News in brief:
50% off mytaxi in London
The Hailo taxi network has recently been rebranded as mytaxi following its acquisition by Daimler.
In theory mytaxi will be relaunching as an Avios partner soon although I haven’t seen any movement yet. If you previously earned Avios via Hailo then you should still be getting points via mytaxi but new customers are not being allowed to collect.
Whilst you’re waiting for that to happen, try this.
Until 30th September, you will get a 50% discount on black cab rides booked via the mytaxi app to or from:
- London Heathrow
- London City
- London Stansted
- London Gatwick
- London Luton
As there is a fixed fee option of £50 from Zone 1 to Heathrow, this means that – after applying the 50% discount – you can get to Heathrow for just £25. There is no limit to how many discounted rides you can take.
There is also a separate mytaxi promotion offering 50% off rides after 5pm on Fridays and at weekends, until 3rd September.
18% off at LateRooms.com TODAY for their 18th birthday
Discount hotel room site LateRooms.com is 18 today, amazingly. To celebrate, they will be offering 18% off a wide range of hotels for today only.
I haven’t seen a list of the properties included, but if you need to book something at the moment it is worth a quick look. The 18th birthday event is here.
7,200 Avios with a £199 Lenovo tablet
Tesco Direct was offering 3,000 bonus Clubcard points (worth 7,200 Avios or 7,500 Virgin miles) with a £199 Lenovo tablet last week.
Unfortunately they had messed up their website and you couldn’t complete check out unless you ordered two tablets! This has now been fixed but the offer closes today, Monday 14th.
If you’re interested, take a look at this Shopper Points article.
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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)