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

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Last month I wrote 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 article 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 points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2022)

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

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £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 UK’s most valuable card perk – the 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 £12,000 Read our full review

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

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable 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 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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 a long list of travel benefits 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 (26)

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  • 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.

      https://headforpoints.com/2013/09/04/things-to-think-about-with-the-20-30-amex-to-ba-virgin-carlson-conversion-bonus/

  • 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?
    thanks

    • 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).

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