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Iberia still offering up to 30% bonus when you buy Avios – ends 4th August

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A quick reminder that August 4th is the last day to buy Avios points via Iberia Plus for a bonus of up to 30%.

Here is the Iberia page for buying Avios.  Note, though, that you need to log in to see the details of the bonus promotion.

If you have an active Iberia Plus account (ie the account is over 90 days old and you have earned 1 Avios in it directly – not sure if buying Avios in itself is enough) then you can transfer them to BA or avios.com using ‘Combine My Avios’.  This is free.

The price you pay will depend on the foreign exchange rate on the date you buy.  The minimum is 2,000 for €54, €91 for 4,000 and €459 for 24,000.   Oddly, there are only 8 amounts of Avios you can buy – 1,000 or 5,000 are not possible.  It is weirdly inflexible.

The bonus levels are:

4,000 Avios – get 10% extra

8,000 – 12,000 Avios – get 15% bonus

15,000 – 20,000 Avios – get 20% bonus

24,000 Avios – get 30% bonus

At the top end, you would receive 31,200 Avios with the bonus and be paying roughly 1.26p per Avios for them.  Not the cheapest deal ever, but certaily better than the standard rate for buying them from BA or avios.com.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 2024)

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

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £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 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. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

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

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable 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.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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

Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 9th April) and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

Huge 60,000 points sign-up bonus (until 9th April) 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 (3)

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  • Richie says:

    For me this a good deal. It equates to 2 return business trips to Warsaw . For £200 per trip. Via rfs. You wouldn’t get a ba economy ticket for that

    • Richie says:

      When I say you won’t get an economy ticket I mean a 2 or 3 day return at the short notice I require

      • Richie says:

        Think I had too many beers last night , my maths is not working this morning . Not such a deal after all

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