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Bits: great Qatar Airways / HfP competition coming, 1200 Avios for £15 & FREE Now TV

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News in brief:

Head for Points launches a great Qatar Airways competition on Monday

Starting on Monday ….. you can win two flights, to pretty much anywhere, with Qatar Airways and Head for Points.

We have partnered with Qatar Airways to offer a fantastic new competition.  One Head for Points reader will win two tickets to (almost) anywhere on the Qatar Airways network.

The tickets are Economy class, but Qatar Airways will annotate them so that you will receive an upgrade to Business class at check-in if seats are available.  The ‘not guaranteed’ nature of this upgrade means that you may want to think more carefully about where you choose to go, but if Economy is not a problem then the world is pretty much open to you, including much of Australia and New Zealand.

The competition will only take 10 seconds to enter, so don’t miss out – make sure you take a look at HfP next week.

Qatar A350

Get 1,200 Avios with a £15 NOW TV Box

Last week I mentioned a £25 NOW TV box at Tesco Direct which came with 500 Clubcard points (worth 1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin Flying Club miles).

Tesco Direct has now slashed the price of the box to £15.  This makes it a VERY attractive offer – you get 1,200 Avios and a NOW TV box for £15 which could be resold on eBay or used by yourself, with the benefit of a generous Sky Movies or Sky Entertainment package with each box.

NOW TV is very similar to Google Chromecast or Amazon Fire Stick, connecting to your broadband and streaming content to your TV.  There are three versions, each of which comes with a different free gift:

Full details are in this Shopper Points article.  The offer ends 24th May although I expect it to go out of stock quickly at this price.


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.)

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