Reader Pier dropped me a line to point out the Avios prices currently being paid by Avios Recycling for an iPad mini.
They are offering 15,550 Avios for the basic 16gb iPad mini.
Now, over on eBay, these are currently available from Argos Outlet for £223. Apple also has reconditioned models on its website for a few pounds more.
Even at the headline price, £223 for 15,550 Avios is 1.43p per Avios, which is cheaper than buying them from BA.
However, if you can find a used or reconditioned iPad mini for less than this, then the deal gets even better. You may also be able to get Quidco or TopCashback cashback if you bought from Apple or Argos (I haven’t checked the rules on whether this would qualify).
Perhaps there is nothing here at all – but creative minds may be able to make it work. If you had a VAT registered business, for example, you could reclaim the VAT on the purchase which would bring down your initial price sharply.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
Do you have a small business? Until 20th May 2021, you can receive a special sign-up bonus worth 29,900 Avios with the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa credit card. This offer is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to learn more.
(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.)