News in brief:
Good new LEGO deal launched at Tesco Direct
Tesco Direct has launched a good new LEGO promotion. You will receive 1,000 bonus Clubcard points (worth 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles) when you spend £60 of LEGO Friends before Monday night.
You may remember this memorable article by a HfP reader who set up a small business reselling LEGO bought in a similar promotion last year! If you know what you’re doing it is possible to buy Avios very cheaply this way.
The easier option, of course, is to buy the LEGO as presents for any young girls in your life.
Nobu Hotel Shoreditch now open for reservations
The most anticipated London hotel opening of the year is probably the Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, just off Great Eastern Street.
Opening in June 2017, it will have 143 guest rooms and seven suites and includes a 240 seat Nobu Shoreditch restaurant.
Apparently “The materiality of the property references its Shoreditch location and the history of one of London’s most culturally rich districts” but I will leave that to you to decide. I have seen it under construction and it does look impressive, although I have some doubts about the location given the room rates, which currently start at £238 per night pre-paid.
The hotel website launched this week and bookings are now being taken if you want to be among the first to try it out. It is only accepting bookings from late July at present although this should be brought forward at some point.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 2022)
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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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 10,000 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.
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