News in brief:
1,700 Avios on Avis car rentals
Avis has launched a new Avios promotion which runs until 31st October for rentals until 15th December.
If you book a car in Group C or above for 3+ days, using the BA Avis discount code, you will receive 1,000 bonus Avios points. This is on top of your base Avios, which will be worth 3 Avios per £1 or 700 Avios, whichever is the larger.
You will also receive an additional 250 Avios if you pay with a British Airways American Express card.
Full details of the offer can be found on the special Avis / BA website here.
Cathay Pacific sale extended
The Cathay Pacific Sale has been extended until 31st October. If you are looking for flights to the Far East, Australia or New Zealand, you can possibly find a good deal.
A flight in Premium Economy from London to Hong Kong for example costs from £879. For a flight starting in London this is a very good price. The full list of offers from London and Manchester can be found here.
Remember that, as a oneworld partner, you will earn Avios and British Airways tier points when flying Cathay Pacific.
Triple Avios to Latin America
British Airways is running a generous ‘triple Avios’ promotion until 11th December as I covered here.
If you are heading to Latin America, however, you may feel that you are missing out as BA’s coverage in that region is not great.
Luckily Iberia Plus has stepped into the breach. Iberia is offering triple Avios on all flights between Madrid and Latin America until 15th December.
You must register for this offer. Log in to your Iberia Plus account online and you should be taken to a page of current promotions which will hopefully include this one, from where you can register. Unfortunately if it is not shown on your ‘promotions’ page there is no other way of signing up.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 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.
(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.)