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:
Virgin Flying Club
Lufthansa Miles & More
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.
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.
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.