News in brief:
Get £30-£50 of free taxi credit when you download Gett
Gett, the taxi app which operates in London and various other cities across the UK, is currently offering up to £50 of credit to new members when they are referred by a friend.
The credit comes with a catch – it comes in the form of 10 x £3-£5 credits depending on city and expires after two weeks.
However, if you take a lot of short taxi rides on a regular basis (or could be tempted to do so if they were free or virtually free) then this is a good deal.
If you are already a member of Gett you could sign up a friend or partner and then delete and reinstall the app on your phone using their log-in details.
Details are on this page on the Gett site, together with my refer a friend code GTSZFWS if you don’t know anyone who can refer you themselves.
25% bonus on TopCashback transfers to Avios
TopCashback has launched a new two-month bonus when you convert your cashback to Avios points instead of taking it as cash.
The bonus is 25%. You will receive 125 Avios points for every £1 on cashback you send over to TCB.
This means that you are effectively buying Avios points for 0.8p each. This is a good deal in my view. If I had to do ‘something’ to earn Avios – such as buying some LEGO for bonus Clubcard points and reselling it – then I would be looking for a lower price than 0.8p.
However, as this is a ‘no work’ job, and as I know from the last few years that I will get an average of 1.2p of value from my Avios redemptions, I am happy to convert my existing cash balance over.
If you are currently using Quidco for your online shopping you may want to switch over to TopCashback as part of this deal. If you use our refer a friend link here you will receive a £7.50 bonus, which would transfer into 937 Avios, when you have earned your first £10 of cashback.
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.
(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.)