A new partner has popped up on the avios.com website – Thomas Cook Sport.
Thomas Cook Sport is described as Europe’s leading sport travel company. They are, for instance, the official travel partner for nine Premier League football clubs, and can also supply travel packages for most major sporting events.
What they do NOT offer, in the main, is just tickets. However, you are not necessarily losing out here since these are mainly fixtures and events where it would be difficult to buy a standalone ticket. Tickets to UK Premier League matches, for example, seem to come bundled with a local hotel.
You can see the sort of events they cover by looking at their official website here.
A Head for Points reader who enquired about packages with Avios was told that you get 0.5p of value per Avios redeemed. This means, as with a lot of the avios.com non-flight offers, that it offers far lower value for money than a flight redemption. However, as with all these offers, if you are Avios-rich with more than you can use at present, this is as good a way as any of using them.
(Here is my recent article, in case you missed it, on another new offer – redeeming Avios for wine and champagne.)
You need to redeem via avios.com to order from Thomas Cook Sport. If your Avios currently sit in British Airways Executive Club, you can move them across instantly and for free via ‘Combine My Avios’ under ‘My Account’ when logged in.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.
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:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)