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 2022)
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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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 10,000 Avios.
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.