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750 Avios x 2 for enrolling in e-Rewards and completing just one survey

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(EDIT, March 2015 – it is no longer possible to join e-rewards via ba.com.  You need to wait for BA to email you with an invitation.  You can still join via avios.com using the link below.)

I am not a big fan of earning Avios or indeed any loyalty points via e-Rewards. That said, when I wrote this post about the ‘points for questionnaires’ company here, I got a mini-backlash from people who were doing quite nicely out it.

(I should also confess that I joined again recently, for 1 week. Virgin Flying Club offered me 500 miles to join and complete one survey. I joined, I completed one survey, I waited for my miles and I cancelled my membership again!)

Historically, you could not join e-Rewards at will. You had to wait to be invited by a sponsoring hotel or airline.

This appears to have changed, however, because both avios.com and ba.com now have a direct application link on their site. And they are offering 750 Avios points for joining and completing just one survey.

The avios.com page is here.

The ba.com page is here (scroll down to the e-rewards box)

You must use a different email address for your second registration!

Long-term, I am not a fan of e-Rewards. I think that it requires more effort than it is worth. However, 750 Avios for one survey (multiplied by two, for each scheme) is an option not to miss. If you have previously joined and cancelled, you can rejoin if you use a different email address.

And something for ex-BMI e-Rewards members ….

One of the odd things about e-Rewards is that, depending on which airline or hotel company invites you to join, you are presented with a different range of redemption options. It allows e-Rewards to work with companies which would usually be competitors, because if (for example) you join via a Club Carlson invitation you may not be given the option to transfer your e-Rewards points to Hilton HHonors.

If you joined e-Rewards via BMI British Midland, you are likely to have been sending your e-Rewards points over to Iberia Plus instead, as that was the only Avios option.

If you now log-in, though, ex-BMI members of e-Rewards will see that British Airways and avios.com are also now both partners you can use.

Weirdly, though, the conversion rates are not the same!

These are the rates on offer:

avios.com and BAEC

1,200 Opinion Points – 250 Avios

2,000 Opinion Points – 500 Avios

3,500 Opinion Points – 1000 Avios

Iberia Plus

2,000 Opinion Points – 750 Avios

4,000 Opinion Points – 1500 Avios

8,000 Opinion Points – 3000 Avios

So, effectively, you are getting a 50% bonus by converting to Iberia Plus instead of BA or avios.com! This will also have the added bonus of keeping your Iberia Plus account ‘active’, thus enabling you to move Avios to or from Iberia Plus and benefit from their lower taxes on Iberia redemptions.

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Comments

  1. taff_2003 says:

    Just signed up and completed the looooonnnnngggg account profile. However, my activation email didn’t come through despite my email address being right and ensuring it didn’t hit my spam folder. Had to email e-rewards customer help to find out what happened. 🙁

    • If your only intention is to do one survey, bank the 750 Avios and then quit (which it should be, in my view!) then you don’t need to bother with the full profile. You only need to qualify for one survey, after all!

  2. Mike Turnbull says:

    Just filled in any old rubbish to start with. .. and after the first survey I will be cancelling. ..too much private information and hassle for me.

  3. OK, in order to play an active part in the e-rewards game you really need to have a lot of time on your hands. And I’m not ashamed to admit I’m a procrastinator… at least sometimes. So, whenever I need procrastination time I fill out a survey and by doing so I have earned around 7500 Avios this year (via Iberia and “combine my Avios”). Had I spent the same amount of time doing something productive I could have earned a lot more real-world money, but… I’m a procrastinator and I have a lot of time on my hands.

  4. You don’t need to wait for an invitation to get the 500 Virgin Miles either, just join using the link on this page

    http://www.virgin-atlantic.com/en/gb/frequentflyer/fcpartners/localpartners/erewards.jsp

  5. gnarlyoldgoatdude says:

    I mentioned it in the previous thread, I love these surveys.
    I net about 30,000 miles a year across various e-mail accounts and various partners. I mostly pay into Iberia, BA, VS, Hilton and US Airways, but occasionally use other partners.

    Yes there are problems (especially as my sister works in Market Research which can screen me out of many surveys), but actually grabbing a quick 25 points for a few seconds work is preferrable to being screened out later in the process.
    Their customer services are inconsistent in replying to broken survey queries, with my account being creditted only about 50% of the time that I complain.
    However, you sometimes end up with surveys worth multiple 1000s of points (i.e. ones where they want you to keep an online diary etc.). Some of these are less work than the 300 point ones that you commonly get.

    Iphone survey app doesn’t seem to work very well, or is too selective (it’s meant to pick up people in certain locations.) I’ve done about 10 app surveys, but nothing in the last 6 months despite 2 or 3 app updates.

    And remember, some of the surveys are interesting and good fun (BrainJuicer etc.). You might enjoy them!

  6. MaltapointsTom says:

    Any idea how long it is before the 750 Avios become available in the “reward centre”? I have now completed a survey but no 750 Avios option there yet…

  7. Frenske says:

    I haven’t received any 750 Avios and have done 2 big surveys and plenty of those mini ones.

    • Check under the Rewards tab at the top of the page .. Click on 750 Avios and it should be there.

  8. I keep getting invites to surveys and when i click on the link (with 24 hours of receiving email) it states that the survey is no longer open. So I have as yet to actually complete a survey. Anybody else had this happen?

  9. Didn’t think Reward flights (RFS) could be booked on IB now?

    You may want to transfer to Iberia instead of to British Airways, though — that way you have an active Iberia account, and will be able to transfer your British Airways points to Iberia if it helps you to do so. Iberia does not add fuel surcharges to award tickets for travel on Iberia.

  10. Correct, they can’t. However, IB short haul redemptions booked on the IB website will have very low taxes anyway (no fuel surcharge) so the taxes are in line with RFS pricing anyway.

  11. My 750 Avios showed on AW today.

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