News in brief:
Last day to get 2,400 Avios with a £60 LEGO purchase
A quick reminder that today, Monday, is the last day to earn 1,000 Clubcard points (worth 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin Flying Club) when you spend £60 on LEGO at Tesco Direct. Smaller order will attract 500 Clubcard points (1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin miles) for spending £30.
You should 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 ends tonight.
Do you have any unclaimed BMI Diamond Club miles?
Long term readers of Head for Points will have lived through the acquisition of British Midland (as was) by British Airways and the integration of Diamond Club into British Airways Executive Club.
If you were not taking your frequent flyer miles so seriously a couple of years ago, it is possible that you may have had some BMI miles which you had forgotten about or which you assumed had expired.
This is not the case. They were frozen and are still accessible using your old Diamond Club credentials at www.diamondclub.org
I received this email last week from a reader:
I used to have the old BMI Diamond Card but forgot about it, and all the points I had. It turned out that I had a balance of over 40000 BMI points which I could convert to Avios. I was under the impression that these points were to be expired as I had not used the account in five years, and I thought the scheme had closed!
I doubt this guy is the only one. If you think that you may have once had a BMI Diamond Club account and have a record of your account number somewhere, it is worth taking a look at diamondclub.org to see what is there. Any balance can be moved to BA via ‘Combine My Avios’.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 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.