At some point in the last couple of years this was quietly retired, although Laithwaite’s continued to offer Avios points with wine purchases.
BA and Laithwaite’s have now launched a new venture – Wine Explorer.
Full details of Wine Explorer can be found on the Laithwaite’s website here.
The introductory offer consists of your choice of three cases of 12 bottles, priced from £53 to £66. You will receive 1,000 Avios with any of these cases.
Future orders will earn 250 Avios per case. Importantly, this is NOT a subscription arrangement. You are not signing up to receive monthly shipments of wine.
There is also a competition running to launch Wine Explorer. Everyone who buys a case will be entered into a prize draw to win two economy British Airways flights to Santiago, Chile. As this is the longest flight on the BA network, and will require you to spend 28 hours in economy on the round trip, you may not be too keen on winning …..! No hotel is provided, just the flights.
This offer runs until 10th April although I expect to see a rotating selection of new member promotions.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.
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:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
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