Best ever Heathrow Rewards sign-up deal – 3,000 Avios, Virgin, Lufthansa, Etihad or Emirates miles!

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Heathrow Rewards – the loyalty scheme for Heathrow’s duty free shops – has launched a new sign-up promotional bonus in association with British Airways.

This is the most generous sign-up deal that I have seen for Heathrow Rewards.  I think the previous best offer was 2,500 points.  With this deal, you will receive 3,000 bonus points (= 3,000 Avios or miles) when you spend £100 in one day before 28th February.

(Someone needs to tell them that 2016 is a leap year!)

Heathrow Rewards gives you 1 point for every £1 spent in Heathrow (1 per £10 on foreign exchange) or on Heathrow Express tickets (online bookings only).  Heathrow Express bookings do count for points but unless you are spending £100 in one go it won’t help you trigger the bonus as you cannot control what date the transaction posts to your account.

You can redeem your 3,000 points for Avios (in either or British Airways Executive Club), Virgin Flying Club miles, Etihad Guest, Miles & More miles or Emirates Skywards miles.

Alternatively, you could take £30 of Heathrow shopping vouchers or Heathrow Express vouchers, or £60 of vouchers towards the official Heathrow car parks.

Full details of the Heathrow Rewards scheme are here.  The offer itself appears on the Heathrow Rewards website here.

Whilst British Airways is sponsoring this promotion, you are not obliged to send your bonus points to Avios. You can redeem for any of their airline partners or for something else.

Here is the small print:

*3000 bonus points offer is available to new members of the Heathrow Rewards programme only who join using the above link or register their card and enter promo code BAAMNOV15 before 28 February 2016. Points will be awarded when £100 or more of qualifying expenditure is made in a single day before 28 February 2016 and the Heathrow Rewards card is used. Only one offer per member on the first £100 of spend only. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other joining offer.

You may well already have a Heathrow Rewards account. If so, you have three options:

open an account for someone else who shares a BA or Avios household account with you, then transfer the Avios to that account

Heathrow Rewards now lets you transfer points between different people – you could get a card in a random name, spend £100 and then ring Heathrow Rewards to transfer the points to yourself

if you have only previously converted to one airline programme, you could open another account in your name (different email, different postal address) and then send the points over to Virgin, Etihad or Miles & More if you usually send them to Avios (or vice versa). Do not use the same Avios number on two accounts.

If your card does not arrive before your next Heathrow trip, don’t worry. Save your receipts and scan or post them to Heathrow Rewards and they will add them manually.

PS.  If you have the Etihad credit cards, issued by MBNA, you receive a free upgrade to the Heathrow Rewards premium tier which earns double points.  Full details are in this article

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  1. Will the £100 spend count if it is partly made in £5 Heathrow Rwerads vouchers?
    I have a few of them to use up soon.

    • Yes, historically points have been based on gross spend ignoring vouchers. Unless things have changed you’d be OK.

      • Indeed they seem to view the vouchers (correctly IME) as a form of payment hence it’s just like paying £5 cash and the rest on card.

  2. To qualify would you need to spend £1,000 on Forex at a Bureau de Change? Surely £100 would not qualify.

  3. Don’t forget you can pair it with this promo

    15,000 extra points on jewellery, watches and technology at Heathrow

    Extra points offers on jewellery, watches and technology from 31 October until 31 December 2015 inclusive.
    500 points when you spend £150 – £349.99 at Dixons Travel, Swarovski and Tiffany & Co
    1000 points when you spend £350 – £1,499.99 at Dixons Travel, Swarovski and Tiffany & Co
    5000 points when you spend £1,500 – £3,999.99 at Dixons Travel, Harrods Fine Watch Room in Terminal 2, Harrods Cartier in Terminal 5, Watches of Switzerland and Tiffany & Co.
    15000 when you spend £4000 or more at Dixons Travel, Harrods Fine Watch Room in Terminal 2, Harrods Cartier in Terminal 5, Watches of Switzerland, and Tiffany & Co. Heathrow Rewards card must be presented at time of transaction.
    Only one offer per transaction. Points will be deducted from accounts if items are subsequently returned. See Heathrow Rewards general terms and conditions for full details.

  4. Seems like the Link to register your HR card on the etihad website is disabled at the moment – I get this “LHR Registration to promotion is temporarily unavailable”

  5. Sorry too late for most 🙂
    Double your money (before fees) @ Argos
    Get rid of those Argos cards lol
    toys buy 3 pay 2 expires tonight
    gives you a decent chance to hit spend targets
    ker-ching another 6000 Avios plus (I reckon) about £2.5K profit on £3K spend after fees
    no hints on what to buy as you will be competition 🙂

  6. Not travelling until April 2016
    Hello to trigger this 3000 bonus points – can i become a member and book parking?
    As transaction will go through now will that trigger the points?

  7. I’ve signed up for a new account using the link but notice I’ve already been awarded the standard 100 points ‘enrolment promotion’ on opening. Is this awarded as standard and I’ll still get the additional 3000 for the £100 spend, or has the 3000 promo code been missed and I need to reapply again?

  8. I made a huge mistake. Opened two Heathrow rewards account for my wife and myself. Bought stuff over 100 each. She got the bonus 3000 and I did not. Turns out I did not use the code while registering my account. Missing out on 6000 avios !

    • You’ve got me wondering now whether I added the code or not. Is there anything that shows the code has been registered – had a bit of a look around my new account and can’t see anything.

      • Sussex Bantam says:

        If you clicked through the link from the home page (as linked to in the article) then the code is pre-populated…

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