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Avios Recycling and Avios from BUPA deals gone?

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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.

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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

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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 – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes 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 (4)

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  • sandgrounder says:

    Totally depends on the retailer. Each one should have an estimate on the page somewhere. BT paid me in a week and a half earlier this year, I’ve waited almost a year for Tesco before now.

  • Thomas says:

    Worrying about Avios recycling. That happened quickly and quietly. Waiting for 10k from them !

  • Britbronco22 says:

    Any other good options for recycling phones?

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