, in an email from Lufthansa:
It’s great to see how spending at the airport can add up, especially when you are rewarded with valuable miles. Our partner WorldPoints, Heathrow Airport’s loyalty programme, offers you a welcome bonus that can be exchanged for 750 award miles.
Join by 28 December 2012 and receive 750 bonus WorldPoints when you spend £10 in a single day at London Heathrow. Then simply exchange your points for award miles online – you can get one mile for every point collected.
As I wrote last week, 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.
Note that this promotion is ONLY valid at London Heathrow, not any of the regional BAA airports. Click here (EDIT: removed as link now dead) to visit the sign-up page for the offer.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.