Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

Get Avios or Virgin miles for 1p with a BT phone from Tesco

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This deal won’t last too long, but if you jump in quickly you might get lucky.

Tesco is selling a BT Duet 210 corded telephone for £11.99 – click here to order.   Click & Collect delivery to your nearest Tesco is free.

It comes with 500 bonus Clubcard points.

Here is the maths:

You are paying £11.99 for 511 Clubcard points.  That gets you 1,226 Avios or 1,277 Virgin Flying Club miles for £11.99.

It just came back into stock this morning and they will go quickly so jump in now if you want one.

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2024)

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

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £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 famous annual 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 £15,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 16TH JULY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable 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 10,500 Avios.

Capital on Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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 an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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 (28)

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  • Andrew* says:


  • N says:

    “request stock alert” at 1929

  • Grimz says:

    None available at 7.29pm!

  • Raj Singh says:

    O/T – Marriott Rewards Travel Package
    Hi All

    I haven’t used a Marriott travel certificate before and have a quick question.
    The hotel that I’m looking to reserve, Category 9, requires 270,000 points for a seven night stay. However, when I looked at the travel packages table it states that I would need to redeem 390,000 points in order to gain a seven night stay plus 120,000 BA miles. I don’t understand what the point is of redeeming 390,000 points for the package instead of 270,000 just for the hotel stay. My points would be converted from SPG points obtained from Amex membership rewards. I could convert the additional 120,000 required points directly to BA, so why go through Marriott.


    • Matthew says:

      The maths is slightly skewed because you are converting Amex MR to SPG which means they get halved but it still works out better. It’s much more worthwhile if you are using SPG points earned directly from the credit card or hotel stays. Here are some sums for you:-

      270,000 Marriott points = 90,000 SPG
      390,000 Marriott points = 130,000 SPG
      120,000 Marriott points = 40,000 SPG

      So say you have 300,000 AMEX MR points and convert 180,000 of them into 90,000 SPG to make 270,000 Marriott points. That sorts your hotel out and the remaining 120,000 are converted direct from AMEX MR to BA. You now have 0 left in Amex.

      To do the Marriott travel package for your hotel and 120,000 BA miles, you need 260,000 Amex MR points converted into 130,000 SPG which converts to 390,000 Marriott points. So you get the same outcome but still have 40,000 Amex MR left in your account.

      Hope that makes sense!

      • Raj Singh says:

        Thankyou very much for the explanation; all clear now.

        • Yuff says:

          I believe you don’t need the avios points, for the stay, the 390k Marriott points are what the package costs, the 120k avios is what you receive as a bonus for booking the travel package 😉

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Short answer

      120k Marriot = 40k SPG = 80k MR so you have gained 40k Avios vs converting 80k MR directly into Avios

  • Lewis Watson says:

    Sold out in less than 20 min

  • James says:

    Says 11 points now

  • Steve says:

    Direct cancelled my orders last time a few hours later and I wasn’t bulk buying.

  • goran says:

    phone is available again , so hurry up 🙂

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