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Have 3,000 Avios dropped into your avios.com account?

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Yesterday, a voucher for 3,000 Avios points dropped into my avios.com account.  You can check if you have one by logging in and going to Your Statement and then Vouchers.  It is called ‘Happy Birthday 3000 Avios Hotel Voucher’.

My wife didn’t get one, however, so I’m not sure how they have chosen people.

The voucher gives you 3,000 Avios off a hotel booking which is paid for entirely in Avios.

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It is surprisingly free of conditions:

You must book a hotel room by 1 December

You must stay by 1 April

Room must be paid wholly in Avios, not cash or part cash, part Avios

And that’s it.

Let’s do the maths.

When used for hotels, Avios points are worth 0.58p each.  Your voucher is therefore effectively worth £17.40 off a hotel booking.

Obviously this is a great deal on a £40 one-night stay and a lot less interesting on a 10 day, £100 per night stay.

Remember that when you book a hotel via Avios, any status benefits you have with that chain are unlikely to be given and you will not receive any points for your stay (except possibly for incidental spend).

If you’re off to Thailand, you could even get a totally free 1-star room somewhere!

(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to see our latest articles on earning and spending your points and click here to see our list of current Avios promotions.)

Comments (40)

  • Linda says:

    It is my birthday today and zero for me.

  • Nick says:

    I’ve had no Birthday gift and my B’day was two weeks ago. I used the Live Chat on Avios site to find out if it was targetted or just randomly sent to accounts. It seems it’s at random if you have your DOB set in your account. You should receive a Happy Birthday email and then your voucher or Avios. Live chat girl couldn’t manually send a birthday gift unfortunately. Oh well. I’ve changed my DOB now to see what happens.