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Win 35,000 Avios with Alan Boswell Group in our exclusive HfP prize draw

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This week we have teamed up with insurance broker and Avios partner Alan Boswell Group to run an exclusive prize draw.

One lucky winner will win 35,000 Avios.

It will only take you a few seconds to enter and there are no tricky questions to answer.

About Alan Boswell Group

Alan Boswell Group is a specialist insurance broker which lets you earn Avios when taking out insurance. It was named the Insurance Times Independent Broker of the Year in 2015/16.

You can earn up to 10,000 Avios when you take out household, business or landlord insurance via Alan Boswell Group. Take out more than one policy and you will earn another bonus.

If your household insurance is due soon you may want to give them a call.

If you have a buy to let property, you can get up to 10,000 Avios when you take out landlord insurance. You will also earn points if you take out business insurance for your company.

This is how many Avios you can earn when taking out a policy:

1,000 Avios per policy priced betweeen £100 and £200

2,000 Avios per policy priced between £200 and £499

5,000 Avios per policy priced between £500 and £999

min 10,000 Avios per policy priced above £1,000

The company is also able to offer negotiated bonuses for very large policies. They told us that they recently did a special Avios deal for someone taking out a £5,000 household policy. The highest amount of Avios paid out so far in one transaction is 50,000.

How to get an insurance quote

For business and household insurance, you need to ring Alan Boswell for a quote. The details can be found on this page of their website.

For landlord insurance, you can get a quote and purchase online via their website.

Our prize draw

To promote their Avios partnership Alan Boswell Group has kindly offered 35,000 Avios to be given away to one lucky winner this week.

How to enter

We are using the same entry system we’ve been using for competitions in the past. Simply fill out the Gleam app at the bottom of this post (or click through to the Gleam website) and leave your name and email address.

You can get a second entry if you choose the option to connect with Alan Boswell on Twitter. This is entirely optional, however.

You can get a third entry for joining the Alan Boswell Group newsletter email list.

Please read the data protection statements at the bottom of the page before entering.

The rules

Here is a summary of the rules. The official version can be found by clicking ‘Terms & Conditions’ in the entry widget below.

You must be at least 18 years old

You must be a resident of the United Kingdom and must be accessing this website from inside the UK

Entries are limited to one submission per person which can earn up to three entries if you also choose to follow Alan Boswell Group on Twitter and subscribe to their email list.   These are entirely optional.

The prize draw closes at midnight, London time, on Monday 4th June 2018

The winner will be selected at random by the software which collates the entries. The winner will be contacted by email and must confirm their details, including their UK residency, within 3 days. Failure to respond within 3 days will result in another winner being drawn.

Here is the Avios small print: the winner is responsible for any and all taxes, fees, security and passenger facility charges applicable when redeeming your Avios. Liability with regards to visa, passport and health requirements rest solely with the winning participants. Accommodation, airport transfers and other travel expenses are not included when redeeming the prize and are the responsibility of the winning participant.

The full list of rules is in the Gleam entry widget below.

If you cannot see the entry widget below, please click here and you will be directed to a special website to enter.

Good luck.

Disclaimer: Head for Points is a journalistic website. Nothing here should be construed as financial advice, and it is your own responsibility to ensure that any product is right for your circumstances. Recommendations are based primarily on the ability to earn miles and points. In order to discuss and link to Alan Boswell on this site, Robert Burgess is registered as an Introducer Appointed Representative of Alan Boswell Insurance Brokers Ltd which is regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2022)

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.

Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.

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

50,000 Avios for signing up (A CRAZY SPECIAL OFFER!) and an upgrade voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

10,000 Avios for signing up (SPECIAL OFFER) and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

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

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 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, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa 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 and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

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

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits 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.

(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.)

Comments (54)

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  • Boi says:

    OT: anyone knows what’s happening In Amsterdam airport today? Most evening flights delayed including ours…

    We were meant to depart at 19:40, delayed until 22:30 (annoyingly it is just short of 3 hours). This is a flight to Leeds. No chance of EU compensation ????

    • the real harry1 says:

      You can get free food & drinks (not alcohol) after 2 hrs delay, European short haul. Duty of care. They won’t offer it so you’ll have to buy some snacks & claim it later. Keep receipts.

    • Yan says:

      Thunderstorms, high delays in western Europe (LON, AMS, FRA, DUS)

      • the real harry1 says:

        & duty of care isn’t impacted by weather or extraordinary circs – they have to look after you.

        A tenner or so each would be refunded if it’s just a couple of hours delay and you get the munchies, presumably receipt should state time after 2 hrs is up.

        • Boi says:

          Thanks guys- their duty of care was a €5 voucher for use at very select restaurants.
          The captain said delay was weather related on the flight from LBA, so seems problem was in UK not AMS.

    • the real harry1 says:

      @ Boi – the departure time is irrelevant – the 3 hrs limit means time you arrive (with first door open) at destination – vs scheduled arrival time, there might be a bit of congestion so go into hold pattern

  • Anne says:

    Just wanted to add a positive comment about Alan Boswell. I contacted them via their Avios email address last year to enquire about renewing my home insurance, the response was prompt and professional and they were more than happy to help despite me only having a low value contents only policy. They matched my renewal premium with better cover so I went for it and, IIRC, the Avios posted within a couple of days. My only complaint was they didn’t take Amex!

    • Jeremy I says:

      Yes i also found them to be both competitive prices and great customer service last year when i bought a small contents insurance policy from them.

  • Down the Back says:

    Mrs DtB contacted AB last week for a quote and found the service very good and the price was also competitive, unfortunately we didn’t go ahead as the excess was way more than we currently have but having said that the cover was also better ie our current cover for the rings is only when they are being worn, AB cover was anytime.

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