Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

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.

(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 (50)

  • 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!

  • 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…

  • Frenske says:

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

    • xcalx says:

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

  • Jude says:

    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?