Iberia Plus recently adopted Avis as its exclusive car hire partner. This was a shame. Iberia used to partner with various car rental groups including Hertz, Euromaster and Sixt. It meant that you could still earn Avios points even though British Airways only used Avis.
Another arbitrage bites the dust …..
Until the end of June, Avis is offering 1,000 bonus Avios on every Avis rental when you credit it to Iberia Plus. This is on top of the standard 500 Avios points. You will need to give an Iberia Plus number and move your Avios across to BA or avios.com later via ‘Combine My Avios’.
Importantly, you still get the free additional driver which you would also get via the avisba.com site.
A minimum 3 days rental of a Group C or above car is required.
The standard British Airways deal via avisba.com for a comparable 3-day rental is 700 Avios plus an additional 250 if you pay with a British Airways American Express card.
You will be at least 550 Avios better off by using the Iberia site.
The only exception is if you are renting an expensive car, as the BA offer gives you a higher rate of 3 Avios per £1 if that is more lucrative than the standard 700 Avios.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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