Many British Airways American Express cardholders were invited to receive a status match to the ‘Rewards by Harvey Nichols’ (of all things) reward scheme last year.
BA Blue got HN Silver, BA Bronze got HN Gold, BA Silver got HN Platinum and BA Gold got HN Black.
Since the last week of February, Harvey Nichols has also been offering Avios points when you spend with them, either in-store or online. For some reason I hadn’t heard a peep about this offer until yesterday. You can retroclaim your points for any recent purchases however.
This is how the deal works:
You receive 5 Avios for every £1 spent at Harvey Nichols (both online and in one of their UK stores) between 24th February 2016 and 30th April 2016
You will also be entitled to 2,000 bonus Avios when you spend £1,000 or more during this period. This is a one off bonus.
You can ONLY claim Avios if you used your ‘Rewards by Harvey Nichols’ app during the original purchases.
To claim your Avios, you need to visit a UK Harvey Nichols Store (Dublin excluded) and go to the Store Concierge (Knightsbridge only) or Style Concierge (all Stores). Alternatively you may call their Customer Services team on +44 (0)20 7201 8088.
The following information will need to be provided:
All receipts for transactions that took place during the term of promotion;
The Rewards by Harvey Nichols App and its associated email address;
BA Executive Club member details, including membership type, membership number and the members surname.
Avios will be credited within 30 days.
As an aside, tomorrow (7th April) is the re-opening date for the menswear department at the Knightsbridge store. If you have any spending planned, you might want to check it out and see if you can pick up some Avios at the same time.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 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:
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. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee 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.
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.