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New ‘buy Avios’ promotion fails to excite

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You may have received an email last week from British Airways Executive Club concerning the latest ‘buy Avios’ promotion.

A quick search of this site shows that the offer is, to say the least, underwhelming compared to previous deals.

Buy Avios

The headline is ‘Imagine where 25% more Avios could take you”. However, the text soon confirms that you only get the 25% bonus if you buy your maximum 24,000 Avios points annual limit in one go.  This costs a whopping £399, which is still 1.33p per Avios point.

Purchase between 5,000 and 23,000 and you only get a 15% bonus. Buy less than 5,000 and you don’t even get that!

Given that last year saw a 30% bonus, this offer does not excite.

Of course, if you were planning to buy Avios anyway to top off a redemption then this is a bonus you wouldn’t have had otherwise. Everyone else can pass on this one, though.

The offer ends on March 28th.

how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

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