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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 credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 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

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

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

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

(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.)

Comments (38)

  • Waldek says:

    send them receipt as my card didnt arrive before my travel.
    3 days and nothing no respond at all so not really impressive customer service for me

  • Andrew says:

    Non existent customer service would describe my experience thus far.