Avios.com has a range of wine, beer, champagne and spirits redemptions available, if you have more Avios than you can realistically use for flights.
At the high end, you can redeem 48,500 Avios for six bottles of Veuve Clicquot champagne. If you are really pushing the boat out, 27,500 Avios will get you a bottle of Krug whilst 21,500 Avios will get you a bottle of Dom Perignon.
That said, I thought a more interesting one was spending 23,000 Avios for a pack of three different NV champagnes – Bollinger, Veuve Clicquot and Laurent Perrier.
Whilst prices for these brands move around a lot, you seem to be getting around 0.55p per Avios.
This isn’t great. I would want to be getting double that for a flight redemption if possible.
However, at the moment, there is a special offer.
Via this page, avios.com is offering a 20% discount on various wine packages. Here is what you can get:
12 mixed bottles of rose – 12,500 Avios
6 mixed bottles of prosecco – 9,000 Avios
12 mixed bottles of prosecco – 19,000 Avios (not a typo)
6 mixed bottles of merlot – 8,500 Avios
12 ‘elite’ New Zealand sauvignon blancs – 15,500 Avios
12 mixed bottles of shiraz – 14,000 Avios
12 mixed ‘mature reds of Spain’ – 14,000 Avios
6 mixed ‘deluxe’ whites and reds – 8,000 Avios
12 mixed ‘deluxe’ whites and red – 14,000 Avios
6 mixed bottles of malbec – 10,000 Avios
All orders are fulfilled by Laithwaites. Prices include delivery.
Even with a 20% discount on the usual number of Avios required, this is not going to be a great value redemption. However, if you have an Avios account – perhaps with a family member – with a small balance then this is a decent way of using it up.
The 20% discount applies to orders placed by 9th November. The page to order is 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.
(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.)