News in brief:
Qatar Airways running good Business Class deals from Edinburgh
Qatar Airways appears keen to build up interest in its Edinburgh service.
There are some good deals bookable before 21st October. These are valid for travel at any point in the next year, subject to occasional black out dates.
Edinburgh to Dubai is £1,250 in Business Class – a decent price. Most of Asia and South Africa is around £1,800 – £1,900.
Until 18th October (tomorrow!), these combine with the NEWLOOK2015 promo code. This takes the fare down to £1,156 for Edinburgh to Dubai.
To put these deals in context, the best sale deal on Qatar from Manchester to Dubai is currently £1,860!
You earn Avios and BA tier points when you fly Qatar and the Edinburgh service is operated with a new Boeing 787 featuring the latest business class seat which I reviewed here. It is an impressive 1-2-1 layout.
You can see details of the Edinburgh deals on this page of the Qatar website.
Tesco running 1 month free trial of Delivery Saver
This is slightly off topic for HfP but – given the Clubcard link to Avios and Virgin, and the fact that it is the weekend – worth a quick mention.
Tesco is currently offering a one-month free trial of Delivery Saver. This allows you to receive your online grocery deliveries free of charge (minimum spend £40). You also get all of your Tesco Direct orders delivered for free via their ‘next day delivery’ service (minimum spend £10), free delivery on Tesco Wine and F&F orders and first dibs at selecting delivery slots in the run up to Christmas.
You can sign up via this link. You need to make a note in your diary to cancel after the one month trial is up, otherwise you will begin to be charged the standard fee of £3 to £6 per month.
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.
(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.)