I wrote last week about the launch of the new benefits package for HSBC Premier credit card customers. This includes the ability to earn 1 Avios per £1 with their MasterCard.
(This is easily the higher MasterCard or Visa rate for cards currently available. However, HSBC Premier has pretty tough restrictions on getting a card which will exclude a lot of people.)
If you do have a HSBC Premier card, the even better news is that there is a 30% bonus on Avios transfers from HSBC Premier until 30th November.
This means that you will have received 1.3 Avios per £1 on your spending, an excellent result for a non-Amex card.
The full terms are:
From 30th September until 30th November 2013, BA Executive Club will offer customers a 30% bonus when they transfer their reward points for Avios between these dates. Bonus Avios will be awarded at the same time as standard Avios, fourteen days after customers transfer their reward points to Avios.
As the transfer bonus runs for so long, there is still time to push some spending through your HSBC Premier card during October and transfer the points across before 30th November.
There is no bonus for Etihad, Asia Miles or KrisFlyer, it seems.