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 (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.