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Bits: Avios launches targetted Super Boost promo, Lloyds brings back refer-a-friend

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News in brief:

Avios launches new targetted Super Boost promotion 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 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

I wrote an article yesterday moaning about the loss of the refer-a-friend bonus on the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card

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 credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

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

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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 (202)

  • Hannes says:

    I was offered 2000 points if I collected 8500 and 4000 points for 11000 points. I might actually make it if the 5500 missing points from currys appears in my account some time soon

  • cristian says:

    can you transfer from TPC ?

  • BillyBoy says:

    500 for 8500 and 1000 for 11000 hardly sets my pulse racing 🙂

    Oh well, free money I suppose…

  • Jonny says:

    OT: re Iberia Plus “90 day” rule.
    My understanding was that this just applied to transferring *out of* Iberia Plus, and you could transfer *into* Iberia Plus straight away, so long as the account is “active” (i.e. earned 1 or more Avios).
    Is this correct, or is the 90 day rule for “both ways”?

  • Chris says:

    FYI, and not wanting to cause lots of similar replies, I received my 18700 Avis bonus in my Iberia account this afternoon. That was ‘unprompted’, i.e. I hadn’t complained about the delay.

  • AndyFox says:

    I had exactly the same email, so disappointing. I left some feedback saying how cherry picking certain customers to get certain deals is ridiculous 🙂

  • Tony M says:

    I get 2000 for earning 8500. Should be very possible.

  • Alistair Todd says:

    Just got my 18k Iberia avios from Avis too. Really pleased with that one, even if the Citroen they gave me was an awful piece of crap! Also just got 10k avios from Nutmeg (which should trigger a measly 400 from the Super Boost promo), another 1k for the “new partner” offer, 500 from a Shell bonus offer and another 100 for stopping the fill up on 0pence, and 26k from the BA amex card. Pretty good day for my avios balance!

    Just checked my Hilton statement and for a 10k point redemption I scored 2500 pts by using the HH Visa, 5k pts for booking through the app, and with 3.5x points from bonus offers and a diamond bonus, and another 1k as a diamond, my stay earned nearly 12k points! Just booked the same again, which will also count towards retaining Diamond – Interestingly my HH account is telling me I need 29 stays to “retain diamond in 2018”, which makes me wonder if my current diamond (from a status match to Accor) will stay active for all of 2017?

    I also just realised that my IHG redemption in Minsk will be getting cheaper on the 15th so I can cancel and re-book, saving 15000 IHG points!

    Thanks Rob and everyone for turning me into an obsessive points and miles whore!

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