avios.com has had a partnership with Utility Warehouse for a couple of years. This deal allows you to earn Avios points with your energy, telephone and broadband bills.
The most generous way to earn Avios via your energy bills was via E.ON. You needed to convert your E.ON Rewards points into Tesco Clubcard points into Avios points. This deal will end on 31st March with the closure of E.ON Rewards so I thought it was worth looking at this as an alternative.
It is not a hugely lucrative deal, to be honest. Think of it as an inducement to take a look at Utility Warehouse – if they are cheaper than your current suppliers then it is worth thinking about a switch and the Avios are an extra bonus on top.
Utility Warehouse does have a decent reputation, especially for fuel supply where every customer pays the same – existing customers are not left on expensive ‘legacy’ tariffs.
If you take the full package of Utility Warehouse services – home phone, broadband, mobile, gas, electricity and bill protector – you will receive 4,500 Avios during your first year. This is made up of an initial bonus of 2,250 Avios and an annual payment of 2,250. For each subsequent year you will receive 2,250 points. These are credited pro-rata after each bill payment.
As a special offer, the company is also offering to switch all of your current bulbs to lower energy LED bulbs (up to £500-worth) if you transfer all your services.
If you choose to take only selected products from Utility Warehouse, the earning rate is:
Double Gold (home phone, broadband, mobile, energy): 2,000 Avios sign-up and 2,000 per year
Gold Talk (home phone, broadband, mobile): 1,000 Avios sign-up and 1,000 per year
Gold Energy (home phone, broadband, energy): 1,000 Avios sign-up and 1,000 per year
Gas only: 500 Avios sign-up and 500 per year
Electricity only: 500 Avios sign-up and 500 per year
Bill protector (accidental death insurance): 250 Avios sign-up and 250 per year
These are certainly not life changing amounts and certainly not enough to make you choose Utility Warehouse if they are not otherwise the cheapest. It is, however, enough to make them worth adding to the shortlist for your next switch. Full details can be found at avios.com.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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.
Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.
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.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.
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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