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More free Avios added to Avios Suitcase (and 400+ if you’ve not played before)

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Last month I posted about Avios Suitcase, the new Avios app which is now available on Facebook.

If you didn’t play the app at the time, it is worth clicking on the link above and doing it.  You should earn around 400 Avios by taking part, and it only takes a few minutes.  Take a look at the comments below the post as well, as they explain how to get around some of the buggy issues that may crop up.

If you did play last month, a new badge is now available.  This will earn you a whopping 20 Avios points!

Avios Suitcase

The new badge is Twitter Follower, and will link your Twitter account to follow @aviosuk.  (You can, of course, unfriend AviosUK immediately afterwards if you want, although to be fair they are very measured in what they send out – you won’t be drowing in tweets.)

Whether it is worth the few seconds of your time required to earn just 20 Avios is up to you …..

how to earn avios from credit cards

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:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee 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.

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:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(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.)

Comments (26)

  • Carl says:

    Same, 310 without doing the earlier promotion. All badges done and shared (with myself!)

  • Michael says:

    What info do I need on my FB account for Avios to be forwarded to my AVIOS account automatically? Do I need same email address used?

  • Andi says:

    Thanks for sharing this. Completed it in a few minutes. Easy way to earn some points! 🙂

  • Vicky says:

    raffles, when do you think there is going to be another AMEX MR conversion bonus to avios? I am considering cancelling my amex gold however I can wait for another few months until it hits the end of my first year…I am a bit concerned only because on flyertalk people have discussed about the conversion bonus in september and there seemed to be one at that time? I don’t recall seeing any post mentioning this on headforpoints however……

    • Rob says:

      That was a US conversion bonus. There may be a UK one in January, there was last year. However, it will be targeted, almost certainly. You need to be opted in to Amex junk email and post to be in with a chance. Linking your MR account to Avios (you don’t need to do a transfer, just create the link) may also help you be targeted. Nothing is guaranteed, though.

      I certainly wouldn’t expect a bonus more generous than the 20% one that Gold holders received over the Summer.

    • Nick says:

      There was a post that was put on HFP on the 4th September. I wasn’t targeted but I sent an e mail to Amex about the offer and they offered me it.
      See here for the post.

  • Frank says:

    the extra 20 avios have been in my account this morning! thanks raffles!

  • Kelly Rae says:

    Where it says your “Avios suitcase balance will revert back to 0 every first of the month. The balance shown is for your Avios suitcase app.” Does this mean they will transfer automatically to my Avios account (I have linked it) rather than loosing them?

    • Rob says:

      They transfer within 48 hours at the moment, have a look tomorrow. My wife got 20 last night from the Twitter badge which I did on Monday.

  • avidsaver says:

    All my 310 points earned transferred overnight! Can’t say that I really understand what the suitcase app is all about. Maybe all will become clear in the future – anyway, extra points always gratefully received. Thanks Raffles.

  • Jonathan says:

    Another 20 points available with a new stamp (that’s now working after initial problems).