British Airways and avios.com
15% bonus when buying 5,000 – 26,000 Avios
25% bonus when buying the annual cap of 27,000 Avios
At the cap, you are paying £447 for 33,350 Avios. That is 1.34p each. This is not bad if you need to top up an account.
This offer is available until 23rd March.
The Iberia offer is slightly different:
The bonus is a flat 20% on all purchases of 4,000 Avios or more
The Iberia cap is higher than BA’s, at 35,000 Avios per year
At the cap, you are paying €665 for 42,000 Avios. That is 1.32p each. However, if your credit card imposes a surcharge for foreign currency payments, you would end up paying 3% more.
The Iberia offer is only available until 23rd February.
Remember that you cannot transfer Avios from Iberia Plus to ba.com or avios.com until your Iberia Plus account is 90 days old.
If you are interested, the ba.com and avios.com offers are the easiest to use, and will also be the cheapest unless you have an FX-free credit card. Whilst there is a cap, don’t forget that you can in fact buy up the annual cap in all three programmes and then merge the Avios points together using ‘Combine My Avios’ online.
Purchases of Avios points go through your credit card as ‘points.com’ and do not therefore count as a BA purchase. You will not receive bonus Avios on your credit card for BA spending.