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Today, Friday 12th, is the last chance to enter the Head for Points competition to win 5,000 Avios points!

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If you haven’t entered yet, you need to go to this article from Tuesday and leave a comment.  Please read the rules before posting.

Good luck!

The winner will, hopefully, be announced on Sunday – I need to find the time to count through all the entries once the random number generator has done its job!


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:

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:

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.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

35,000 Avios (ONLY to 21st February) and the famous annual 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 10,500 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.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 30,000 points bonus, worth 30,000 Avios, until 4th February 2023 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.

Comments (8)

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  • AndyGWP says:

    Wow! 805 entries so far!!!

    No offence, but I’m glad that they don’t all reply to every HfP article!! haha

    Hopefully all entries are genuine and not the same people entering with different email addresses! 😀

  • Pauline Peddie says:

    Great Site – keep up the good work

  • Mirjanur says:

    I’m new to avios and your site has helped me a lot, with information and points, this is by far the best avios points website

  • TrickyDickyRicky The Aviator says:

    This site is “The world’s favourite points site”, “To Fly, To Serve, To Accululate Avios”, I would say. Me thinks Raffles is a cross between Robin Hood (helping us poor collectors sc*** the rich hotels/airlines), Richard Branson (adding some glamour to this “hobby”(addiction) of ours), and Mother Teresa (selfless devotion by posting these offers in the early hours of the morning). Congrats. and Cheers on the top 5,000, did I miss the top 100,000 post some while back?, perhaps I can pre-oder for the next one?!@#

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    I wouldn’t be here in sunny Kiev this weekend if you hadn’t given me the Heads Up On Points!

  • Altyrocket says:

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