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Heathrow Rewards adds Etihad Guest as a partner – and 1,100 points for joining

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Heathrow Rewards, the shopping rewards scheme for the airport, has added Etihad Guest as its latest airline partner.

This means that you can now transfer your points to British Airways, Virgin, Miles & More and Etihad, as well as redeeming for Heathrow Airport shopping vouchers.

Etihad Guest Heathrow Rewards

Heathrow Rewards lets you earn 1 point for every £1 you spend at Heathrow Airport retailers, as well as parking, Heathrow Express tickets (online bookings only) and foreign currency transactions (1 point per £10 exchanged).

Until 30th June, you will receive double miles on transfers of Heathrow Rewards points to Etihad.  This is not a bad deal, assuming that you want the miles.

Etihad is also running two special promotions in conjunction with Heathrow Rewards:

If you have the MBNA Etihad Guest credit cards, you will be promoted to Premier status in the Heathrow Rewards programme.  This doubles your earning rate.

You can earn 1,100 Heathrow Rewards points by signing up and spending £25 before 30th June.  Visit this page (deleted as link now dead) and click through the link – the code EGLAUNCH should be automatically added to the Heathrow Rewards application form.

Remember that Heathrow Rewards membership is limited to one per address and the system will not allow duplicates.

It is also worth remembering that the 1,100 points earned from the sign-up promotion do not necessarily have to be transferred to Etihad.  You could send them to BA, Virgin or Miles & More or use them for a Heathrow shopping voucher.

How to earn Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards

How to earn Etihad Guest miles from UK credit cards (November 2022)

Etihad Guest does not have a UK credit card.  However, you can earn Etihad Guest miles by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards.

Cards earning Membership Rewards points include:

Membership Rewards points convert at 1:1 into Etihad Guest miles which is an attractive rate.  The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 1 Etihad Guest mile. The Gold card earns double points (2 per £1) on all flights you charge to it.

Comments (28)

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  • Jo says:

    Sorry raffles, didn’t understand “one per address”. What if your spouse wants to get a card too?

    • TimS says:

      Heathrow Rewards only allows 1 application per household.

      One way around this would be to change the address for your spouse to 1a Any Street rather than 1 Any Street…or by typing “One” instead of 1…or “Street” instead of “St”…add in a small typo etc.

    • Rob says:

      She can’t. Unless you alter your address slightly to ‘1a’ or something. Or use a work address.

  • Jack says:

    The link to upgrade to premium doesn’t require you to enter anything other than your heathrow rewards details so anyone can use it to upgrade their membership.

    • Dan says:

      Has yours gone through? The Ts&Cs say that it will be subject to verification…

      • Jack says:

        Yup i got an email about 5 minutes after i entered my details saying i was upgraded. I wasn’t asked for any Etihad account details at all. I’m guessing i won’t be either.

  • Dan says:

    Doesn’t the offer on that page say you get the bonus when you spend £25 in one day? It goes on to supply the promotion code EGWELCOME (I think that’s what it was).

    I had a punt and replaced it with EGLAUNCH as I’m much more likely to spend £10 than £25!

  • pazza2000 says:

    Does the LHR Rewards name (or any other personal details) still have to match the FF account it is redeeming too? I haven’t made a transfer since it was BA rewards.

  • Charlie says:

    Has anyone tried to combine Heathrow Reward accounts? The T&Cs state this can be done 4 times.

    I opened 2 for my parents who were both travelling via Heathrow, for the 1000 point Virgin bonus a few months ago, as they have no use of the points I am looking at the best ways to use them.

    • Rob says:

      No, I don’t know anyone who has done it – although the rules say clearly it can be done.

  • Gordon says:

    What user id do you use when applying for the premium tier match

  • squills says:

    Let’s just say their systems for patrolling 1 per address are not infallible 😉

    BTW it was genuine man + wife lol

    • pazza2000 says:

      Do tell? When it was BAA rewards I had problems with signing up various family members at the same address, never mind ‘another’ for myself.

    • CV says:

      I think there are 4 accounts registered at my address, 2 per person! Different email addresses for each, with reward points going into just 2 BA accounts.

      • pazza2000 says:

        Different DOB’s, I recall this was a stumbling block with BAA Rewards. When ever I tried to sign up a secondary account (different email), they always seemed to know. Is it still the case that if you unsubscribe to their newsletter your account is closed?

  • Gordon says:

    Just got this message on tier match “Thank you for your interest in this promotion.
    It seems that this promotion has expired”

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