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15 free Avios per day (and earn 15,000) with Iberia’s Partners Gym promo

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Iberia Plus has launched an interesting promotion called Partners Gym.  The aim is to get you to collect Avios points with as many of Iberia’s partner programmes as possible.

Iberia Partners Gym

To get started, you need to log in at this website using your Iberia Plus credentials.  (If you are not an Iberia Plus member yet, you can join at iberia.com – assuming the site is working properly …..)

There are two parts to this promotion – one is easy but not very worthwhile, the other is generous but very difficult if you live in the UK!

Part 1 – earn 15 Avios per day until 31 January for logging in to the site

If you go to the site above and link to either your Facebook or Twitter account, you will earn 15 Avios per day.  (With Facebook, remember that you can set it up so that when you ‘share’ the promotion it is only visible to you and not your friends.)

I’m not sure this is worth the trouble, to be honest!

However, everyone should do this once.  Why?  Because you need to earn at least 1 Avios in Iberia Plus to activate your account.  Only once your account is ‘active’ can you move Avios back and forth and to book redemptions via iberia.com (where the tax, for Iberia flights, is 75% lower than using ba.com).

So, do it once, bag your 15 Avios and keep your Iberia Plus account active.

Part 2 – collecting with Iberia partners

Iberia is offering you a bonus – which won’t arrive until the end of March – based on the number of different partners from whom you collect Avios points between now and January 31st.

The bonus is:

  • 4 partners = 150 Avios
  • 5 partners = 750 Avios
  • 6 partners = 1,500 Avios
  • 7 partners = 6,750 Avios
  • 8 or 9 partners = 9,000 Avios
  • 10+ partners = 15,000 Avios

If you live in Spain, this should be doable.  Most of us, of course, do not!

And that is the problem.  Whilst Iberia has 70 partners, a lot of them are only available in Spain.  You could – if you stayed in a lot of different hotels across a lot of different chains – possibly get up to 10.  The same goes for someone who does a lot of car hire.   Transferring Avios from American Express Membership Rewards is the only easy one to get, as would be buying some Avios, albeit at a poor price!

This is annoying, because it is very generous if you can hit 10.  Below 10, though, it isn’t really worth the trouble given the number of hotel and car hire transactions required – plus the time it will take to ensure that they all post in your Iberia Plus account.

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Comments (48)

  • avidsaver says:

    I opened a IB plus Account just over a week ago (could be useful someday) and realise I will have to wait 90 days before It will work with BA Exec and Avios etc. However, I started the “Partners Gym” link with Facebook to earn 15 avios per day (also over a week ago) and nothing showing in IB Plus account. I understand the T&C’s say they are added once a week. If they don’t show, does anyone know how you can chase them up? Many thanks.

    • Rob says:

      Given Iberia’s Email support I think you will have to hope IB post them automatically …..

      • avidsaver says:

        Thanks Rob. Having looked around the IB site I guessed that may well be the case. Fingers crossed. If I don’t manage to get at least 15 avios credited will the IB+ account still be useable after the 90 days are up?

        • avidsaver says:

          Sorry Rob. Just re-read the article and I can see the answer is NO! I must earn at least 1 avios to activate the account. Any other suggestions for doing this easily?

  • flood says:

    Anyone had any avios post yet?

  • andy stock says:

    Been on this everyday now and 0 avios points added to my Iberia account.

    • Roger Carpenter says:

      Zero here still too.

      • avidsaver says:

        I’ve been on the IB site for the past 12 days and, yes you guessed it, zero avios!! As Rob has pointed out, not easy to chase up as there appears no email support for this kind of issue! It’s a crap website!

  • flood says:

    Same here..

  • Nick says:

    I’ve had no Avios posted to my IB account either but lets be patient. I received my 15 Avios to activate my account with a different promotion that Rob posted on HFP some months back so hopefully this one will be OK too. All Shangri-la (1200) points got put into my account for the GC competion so lets be confident of Rob on this one too. I am.

  • What's the Point says:

    I have given up emailing Iberia Plus.
    Use their Twitter feed to get a rant off your chest, although I only get these types of replies:

    “Please know that they will answer your email in the order in which it has been received. Kind regards”

    They are referring to an email I sent to Iberia Plus 6 weeks ago……

  • Stephen says:

    Zero points and I’ve been doing this almost every day since this was posted.