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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2024)

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £15,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 16TH JULY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable 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, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.

Capital on Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and FREE for a year 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.

Comments (87)

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  • JamesB says:

    OT: Anybody receiving surveys from BA recently and if so, what are they about?

  • PhilR says:

    Would be nice to see a non-London event sometime, plenty of us don’t reside in the capital and its not the centre of the universe…..

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Yes but it is for Rob, Anika and the HfP office. It’s a summer get together rather than a money making excercise so you can’t really expect them to travel to arrange and then hold the event.

      Where would you suggest? Somewhere close to you? Perhaps Birmingham which is close to me? Manchester? Liverpool? Well that’s harder to get to than London to me so I’m not interested.

      Point is it needs to be somewhere and not everyone will be able to make it

    • Rob says:

      It probably is, to be fair.

  • KBuffett says:

    Just thought I’d mention that I’m at the JW Marriott Essex House. Lovely property, sincere thanks to Rob and other who recommended this place. Great redemption value for my AMEX MR points.

  • Genghis says:

    A summer party sounds fantastic! Perhaps a lower key event is the way to go with all of them anyway to attract those that just want to meet likeminded folk and chat about this strange hobby of ours.

  • JPV says:

    OT: the gold card becoming a credit card has kind of torpedoed my upgrade plans. I currently have plat. Coming up to end of card year and I want to refer my OH to plat and then cancel.

    Was planning on referring to gold and the upgrading – I guess now I have no option but to refer directly to plat if I want to avoid missing out on sign up bonus?

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