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.
The competition ends at 23:45 on 25th October.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 2023)
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. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) and a huge range of valuable 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, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 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.