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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.  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.

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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 points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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. 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 BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

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 BA Amex American Express card

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.

The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

American Express Amex Gold

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

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER) 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 Visa card

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – 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 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

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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

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.

(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 (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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