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Get 25% off CrossCountry trains next week

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The CrossCountry rail franchise is running a very decent sale starting on Monday – 25% off all CrossCountry Advance tickets purchased through our Train Tickets app between 18 January and 14 February 2016.

Whilst you need to book via their app, you will need a PIN code to access the deal which can only be obtained via their website!  You need to complete the online form here and you will be sent your PIN on Monday. 


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 2023)

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 with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 30th May, the sign-up bonus on the Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard is doubled to a crazy 50,000 Avios! Apply here.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 30th May, the sign-up bonus on the free Barclaycard Avios Mastercard is doubled to 10,000 Avios. Apply here.

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

CRAZY 50,000 Avios for signing up (to 30th May) and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

10,000 Avios for signing up (only to 30th May) and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card is doubled to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – and you get £200 to spend at Amex Travel too! Apply here.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points AND a £200 Amex Travel voucher until 13th June! Read our full review

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 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (51)

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  • james says:

    ok looks like amount.. £500 worked

    • Leo says:

      The Supercard site says “Maximum daily Point of Sale Spend – £5000”. £4999?

    • james says:

      choose visa debit and transaction was accepted?? so will wait and see 50p is on the FAQ for Supercard for transaction in the UK

  • Andrew says:

    Survey done – all the best Adam…

  • George says:

    Survey done.

  • Lady London says:

    completed the survey but the ability to tick more than one option on some questions would have helped.

    also more chance to leave the odd comment – for instance if you paid a low price for your seat that might determine if you are more or less willing to pay an extra amount to reserve particular seating.

    • AndyGWP says:

      Agreed – I based my answers on short haul flying (did it say to do that, or did my brain trick me because it was a 319 plane?)

      Either way, paying to sit with a companion on long haul is far more likely for me than on a short haul

      Likelihood of me paying for seat reservation also would depend on the price I paid for the seat in the first place 🙂 If I’ve paid a lot and it feels like I’m being squeezed another £50, I’ll live with it! and take my chances at online checkin 😀

  • Oleg says:

    Did the survey, good luck with uni Adam

  • TimS says:

    There was a 3000 Virgin miles sign up bonus via the Virgin Red app that Raffles covered recently.
    Anyone who unlocked all of the “vaults” last month got a free bottle of wine. I’m still waiting for mine to be delivered so can’t comment on the quality but free wine from a free app isn’t to be sniffed at!

  • Rob says:

    Yes, covered it a couple of times. Some decent deals as they try to build traffic.

  • ee says:

    Another Lboro grad here, happy to complete the survey! Good luck!

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