News in brief:
Avios launches new targetted Super Boost promotion
avios.com launched a new promotion yesterday to encourage you to increase your Avios collecting this spring.
Super Boost is a targetted offer which has gone to a minority of members. None of my family have received anything. If you didn’t get it, there is nothing you can do about it.
You need to opt in by the end of February and then collect a specific number of Avios before the end of April. Irrespective of when you register, all earning from 1st January counts towards your target.
The bonuses are based on your previous earning activity and vary sharply. For example, I saw one offering:
1,500 Avios for earning 18,000 points or 3,000 Avios for earning 25,000 points
but another reader got:
200 Avios for earning 400 points or 400 Avios for earning 600 points
Quite a difference.
Avios from all air and non-air partners count towards your target. There is no leeway on the receipt of Avios, however – they must be in your account by 30th April. If you have the Lloyds credit card, check what date your points hit to ensure that you don’t spend unnecessarily in the final month.
The easiest way to hit your target is probably from a Tesco Clubcard conversion although the cut-off date for the next voucher run is Thursday 26th January. This means that you will struggle to do anything quickly to earn additional points this quarter.
Be careful about crediting British Airways flights to avios.com because you not receive any elite status bonus that BAEC would give and your tier points will be lost.
Bonus Avios will be credited to accounts by 31st May. The full terms and conditions are here.
Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card refer-a-friend bonus is back
This definitely seemed to have died. I saw two separate tweets sent by Lloyds to Head for Points readers confirming it.
And then, a few hours after my article appeared, it was relaunched! You can, yet again, receive 4,500 Avios points when you are referred for the Lloyds Avios Rewards card.
Meanwhile, I have been sent a document showing potential plans for the future of the Lloyds Avios Rewards card. More on this tomorrow …..
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
Do you have a small business? Until 20th May 2021, you can receive a special sign-up bonus worth 29,900 Avios with the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa credit card. This offer is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to learn more.
(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.)