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With miles and points news a bit thin on the ground today, we can let our minds wander and think …… wouldn’t it be nice to escape to the Caribbean for a week?

If the answer to that question is yes, here are two competitions where you can win trips to different Caribbean islands.

By the way, if you are wondering ‘does a HfP reader ever win one of these competitions?’, we have some great news to share in a day or so.


Win flights for 2 from the UK to Aruba with KLM

KLM is running a competition giving away flights from the UK via Amsterdam to Aruba with 7 nights all inclusive accomodation at the Barcelo Aruba.

You need to take a quiz where your knowledge about Aruba is being tested which can be found on this website.  It doesn’t matter how many questions you get right.  After that, you need to log in with your Twitter or Facebook account in order to be entered into the prize draw.  If you don’t have a Twitter or Facebook account, you can’t enter.

The competition ends at 23:59 on 21st October.  What is attractive about this is that it is restricted to KLM’s UK customer base which is a relatively small group.


Win a trip to the Caribbean with British Airways

In order to promote their routes to the Caribbean, British Airways and Time Out are giving away a trip to the Caribbean. The prize includes (economy) return flights for 2 to either Turks & Caicos, Tobago, Dominican Republic, St Kitts, Saint Lucia, Grenada, Barbados or Jamaica and 7 days accommodation in a 4* hotel with breakfast.

To enter you need to choose one Caribbean Island and fill out your details on this website. The terms and conditions can be found here.

The competition ends at 23:45 on 25th October.

British Airways BA Amex American Express

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:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 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

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

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:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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.)

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