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Win a prize with BA’s ’12 days of Christmas’ competition

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British Airways has got into the Christmas spirit with a special competition.

Click here to see it.

No skill is required.  All you need to do is click where you are told to click, and you will see if you win a prize or not.  You can play every day for the 12 days, of which 11 days are left.

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Win or lose, you can enter a draw to win a holiday in Hong Kong.

The list of prizes is hidden away in the small print, but comprises:

  • Holiday in Florence
  • Dinner at a Michelin-starred London restaurant
  • A BA Gold card!
  • BA flight simulator sessions at Cranebank
  • iPad Minis and Kindles
  • BA A380 wash bags!
  • Fortnum and Mason hampers
  • Highlife Shop £50 vouchers!
  • Twinings Tea Christmas gift sets (to be despatched ‘after 31 January’ – probably buying them in the sales!)
  • £500 John Lewis vouchers
  • Crates of wine and champagne

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 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 £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. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

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

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

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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

Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 9th April) and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

Huge 60,000 points sign-up bonus (until 9th April) 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 (21)

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  • TrollBasher says:

    Honestly, why can’t people just enter into the spirit of it and enter just ONCE ?

    It’s a free competition and a bit of fun; this isn’t a V3 thread !

    Compulsive, obsessive and, to be frank, poor sportsmanship.

    • Andy says:

      I second that, some on here are acting like they are also on moneysaving expert

      • AndyGWP says:

        Well said chaps

        (BTW, I think I know you Andy! – we met a few months ago… think carefully about where in the world you were back then – specifically, the hotel – and you’ll nail it!) 😉

  • Alba says:

    The link appears to be down for me, but that looks like a good competition to get involved with.

  • Phil says:

    Link dead for me

  • Steve says:

    Seems ok now

  • MaltapointsTom says:

    I am ashamed to say the photo took me a little while. Alan Partridge in a pear tree. Like it.

  • Richie says:

    I won a tea set.. Wish I’d won something else

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