Two of the avios.com partnerships appear to have come to an end.
The more popular one is Avios Recycling which let you trade in a mobile phone or other appliance for points.
I was never a big fan of this opportunity as I wrote a couple of times, most recently here. I know that some people did find it useful though. It really came down to the individual product you were trying to trade in.
The Bupa deal is definitely dead. It seems it ended on August 31st but no-one seemed to have noticed. This awarded you Avios for signing up for various health plans. It was always tricky to know if this represented a decent deal or not – it seemed to come down to whether you qualified for a special Bupa deal via a professional trade body or similar group.
Unfortunately, the amazingly uncompetitive deal to earn Avios when booking train tickets with traingenius.com has not gone away. Stick with redspottedhanky.com and its own loyalty scheme instead.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
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:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
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.)