(EDIT: As a lot of readers find this post directly via a search engine, I would like to say Welcome and to say that if you have ANY interest at all in Avios, British Airways Executive Club, air miles or hotel loyalty points then please stick around – there is a lot for you here!)
For as long as I can remember, there has been a box on the BAEC sign-up page to insert a ‘Promotional Code’.
A Head for Points reader emailed me over the weekend to ask if there was anything that should go in this box that would benefit them.
As far as I know, there is no current code. Has there ever been a working promo code?
Oddly, when I first signed up my daughter for BAEC (as part of a Household Account with her grandparents – as I didn’t want my account operating as a Household Account), she got a 5,000 Avios bonus for her first flight, which happened to be a Club Europe return. But I never entered any promotional code when I signed her up, and I haven’t heard of any ‘first flight’ bonus for at least 5 years either!
So … the point of this thread … have I missed anything?! Has anyone actually seen a ‘promotion code’ for joining the BA Executive Club? Has anyone enrolled a family member recently who got an unexpected bonus on their first flight? I like to think I see most deals, but perhaps there is something being advertised in a BA lounge or ‘High Life’ magazine somewhere which I’ve never seen ….?!
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.