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.
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!
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)