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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 (April 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 £15,000 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

Huge 30,000 points bonus until 12th May 2024 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 an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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 (21)

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  • squillion says:

    Nothing very complicated about tracking IP or detecting multiple entries – so you can enter as many times as you like every day, just delete cookies first (you may also need to restart). But simple to (say) enter on both IE11 and Chrome or any other browser you might be using.

  • Eastwood says:

    If you use InPrivate browsing mode in IE and FireFox you can have 4 goes at winning. So play once in each browser like normal and then hit Ctrl, alt,P and have another go.

    Still have not won anything but out of the list above.

  • squillion says:

    Most routers give a different IP address upon restart, but you’d need to clear cookies as well first.

  • squillion says:

    Just had another 10 gos 😉

    Nothing, as you might expect. Their cookie detector thingy does catch up with you as you go through the ones you’ve lined up, but I had 12 IE windows open and got to about number 8 before they caught me – and all 4 Chrome windows were OK.

    Easy enough to clear cookies & restart but can’t really be bothered lol

  • Tim Millea says:

    Isn’t BA aware that the twelve days of Christmas start on Christmas Day?

  • Steve says:

    I won a wash bag! Oh, never mind…..

  • Ian says:

    Just played 10 times and got nothing!

  • Henry Larsen says:

    I understand, of course, that Head for Points is ‘the UK’s leading site for Avios, British Airways Executive Club and more!’ However, there are readers (probably many) who are outside the UK. It would be nice if we could please be alerted to the fact, without having to delve the T&Cs, when an offer is only open to UK residents. Thank you.

    • John says:

      I doubt that Raffles looked very deeply into the T&Cs…

    • Rob says:

      Point taken. 80 per cent of readers are UK based (probably more, as some overseas readers are probably travelling Brits) but I will try to remember to point out when something is UK only.

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