If all goes to plan – and we are writing this in advance – British Airways will today launch its latest ‘buy Avios’ bonus promotion.
Until 23rd February you can get up to 35% bonus Avios when you buy points.
You will get:
10% bonus when you buy 1,000 – 15,000 Avios
20% bonus when you buy 20,000 – 35,000 Avios
30% bonus when you buy 40,000 – 80,000 Avios
35% bonus when you buy 90,000+ Avios
You need to visit ba.com via this page in order to buy.
Note that Executive Club members in the USA and Canada are not allowed to take part.
Avios is trialling a couple of new ideas with this promotion.
First, British Airways has increased the number of Avios you can buy under this deal – the cap is now 200,000 points per year.
I don’t know why they have done this, as the best value is generally obtained by buying a small number of points to top off your account. If you saw Rob on BBC1’s Rip Off Britain recently (you can watch the segment here, it is only 3 minutes long) you will know that one of the members of the public he tried to help had bought 100,000 Avios for £1600 without fully understand the restrictions behind them.
Secondly, what’s important to mention is that they have changed how you can buy Avios.
In the past you were able to purchase any multiple of 1,000. Now there are defined bands as you can see below. This can only be a negative as it might force you to buy more than you need if you are simply topping up.
You need to buy before midnight on Friday 23rd February to get the bonus.
The link to buy is here – if it isn’t live when you click through, try again later today.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2023)
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.
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 10,500 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.
EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.
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.