News in brief:
1,500 bonus Avios with a flight booking on iberia.com
Until next Tuesday 17th March, you will 1,500 bonus Avios in Iberia Plus when you book a cash flight on iberia.com. This is not automatic – you need to be logged in to your Iberia Plus account and register via the link under ‘My Promotions’.
Remember that you don’t have just Iberia options on iberia.com. I know from previous experience that Vueling bookings will receive it, for example. Any BA flight from the UK to Spain can also be booked on the Iberia site under an IB flight code.
The bonus Avios will be added between April 15th-30th and you can only earn one bonus per account.
20%-50% bonus when you buy Hilton HHonors points
Hilton is currently offering a bonus of 40% when you buy 10,000+ points. Smaller purchases attract a 20% bonus.
Take a look here. A 40% bonus, at the highest 80,000 points level, meant 112,000 points for $800. I wouldn’t value them at more than $550 so this is NOT a route to cheap free nights.
If you need to top off your account to reach a specific target, however, it is worth a look. It is not clear if this offer is targeted or open to all – you need to take a look. I wasn’t emailed about it but could buy at this rate.
KLM specials to Singapore and Bangkok
KLM emailed me with details of a special £396 economy fare to Singapore or Bangkok. You can depart from any KLM airport in the UK. This is ONLY available until the end of today, Friday.
You can check available dates for Singapore here (mainly May and June) and Bangkok here (May and June also lowest priced). KLM is a SkyTeam member so you would be earning miles in Flying Blue or another SkyTeam scheme such as those from Delta or Alitalia.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 2023)
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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) 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.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.