Heathrow Rewards, the loyalty scheme for shopping at Heathrow, has quietly launched a 100% bonus on transfers to various airline programmes.
This is not mentioned on the front pages of the Heathrow Rewards website. However, when you go to the page to redeem Avios (log-in required) it says:
Earn double miles on all Heathrow Rewards Points to Avios transfers before 31 December 2015
The same message appears under:
Virgin Flying Club
It does NOT appear for:
Lufthansa Miles & More
This is why the deal is especially interesting:
As I wrote last week, you can currently earn 3,000 Heathrow Rewards points by opening an account and spending £100 in one day.
This is a very generous offer – the most generous I have ever seen, actually.
Combined with this transfer bonus, it is fantastic.
Open a Heathrow Rewards account, spend £100 in a day and you will receive your 3,000 points. Convert these to Avios, Emirates or Virgin and you will receive 6,000 miles!
Whilst the 3,000 point offer runs until February, the ‘double miles’ offer requires you to make the transfer by 31st December. You should therefore try to make your £100 spend before Christmas to ensure the points arrive at Heathrow Rewards before 31st December. You might be pushing your luck if you make a transaction between Christmas and New Year.
It would also double up with the ‘up to 15,000 points for a jewellery or electronics purchase’ promotion that is currently running. I wrote about that one here. Spend £4,000 and your 19,000 points (15,000 bonus points plus 4,000 base points) would earn you 38,000 Avios.
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.)