The Quidco cashback on the Lloyds TSB Duo Avios cards and the Lloyds TSB Premier Duo Avios cards has been increased from £5 to £20.
The cards come as a duo pack of an American Express and a MasterCard.
The ‘Duo’ cards are free and earn 1 Avios per £1 on the Amex and 0.2 Avios per £1 (!) on the MasterCard.
The ‘Premier Duo’ come with a £50 fee but pay only marginally better – 1.25 Avios per £1 on the Amex and 0.25 Avios per £1 on the MasterCard.
Neither of these are desperately exciting compared to the British Airways American Express cards. The only exception is for foreign spend, where you earn double Avios – 2.5 per £1 on the Premier Duo Amex.
The £50 card also comes with a 2-4-1 redemption voucher when you spend £15,000 in a year, but this is only valid on Economy tickets. This rapidly decreases its value – Economy redemptions are poor value long-haul because of the taxes, and short-haul Economy redemptions aren’t very expensive in the first place.
I am not the greatest fan of the current sign-up bonus on these cards either, but for some people it will work.
The ‘Duo’ cards come with a voucher for 18,000 Avios. However, this can only be spent in one go and must include one night hotel accommodation booked via Avios.
The ‘Premier Duo’ cards come with a voucher for 30,000 Avios. This must be spent in conjunction with two nights of hotel accommodation.
Interestingly, you may have a different opinion of these deals if you are a solo traveller or a couple. The size of the Avios voucher is fixed but a couple would either need to add extra Avios on top or travel somewhere nearer home to get full value.
Anyway, if you were thinking about getting them, the £20 Quidco may swing it for you. If you are not a Quidco member, joining via this link pays me a very modest referral commission.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 2023)
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:
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
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 10,500 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.