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New wine deal – 15 bottles and 1,000 Avios for £52

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The British Airways Wine Explorer club, run by Laithwaite’s, has launched a new deal.  

In the absence of any good Tesco Wine deals this year, it is worth a look.

It is a pretty good package.  You receive:

Wine Explorer

A 12-bottle wine case, chosen from seven options

3 free bottles of rioja worth £36

1,000 Avios points (250 Avios points if you are an existing Laithwaite’s customer)

Free delivery

….. for a total cost of £52 to £58 depending on which package you choose.

Full details and the order form are here.

There is one snag you need to deal with.

By ordering, you are signing yourself up to Laithwaite’s Wine Plan.  Every 8-12 weeks they will automatically send you another 12-bottle wine case.  It is very easy to stop this happening – simply give Laithwaite’s a call to cancel your Wine Plan membership, there is no penalty – but you must trust yourself to remember.

The offer runs until 30th June. 


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

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:

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 BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

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 BA Amex American Express card

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 Amex Gold

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

American Express Platinum card Amex

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

10,500 points bonus – 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 card

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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

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.

(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.)

Comments (13)

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  • Lee says:

    Both my wife and I had this a month or so ago.

    Very mediocre at best. Certainly wouldn’t reorder. However only did it for the avios.

    • the real harry1 says:

      depends on what you order!

      there’s a slightly better choice of 12 cases if you got the personalised email offer (which is why I can’t give the link, check your inbox) – and Shiraz & Friends was a great case for the money a couple of months ago
      Taste of Australia – 12 bottles £58.68
      Australian Reds – 12 bottles £58.68
      Big Reds – 12 bottles £52.68
      Merlot and Friends – 12 bottles £52.68
      Pinot Grigio and Friends – 12 bottles £52.68
      Sauvignon Blanc and Friends – 12 bottles £52.68
      The Seasons Rosés – 12 bottles £52.68
      Seasons Favourites – 12 bottles £52.68
      The Seasons Reds – 12 bottles £52.68
      The Seasons Whites – 12 bottles £52.68
      Shiraz and Friends – 12 bottles £52.68
      Taste of Spain – 12 bottles £52.68

  • GK says:

    Yes, £100 for 30 bottles of wine and 2,000 Avios is what we did to stock up on everyday / cooking wine 🙂

  • David says:

    As the OH and I are still trying to get the missing 750 Avios from the last offer, I would not rely on the accuracy of the offer.

  • Phil says:

    OT but re the Hilton Honours Barclaycard Credit Card, do people think it’s likely the card will be rebranded now that there’s no more ‘hhonors’?

    • Rob says:

      Guess so!

    • TGLoyalty says:

      My last statement had a note saying that they were rebranding now the H had been dropped

      Assume current cards stay as they are until they expire/lost etc

  • genetic says:

    The website is a complete disaster. I’d recommend calling. My order failed the “security check.” After 3 phone calls it was revealed that it failed because they did not have my date of birth. The website only has a check box to indicate that one is over 18, not to input one’s DOB.

  • Rachael says:

    And I have had problems as they have only given me 250 Avios points despite me being a new customer.

    • the real harry1 says:

      just message Laithwaites and they’ll sort it out for you

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