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Earn 390 Avios, for free, with Facebook app Avios Suitcase

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Avios.com has launched a Facebook app called Avios Suitcase.  This is currently in beta mode, ahead of a wider roll out.  However, anyone can join – and there are 390 Avios to be collected for free if you do.

First, you need to search for ‘Avios Suitcase’ in the Facebook search bar.  You will then be invited to install an app.  Note the warning:

Avios Suitcase will receive the following info: your public profile, friend list, email address, News Feed, birthday, status updates and likes.

Avios Suitcase

What is Avios Suitcase?

It is probably best if I quote from the site:

Avios suitcase is a new innovation we are trialling where you can collect Avios for your everyday actions in social media. You can play for fun or link your Avios Travel Rewards Programme account to start building a balance you can spend on flights. You could be sharing links, watching videos, checking into places where you collect Avios or even getting friends on board. Check in regularly as we challenge you to complete tasks, collect stickers and watch as your Avios suitcase balance grows.

How does it work?

It’s not fully clear to me yet, to be honest!

However, I do know that, simply by ‘unlocking my suitcase’ (ie clicking a button) I earned 100 Avios points!

I then linked my avios.com account number to Avios Suitcase.  That earned me another 150 Avios!

I then ‘liked’ the Avios Facebook page.  That got me another 20 Avios.

I then had 270 Avios which theoretically would go across at the end of the month.  However, in reality they went across overnight!  I joined on Monday and I got the Avios overnight on Monday.

You can, I believe, get up to 390 Avios by sharing certain things to your wall to earn two other ‘badges’ but I didn’t do that.

It is not yet clear what the big plan is for Avios Suitcase.  However, you might as well join up and give it a go.  Once you’ve banked your Avios, you can easily delete the app from Facebook.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2024)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £15,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 16TH JULY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital on Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.

Capital on Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and FREE for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (89)

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  • James says:

    When I try the SA version, I get “Use of app “Avios Suitcase SA” has been restricted”. Is that new or am I doing the wrong thing?

  • Stephen says:

    Avios Suitcase SA no longer shows in search results. Looks like it has been targeted to only residents of SA.

    Shame, as I was just about to try it due to the successful reports by commenters above! I wonder if changing your country, or creating a dummy SA Facebook account would work?

  • Dom says:

    Hey Guys,

    New Stickers are added bi weekly, i believe. If you go back to the app every once in a while there’s new stuff to complete. There have been new stickers added regularly since it launched about a month ago.

  • Nun says:

    I guess I can’t do this with a BA or IB avios account. Is that right?

    • Rob says:

      Right. But you can open an avios.com account, with a made up UK address if necessary, and move them across. Make sure date of birth and email match your BA account

  • Marco says:

    Thanks Raffles, for all the great leads on earning free Avios – I’ve made a sizeable Amazon purchase through your affiliate link by way of thanks… I hope it tracks properly!

    • Rob says:

      Thanks Marco … commission is capped at £7 per product, but I do appreciate it.

  • ihuazai says:

    How do i enter my British airways avios membership number into this facebook app? my membership number is only 8 digits, but they require 16 digits.

    • Rob says:

      You don’t. This is an avios.com promo, not a BA one. You need to open an avios.com account and then move the Avios to BA.

  • Devon says:

    No matter what I try, I’ve liked and unliked both Avios pages multiple times but the Badge for Executive Member is always greyed out. Any help??

    • Dominik says:

      Devon,

      Have you tried refreshing the page? Sometimes it takes Facebook a couple tries before it catches on….

      • Devon says:

        Tried it numerous times. Tried different browsers and everything. Even thought waiting a day(until today) but still no luck.

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