News in brief:
British Airways status match for airberlin Topbonus members
If you had airberlin status, British Airways has joined the list of airlines offering a status match.
The BA offer is poor. Anyone who was oneworld Sapphire or Emerald equivalent with airberlin should take the Iberia status match offer we wrote about here instead, as you will at least get lounge access.
British Airways Executive Club will give you nothing higher than Bronze status, which is not worth much. Well, priority boarding and free seat selection seven days before you fly, but that’s about it.
You will also receive 9,000 bonus Avios when you credit four flights to British Airways Executive Club before the end of the year. This is more interesting.
I suppose …. if you were being clever …. Emerald or Sapphire airberlin Topbonus members could match with both BA and Iberia. Use the Iberia card to get into oneworld lounges but credit four flights to BA in order to pick up the 9,000 bonus Avios.
The offer is here on ba.com. Note that your BA account must have a German address.
1,200 Avios with £20 NOW TV box
Tesco Direct is offering 500 bonus Clubcard points, worth 1200 Avios or 1250 Virgin Flying Club miles, when you buy a £20 NOW TV box before 22nd November.
Even better, you’ll also receive either one month of Sky Cinema, two months of Sky Entertainment or three months of Sky Kids for free as well. Full details are in my Shopper Points article 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:
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.)