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Earn up to 20,000 bonus Avios with a new hotel promotion

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Hotel booking site has launched a fantastic new promotion which can earn you up to 20,000 bonus Avios for hotel bookings made before 20th June.

You must be a British Airways American Express cardholder to participate.

There are two good things about the way this offer is structured:

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The bonus you receive is based on CUMULATIVE spending up to 20th June.  You don’t have to hit the target in one booking.

ANYONE take part, even if they are already registered with and even if they earned a bonus from their previous promotion.  The only condition is that you are a British Airways American Express cardholder.

If you are NOT already a British Airways American Express cardholder, you have plenty of time to apply, receive your card and book before the 20th June deadline.  My review of the free BA Amex card is here (comes with 9,000 free Avios) and the £195 card here (comes with 25,000 Avios).

The bonuses you can earn are:

5,000 Avios if you spend £250

10,000 Avios if you spend £500

20,000 Avios if you spend £1,000

This is on top of the usual 5-20 Avios points you earn with your booking.  You only receive one of the three bonuses, based on your cumulative spending up to 20th June.  Your stays can be at any point up to 20th June 2017 – you only need to book before 20th June 2016 – although you only receive the bonus after all of the stays are complete.

As usual with, PointsHound and Rocketmiles, you should check competing sites before you book.  They will not always be the cheapest every time, but if you factor in the value of the Avios points then they should be very competitive.

Note that now shows you competing prices from Expedia and the hotel itself during the booking process.  It is now quite clear where offers good value – and, indeed, where it doesn’t.  This is a very impressive move by the company especially as they are not cheaper much of the time.

You must register for this promotion in order to receive the bonus Avios.  The link to register is here.

Remember that you MUST book with a British Airways American Express card.

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2024)

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up 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 £15,000 Read our full review

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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 16TH JULY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points 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.

Capital on Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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 sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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 (24)

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  • Paul says:

    Shame it’s limited to BA Amex card holders, because this seems a decent a deal. I wonder in reality how the system will distinguish BA Amex cards (e.g. from Amex-issued gold card).

  • Garham says:

    Thanks Rob! Kaligo has consistently delivered on their service and how fast they send the points to my Avios account. I always got my Avios points in less than 1 week from checkout.

  • Wayne says:

    Hi all

    Just a word of warning on Kaligo bookings. I made a booking back in January for myself my mother and sister via Kaligo, for a stay in Europe. Yesterday I tried extending the booking but Kaligo showed no availability at the particular hotel so I called them directly, only to be told the booking had been cancelled. I had not cancelled the booking obviously and relayed my concerns to Kaligo who you can only contact via email. I requested a call back from Kaligo to discuss this as I am obviously concerned. Kaligo , whilst replying to my email and managing to reinstate the booking( luckily there was a room left to do so, as this is a small but very popular 5 star hotel on the Italian south coast) have yet to call me back or tell me why this happened despite repeated requests. Kaligo had no idea the booking had been cancelled and no one had informed me, so if I had not contacted the hotel directly, we would’ve turned up at the hotel and there would have been no booking and potentially no rooms. I would advise anyone making a booking via Kaligo to check and confirm their reservations just for in case.

    • Pia says:

      Hi Wayne, thanks for your feedback. We have identified the root cause of the issue which has now been resolved. Rest assured we have a process in place to ensure that bookings are not impacted. Customers booking with us need not worry about their bookings. We will get in touch with you directly by email.

  • Scottnothing says:

    “You only receive one of the three bonuses, based on your cumulative spending up to 20th June.”

    Thanks for clarifying this aspect of the T&Cs Raffles – the terms and conditions are rather vague on that point and could easily be misinterpreted.

  • Ian says:

    Double bubble as Hilton also gave me points for my recent Kaligo stays

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