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What is ‘The Avios Big Reward’?

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Don’t ask me, because I honestly don’t know.


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….. which comes from this website here.

Please post below if you know.

Otherwise it looks as if we will have to wait until Wednesday …..

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 (11)

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  • john says:

    Time to thank the wife….

    • Worzel says:

      John, I hadn’t realised that Iain had married :

      With regard to the promotion, t&c point 13 alone means I’ll not enter.

  • Clive J says:

    All I found was an advert for a photo App. I suspect they are promoting it with free Avios flights.

  • Scott says:

    Probably something like Tesco do where you get 2x, 3x etc for your Avios against things.
    Seems the next logical step from being able to buy experience days and suchlike.

    • Colin mackinnon says:

      Make 60sec video saying why some is deserving. If your one wins, the person gets a WT flight to NY with their pal – who might not be you! No insurance, transfers, hotels included. Other prizes are some avoid flights to Europe. Too much hassle in the T&Cs, to be frank – and the hassle to be in with a chance makes a five mile trip to a tesco for the previous HfP entry well worth it. This competition seems small stuff rather than BIG!

  • andy stock says:

    Hopefully another £1 sale! Went to AMS for a £1 return plus 9000 avios!

  • squills says:

    There are 50 decent prizes. Given the PITA effort needed to enter, I suggest there will be fewer than 5000 entries. This gives each entry a better than 1% chance of winning. If you enter multiple times, you will up that likelihood.

    Worth a go.

    • JQ says:

      That’s exactly what everyone else who will be entering is thinking…

  • N says:

    Link now dead?

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