News in brief:
Intriguing Iberia / Avis promotion
This is how it works. You book and complete an Avis rental, anywhere in the world, between 1st and 31st July. You then go to this website and input the 11-digit booking reference.
You will instantly receive a prize of between 250 and 100,000 Avios into your Iberia Plus account.
In theory you must be based in Spain to play. However, it may well work for others unless Iberia is blocking the posting of miles to non-Spanish accounts.
Here is the odd thing. The rules make no mention of having to credit the original rental to Iberia. In theory, you can take an Avis rental you credited to another airline, put the number into this website and claim some Iberia Plus Avios too.
Will it work …..? If anyone has booked and completed an Avis rental this month, please give it a go and let us know.
Old 1950’s BA amenity kits
Reader Kate – who, bizarrely, recognised me in a remote Austrian ski hotel when we were away in February – was at the IWM Duxford (the Duxford Air Museum) recently and kindly sent me these pictures of old British Airways amenity kits from the 1950’s.
For the man (click to enlarge – you should be able to read the notes):
and for the woman:
Things have definitely gone downhill since then …. although I haven’t seen the new Liberty First Class bags yet. I found out last week that Anika got one on the British Airways press flight at Easter but it never made it into the office.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.
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:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
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.)