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Win 9,000 – 100,000 Avios with new Facebook game Dropple

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Avios has launched a new Facebook game – Avios Dropple.

Fundamentally, it is a silly arcade game where you have to catch falling objects, suitable for anyone with the mental and motor skills of a 2 year old.

Here is the official description:

Become a Master Avios Collector by catching everyday items in your basket as they fall. Play each week and attempt to reach our Avios target, then enter your score for a chance to win thousands of real Avios in our weekly prize draw. This game’s just for fun – it’s a game of chance not a game of skill so you won’t have more of a chance of winning at the top of leaderboard. And soon you could be flying for real.

So, to summarise, it doesn’t matter what score you get – you go in the prize draw anyway.

The prizes over the nine weeks are:

Week 1 – 9,000 Avios

Week 2 – 15,000 Avios

Week 3 – 20,000 Avios

Week 4 – 25,000 Avios

Week 5 – 40,000 Avios

Week 6 – 50,000 Avios

Week 7 – 60,000 Avios

Week 8 – 70,000 Avios

Week 9 – 100,000 Avios

The game is restricted to UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man residents over 18, except for Northern Ireland residents.  You only get one entry per week however many times you play the game, plus a 2nd bonus entry if you share your score on your Facebook page (you can set it up to only share with yourself).

To be honest, I am not desperately impressed.  The game itself is hardly challenging.  With only one weekly prize (and a chance of winning of probably 1 in a 1000 at best), the prizes – at least in the early weeks – are pretty unexciting.  If there were 100 x 9,000 point prizes available, I’d be more impressed.

However, it will pass a couple of minutes in undemanding fashion.  To play, search for ‘Avios Dropple’ when logged in to Facebook.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2022)

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:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 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.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of 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 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

50,000 points bonus until 2nd October – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company 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 long list of travel benefits 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 (16)

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  • Nick says:

    Again with the Northern Ireland exclusion. Sod that then.

    • Rob says:

      It is odd. There is another big competition I will be plugging later in the week that also excludes NI.

      • Nick says:

        I think it’s due to some NI-specific legislation related to gambling (and therefore by association competitions). It’s pretty infuriating, but on this occasion I don’t think we’re missing out on much.

        • Nick says:

          Thanks David. Hopefully these NI laws will be revised in the future (along with a few others) so that we can join the rest of the UK in the 21st Century!

  • mj10 says:

    Oh man I spent 20 minutes last night making sure I got 9,000 points…then I read this:

    “it doesn’t matter what score you get – you go in the prize draw anyway.”

    At least I had the brief moment of joy when I finally completed it without losing a life 🙂

  • Vince says:

    “plus a 2nd bonus entry if you share your score on your Facebook page (you can set it up to only share with yourself”

    I’m sorry but I really don’t know my way around facebook very well, how to I do this so than I am only sharing with myself? Thanks.

    • Rob says:

      If you click (is it the little wheel shape?) in the box that asks you confirm you want to share this, it pops up various options ‘Everyone’, ‘Your friends’, ‘Only Me’. Select ‘Only Me’ and you see it on your page but no-one else sees it.

      Or, frankly, let it be shared to everyone and then quickly go back to your FB page and delete it.

      • Done says:

        I think it’s meant to be a cog rather than a wheel, but it is indeed that button.

      • Jason K says:

        ‘Only me’ doesn’t always show on mine. I have to select ‘custom’ first, and then select ‘only me’ on the next dialogue box.

    • Justin says:

      I notice in the terms and conditions it says “Eligible Participants who share their score with friends via Facebook will receive one additional entry into that weeks prize draw.”. I wonder if they can tell if you’ve only shared it with yourself rather than with friends?

  • Frenske says:

    Note that a new Avios Suitcase stamp is available related to this Dropple game. I have not managed to get the stamp, the link seems wrong.

    • CliveJ says:

      The link worked for me and I got my 20 Avios. Looking at the comments on FB they set it up wrong initially.

  • Andy says:

    Not sure who’s going to read this, but there’s a second dropple badge on Avios Suitcase – share on twitter and get another 15

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