There have been a few important updates on some of the deals I have covered in the last couple of weeks. Whilst I don’t normally do this, I thought it was worthwhile spending an article running through some updates:
1,050 free Le Club AccorHotels points
Last weekend I told you how to earn 1,050 free Accor points via completing a quiz on their website. Later in the week, I showed you how to convert these to Avios despite being below the usual 3,000 point threshold.
Accor has now pulled this promotion. It appears that there was substantial abuse of it in China with many thousands of accounts opened and the points fraudulently used.
It looks like some innocent accounts have been caught up in this.
If you transferred your points to Iberia and your account reads: “FFP Systematic Transfer : Iberia” then you are OK. If it says “Account Regularisation” then it appears that your points have been removed by Accor.
British Airways Club World flights to Hawaii for £945
On Friday I wrote about the British Airways Club World deals available out of Dublin.
One of these was a £945 return business class deal to Honolulu. This fare has either sold out or been removed by BA. Hawaii Club World / business class tickets are still available for €1,846 (£1,340) which is a more widely available price – excellent value for what is, in theory, not a sale fare.
The other Dublin deals are still available – see my original article for details.
Tesco Clubcard bonus points are now in – check your account
This whole process has been a bit farcical. Initially it wasn’t clear who was targetted, we were then all surprised to see that the bonus did not post instantly and, finally, someone made a big mistake and gave everyone a flat bonus of 480 Avios instead.
The 480 Avios should have been removed and replaced with the correct figure.
All in all, this promotion was substantially more confusing and messy than it had any right to be.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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. 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.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
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.
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