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This week we have been running a fantastic and exclusive competition for our readers in association with the new loyalty app Bink:

One Head for Points reader will win 100,000 Avios!

It could be you ….. and all you need to do is download the Bink app to allow you collect Avios points from your day to day shopping at High Street retailers.

You need to submit the entry form below by midnight tonight, Friday.

100,000 Avios can get you a long way. It gets two people in Economy to California, Cape Town, Barbados etc – or to Dubai or New York with 20,000 to spare! It would fly one person in Club World to New York, Dubai or Cape Town on an off-peak date – or two people if you have a British Airways American Express 2-4-1 voucher to use. Even if you stay closer to home, it would get you 11 return flights to France, Germany, the Netherlands etc or 6 return flights to Italy or Spain. Taxes, fees and charges, as we all know, will be applicable.

PS.  If you have had issues with entering due to conflicts with Twitter and our competition entry app, scroll down to the bottom of this page for help.

About Bink

We have spent quite a bit of time with the Bink team over the last couple of months.  As you can imagine, we are introduced to a lot of start-up companies who are looking to do something in the loyalty space. I can honestly say that Bink is the most impressive loyalty start-up I have seen and has huge potential.

Once you have installed Bink, you can collect Avios on your day to day High Street spending at participating retailers.  All you do is pay with one of your normal payment cards (registered with Bink) and Bink will ensure that Avios are added to your account based on what you have spent.

PizzaExpress is the first retailer to be launched – earning 3-6 Avios points per £1 you spend – and more retailers are on the way.  We have tested it out at PizzaExpress and it worked perfectly with Avios points credited a few days later.

Bink also allows you to clear up space in your wallet by storing details of all your High Street loyalty cards.  Going forward you won’t even have to show your loyalty card at the till to collect your rewards as long as your payment card is linked.

In order to keep this article focussed on the competition, we published a separate article on Monday explaining in detail how the Bink app works.  Click here to read that.

How can you win 100,000 Avios?

As Bink launches its Avios partnerships with additional High Street retailers over the coming months, it will become a ‘must have’ for every Avios collector. You will end up downloading the app at some point, so we recommend that you do it TODAY – and give yourself a chance of winning 100,000 Avios!

The competition is open to all Bink users even if you have already registered with Bink.  If you want to maximise your chances of winning, encourage your partner to install it and enter as well.

This is what you need to do:

First, you need to download the Bink app from Google Play or App Store and create a Bink account.  Ignore the prompt about entering a referral code – this is not necessary.

Second, you need to add at least one payment card and your card to your account.  You can enter the number manually if you don’t have a physical card to scan.

Third, you need to link your account by following the prompt in the app and giving your surname.  This will allow Bink to display your current Avios balance.

Fourth, complete the automated form at the bottom of this article using the same email address you registered with Bink.

If you have already registered with Bink, you can jump straight to Point 4 above – but make sure that you have linked at least one payment card and your account first.

We will pick a winner from everyone who completes the form below.  We will then ask Bink to confirm to us that a) there is a Bink account with the same email address and b) that at least one payment card and an card have been linked to the Bink account.  If this is not confirmed, we will pick another winner of the 100,000 Avios.

The deadline for entries is 23.59 tonight, Friday 9th December. The winner will be announced on Head for Points next week.

You can only enter if you are a UK resident.  If you are UK-based but travelling this week, you will need to email a friend back home with a link to this page to enter for you.  You can only enter once per email address and that email address must match your Bink account.

Bink only works with accounts and NOT British Airways Executive Club accounts.

The rules

The competition rules can be read by clicking ‘Terms and Conditions’ in the entry widget below.  Please read them before entering.

The key points include, but are not limited to:

You must be aged 18 years or over and be a UK resident

The competition will will launch at 00.01 on Monday 5th December and close at 23.59 UK time on Friday 9th December

The email address used on the entry form MUST be identical to the one you use to register with Bink

The winner will be picked at random by the software which collates the entries

The winner will be contacted by email once Bink has verified that the selected email address has been registered with them and that the winner has linked at least one payment card and an card to their Bink account

The prize will be deposited into an account within 30 days

The name of the winner must match the name on the account used to deposit the prize

Entries are limited to one per person

Good luck to everyone. Remember that you MUST you must link one payment card and your card to your Bink account and you MUST use the same email address when you submit the entry below.

Even if you don’t win, you will find that Bink will be very valuable in helping you earn Avios points from your day to day shopping in the future.

You can download the Apple Store Bink app here.   You can download the Android store Bink app here.

If you cannot see the entry form below because you are reading this via e-mail or RSS, please click here to be taken to a dedicated entry page.  On mobile, click the button below to be taken to the entry page.

Important: if you have previously entered a HFP competition where you entered via Twitter, you will be prompted to verify your Twitter details after giving your email address.  This is a security measure.  If the entry form starts looping back on itself in error, you need to de-link Gleam from your Twitter account first.  To do this, go to, log-in, go to ‘Settings’ (click on your avatar at the top to bring up the menu), go to ‘Apps’ (left hand menu) and click ‘Revoke Access’ next to ‘Gleam’.  All done.  You should now be able to enter OK.

Win 100,000 Avios points with Bink

Comments (33)

  • Billy says:

    I like the concept of the app of getting points without fumbling in your wallet for loyalty points. Bink need to make improvements on how they list which cards currently work with this. They way they market themselves makes it sounds that it’s working from the get go offering a variety of loyalty cards that can be added when in reality only Avios to Pizza express is currently supported.

  • sigma421 says:

    Did anyone have any luck with the space in the surname issue? I have one in mine and my account won’t link which renders me unable to enter

    • Julie says:

      I’ve had problems with this too, I emailed them about the issue and they’ve responded that there is a hot fix that their support team will email through. Will paste here once I receive it.

      • Julie says:

        They’ve manually linked the Avios card to my account in the backend system, I would suggest you email them and ask them to do the same.

  • miatb says:

    Rob, Can’t seem to find the app in the Apple store – have been trying this morning. Is this a known issue?

    • Harpo says:

      It’s there. Are you in U.K? If you’re on an iPad make sure you’ve clicked the iPhone only bit in the drop down.

  • bryan says:

    I really wish you wouldn’t use this system for entries, it is a mess. For some reason I put in my email and it says already registered, login with your twitter account and I do and it says successful. Then I get a confirmation to my work email account.

    So I presume I am not entered into the competition now.

    • Rob says:

      If yours is the one with a .plc email then, yes, that is the address I see.

      Do this: unlink your Twitter account (following the instructions in the article above, just above the entry box) and then use InPrivate Browsing to enter again. It won’t ask for Twitter verification this time.

    • David says:

      I have a similar problem, even after revoking Twitter access. It appears that because I entered a previous HFP Gleam competition using a different email address, Gleam now always wants to use that email for its confirmations. If I click ‘edit’ on the Gleam confirmation screen and try to manually update the address it says ’email in use’ and cannot be changed.

      I was also worried that I might have entered twice when trying to investigate the above, however I have only received one email confirmation (to the ‘wrong’ email address), so I think that there is only one entry.

      It is a shame because clearly this competition will rely on the emails matching up. Hopefully the winner will be contacted if there is a mismatch!

  • RussellH says:

    Completely OT, but…

    I got my Self Assessment bill yesterday and was prompted to re-check HMRC’s prices for credit card payments.

    I was very surprised to find that while my Marriott MasterCard would be charged 0.374%, my IHG masterCard would be charged at 0.386%.

    Both cards issued by Creation, both branded MasterCard World, both 5299 32xx xxxx xxxx card numbers, which back in the days when I was taking card payments was supposed to be the key to the card scheme.

    HMRC however ask for the first 8 digits before they give you a price, and these two schemes do have different eighth digits: Marriott = 9, IHG = 3.

    I was interested to see that HMRC’s Merchant Provider is WorldPay – the same lot that required me to pay an extra 0.5% to accept MasterCard World (2.2%) compared with plain vanilla MasterCard (1.8%). The extra, I was told, was to fund the additional features on the World branded cards. Given the actual value of a single Marriott point, even back in 2012, it looks as though MasterCard were pulling a really fast one.

  • JamesW says:

    Off Topic: Just registered for the next IHG Accelerate promo. Jan 1st-April 15.

    Coincidental timing. Just checked into my final hotel stay to complete the previous IHG Accelerate Promo. 2 nights in Helsinki. Upgraded to a Junior Suite too 🙂 very pleased.

    This time I’ve been tasked with the following:

    41,000 points possible.
    My Offers
    Points Offer
    3,000 Book and stay Once Get 3,000
    Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Book and stay once and earn 3,000 bonus points. Terms
    10,000 Stay More, Earn More
    Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 5 night(s) and earn 10,000 bonus points. Terms
    4,800 Travel with the IHG® App
    Book 2 stay(s) with the IHG® App and earn 4,800 bonus points. Terms
    6,000 A Bonus Weekend Stay
    Stay with us for the weekend and earn 6,000 bonus points. A Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday night stay required. Terms
    1,000 Earn When You Redeem
    You earned your points, now use them! Redeem your points for anything, from a digital download to a Reward Night, and you’ll earn 1,000 bonus points. Terms
    15,200 Your Achievement Bonus
    Complete 4 of the 5 offers and earn (an additional) 15,200 bonus points. Terms
    1,000 January Bonus Offer
    Book and stay once in January and get 1,000 bonus points. Terms

    • Andy S says:

      Ah, haven’t seen the new one. Got a link?

      • Andy S says:

        Don’t worry I found it

        Less point than last quarters but don’t need to stay so many nights – at least 3 will be hit just by a 2 night stay in january (book once, stay a weekend, and book using ihg mastercard) [Although this was booked in a sale a while back so the rate may not count??]

        other goals are 8 nights total, 80 dollars spend food and drink, redeem points on anything, and book 4 stays with the app.

  • JamesW says:

    Screw twenty chances of winning a measley 5000 Avios, I prefer one chance of 100k 🙂
    Even though I won’t win.
    You can pick up 5k pretty easily but 100k is tricky to get !

  • Andy S says:

    Android app doesn’t work on my phone, just crashes on startup. Seems quite common reading recent reviews