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Last chance for 50% bonus Avios at the Gate 365 e-store

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A quick reminder that tomorrow, Monday 9th, is the last day to earn 50% bonus Avios on various top retailers at Gate 365, the relaunched Avios store.

The 50% bonus is available with:

Apple Store

Argos

Charles Tyrwhitt

Currys

Debenhams

Ernest Jones

House of Fraser

Hotel Chocolat

John Lewis

Play.com

Selfridges

TM Lewin

Viking

The White Company

There is also a bonus of 500 Avios for a £50 purchase, but this is ONLY valid if you have never bought from the e-store before.

As always, check TopCashback as well and do a quick comparison of what you are effectively ‘paying’ per Avios by taking miles instead of cashback.

The no-brainer is John Lewis, which does not appear on cashback sites.

The Gate 365 link is here.


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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2023)

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:

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

35,000 Avios (ONLY to 21st February) 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 £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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel 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.

SPECIAL OFFER: Capital On Tap has increased its sign-up bonus to points worth 30,000 Avios if you apply by 4th February. This is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to apply.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 30,000 points bonus, worth 30,000 Avios, until 4th February 2023 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 £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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 (2)

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  • Steve says:

    I was about to push the button on a new iPad from the Apple store and take advantage of the bonus avios. The stores pays 3 per £1 with the bonus.
    BUT, I then looked at the Selfridges &co. store. This pays 8+4 = 12 Avios per £1 and they sell iPads too.
    Any reason not to buy from selfridges instead?! I believe that the warranty etc is along similar terms…

  • Steve says:

    Typical! Selfridges out of stock on most of the iPads that I was after.
    Silver lining though, as I have discovered that as I am leaving the UK to live outside the EU, I am able to claim the VAT back on shop purchases made in the last 3months…
    I was going to make a slight detour to HKG as that appears to be the cheapest place to buy apple products. Not required if I can get a 16.66% discount in the apple store in the UK instead.

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