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Bits: 2400 Avios with £60 LEGO spend (48 hours only), £344 Etihad to Hong Kong, 15% off Iberia

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News in brief:

2,400 Avios with £60 LEGO spend

Tesco Direct is running a ‘short but sweet’ offer on LEGO.

Until Wednesday night, you will receive 1,000 Clubcard points (worth 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin Flying Club) when you spend £60 on the plastic stuff.

Full details, and a few interesting sets to consider, are in this Shopper Points article (click).  The home page for the deal on Tesco Direct is here.

Special Etihad economy deal to Hong Kong

Etihad is running a special promotional code on Hong Kong flights at the moment.  Using code JUNE30 you can fly from Heathrow to Hong Kong for just £344.  This is exceptional value for such a long trip and is £25 cheaper than the current Cathay Pacific sale prices – albeit that flight is direct and earns Avios.

I’m not sure of the exact travel dates but I was able to find dates in June at this price.

Iberia A330 350

15% off Iberia flights from the UK – today only

Iberia has been running a special discount for its newsletter subscribers this week which I forgot to mention over the weekend.

It is still valid today, however, and you can fly until the end of the year (July and August excluded).

The code ‘INTERNET’ used on will get you 15% off economy or business class flights departing from the UK.

It is valid only on Iberia and Air Nostrum.  No stopover are allowed.

how to earn avios from credit cards

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

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

Until 9th April 2021, American Express is running the biggest sign-up bonuses ever seen on a UK payment card.

You will earn 100,000 Membership Rewards points on American Express Business Platinum (apply here) and 50,000 Membership Rewards points on American Express Business Gold (apply here) which is FREE for your first year. Points transfer 1:1 into Avios. Here are links to our reviews:

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

100,000 points sign-up bonus – SPECIAL OFFER TO 9th APRIL – and a long list of travel ….. Read our full review

Amex American Express Business Gold card

American Express Business Gold

50,000 points sign-up bonus – SPECIAL OFFER TO 9th APRIL – and free for a year Read our full review

Here are your other options. There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 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 – 20,000 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

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

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(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 (23)

  • James67 says:

    OT bits: 75 clubcard points up for grabs for insurance renewal dates, down from 100 earlier this year.

  • Genghis says:

    Loyalty generally gets you nowt!

  • Boris says:

    I use Nationwide Flexplus current account on a joint account which gives us both free recovery on all our cars.

    • harry says:

      The thing I am most concerned about is getting to the airport on time if we break down en route/ same thing in reverse on way back home. Once I landed @ Gatwick at about 9pm, destination Cornwall – and within 20 mins the electrics had gone – needed a new alternator so obviously not a roadside repair. 3 kids in the back. That was fun, not. Luckily all covered.

      • A god travel insurance policy will cover you for a missed departure due to vehicle breakdown, bus, coach & train delays. When buying a policy makes sure it includes ‘missed departure cover’ as not all policies include it as standard – as always, the devil is in the detail so take time out o look further than the attention grabbing cheap price.

  • harry says:

    Great article here for you, Raffles

    You’ll have seen it but hat tip to CWS, he seems to have got it worked out to perfection now [free seat allocation on HBO fares].

    • Sussex bantam says:

      Shush. Stop telling everyone – they will only change the rules again…

      • harry says:

        Somehow I think the BA reps on FT are not exactly oblivious 🙂

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