Yes, that’s right. Sainsbury’s!
For those with very long memories, Sainsbury’s used to award BA Miles and Air Miles before the contract switched to Tesco in 2002. You may have had one of these in your pocket a long time ago:
American Express has launched a new promotion offering double Membership Rewards points until December 31st when you shop at Sainsbury’s! Assuming you convert your MR points to Avios points, you will be receiving 2 per £1 spent instead of the usual 1 per £1.
You need to hold an American Express Platinum, Preferred Rewards Gold or Green charge card. You can also take part if you have a Platinum Cashback Amex, with which you will earn double cashback. There is nothing for BA, Nectar, SPG, Costco or Harrods Amex cardholders, unfortunately.
You MUST register for this promotion.
The rules say that the bonus Membership Rewards points will post within 8 weeks of the transaction, so you may not receive the last of them until the end of February.
The rules also state that you must have had your card for 100 days when you register. This is a very odd rule and one that has been cropping up recently in Amex promotions. I have no idea what the point of it is, to be honest.
Spending at Sainsbury’s petrol stations does not count.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 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.