50% bonus on Heathrow Rewards transfers to Avios – sign-up promo now worth 4,500 Avios

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Heathrow Rewards, the loyalty scheme for shopping at Heathrow, will today launch a 50% bonus on transfers to Avios.

Heathrow Rewards gives you 1 point for every £1 spent in Heathrow (1 per £10 on foreign exchange) or on Heathrow Express tickets (online bookings only). Once you’ve earned 250 points you can exchange them for miles or shopping vouchers.

The offer should be clearly flagged on the Avios page of the Heathrow Rewards site when you log in.  If it isn’t showing, wait a couple of hours as it may not yet be live.

This offer ONLY applies to Avios and does not apply to:

Emirates Skywards

Virgin Flying Club

Etihad Guest

Lufthansa Miles & More

…… although there is an existing 50% transfer bonus to Lufthansa which is still running for another week.

The bonus applies to all transfers to any of the Avios schemes (AerClub, British Airways Executive Club, avios.com) made before 30th September.

The minimum transfer is 250 Heathrow Rewards points which, with the bonus, will get you 375 Avios.  The main alternative to taking miles is waiting until you have 500 points and exchanging them for a £5 Heathrow shopping voucher.

Do NOT convert Emirates Skywards or Lufthansa Miles & More miles into Heathrow Rewards in order to send them on to Avios, as that isn’t possible.  Transfers into Heathrow Rewards from Emirates and Lufthansa can only be used for shopping vouchers.

Heathrow Rewards

This is why the deal is especially interesting:

You can currently earn 3,000 Heathrow Rewards points by opening an account and spending £150 in one day.

This is a very generous offer – as good as it has ever got with Heathrow Rewards.

You can combine these two deals as long as you do your qualifying spend this month.

Open a Heathrow Rewards account, spend £150 in a day and you will receive your 3,000 points.  Convert these to Avios before 30th September and you will receive 4,500 points!

The link to the 3,000 point sign-up offer is on the avios.com website here.

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  1. Jack Taylor says:

    Is 50% from Heathrow Rewards generally seen as a good deal? If so count me in!

  2. Nishant Tharani says:

    OT, apologies – just got the lloyds avios rewards cards in the mail. is there anything I need to do to link my avios account to the cards or is that automatic/happens later? I activated them and had a look around both the lloyds/avios websites but can’t seem to find an option to link. thanks!

    • Rob Brown says:

      They will link to your Avios account as long as your name and address is the same on both accounts – if not then unfortunately they will create a new account and you will need to call them to get the accounts linked together. – You won’t know until your points don’t turn up!!

    • It took a few weeks and a number of phone calls to get/link the two for me. The process is still ongoing for me but will hopefully be resolved soon.

  3. I’ve had an email from Heathrow Rewards offering me 500 points if I refer a friend and they spend £50. Just a shame I’m not traveling through Heathrow until December.

    • New Card says:

      I checked my account and this showed up for me too under “offers”.
      It may be that the referral offer is open to all instead of being targetted.

  4. I have 3000 Skywards that are due to expire next week. Is there anything you can recommend doing with them other than donating them to one of Emirates’ selected charities?

  5. RE : “earn 3,000 Heathrow Rewards points by opening an account ”

    is there special code / sign up link for that , or any registrations on their page are counted ?

    • The link is in the article.

      If you look at the url when you click on Join Heathrow Rewards it says Promotion Code = AVIOSAO17

  6. OT I am 25 points short on HeathrowRewars is there any scheme I can transfer points from to make it 1000HR points to take advantage of this bonus transfer?

    • No. Only booking a hotel via Rocketmiles and crediting it to HR is a way to earn points externally that would be allowed to be transferred to an airline.

  7. Don’t forget to register Teddy as an Etihad credit card holder to get double HR points!

  8. We’re at T5 over the weekend and haven’t joined this as fly out of gatwicke. Does the £150 spend have to be the same day you join? I take it both myself and partner can join separately and get 2x the bonus avios?? Thanks

    • Johnny_c-l says:

      You can have your cake and eat it on this one… sign the both of you up now – use the app for the barcode if the cards don’t arrive in time – spend 150 GBP each then xfr by end of September to get 9,000 bonus avios between you!

      Don’t need to sign up the same day, do it now and download the app / passbook.

      Your cat might also want to make use of this offer if you wanted to spend another £150 for 4,500 Avios…

      • LoL!! My ‘cat’ has died so many times since I started collecting points……

        Thanks Johnny_c-l, really helpful info – will do it today.

  9. Hi Rob,

    Just tried the rewards link. It went through to the heathrow page, but then on clicking the heathrow link to the 250 avios it shows as an error page. I’m viewing on mobile so I’m not sure if that makes a difference. Not sure if anyone else gets this, I’ll try on a desktop PC in the morning perhaps!

    I also went on that flight simulator from groupon deal I think a few days after your post! Fab experience, owner was a really nice guy.

  10. I can’t see the info for the £150 in one day bonus – where is in on the page? Is it still live?

  11. Do you know if purchasing tickets on the Heathrow Express counts towards the £150 spend?

    • I guess so, but it is £150 in a day and who knows when they date the credit? Purchase day? Travel day? Few days after purchase?

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