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Win Avios with a new British Airways Facebook promotion

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British Airways has launched a new ‘fruit machine’ promotion via Facebook, which allows you to win a few Avios points.

The Facebook page is here (deleted as game now over). You will need to ‘like’ BA before you can play.

Instant Avios 2

To be frank, this is a poor promotion.

British Airways is giving away a grand total of 90,000 Avios points, so they are hardly pushing the boat out. The prizes consist of 30 prizes of 1,000 Avios and one prize of 60,000 Avios.

You can enter the competition once a day until May 13th.  I won’t be bothering to play again, given the paucity of the prize and the low chance of winning even that.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

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.

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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.

Comments (4)

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  • Ail says:

    Yep, pretty poor promo. 90,000 Avios in total just looks cheap and mean.

  • Jovan says:

    You are missing a link to the actual FB page.

  • Fidelityutensils says:

    Raffles, do you remember the winter (?2004) BA and Avis promotion where one played a web based toboggan game with a chance of winning 1000 Executive Club points? Those were the days of good promotions!: Game of chance… No limit to number of times you could play…. And a prize pot of 1,000,000 points! I played continually in the background whilst on a computer and took away 55,000. Always wondered who did even better than that as I’m sure many did! You?

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