BAA WorldPoints is today launching its annual bonus promotion on electronics and jewellery, keen to tap into the Christmas rush! Official emails should be going out to members shortly.
Here are the details of the offer, which runs from today, November 5th, to December 30th:
15,000 extra points
when you spend £2,500 or more at Bulgari, Omega, Mappin & Webb, or Watches of Switzerland
7,500 extra points
when you spend £1250 – £2499.99 or more at Bulgari, Omega, Mappin & Webb, Watches of Switzerland or Dixons Travel
3,000 extra points
when you spend £500 – £1249.99 or more at Links of London or Dixons Travel
750 extra points
when you spend £125 – £499.99 at Links of London, Swarovski or Dixons Travel
I took advantage of this deal a couple of years ago when I bought my wife a watch at Watches of Switzerland. (They will order items in for you if you want, if you are willing to ring and pay a deposit a couple of weeks before you travel.)
I then sat on the points – probably about 20,000 in total, including the base points for the watch – and converted them to Avios when BA joined the WorldPoints programme last year. They were offering a 100% transfer bonus at the time, and I netted almost 50,000 miles if I remember! That is a serious rebate on the price paid for the watch.
Even 3,000 points on a £500+ spend at Dixons Travel looks very attractive if you were planning to buy an iPad for Christmas.