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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 (October 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 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 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 Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable 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

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.

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.

Comments (72)

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  • yetyom says:

    The £15 ones are already out of stock!

  • Hugh says:

    Is there some kind of secret way people find out about these offers!
    Gone already

    • Stu R says:


      With the ‘3 months free’ item, the page won’t even load properly ….

    • the real harry1 says:

      yep 🙂

      read these comments: I reported this offer 2 days ago

    • Alan says:

      Follow trh1’s comments on posts – he often mentions them, this one was a couple of days ago 😛 I had a look yesterday and definitely available then but decided not worth the hassle given I’ve already got a backlog of stuff to watch on Netflix and Amazon Video!

      • the real harry1 says:

        yep I only got 4x Cinema for the points & cards, Cinema for the wife/daughter (I don’t think the boxes are worth much these days)

        should have got 32 like that other bloke lol 🙂

        • wally1976 says:

          I saw Harry’s comment on Thursday and bagged one, thanks Harry :-). Just wish they had Sky Sports in these offers, not really interested in the Entertainment and film packages 🙁

  • ANDREW says:

    06:00 20th May and already out of stock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    • Steve says:

      The offer started on Thursday so it’s now out of stock. It may come back in stock before it ends.

  • Adam says:

    At 8pm last night both £15 boxes were OOS online, I don’t see the point of covering an item nobody can get their hands online.

    • Steve says:

      It’s like a game show “here’s what you could have won”. Seriously though, it may come back in stock so that’s why it was covered I think.

    • Rob says:

      This was signed off well before 8pm last night.

  • Boi says:

    I hope a good deal comes before July….we have full sky in the living room…my inlaws are visiting and they have requested to have golf and cricket in their (spare) bedroom! So I am sweating at prospect of not being able to meet their demands. Any ideas anyone?

    • the real harry1 says:

      not sure if you have Sky Q already? – I recently threatened to leave (on the phone) and they offered me a Q box for free, installation £20, plus reduced my sub by £13/ month – all for committing to another 18 months

      • Boi says:

        Thanks Harry….but I threatened to leave 6 months ago and they gave me full package for 75% off. So unfortunately I can’t threaten them again.
        The inlaws are here for a week…not willing to pay for multiroom for that. But I might end up being the daughter in law who denied them the comforts of sky sports in their bedroom. No pressure!

        • Boi says:

          And they gave me £100 credit. I guess we win some and loose some…..

      • Andy says:

        I sent our Q box back and reverted to the old system. We had it for a month and still could not get around the new layout, there is just simple stuff that the old system did very well that the new one doesn’t do, and the mini box in the bedroom would disconnect every night so had to reboot it.

        • He says:

          AGREED!!! Isn’t SkyQ rubbish!!

        • Will says:

          It absolutely blows my mind that you can’t add a favourite channel list or at least customise the order they appear in.

          So many remote clicks to get to ch4 and food channel.

    • Brian says:

      I would suggest telling them to book a hotel…

      • Boi says:

        Lol…. I will definitely be creating enemies then!

      • TripRep says:

        Or book one for them, saves on mortgage, a house extension and is a nice treat whilst giving everyone plenty of breathing space…

        Oh and you get points too! 🙂

    • Fenny says:

      Now TV Box and a week Sports pass. Buy the passes as cards (Currys etc) rather than as an online subscription.

      If you can’t find a cheap box, I’m sure someone here has a spare (I do!) they will flog you without a pass or bonus points.

    • He says:

      I certainly have. But they have nothing to do with Sky, golf or cricket.

  • Mark says:

    I know somebody who bought 32 Now TV boxes last night – I blame him for the sell-out!

    • Genghis says:

      Cue comments about people being selfish and that they should leave some scraps for the smaller fish? 🙂

    • Adam says:

      The boxes are outdated also, you can’t sideload with plex these versions only the newer 2017 models.

      • Alan says:

        Interesting, didn’t know sideloading was possible – I just went for the Roku box itself. Plex + QNAP NAS is fantastic 🙂

  • Steve R says:

    they are also available in store

    • Mike says:

      Correct, type in your postcode and it will provide you with availability at local level. However, there’s no guarantee the store will have the same offer as Tesco direct.

  • Steve R says:

    Offer definitely available in store as I bought one yesterday

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