News in brief:
1,000 Avios for joining Marriott Rewards posting
This was obviously very generous, and if you had a family British Airways account it made sense to sign up everyone in it who was not already a member. Unfortunately Marriott found the response too overwhelming and the deal was pulled shortly after.
The good news is that Marriott seems to be honouring the deal. You may already have 1,000 Avios in your account. If you don’t, go to the Marriott site here and log in.
In the corner, you may see this:
…. which means that the points are on their way and will be with Avios soon.
British Airways to launch Nashville?
Interestingly, “incentives are likely to be included”. This is likely to involve discounts on airport fees or a payment to BA to be spent on jointly marketing Nashville and British Airways. If you see a sponsored post of HfP soon discussing the joys of Nashville, you’ll know where the money came from.
The good news for Avios collectors is that, on the day tickets go on sale, the usual two Club World and four economy Avios seats will be opened up on every flight.
If you were thinking about a US holiday but couldn’t get Avios redemption seats on the dates you needed to travel, this could be a solution. Availability is virtually guaranteed if you choose Nashville and book as soon as the announcement is made.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points 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.)