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Win 18,000 Avios in a new British Airways free draw

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If you want to add 18,000 Avios to your balance (and who wouldn’t), there is a new competition over on the British Airways website this week.

In association with British Airways partner Avis – although the exact link to Avis is not clear – 100 Executive Club members can each win 18,000 Avios points.

British Airways Avios competition

To enter all you need to do is visit this page of the British Airways website and enter your name, Executive Club Membership Number and your email address by 11th October.

You can enter once per day so technically starting today you can enter 8 times in total.  As the T&Cs state that it’s one entry per person per day, I assume you can get additional entries if there are more than one Executive Club members living in your household.

The winners will be notified by email by 1st November and the Avios rewarded within 8 weeks.

The full terms and conditions can be found here.  Good luck.  Let’s see how many winners we can get from the HfP readership …..


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (July 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:

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

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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.

(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 (53)

  • linda says:

    The problem with Avis (Denver), we have rented with them several times Vegas, Calgary and Vancouver all excellent I may say. We only have two cars left in the category you requested medium SUV, went out to the first one absolutely filthy dirty you could not even see out of the windscreen and inside nearly as bad. Second car covered in I dare not begin to think it stank to high heaven, wheel arches so thick with mud.

    So after traipsing back with all our bags twice to the check in desks after a ten hour flight at nine o’clock in the evening to be told take it or leave it, we asked for the manager he we went away and found us a very old worn out Subaru, considering we were about to embark on a very long touring holiday of 12 days in Colorado and Utah did not fill us with much encouragement.

    Then the icing on the cake was you do not have any roadside assistance, so I produced my paperwork which said we had, the box has not been ticked on my computer so it says no, if you want roadside assistance, ( thats when he threw my paperwork back at me ) you will have to pay another $150 so we begrudgingly paid as we could not go off on our road trip without any as we were going up mountain passes not very wide and some completely off road.

    We did try the BA holiday emergencies number and we were on hold for over 20 minutes so decided as it was costing us a fortune in phone call to agree.

    ON return the BA rep said there were only a few staff on overnight so we could have waited over an hour to have received a reply, (good to know).

    Avis said it was our word against the agents, so BA in a gesture of goodwill refunded the $150 dollar payment. IN all the other locations we have had exemplary service and cars with only a few miles on them and nearly new, by the way they also wanted $25 dollars to put the BAEC number on our booking which they also said was missing, plus another $150 dollars to switch Sirius on, we have always got that included elsewhere.

    We have gone with Virgin Holidays for our next rental as they were cheaper and it specifically states we have everything included, roadside etc.

    Sorry for the long post, plus we are in our 60’s so no fools and have been travelling to the states for over 20 years and this was the worst customer service we had ever encountered. Linda

    • Doug M says:

      Hi Linda. Even with proper 4WD you typical break the T&Cs of the rental when you go off road. Even like the organised route through say Monument Valley is technically off road as far as the rental companies are concerned. In my experience its not the company but the location and random chance. Have had crap experiences with Hertz, Thrifty and Dollar. Also had the best cars from Hertz and generally good experiences.

  • Lawrence Millington says:

    I have rented cars with both Virgin Holidays (all was fine except the bonus 1000 miles never posted) and also…EasyCar! I paid something like £330 for 10 days car hire, picking up in Miami (not the airport) and dropping at Orlando airport, got a free upgrade to a Ford Explorer upon collection and that price covered Sat Nav, all insurances, breakdowns, etc…The rep at the Budget desk didn’t even try to sell any extras. Great service and would recommend to all.

    • Alan says:

      Amex Plat rates can be good too -just sorted 5 days SUV hire from my folks, pick-up LAX, drop-off SFO – £115! 🙂

  • Stuart says:

    Competition site offline this morning (over a period of at least 30 mins – so not a short glitch).

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  • David Faichney says:

    Any winners?

  • Gavin says:

    I’ve been unable to submit my entry all day today (413 error) …

  • Steve says:

    The site is down for me today. It’s been OK for the past few days

    • John says:

      It’s up now. Seems to be a pattern of being down from 0830-1000 each morning

  • Matt says:

    Woho!
    Just heard I won 18k Avois, thanks Anika and Rob.

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