News in brief:
2,400 Avios with £60 LEGO spend (or 1,200 Avios with £30 of LEGO)
It’s back – another Lego deal from Tesco Direct.
Until Monday 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. Smaller order will attract 500 Clubcard points (1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin miles) for spending £30.
You should still take a close look at this deal if you have kids or are expecting to give any presents to a child soon! LEGO makes a great gift or can easily be resold on eBay.
Full details, and a few interesting sets to consider which are also reduced in price, are in this Shopper Points article (click).
‘Click and Collect’ delivery to your local Tesco store will be free as you are spending £30. The deal runs until Monday night.
British Airways changes the rules on its ‘Plus’ short-haul fares
When British Airways revised its short haul fare structure this year, it was genuinely an enhancement.
The old ‘hand baggage only’ fare became ‘Saver’. The old ‘with checked bag’ fare became ‘Plus’ – but with the added benefit of totally free flight changes on the day of departure and no change fees for other amendments. The old ‘fully flex’ ticket became ‘Plus Flex’.
BA has now started to roll back the features of these new fares.
As of last Friday, ‘Plus’ fares can no longer be changed for free except on the day of departure. Changes made in advance will now incur a change fee, usually £35 out of the UK, as well as the difference in fare.
‘Plus’ tickets bought before last Friday are exempt and can be changed for just the fare difference.
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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
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:
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:
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.)