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Up to 35,000 Avios for NEW Marriott Rewards members

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There is a ‘mystery’ 45% or 50% bonus when you buy Marriott Bonvoy points via this link by 25th September 2021.

British Airways and Marriott Rewards have teamed up to offer a potentially attractive Avios promotion to anyone who is not already a Marriott Rewards member.

(I accept that this is not necessarily a lot of HfP members, but if you are travelling with your partner perhaps you could sign them up?)

The offer started on 1st April and has no closing date.

Marriott Rewards 35,000 miles

The bonus runs for 90 days from the date you join Marriott Rewards so do NOT join until just before your first stay!

You must set your Marriott Rewards account to earn miles, not points, and choose BA as your preferred partner.

You will earn:

1,000 bonus Avios on your first stay

1,500 bonus Avios on your second stay

2,000 bonus Avios on subsequent stays, up to a cap of 35,000 Avios within 90 days

These Avios are on top of the standard earning rate at most brands of 2 Avios per $1.

This could work out nicely if you doing a lot of short stays over the next three months.  The bonus would max out at 19 stays over 90 days so, if you are staying in 2-3 hotels per week, the full 35,000 Avios may be achievable.

If you value an Avios point at 1p, you are getting the equivalent of £20 of value per stay from your 3rd stay which is a good return.

You must sign up via this special link.  No other enrolment pages will qualify.

Note that this offer also applies to Air Canada, Asia Miles, Copa, Emirates, Iberia, Jet, Singapore Airlines and South African Airways.  You can select your preferred airline on the registration page.

You can find further details on the Executive Club promotions and offers page of ba.com here.


British Airways BA Amex American Express

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

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

Nectar American Express

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

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.

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:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard 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. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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.)

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