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Win 10,000 Heathrow Rewards points (= 10,000 Avios, Flying Club, Miles & More miles)

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Over at Business Traveller magazine, they are running a very simple email competition to win 10,000 Heathrow Rewards points.  This is to promote the relaunch of the scheme and their current (until 9th September) double points promotion.

10,000 Heathrow Rewards points is a pretty good deal.  That will get you 10,000 Avios points, 10,000 Virgin Flying Club miles or 10,000 Miles & More miles.  You could also get £100 of Heathrow shopping vouchers.

There are also 5 runners-up prizes of 2,000 Heathrow Rewards points.

There have also been fairly regular ‘100% transfer bonuses’ to Avios from Heathrow Rewards over the last couple of years, so your prize could be worth as much as 20,000 Avios!

Heathrow Rewards

There are two ways of entering:

If you are not already a Heathrow Rewards member, you can join via this Business Traveller link (deleted as now dead) and be entered automatically.  However, that would be a bit silly given that you can join via the link in this post and earn 1,000 bonus points (= 1,000 Avios etc) when you spend £25 at Heathrow.

If you ARE already a Heathrow Rewards member – which most of you will be – you can enter by emailing baa_feedback@heathrow.com with the subject line “Business Traveller competition”.  You need to include your Heathrow Rewards card number in the body of the email, no other information is needed.

Full details can be found at Business Traveller.  I strongly recommend entering, because I do not expect there to be a huge number of entries.  The closing date is August 31st.


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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 (5)

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  • squillion says:

    Done. Cheers & the best of British to all entrants.

  • Paul says:

    Thanks, Raffles — entered!

  • DontLikeFruit says:

    When registering for a Heathrow Rewards account, I was very impressed by the array of alternative titles in the drop-down box. Was very tempted to register as “President” or “Sheikh”, but caution got the better of me and I stuck to “Mr”.

  • Kris Schimmel says:

    Don’t bother folks, I’m gonna win.

  • Frenske says:

    Mmm did anybody else got this. I signed up with HR via the BA website and got with the invitation letter a £5 voucher to spend. I thought I would get 500 points bonus for spending £30. Probably I have to buy a bottle of whiskey of at least £35 now.

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