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 (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 10th 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.)