Three new Avios deals in brief:
Alan Boswell insurance deal extended
Insurance broker Alan Boswell Group has extended their ‘new partner’ offer with Avios for another month until 30th September.
Until then, you will earn:
- Up to 10,000 Avios when you purchase a household, landlord or business insurance policy
- 5,000 Avios per policy priced below £500
- 10,000 Avios per policy priced above £500
You can find out more about the deal in this HFP article. If your insurance is due this month, you should take a look – all of the contact details are here.
Earn Avios with half-price Times Literary Supplement subscription
If you don’t get email marketing newsletters from avios.com, you will have missed out on a couple of deals yesterday.
One of the odder Avios partnerships is the tie-in with the Times Literary Supplement. You earn 4,500 Avios with a £120 full year subscription to TLS. However, until 31st October you can subscribe for half-price – just £60 – and still receive the points.
Earn double Avios with Heathrow Express
The other interesting new deal is with Heathrow Express.
Last weekend I wrote a big article on how to save money on Heathrow Express tickets – you’ll find it here.
This included lesser-known discounts such as 12% off for MasterCard holders and free First Class upgrades for Star Alliance Gold and British Airways Gold Guest List cardholders.
Another way of getting a return on your spending is by earning Avios on Heathrow Express tickets.
The standard earning rate is 10 Avios per £1 which meant, if you were spending your own money, it was a better deal to take the 12% MasterCard discount.
Until 24th October, the earning rate is doubled. You receive 20 Avios per £1 when you book via heathrowexpress.com/avios.
This is a better deal than taking the MasterCard discount, assuming you value an Avios at more than 0.6p.
The Heathrow Express website does not yet show the special promotion but it is showing on avios.com here. For safety, credit your purchase to avios.com and NOT ba.com or iberia.com. We don’t yet know if BA and Iberia are matching this offer.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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.