Avios has teamed up with hotel booking site Agoda to offer additional points on hotel bookings made via their PointsMAX scheme.
Agoda is a hotels.com-style hotel booking website, originally launched in Asia. It was acquired by Priceline and is now a sister company to booking.com. We have covered PointsMAX on Head for Points before – you may remember that Anika used it to book a hotel in Split last Summer.
The new promotion is only valid for bookings made via the special Agoda / Avios booking page here.
The small print implies that points can be credited to either British Airways Executive Club, Iberia Plus or avios.com. However, the booking form asks for your Avios number which potentially implies avios.com only.
The standard earnings rate is 2 Avios per $1 equivalent spent. Under this offer the Avios you earn seems to vary wildly between 3 and 8 per £1 spent. You can allegedly earn up to 15,000 Avios per night but that would require a wildly expensive suite I think!
The key thing to know about Agoda is that you generally pay a higher price for your room if you use the PointsMAX feature.
This is tucked away in the small print:
“The rates for PointsMAX bookings may be different from regular bookings at the same conditions”
but you can easily miss it. You should therefore double check Agoda’s standard price as well as the direct booking price for the hotel you are considering.
These special Avios earning rates are valid for bookings until 31st March for stays until 31st June.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 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.
If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:
(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.)