News in brief:
Are you our Club Eurostar competition winner?
Last week we ran a competition in association with Club Eurostar to celebrate the launch of their new loyalty program.
One lucky reader got to win 5,000 Club Eurostar points – enough for two Standard Premier tickets to any destination, with GUARANTEED availability via the new ‘Anytime’ reward – plus top tier Carte Blanche status for one year.
We can now announce that this lucky person is:
Congratulations! Club Eurostar will be in touch to sort out your points and status upgrade.
Free Wilbur and Orville from Virgin Atlantic this Christmas
Somewhere in our kitchen is a Virgin Atlantic ‘Wilbur and Orville’ salt and pepper set.
I stole this from a Virgin Atlantic flight in, I guess, 1997 when I was doing some banking work in Johannesburg. The fact that we still have it, and that after 20 years I still think of Virgin Atlantic whenever I see it, shows the value of smart marketing.
Anyone flying Upper Class on Virgin Atlantic between 21st and 26th December will get their own ‘Wilbur and Orville’ salt and pepper set to take home. These come in ‘festive red’ which may or may not be an improvement on the usual silver and black.
30% ‘buy Avios’ bonus
If you are in need of a final Avios top-up before the end of the year, Iberia Plus has launched another bonus.
This is not hugely generous so don’t jump in unless you intend to spend them immediately. Until 31st December:
- Buy between 2,000 and 15,000 Avios, get a bonus of 10%
- Buy between 20,000 and 45,000 Avios, get a bonus of 20%
- Buy between 50,000 and 100,000 Avios, get a bonus of 30%
Remember that your Iberia Plus account needs to be 90 days old before you will be allowed to transfer Avios out of it and into British Airways Executive Club or avios.com.
The Iberia ‘buy Avios’ page is here. You may need to log in to see the bonus.
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:
The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.
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.)