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Earn Avios with IN-STORE and online purchases at Harvey Nichols this month

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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.

Harvey Nichols

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.

Full details can be found on the Harvey Nichols website here.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

50,000 Avios for signing up (A CRAZY SPECIAL OFFER!) and an upgrade voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

10,000 Avios for signing up (SPECIAL OFFER) and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

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

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

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: 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.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel 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 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company 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 card

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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits 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.

(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.)

Comments (6)

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  • Genghis says:

    Do you not mean BAEC members, Raffles?

    • Rob says:

      I write that originally but in the back of my mind I thought it was linked to the card …. could have been mistaken.

  • James says:

    I don’t recall anything about HN matching last year? Is this still an offer BA Amex card holders can get?

    • Rob says:

      It came in an email – you downloaded the app using the email BA used for you and it was automatic.

  • Boi says:

    What do they need in the receipt? I can’t find my receipt but satisfy all other criteria….and do you need the HN to be linked to avios account beforehand or how does this work?

  • Scarlett says:

    I have actually claimed it – London Knightsbrige – having the HN app and a BA membership number is all you need (and the receipts of course). I am HN gold but BA blue, so the status match between BA and HN doesn’t matter much to me.

    There is a time period that your spend could be qualified for claiming Avios: from end of February up to 30 April. Unfortunately you’ll need to have the receipts AND the HN mobile app (which has your HN rewards membership number) in order to claim the avios. For London Knightsbridge, go to 1st floor for the store concierge and show them all the information (HN app which has the rewards membership number your email address, BA membership number, and all qualified receipts), sit and let the nice staff do all the work and then voila.

    It adds some value if you have BA AMEX card. Not long ago they had an offer with HN: spending £100 gets £20 statement credits, so you have avios on the >£100 purchase, get the subsequent credits, then with the receipts (original gross amount regardless of credits) you get the BA and HN promotional avios on top. If your spend is between March up to 6 April, you can even get into a prize draw provided by HN for £1000 voucher to spend in-store with every qualifying spend (if you are lucky)!

    Have to say that was probably the best value of money I’ve spent recently.

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