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Buy Avios from 0.85p in a new Iberia Plus promo

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Until 31st December, Iberia Plus is offering a 50% bonus when you transfer your Iberia Plus Avios points to another member.

This offers an interesting opportunity to pick up a few cheap Avios points and may also allow you to consolidate Avios from other family members into your account.

As usual, you can only take part in this offer if you have an ACTIVE Iberia Plus account.  This means that your Iberia Plus account is 90 days old and has earned 1 Avios point.  

If you do not have an Iberia Plus account, I strongly recommend you open one now and get 1 point into it (an Amex Membership Rewards transfer, for example) so you are able to take part in future Iberia offers.

This is how the deal works:

You need to go to this page of the Iberia website and click on ‘Transfer’.  If you are not logged in, you may need to log in first and then click this link again.

The pricing goes up in chunks so I have only shown the most attractive option at each price level:

Transfer 6,000 Avios – receiver gets 9,000 Avios = €30 fee (£25, 0.85p each)

Transfer 12,000 Avios – receiver gets 18,000 Avios = €75 fee (£63, 1.0p each)

Transfer 18,000 Avios – receiver gets 27,000 Avios = €115 fee (£97, 1.0p each)

Transfer 24,000 Avios (max) – receiver gets 36,000 Avios = €160 fee (£135, 1.1p each)

If I wanted to do this, this is how it would go:

I would use ‘Combine My Avios’ to move 6,000 Avios from my or account to my account

I would pay €30 to transfer 6,000 Avios into the Iberia Plus account of my wife, effectively paying 0.8p for each of 3,000 ‘new’ Avios created

My wife would use ‘Combine My Avios’ to move 9,000 back from Iberia Plus into her or accounts

This deal won’t work for many people because it requires both you and your partner to have active Iberia Plus accounts.  If you do qualify, however, it is worth a look – even if you only buy 3,000 Avios for £25 by taking the cheapest option listed above.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

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

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

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points 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.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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.

EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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.

Comments (74)

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  • Matthew says:

    The initial 700 Avios from the 3 day car rental have just posted in my Iberia Plus account – now waiting for the remaining 18,000!

    • th real harry says:

      how long will you wait before you put in a claim?

      30 days
      60 days
      90 days?

      • Cate says:

        keeeeeoq..corwwww [heavy menacing breathing] …’I find your lack of faith disturbing’ *reholsters light saber and walks back towards Death Star*

        • th real harry says:

          I hope you get’em 🙂

          • Worzel says:

            700 posted today for me also Squills.

            Can’t vouch for others but I’ll be getting the extra (due) 18k.

            Along with the recent 18k Avis competition win, and another 20k coming next week(Gold Card), the avios account(?) is looking good.

            The problem is what to do with the things (not to mention two 2-4-1’s) – we’ll see!

            Anyhow, must move on, Mrs Gummidge panicking with Festive Preparation- just the two fridges and freezers packed out with grub!!

            🙂 .

      • Anon says:

        Promo said 8 (Eight) weeks.

        Let’s see what happens at the end of Jan….

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  • Alex W says:

    Iberia website saying “this service is not available” – anyone else having the same issue?

    • Mark says:

      Just transfered 4 lots of 6000 – to my wife and back again twice. Seems to be working fine.
      Paid by Lloyds Avios Amex – a total of £104.04 for 12130 avios including the credit card rewards so I make that nearer 0.86p/avios at the (zero loading) rate applied today by Amex.

      Used 12,000 avios for £120 off 2 CW seats (the 2 for £2015 sale) over Christmas so just replenishes those for a fairly easy £16 saving. Every little helps 🙂

    • Talay says:

      Not working for me earlier either.

  • Talay says:


    I need just under 30k Avios in a few days if anyone has any ideas 🙂

    I can’t get Iberia to work and my seemingly only options are to buy from BA / Iberia / Avios or to trade / buy from another party.

  • Talay says:

    Sending Avios to an Iberia account older than 90 days is enough to activate it. I just did it.

    I sent 4 * 6000 from Account A to Account B generating 12,000 bonus miles and then did the reverse from Account B to Account A (4 * 6000).

    The first 4 went thorough without issue in seconds. The last 4 (from Account B to Account A) needed me to reach out to Iberia.

    Price with Supercard was £25.56 (€30) * 8 = £204.48 for 24,000 Avios = 0.852p per Avios.

    Buying the same 24k Avios from BA would have cost £399 so a 49% saving there.

    OT BA now has different prices to book different seats.Price ranges from £77 for 5A/B etc. to £86 for row 3 and £95 for row 1

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