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Earn 5,000 to 10,000 Avios with new hotel booking promo

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Hotel booking site has launched a generous new promotion which can earn you up to 10,000 bonus Avios for hotel bookings made before 11th July.

Full details and registration can be found here.

There are two good things about the way this offer is structured:

The bonus you receive is based on CUMULATIVE hotel spending up to 11th July.  You don’t have to hit the target in one booking.

ANYONE take part, even if they are already registered with and even if they earned a bonus from their previous promotion

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The bonuses you can earn are:

5,000 Avios if you spend £500 – £999

10,000 Avios if you spend £1,000+

This is on top of the usual 5-20 Avios points you earn with your booking.  You only receive one of the three bonuses, based on your cumulative spending up to 11th July.  (Your stays can be at any point up to 31st December 2017 – you only need to book before 11th July – although you only receive the bonus after all of the stays are complete.)

As usual with, PointsHound and Rocketmiles, you should check competing sites before you book.  They will not always be the cheapest every time, but if you factor in the value of the Avios points then they should be very competitive.

You also need to remember that bookings will be treated as non-qualifying in any hotel loyalty scheme.  You will not receive any hotel points and you may not receive any status benefits due to you.  This is offer is best used when bookings chains where you do not have status or at independent properties.

Note that now shows you competing prices from Expedia and the hotel itself during the booking process.  It is now quite clear where offers good value – and, indeed, where it doesn’t.  This is a very impressive move by the company especially as they are not always cheaper.

You must register for this promotion in order to receive the bonus Avios.   The link to register is here.

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 (20)

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  • Amtexfly says:

    I still need to book a hotel for an 11 night break next January. Do you think it would be worth splitting up bookings with this offer or putting the stay and spend towards a hotel scheme seeing as most of the places we’re interested in are part of big chains?

    • John says:

      Not a lot of info there, it completely depends on the prices and how much you value avios vs hotel points/status

      • Rob says:

        January is no good, your stay needs to be completed by 31 December.

        • Amtexfly says:

          Ah cheers.

          As for info I’m looking to spend around £2500-£3000. Avios might be more useful but I’m trying to get more savvy with hotels as well as airline points.

          • Alex W says:

            Personally I would definitely do the hotel points option. If you have no hotel status already it would be worth getting one just for this trip alone. Amex platinum card gets you Hilton and Marriott (via SPG) gold statuses. Both of which get you free breakfast.

            Hotel points are much easier to redeem and you don’t pay any taxes with them. Also you only need 1 hotel room per couple, as opposed to 2 airline tickets… if you see what I mean.

  • Lawro says:

    You only receive one of the *two bonuses rather than three. Or is there something I’ve missed.

  • Ah says:

    looked at Kaligo yesterday & TBH I found the rooms much cheaper elsewhere.

    • Talay says:

      Looked at most of these when advertised and always found better for cheaper and with mostly more flexibility.

      Worth emailing the hotel as well for major chains.

  • Wivus says:

    If you do use Kaligo, or any other booking site other than the direct ones, but you have a status with them, always speak to the reception. Tell them your status and ask them to put your membership number on the booking. If they note you have not booked direct explain that it is so your stay can be registered.

    I booked my current trip all with Kaligo when they were giving 100% Avios bonus (company pays so hey ho) Have stayed in two Hilton Doubletrees, been upgraded in both and number registered in both. Did this last year and got 18,000 Hilton points even though booked by Kaligo.

    Never hurts to ask.

  • Optimus Prime says:


    When using Amex Platinum Fine Hotels and Resorts, do you have to pay with your Amex Platinum or can use any other Amex card?


    • Alan says:

      Most properties seem to allow any Amex (some any credit card!), I think I’ve only had one that wanted Amex Plat itself. First night deposit will have to go on Plat card when making booking (although I’ve never tried asking the Amex agent to put it on a different card, they might be up for it).

      • Optimus Prime says:


        And do hotels honour your elite status/benefits? What about plain Amex Travel (non FHR)? Do they in this case too?

        • Alan says:

          FHR bookings always earn full points/benefits – can be a great combo with FHR upgrade/breakfast then elite benefits on top! You can be sure of this as payment goes straight to hotel.

          Be much more wary for other non-FHR Amex Travel hotel bookings – can be OK but often treated as 3rd party OTA ones (similar to Expedia, etc.)

          • Optimus Prime says:

            Cool, thanks.

            I’m seeing much cheaper prices on Amex Travel, Booking, Expedia than on hotel websites, even when choosing a room with breakfast included. Need to weigh the elite benefits/points vs cash saved.

          • Alan says:

            Worth contacting the hotel direct to see what they can offer you – whenever booking direct you’ll get all your benefits but they’ll receive more revenue by you booking direct so they’re normally keen to get you via that route!

  • Toby Walsh says:


    £100 off £500 spend with BA is on a friends Amex!

    • Alan says:

      Yeah, been mentioned by a few folk in comments but by no means universally available. I’ve messaged Amex to ask if they can apply it to my account!

    • Nick M says:

      Would this work for “holidays” too or just flights?

  • Greenpen says:

    I am looking to book two rooms for five days in Verona in August. Kaligo is £2979.58 and is £2160.00. So £819.58 more. Do your calculations carefully.

    I have used Kaligo but you need to be very careful if you don’t want to be ripped off!

  • Lisejy says:

    I think the Kaligo deal will work for us. Other sites are charging £735 for 3 nights in Vegas in Sept. With Kaligo it’s £752 plus 18300 avios. Sounds ok to me!

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