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 (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.)