Iberia Plus has launched a Summer competition. I won’t bore you with the details because it is pretty irrelevant to almost all HFP readers. Basically, you receive one entry into a prize draw to win one of 300 flights for every points-earning transaction you make with Iberia Plus.
What IS relevant is this:
Iberia is offering you 50 Avios just for reading about the competition.
All you need to do is visit this special Summer Flights web page and enter your Iberia Plus number. 50 Avios will be coming your way – note, though, that they do NOT post instantly.
If that link doesn’t work – it seems to cause trouble in some browsers – use www.iberiasummerflights.com This is a Spanish page but is easy to follow, just put your IB number in the white box at the bottom.
Whilst 50 Avios is hardly enough to get excited about, it does have one important benefit. It ‘activates’ your Iberia Plus account.
You can only transfer Avios in or out of Iberia Plus if you account is 90 days old AND you have earned 1 Avios point. This is the easy way of earning that 1 Avios point.
Once your account is active, of course, you can transfer your 50 points over to ba.com via ‘Combine My Avios‘ and add them to your main Avios balance.
The key reason to transfer Avios points INTO Iberia Plus is that Iberia does not charge fuel surcharges on Iberia redemptions when booked via the Iberia website. BA does charge fuel surcharges.
I wrote more about these savings in this article. Note, though, that the article has not been updated to reflect the new Avios pricing post-April 28th.
Click here and claim your 50 Avios today.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.
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:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
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.)