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Earn Avios when you buy your shirts at Charles Tyrwhitt, online or instore

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Shirt maker Charles Tyrwhitt has launched a new partnership with and British Airways Executive Club.

What is interesting about the deal is that it covers their stores as well as online.

The standard earning rate is 4 Avios per £1.  However, until 31st March, you will earn 8 Avios per £1.  This offer is not mentioned on the Tyrwhitt website but is promoted over at

Charles Tyrwhitt Avios British Airways

You can also save 10% on online orders until 4th April with Charles Tyrwhitt promotional code UKAFB4.

It is a long time since I bought any shirts from Tyrwhitt – my disproportionately large neck compared to my slim waist means I always struggle with fit and I ended up getting some shirts made.

(My view is that you are better off paying for made to measure shirts than a made to measure suit, especially if the suit jacket is just going to sit on a coat hanger all day, but that is a different article for a different site.)

They do offer a large combination of sleeve length and neck combinations, however, so as long as the neck vs waist fit works = and there are the options of classic, slim and extra slim – then you won’t have any trouble getting sleeves that look good.

How do I earn?


The Charles Tyrwhitt website is here.  You shop as normal and add your Avios or BAEC number under the ‘About You’ section at check-out.


Show your BAEC or card number at the till.  You don’t need the physical plastic card.

Mail order

Tywhitt catalogues will include a box on the order form for you to add your number.


If you ring up to order, the operator can take your card number.

In all case, points will not be credited until 28 days from purchase to allow for refunds.

8 Avios per £1, during this special introductory offer until 31st March, is not a bad deal.  The fact that is stacks with other promotional codes, which Trywhitt release with great frequency, means that the Avios are genuinely an additional bonus.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

50,000 points bonus until 2nd October – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (30)

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  • Rob says:

    It is a straight switch, I imagine. They don’t want you earning twice (or 3 times, if you include paying on a BA Amex).

  • Nick says:

    I have identified an issue with this offer. I bought a load of shirts from CT last week, having used them before. At the checkout, it asked me if I had an account. If I’d said no, I would have been presented with the box to add an Avios/BA number, BUT because I said yes, I was prompted to log in, at which point the box to add the Avios/BA number is NOT present. Not knowing they’d joined up with them I did not have reason to log in to the ‘My Account’ section and add my number thus missed out on my Avios. Basically, if you’ve got an account already the option is not given at checkout, or, put another way, loyal returning customers seem to be missing out.

    • flyforfun says:

      More worryingly, I just logged into my CT account again. I added my BA number when I bought some shirts earlier this month and they have posted.

      However today when I check my account details, my number has gone from my booking! It seems you have to go and enter it each time you make an order. “Your membership number may be entered on the checkout page, under the ‘About You’ section.” So you’ll need it every time it seems.

  • flyforfun says:

    Actually, this could be the start of a new trend. Get rid of the Avios and Gat365 portals and just register your details on the supplier site. No worry about cookies tracking and the retailer gets a better view of which of its clients are BA members. They can then do customer profiling better and sell your details on to other retailers looking at that (very lucrative I imagine – shirt buying, BA flying people) market segment.

  • Rich says:

    It seems that if you exchange an item, it stops the Avios posting. Just had online chat with CT. At first they said because I used a voucher I couldn’t get Avios, I then sent screen shots of the terms and conditions of the Avios offer, which don’t exclude vouchers. He then said that it is in the general CT t&c, although when I pointed out that these didn’t exclude it either he backtracked and said I would still get Avios, but that because I exchanged an item it caused a system error…
    Just to warn people, it isn’t straightforward.

  • IanMacK says:

    I visit Chennai every month, go round to ‘Western’ store round the corner from Hyatt,
    CT & TML & M&S luxury shirts £8-£11 equiv all styles colours sizes necks arms.
    Also M&S luxury, JL and Ted B shoes £15-£25 per pair
    TB Cassius 4 £25 equiv retail £140-180
    Sorry no orders please !

    • the real harry1 says:

      or just get them made to measure in HK, Bangkok etc – finest sea island cotton used to be my thing 🙂

      • Alan says:

        Any recommendations for good made-to-measure places in HK for a suit and/or shirts? Potential trip in the offing later this year 😛 What’s the rough timescale for them being made?

        • the real harry1 says:

          sorry Alan just seen this

          in HK just ask a HSBC exec (go in 1 Queens Rd Central & seek) which tailor – also shoes to measure very cheap ie was £50 back then so £80 now brogues same as best in UK but fit better

          Sam’s seems to ring a bell

          suits, shirts, shoes – all better than UK @ 1/3 cost

        • the real harry1 says:

          24 hours is fine

          • Alan says:

            Oh wow lol ‘probably be there about 5 days so that’s definitely doable!

          • the real harry1 says:

            I remember now, they gave us about £1000 budget to get a couple of suits and a few shirts made up, then sent us to Sam’s.

            As in – dowdy students, out in HK for training, let’s not depress our clients or our HK team by their uselessness.

            So we got a few things made up. One of those shirts was my favourite ever shirt, beautiful sea island cotton (ie double thick) with wonderful deep double dark blue stripes; must have given it to a girlfriend, sadly.

    • Sundar says:

      If you have time on your hands, go to Spencer plaza or few big malls which have a collection of such stores like ‘Western’ – Shoppers Stop, Globus etc, where you may have more options.

  • Craig says:

    I ordered a few shirts last week (31/3) and the avios posted on the day of dispatch. Transaction value was £117.45 (including £4.95 delivery and the 10% discount code above and £19.59 of VAT). I got 450 avios, which comes out to about 5.27 avios per £ (assuming they don’t give avios for VAT and delivery, which was always the case), not 8??

    • Rob says:

      Definitely seems wrong. Wonder if Avios was adding the extra 4 separately?

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