Iberia Plus is currently offering 500 bonus Avios points when you sign up and have some account activity within 45 days. This could be as simple as transferring 1,000 Amex points or some hotel points.
If you’re not a member, now is the time to join.
I continually stress on Head for Points that every reader should have an Iberia Plus account and should try to earn 1 Avios point in it. Once you have earned 1 point and your account is 90 days old, you are allowed to transfer Avios points to and from British Airways and avios.com.
The benefit of this is that, when Iberia runs a good promotion, you are in a position to take part. They run occasional Avios redemption sales like this one which can be excellent value.
Iberia Plus redemptions are also the ONLY way to book yourself onto Vueling using Avios points. There are also other exclusive Iberia partners such as Royal Air Maroc.
In any event, taxes on Iberia long-haul redemptions are 75% lower than taxes on British Airways long-haul redemptions – as long as you book them via iberia.com and not ba.com. You can learn more about that here.
After the Avios devaluation, there will be another reason to book Iberia flights via Iberia Plus. All Iberia redemptions via BA will be priced at ‘peak’ rates after April 28th. Iberia redemptions will have peak and off-peak pricing – leading to large savings on off-peak dates – when booked via iberia.com.
If you’ve never opened an Iberia Plus account, this 500 Avios points bonus seems as good a reason as any. Head over to iberia.com here.
You can generate some activity by transferring 1,000 Amex Membership Rewards points, crediting a BA or oneworld flight or crediting a car rental or hotel stay. Unfortunately the e-rewards sign-up link, which was any easy way of banking 750 Avios points in Iberia, no longer works.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (March 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.
Until 9th April 2021, American Express is running the biggest sign-up bonuses ever seen on a UK payment card.
You will earn 100,000 Membership Rewards points on American Express Business Platinum (apply here) and 50,000 Membership Rewards points on American Express Business Gold (apply here) which is FREE for your first year. Points transfer 1:1 into Avios. Here are links to our reviews:
Here are your other options. There are two official British Airways American Express cards:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:
(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.)