Until 19th September, BA and avios.com are both offering a bonus of up to 30% when you buy Avios points from them.
My problem with BA and these promotions is that they only offer you the bonus if buy a large amount.
Someone who just needs a few Avios to top off their account gets next to nothing, even though small amounts are disproportionately expensive due to the £15 ‘administrative fee’ built into the pricing.
Anyway, here are the bonus rates in the current promotion:
Purchase 2,000 – 9,000 Avios for a 5% Avios bonus
Purchase 10,000 – 17,000 Avios for a 10% Avios bonus
Purchase 18,000 – 23,000 Avios for a 20% Avios bonus
Purchase 24,000 Avios, your full annual allowance for a 30% Avios bonus
At the top end, you are paying for £399 for 31,200 Avios. That is 1.26p per Avios. Cheaper than usual, but hardly a deal to make you dig out your credit card unless you have an immediate use for the points and can justify the price.
Nice picture of the stones, though, BA.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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.
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.