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News in brief:

Bonus Avios booking hotels with

Hotel booking site has been fairly quiet on the promotional front recently, following a number of very generous offers in 2015.

They now have a new offer available:

You will receive double Avios on all bookings made by 31st December 2016

The stay must be completed by 30th April 2017

First-time bookers with will receive an additional 2,000 Avios

Full details can be found here.

Like similar sites such as PointsHound and Rocketmiles, hotel bookings via are treated as non-qualifying stays.  This means that you won’t receive any points in Hilton HHonors, IHG Rewards Club etc or, most of the time, receive any status benefits due to you.

Assuming there is no price difference, this offer is best used when staying at a hotel outside one of the major chains.

Kaligo 350 2

1,200 Avios via Clubcard with £23 NOW TV deal

Until Wednesday 2nd November, Tesco Direct is giving 500 extra Clubcard points – worth 1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin miles – with a £23 NOW TV box.

Even better, these NOW TV boxes come with your choice of either a (click to be taken to the relevant Tesco Direct page):

If you had been thinking about adding a NOW TV box to your house – it basically lets you get access to a lot of Sky content without having a dish – this is a very decent deal.  Two months of free Sky Movies would keep you going over Christmas.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

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.

American Express Amex Gold

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, £200 travel credit 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, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa 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 and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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 (37)

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  • Anjelica says:

    O/T – does anyone know if Virgin Atlantic are still giving a 20% bonus on Clubcard conversions? Desperately need to convert some to book a reward flight but trying to hold off for a bonus offer! X

    • Genghis says:

      If you look on the Virgin Red app, they are giving a 20% bonus to first time converters (Tesco -> Virgin). Otherwise nothing so far.

    • n says:

      re the news just out – convert convert convert!!!

  • Wally1976 says:

    OT – going to be flying from CDG T2D to LTN with Easyjet. The Priority Pass website says that the Sheltair lounge is only for Schengen flights – is that correct? Thanks

  • Canuck says:

    Westjet 20% off code: RPJLTA1 (today only, celebrating new airport terminal in Calgary)

  • the real harry says:

    just knock off the first zero?

    mine is also 10 digits (after 308147) – beginning with 2x zeros

    • the real harry says:

      you think I haven’t? lol 🙂

      (they roll around, laughing in the aisles, at the very suggestion)

  • Roger says:

    From tomorrow – Avios win of 15000 points

    Your chance to win 15,000 Avios
    15000 Avios
    For every £2.50 in Tesco Clubcard vouchers you exchange between 1-14 November 2016, you’ll not only receive 600 Avios, but also one entry to win one of 25 prizes of 15,000 Avios.
    Under My Avios Section.

  • Brian W says:

    O/T – Economy redemption bookings on long haul Air Berlin flights (TXL-AUH) via Does anyone know (or have experience of) whether this booking would be made as an Economy Light or Economy Classic booking? Light has no assigned seating or luggage allowance so extra costs to be considered if this is the case.

    Rob’s report on his Niki (Air Berlin) flight from Palma fairly recently mentioned the fact that he didnt pay for his luggage which may have been a result of the reward booking being an Economy Classic one but he wasn’t sure. is clear as mud and the link to the terms and condiions for the partner airline gives a server error. If anyone can help, many thanks in advance.

    • Yan says:

      It will be booked as Economy Classic (class X), which comes with one piece baggage allowance, but the seat selection is not available without OW status.

      You will find the confirmation for one checked baggage on BA e-ticket receipt.

  • Dean B says:

    Some fantastic deals with Kaligo in some cities at the moment with this bonus deal. Just booked 2 nights in Lisbon at a hotel for inclusive price of £205 (compared to £174 on Expedia), netting 12800 Avios in the process.

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