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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.

Bonus Avios

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.

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HfP Kaligo.com promotion extended

Due to technical issues, some people had issues booking with Kaligo on Wednesday.  Our exclusive Head for Points deal is therefore continuing until the end of Friday.

You will earn 1,000 additional Avios points on every booking, however cheap.  This is exclusively for HFP readers and is ON TOP of the standard Avios points you would earn (200+ per night) and ON TOP of anything you earn from their current special offer.

As a reminder, the main Avios offer from Kaligo.com until March 31st is:

3,000 bonus Avios if you spend £250 cumulatively by 31 March

10,000 bonus Avios if you spend £500 cumulatively by 31 March

20,000 bonus Avios if you spend £1,000 cumulatively by 31 March

Full details of the Head for Points offer can be found in this article from MondayThe special HfP booking list – which is the only way to get the extra 1,000 Avios – is here.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2022)

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.

Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.

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

50,000 Avios for signing up (A CRAZY SPECIAL OFFER!) and an upgrade voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

10,000 Avios for signing up (SPECIAL OFFER) and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.

American Express Amex Gold

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

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel 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 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa 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 and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits 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.

(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.)

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