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New Avios collection partner announced: Dixons Travel

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Starting tomorrow – and just for the Summer peak – Dixons Travel is letting you collect Avios points on all of your duty free electrical purchases in Heathrow Terminal 5.

Coupled with the potential to earn additional Avios via Heathrow Rewards this could potentially be very lucrative.

The earnings rate is surprisingly decent.

You will earn 2 Avios per £1 on transactions up to £500 and 4 Avios per £1 on transactions over £500.  All products at Dixons Travel are included.

You will need to show your British Airways Executive Club or card when making your purchase.

You will also earn the standard 1 Heathrow Rewards point per £1 spent, doubled to 2 points per £1 for those on the ‘premium’ scheme who spent over £500 last year.  These convert 1 : 1 to Avios points, as well as Miles & More, Virgin Flying Club or Etihad Guest miles or for Heathrow shopping vouchers.

If you are on the Heathrow Rewards premium tier, you could potentially earn (4 + 2) 6 Avios per £1 for your spending – plus any Avios earned via your credit card!

Remember that you can arrange for purchases of £300 or more at Heathrow to be delivered FREE to your home.  This saves you from taking a new product with you on holiday.

Dixons is only offering Avios points from 1st July to 31st August – it is not going to be a permanent deal.  It is also only valid in the two airside shops at Heathrow Terminal 5.  No other airports or terminals are participating.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (November 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

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

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points 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 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard 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 card

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

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (32)

  • David says:

    You should be fine for a non-Apple laptop, the first term in the list should be read on its own “all Apple products”, plus any tablets, any laptops, etc.

    Just so long as it is exactly the same model – DSG sometimes bring in non-standard offerings to Dixons Travel (i.e. a different kit lens with a camera,or a different colour option on something etc) to make price comparison with the high street harder (not so much for price guarantee reasons, but with their own other stores as much as anything I think).

    Prices are indeed available by phone, and you should certainly check availability as well and get it reserved and put aside if they have it.

    Another key thing for price guarantee is that the item must be sold by Amazon themselves, not a third party seller on Amazon. But as you have John Lewis also, less of an issue. (Can’t recall if Argos allow 3rd party sellers on their site now).

  • Josh S says:

    Has anyone actually had points credited for this? I made a purchase a couple of weeks back and the T5 staff seemed really confused by it. Took my Exec Club number and entered it, but I’ve had no confirmation or any points credited…

    • Dominic says:

      Good question. I made a purchase of nearly £700 on 7 July and have not seen it on my BA account yet…

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