Most Head for Points readers will already have an avios.com account to sit alongside their British Airways Executive Club account.
There are various reasons for doing this. It lets you collect via more partners (eg the Lloyd Avios Rewards credit cards, e-Rewards) and it lets you redeem differently. As well as having different airline partners (Aurigny, Monarch, Air Malta), you can also redeem for sporting events and other non-travel bits and pieces.
If you or anyone in your BA Household Account does not have an avios.com account, now is a decent time to open one.
I opened one for my father-in-law last week. Yesterday, he got an email offering 150 free Avios points for completing a very short survey on his travel preferences.
When you sign up for avios.com, don’t complete any of the questions about how often you travel or where you go. This makes it more likely that you will be offered a similar 150 Avios points for completing your data.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 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:
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.)