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‘Secret’ 20% Heathrow Rewards transfer bonus to Avios appears to be on

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This is a tricky post to write, because it has the potential to go wrong and I cannot test it myself!

However, two people I know have made transfers from Heathrow Rewards, the airport shopping loyalty scheme, to British Airways during the past 10 days.

In both cases, they received a 20% bonus on their Avios points!

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There was no mention of another transfer bonus in the most recent Heathrow Rewards newsletter, or on their website.   However, as BA is currently running transfer bonuses on a lot of hotel programmes and on American Express Membership Rewards transfers, it is not a total surprise.

Unfortunately, my Heathrow Rewards balance is 19 points so I can’t test this.  There is also the risk that, even if there is a bonus, it may have stopped by the time you try it.

I am therefore NOT advocating that you jump in and do a huge transfer to Heathrow Rewards.  However, if you were thinking about doing one, now is as good a time as any.  You will have no recourse to Heathrow Rewards if you don’t get a bonus, though!

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Comments (18)

  • John says:

    Didn’t the rate use to be 250 for 300 (i.e. 20% bonus) earlier on this year? Maybe a glitch.

  • Richard says:

    I made a transfer end of July and got 20% extra it was only 500 points for 600 BA so not a big deal

  • Andrew says:

    Likewise, I did a transfer recently and got the old conversion rate rather than the lower advertised rate – I think either LHR or BA just haven’t updated their systems to reflect the new lower rate.

  • Maja says:

    Were the transfers to avios or to BA Executive Club?

  • Thomas says:

    Great chance to win a million clubcard points with amex.

  • david flacks says:

    I can confirm this was still valid on 26th sept.

    Transferred 750 HR points to BA and was credited 900 Avios this morning.

    • Trevor says:

      On the other hand, I can confirm it wasn’t valid on the 27th Sept… I transferred 250 HR points to BAEC and this morning received 250 Avios. Hardly going to cry about 50 points, but a shame…

      • david flacks says:


        Maybe the HR people read HFP and fixed the glitch.

        • Rob says:

          They do read Head For Points, I’ve had press releases from them in the past

        • Rebecca says:

          Actually I also transferred 750 points on the 26th September as soon as this post came out and only received 750 points the next day! 🙁 oh well…

          • Rob says:

            Sorry about that – nothing lost, anyway. Odd that some people got them, although it does now seem to be dead.