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50% bonus Avios from various shops on the BA e-store

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The British Airways shopping portal at is offering 50% bonus Avios points on selected retailers until September 22nd.

The special rates, including the bonus, are:

PC World – 3 Avios per £1

Waterstones – 3 Avios per £1

BA estore

John Lewis – 3 Avios per £1

M&S – 3 Avios per £1

Selfridges – 12 Avios per £1

Currys – 3 Avios per £1

House of Fraser – 3 Avios per £1

Apple Store – 3 Avios per £1

The White Company – 6 Avios per £1

Debenhams – 3 Avios per £1

As usual, check TopCashback as well as – even with a 50% bonus – you still might get a better deal with straight cashback.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

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:

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:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 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.

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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of 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 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

50,000 points bonus until 2nd October – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company 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 long list of travel benefits 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 (9)

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  • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

    As always, John Lewis is particularly useful since it doesn’t appear on cash back sites.

  • Jonathan Easthope says:

    T&c’s at bottom of the page giving details of the offer suggests that you can also get a 500 Avios bonus for first time purchase, if spend is over £50.

  • Chris says:

    Just be aware if buying anything from Apple that “The new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s are both ineligible for rewards.” I think this applies to all cash back sites.

    • Rob says:

      This is normal for new Apple releases, they always have this rule.

    • Phillip says:

      Although I haven’t checked for this year’s releases, Nectar have been quite good at giving points on new Apple products. Maybe not from the very beginning but usually before anyone else does!

  • Phillip says:

    A recent purchase from John Lewis during the double promotion, literally came with a free flight! Excellent value!

  • Eastwood says:

    I need to buy an item at Debenhams, just made sure on the T&Cs that I can use the giftcard online at Debenhams. So A quick stop at Tesco for some giftcards and then sign in via BA for the 3 miles per £1. Not a bad little haul

  • Eastwood says:

    Forgot to say will get 150 clubcard points per £50 spend at Tesco

    • Rob says:

      Can you use more than one giftcard in a transaction at Debenhams online? That is key thing to check.

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