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Get 50 free Avios via Iberia Plus – and it ‘activates’ your Iberia account

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As well as collecting Avios via and/or British Airways Executive Club, it is also possible to earn points via Iberia Plus, the Iberia frequent flyer scheme.  Any Avios you earn in Iberia Plus can be moved over via ‘Combine My Avios’ once your Iberia account is 90 days old.

One reason to have an Iberia Plus account is that Iberia runs regular Avios redemptions sales such as this one.  To take advantage, you need to move Avios points over to Iberia Plus.

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However Iberia Plus has a nasty little rule – on top of making you wait 90 days from opening your account, you cannot transfer in or out of the scheme until your account is ‘active’, ie has earned 1 Avios point.

Iberia has launched a new competition called “The Great Avios Conquest”.  Taking part earns you a whopping 50 Avios!  The most important thing, though, is that these 50 Avios will activate your account and allow you to transfer in or out.  The next time Iberia has a redemption sale, you will be able to participate.

This is how to play:

Open the July-August of the Iberia online magazine by clicking here

Scroll to the page marked “The Great Avios Conquest” and click Start

Answer the four questions – the answers are My Shoes, La Panza es Primero, All of the above and Cash card

Input your details and 50 Avios will be credit to your Iberia account.  The time frame is unknown.

If you do not already have an Iberia Plus account, you can sign up here.  Click on the Iberia Plus link in the menu bar and select ‘Register Now’.

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2024)

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

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £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 famous annual 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 £15,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 16TH JULY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable 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

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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 an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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 (48)

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  • jim says:

    I signed up for this over a week ago and still no avios is posted, my account is 6 months old.
    I wish there was another working promo!

  • avidsaver says:

    Same here. I took part when first posted and still no sign of the 50 Avios in my account. Has anyone got their points yet?

  • JamesW says:

    No sign of them in mine either yet but I’m not worried !!
    Just completed the other offer too so as long as one of the sets of 50 points posts I’ll be happy ! Just want to activate the account really so I can transfer in Avios when required (as I don’t like being conned out of the obscene surcharges BA add).
    I wouldn’t mind as much if their product was top-class but its just not. Compare it to Emirates and BA becomes an absolute joke. I also can’t believe that they are reducing seat width & pitch in Europe (including club class) when as a society we are getting larger, not smaller !! Now even more people will roll their belly fat over the arm rest into my space and sweat on me.
    The fact they’re doing it in Club Europe too is unbelievable. What on earth is the justification for reducing seat width there ? All its doing is making the space between the two seats (a table) a bit wider when the gap was already more than adequate and could even itself have been reduced to give MORE width to the club seats.
    Anyway, that’s a different topic but I am utterly bemused by BA’s strategy of making their product even less appealing – AND FOR NO GOOD REASON !!

  • Tom says:

    Anyone got these points in the end?

    Iberia seem really lazy I am still waiting on the above 50 + 50 from the other day and 8k points from The Economist subscription I signed up for in June….

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