If you are heading off for Easter soon, remember that Travelex has relaunched as an Avios partner. You can now earn points but only when you buy in advance via this special link on your foreign currency orders.
Travelex lets you pre-order over 40 currencies and collection is available with as little as four hours notice.
This is what you need to know:
Collect 1 Avios for every £1 when exchanging over £300
Collect 1 Avios for every £2 when exchanging below £300
You must pre-order via the Travelex website here, for airport collection, for Travelex store collection or delivery. (If you get a ‘Your session has expired’ message, ignore it – you can fill in your order details in the box below it.)
You can credit your Avios to BA, Iberia Plus or avios.com
Avios will be added within 14 days of collection or delivery
Compare the Travelex pricing with and without Avios as it can vary.
If you are looking for a 0% credit card to use abroad, remember that you can still apply for the Lloyds Avios Rewards card (my review with full details is here) if you ring up or apply in branch. Online applications are now suspended. I also recommend Curve Card – details here – which, whilst it has a 1% fee, will recharge your purchases to any other Visa or Mastercard rewards card you have.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 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:
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
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.
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.