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Heathrow Rewards mega-bonus on electronics, watches and jewellery is back

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There is good news for Avios, Virgin Flying Club, Emirates Skywards, Etihad Guest and Lufthansa Miles & More members.

Tomorrow, 1st November, Heathrow Rewards is launching its annual mega-bonus promotion on electronics, watches and jewellery, keen to tap into the Christmas rush.

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.

Heathrow Rewards

Worth noting is that World Duty Free is included this year which gives you a far broader choice of products to earn on. Only jewellery, watches and electronics in WDF are included – not perfume, alcohol or giant Toblerone.

This is an excellent opportunity to pick up a large pile of miles.  Dixons Travel is included so this is a good opportunity to cash in on a new iPhone purchase.

Here are the details of the offer, which runs from 1st November until 31st December. Remember that you can convert Heathrow Rewards points into Avios, Virgin Flying Club, Emirates Skywards, Etihad Guest and Lufthansa Miles & More miles as well as into Heathrow shopping vouchers.

If you are not already a member, you can earn an additional 3,000 points (=3,000 miles) when you spend £150 in one day via this promo.

Here are the deals for 2017:

15,000 extra points when you spend £4000 or more at Bulgari, Cartier, Dixons Travel, Harrods Fine Watch Room, Rolex, Swarovski, Tiffany, Watches of Switzerland, World Duty Free

5,000 extra points when you spend £1500 – £3999 at Bulgari, Cartier, Dixons Travel, Harrods Fine Watch Room, Rolex, Swarovski, Tiffany, Watches of Switzerland, World Duty Free

1,000 extra points when you spend £350 – £1499 at Dixons Travel, Swarovski, Tiffany, World Duty Free

500 extra points when you spend £150 – £349 at Dixons Travel, Swarokski, Tiffany, World Duty Free

I took advantage of this deal a few years ago when I bought my wife a watch at Watches of Switzerland.  I then sat on the points – over 20,000 in total, including double base points as I was a premium member of Heathrow Rewards – and converted them to Avios when BA joined the programme. They were offering a 100% transfer bonus at the time, and I netted almost 50,000 Avios if I remember. That was a serious rebate on the price paid for the watch.

Full details will be available on the Heathrow Rewards website from tomorrow.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 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:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

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.)

Comments (82)

  • Jonathan says:

    I’m looking to buy myself a Tag Heuer watch on the 10th which will qualify for the 15,000 extra points. I have a heathrow rewards card but not used it yet so this will be its first purchase, qualifying for the 3000 bonus for spending over £150 in a single transaction however reading the T&C’s on this current promotion it says “9. Where a transaction may qualify for more than one Heathrow Rewards promotion, ‘Extra Points on Jewellery, Watches & Technology’ will take precedence.”. I’m going to call tomorrow to double check but I’m assuming this means i will get just the 15000 extras points and not the single transaction points? My Wife may buy herself something too so if she uses the rewards card first on a transaction over £150 and then i make a separate purchase of the watch does this mean i will qualify for both?

    Just as a side note i signed up for the Gold Amex (via referral) in order to make this purchase as I’ve hit my spend target for the companion voucher on my BA Premium card already. this one purchase will trigger the sign up bonus of 22,000! and then all the Heathrow reward points and amex reward points to boost! I do love this game!

    Great Blog by the way Rob. Thanks, Jon

    • Rob says:

      Yes, you could be right – it might override the 3,000 points bonus.

      Heathrow Rewards works on a day basis, so having your wife buy something beforehand for £150 might not help. It is £150 in a day, not in a transaction. Arguably they could still disqualify you from the 3000 points on that basis because the purchase would be part of your daily spend which took you over £150.

      Perhaps easier (assuming your wife will spend £150 anyway) to open another account – needs to be at a different address, perhaps work – for her. She triggers the 3000 on her £150 spend, definitely. You may or may not get the 3000 on top of your 15000 bonus (and the base points).

    • Michael Christie says:

      Hi John

      Did you purchase the watch and get the extra points ?

  • Danksy says:

    I wonder if you still get the bonus if you pay with rewards vouchers? I’ve got £720 burning a hole in my pocket!

    • Alan says:

      Yep, they’re just treated as a form of payment. I received HR points fine when paying by voucher.

  • Michael Christie says:

    Has anyone had these extra points credited to their account ? Just called Heathrow Rewards contact number and they didnt know anythign about it

    CHeers

  • Paul says:

    I’m not seeing this offer on my account, only double points at Accessorise T3 and 25% extra on Rocketmiles. Is this targeted?

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