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100 bonus Avios for first 3,000 purchases at the Avios estore today

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As ‘Black Friday’ deals go it is not going to win any prizes for generosity.

However, if you are doing any Christmas shopping online today then remember that the Avios estore is giving 100 bonus Avios points to the first 3,000 transactions.

This promotion is only for the Avios store and not the British Airways Gate 365 store.

Avios Black Friday

The offer started at midnight but I very much doubt that they are anywhere near 3,000 transactions yet.  The offer is scheduled to end at midnight on December 4th if they have not processed 3,000 transactions before that.

The Avios estore is also offering double Avios on various retailers at the moment.  These include John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and Tesco Direct.

In a separate competition, four people who make a purchase via the estore before December 20th will win 50,000 Avios.


British Airways BA Amex American Express

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:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 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 – 30,000 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 and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.

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:

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. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 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 (12)

  • Idrive says:

    Mmmm i am sooooo excited!! 🙂 ahahhaah

  • Dave Stringer says:

    Bought the other half a £3 book.

    Does that qualify?

  • Anon says:

    Noticed hotel tonight have a Black Friday deal. Dunno if it’s any good.

    • Scottnothing says:

      I only saw two London hotels available this morning at 7am: Hoxton Holborn and Citadines Holborn.

      The new Hoxton is a great hotel – very similar to the one in Shoreditch. It is geared towards twenty-to-thirty something advertising/marketing/media types, so won’t suit all tastes, but the rooms are decent and great value for £7. I stayed there during the press launch a few months back.

      Sadly I didn’t manage to score a room this time (due to not having my CC loaded to the app in advance).

      It was a rather heavily promoted deal for what feels like a rather small number of rooms on offer.

      • Rob says:

        Hoxton Holborn is very nice, I went to a HotelTonight party there recently. Annoyingly, despite being up early due to early rising kids (5.30!) I forgot about this!

  • Phillip says:

    And additional 50% Avios for House of Fraser for those looking at utilising the £20 off Amex offer.

  • Scottnothing says:

    No, you won’t be told if you made the cut.

    The terms and conditions state: “Shoppers will not be notified if they are or are not one of the successful 3000 (three thousand) bonus Avios recipients.”

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