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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.

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.


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 (12)

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  • 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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