Back in September 2016 Rob wrote about Restaurant Circle, a new restaurant booking portal that would let you earn Avios when making a reservation.
It was set to launch in October but kept being delayed.
Now it’s finally live.
You will earn 250 Avios every time you make a restaurant booking through the portal.
How does it work?
You need to create a Restaurant Circle account and add your Avios or BA Executive Club membership number to your profile.
If you live in Ireland, you can add an AerClub number. There are a large number of Irish restaurants included.
For every booking you make via the Restaurant Circle site, you will receive 250 Avios. As long as you turn up for your reservation (!), the Avios will be added to your account within two weeks.
Where can I dine and earn Avios?
You can search for restaurants on the Restaurant Circle website by postcode, city or restaurant name.
There is a decent selection of restaurants included although it is not as comprehensive as, say, OpenTable or even ResDiary, the company that runs Restaurant Circle. This is because restaurants have to pay an extra fee to Avios when you dine. Included is, for example, my favourite brunch place in Clapham, Ben’s Canteen.
You can read more about this new partnership on the British Airways website here.
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:
The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.
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.
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