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 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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.