Today (Wednesday) is the last day to initiate a transfer of take advantage of the Heathrow Rewards / Avios bonus.
Heathrow Rewards, the loyalty scheme for shopping at Heathrow, has been offering a 50% bonus on transfers to Avios for the last few weeks.
The offer is clearly flagged on the Heathrow Rewards site when you log in. This offer ONLY applies to Avios and does not apply to:
Virgin Flying Club
Lufthansa Miles & More
The bonus applies to all transfers to Avios made before today, 1st March.
Whilst it’s too late for this offer, non-members should remember that you can currently earn 3,000 Heathrow Rewards points by opening an account and spending £150 in one day.
This is a very generous offer – as good as it has ever got with Heathrow Rewards. The link to the 3,000 point sign-up offer is on the avios.com website here. Foreign currency purchases do not count towards the £150 spend.
And new partners coming soon
I met up with the head of Heathrow Rewards at Loyalty 2017 last week and he gave me a run down of what is coming soon.
I won’t spoil the surprise, but it is likely that we will see some new airline partners coming this year.
We should also see an expansion of the ‘convert miles INTO Heathrow Rewards’ feature – currently only available for Emirates – which is a great way of emptying out a mileage account with a small balance.
Details of how to convert Emirates Skywards miles into Heathrow Rewards points are here. You can also convert Lufthansa Miles & More miles into Heathrow shopping vouchers – but not Heathrow Rewards points – via this page.
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:
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.
(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.)