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Win 5,000 Avios to celebrate Head for Points reaching the UK’s top 5,000 websites

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I’m delighted to say that Head for Points is now ranked as one of the UK’s top 5,000 websites by visitor numbers, based on the rankings produced by alexa.com, Amazons web ranking service.

(Alexa’s tracking code is embedded in the HfP site, so – whilst Alexa does get criticised sometimes for the accuracy of its figures – the HfP numbers it uses are accurate.)

At the time of writing, we are ranked 4,990 in the UK.  We may have dropped up or down by a few places by the time you read this, but we are roughly at position 5,000!

For comparison, Business Traveller is ranked at 15,700 in the UK.  Even Flyertalk is only ranked at 6,700 in the UK.  Of course, both of these sites have a bigger global reach than Head for Points, but we are primarily a UK site after all.

In celebration of this, and indeed to celebrate our first birthday on July 2nd, I am running a competition to win 5,000 Avios points!

All you need to do to enter is to make a random comment at the bottom of this post.  The rules are:

You can enter a maximum of once per person

You must include an email address in your comment (NOT in the text bit of your comment, but in the box on the Comment form which asks for an email address.  Only I can see this.)

To receive your prize, you must already have an active British Airways Executive Club account with a balance above zero.  An avios.com account is NOT acceptable, unfortunately, as avios.com does not allow internal transfers of points.

If the winner does NOT have a British Airways Executive Club account, you will need to open one after you win.  However, you cannot receive your prize until you have earned some Avios in the account (taken a flight, transferred some Tesco Clubcard vouchers, made a small purchase via the Avios e-store, bought some Avios etc.)

Your email address in your comment must include your first name (or first initial) and surname.  If it does not, you must use your real name (initial or first name plus surname) in the ‘Name’ field of your comment.

The Avios will be transferred directly into the ba.com account held by the winner.  The name on the Avios account MUST match the first name or initial plus surname given in your comment or the transfer won’t go through.  There is no point trying to enter more than once!

The competition closes at midnight on Friday 12 July, UK time

If you win, you need to be willing to supply me with your full name, email address as per your Avios account and your BAEC membership number.  I will attempt to transfer the Avios within 24 hours of receiving this information.

That’s it!  Once the competition has closed, I will use a random number generator to pick out a number and that comment, counting down from the earliest, will be the winner.

Thank you for your continued support with the site, and good luck.


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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (November 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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel 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 £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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.

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