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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.

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 UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (April 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 – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes 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

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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

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.

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 (23)

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  • 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.

      • World Traveller says:

        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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