News in brief:
VIP distillery tour competition winner
Two weeks ago we ran a competition in association with Chivas Regal whisky and we have a winner.
I know many were keen to win, but unfortunately there was only one prize to give away.
Andrew M. and a plus one will get an exclusive VIP tour of the Strathisla distillery in the Scottish Highlands, the home of Chivas Regal, with all expenses paid.
Have a fantastic trip.
P.S. Next time you’re walking past Duty Free, Chivas would be very happy if you looked out for Chivas Brother’s Blend which is available exclusively at the airport. Just remember to drink responsibly. As I will, with the free bottle of Chivas Regal that was delivered to the office yesterday 🙂
Which was comment number 200,000?
Yesterday HfP reached a milestone: 200,000 comments!
To celebrate this slightly crazy and very impressive achievement we decided to give a £50 Amazon voucher to comment number 200,000.
The lucky winner is Ben, who posted just before 7am. Well done. Ben actually posted a ‘proper’ comment in the article on European lounge access and not a random one on the competition page.
Don’t forget that our Rolling Luggage competition, pinned to the top of the home page, is still running. You can win £600 of rather smart suitcases.
3,600 Avios with iPad Pro and 2,400 Avios with LEGO
As we covered on Shopper Points this week, Tesco Direct is currently running two generous extra Clubcard points offers.
You can convert 1,000 Clubcard points to 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin Flying Club miles, and 1,500 Clubcard points to 3,600 Avios or 3,750 Virgin miles.
Both offers expire on Sunday.
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.