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2,000 free Avios for Christmas British Airways travel posting – check your account

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Just a quick note to say that the 2,000 bonus Avios for booking Christmas travel on British Airways have posted overnight.

You may want to take a look at your account and see what is there.  They are marked as ‘Special Promotion’.

BA will be emailing members today.

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Here are the criteria:

2000 Bonus Avios will be automatically awarded to all Executive Club Members booked to travel with British Airways over the period 22 December – 27 December 2017 as at 14 Dec. 2000 Bonus Avios can be used to pay for food and drinks from our M&S on board menu in our Euro Traveller cabin to and from London Heathrow and London Gatwick. Please be sure to download the BA app, or update your app to the latest version before you fly. The Avios credited to your account can also be used towards for a range of rewards including upgrades, reward flights and money off flights. Standard Avios Expiration rules apply

Weirdly my wife has them, despite having no travel booked.  I did book an Avios flight from her account for her parents, however, so that must have caused it. The parents did not receive anything.

You WILL still get the bonus if you have not yet booked a Christmas flight but will be doing so.  BA will do another sweep later on.


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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:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 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

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

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

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:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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.)

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