You have probably already seen this if you are a BAA WorldPoints member, as it is a condition of membership that you receive their email newsletters. However, it is possible that you didn’t read yesterdays email closely enough, as this was tucked away towards the bottom!
From April 2nd until April 14th, the conversion rate to Avios is doubled!
You will receive 600 Avios points for every 250 BAA WorldPoints you convert. The standard rate is 300 Avios per 250 WorldPoints.
Now, there are two issues with the email that went out:
It mentions 14 May and 14 April as the closing date. The WorldPoints website confirms that the deadline is 14 April.
It says that when the promotion ends, the conversion rate will ‘revert’ to 250 Avios for 250 WorldPoints. Since they use the word ‘revert’, I assume this is a typo and that it will actually revert to the current rate of 300 Avios. No devaluation, hopefully!
If you are not a WorldPoints member, this fantastic WorldPoints sign-up promotion is still running. It offers 1,000 WorldPoints for joining and spending £10, which is worth a whopping 2,400 Avios points if you redeem for ‘double Avios’ before April 14th!
You MAY still be able to get 2,400 Avios for £10 if you are flying out of Heathrow in the next few days! Simply open a new WorldPoints account via the link in the post above, spend £10 in Heathrow duty free, keep the receipt, and then immediately scan it and email it to WorldPoints.
They will credit your account immediately (same day, usually) and the 1,000 bonus WorldPoints will be triggered. You can then do the transfer before the 14th April and so get the double Avios. You won’t have received your physical WorldPoints card by the 14th, but it doesn’t matter as the retro-claim process works so well.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Capital On Tap has increased its sign-up bonus to points worth 30,000 Avios if you apply by 4th February. This is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to apply.
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.