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ENDS TONIGHT: Buy up to 84,000 cheap Avios points, from 0.7p, via Groupon Ireland

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It’s back! You can buy cheap Avios points – from 0.71p – simply by heading over to Groupon.

The link for the deal is here.

This time there is a fundamental change to the offer, and it is for the better.  It is being run by Aer Lingus Aer Club, not Iberia, and via Groupon Ireland, not Groupon Spain.  This means that, if you have a problem receiving your voucher code, your chance of getting it resolved as a non-Spanish speaker is now much improved. 

I am also in touch with the people at Avios who are looking after this offer, so if there are any problems with missing codes we should be able to resolve them.

Note that, whilst you need to buy now, you won’t receive your Avios until 28th June.  There have apparently been fraud issues with the Iberia version of this offer and a delay is being put in place in case of problems with payment cards.

This is a now an Aer Club deal.  This means that you need an Aer Club Avios account (easily fixed by going to if you don’t have one).

In the past, an would double-up as an Aer Club account.  This is no longer an option as all accounts are being closed.  Even if you have an account, you need to open an Aer Club account.   During the sign-up process, when you are asked if you have an Avios account already, say ‘No’.

If the Aer Club website is refuses to accept your application form, try removing the space from your post code and, when formatting your mobile number, put the first two numbers in the first box and the rest in the 2nd box.

When your Avios have arrived in your Aer Club account, you can move them across to your British Airways Executive Club account by using the ‘Combine Your Avios’ feature on or

What do the Avios cost?

There are five price levels- the 2,000 Avios deal is the cheapest.

If you do not use an existing account and open a new one, you can use code HELLO15 to save a further 15% (capped at €20).  

2,000 Avios = €19 (£16.71) – 15% with HELLO15 =  0.71p    SOLD OUT

4,000 Avios = €59 (£51.91) – 15% with HELLO15 = 1.10p   SOLD OUT

8,000 Avios = €99 (£87.10) – 15% with HELLO15 = 0.93p

15,000 Avios = €189 (£166.28) – €20 with HELLO15 = 0.99p 

20,000 Avios = €249 (£219.12) – €20 with HELLO15 = 1.00p 

35,000 Avios = €439 (£386.32) – €20 with HELLO15 = 1.05p 

You can buy a maximum of ONE of each remaining package, which means 84,000 78,000 Avios in total.  If you buy multiple packages, remember that the HELLO15 discount is capped at €20 per order and not per package.

Even if you make a separate Groupon purchase for more codes to take you beyond 84,000 78,000 Avios, you will not be allowed to apply them to your Aer Club account – although obviously you could buy for family members and add the codes to their Aer Club account.

If you do not use a 0% payment card, remember to factor in the 3% FX fee to the prices shown above.

What happens next?

You will be emailed a voucher code.  This must be redeemed at

The voucher will only be accepted for redemption into an Aer Club account, not an Iberia or British Airways account.

You can only redeem your voucher between 28th June and 28th July.  Do NOT buy if you need the Avios immediately.

The big question ….. is it worth it?

Because this is an Irish rather than a Spanish deal, I am pretty confident that you will receive your Avios without too much of a fight.  To be fair, even the recent Groupon Spain / Iberia versions of this deal have been trouble-free for most people.

Picking up 2,000 Avios for 0.71p is a no-brainer.

In general, I am not keen on paying more than 0.75p per point.  I tend to average 1.15p when I redeem and I want a big margin between my ‘purchase’ and ‘sale’ costs.  That said, if you know you will get substantially above 1p per Avios when you redeem then it would be worth jumping in at the higher levels.

The Groupon Ireland page is here.


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:

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 £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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 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

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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.

EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points 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 (158)

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  • the real harry1 says:

    Always makes sense to pay with Paypal here (via your Amex card of course) to enjoy their help & refund guarantee if things go wrong.

    • Steve says:

      Not always true, I had a horrific experince with paypal for something mis sold to me. Had to take the retailer to court as paypal said it’s outside their buyer protection.

      • the real harry1 says:

        YMMV I guess – I’ve invoked their buyer protection guarantee several times & Paypal have come up trumps each time. They also offer P&P refunded (‘free shipping on us’ offer) on up to 12 returns a year (max £15 P&P per return) which is very generous, very much no-quibble provided you comply with T&Cs, ie scan & upload your P&P receipt.

    • Mr Dee says:

      Paypal guarantee is hit and miss, can’t rely on them for 100% protection

      • Mr Dee says:

        Example received multiple faulty items, opened a case for each, some they refunded and others they said that the items are not in the original condition!

  • Ben says:

    Just wanted to flag that following the Groupon (Iberia) offer, the avios have been finally delivered extremely late but on top of that, my BA account has been locked and put into audit, how great is that… cannot accès it at all and obviously the CS team is not helping at all. Amex has also prevent Groupon from a second attempt to charge my card via their fraud prevention system. Clearly for me, no more Groupon offer. Not even sure when and how I will get back access to my Executive Club and my ongoing bookings and awards.

    • Benjamin says:

      My account has been locked also, tried to transfer avios from Avios to BAEC, the points posted to my BAEC account but were not removed from my avios account so I tried the transfer again- now my account has been blocked due to ‘suspicious activity’. Phoned BAEC who said the investigation will take up to 14 days…even after I explained the situation to them! I sincerely hope they won’t wipe my balance because of their IT Glitch!

      • Ben says:

        So I am not alone then… What a disgrace. They told me much shorter investigation times over the phone, this is so unprofessional not to be at least consistent. Hopefully we will be fine soon :/

    • Gavin says:

      My account is locked today as well although not sure why. I did transfer some Avios into it from a few days ago, and also had some transferred in from my Amex MR account.

      • Ben says:

        Just to give an update – my account is now updated and live again. Not sure about all this but clearly BA said over the phone that the issue was with the last Avios transaction which happened to be the Groupon one.

        • the real harry1 says:

          Not sure I want to consort with a known crim 🙂

  • Crafty says:

    Is it really a no brainer given your very recent devaluation warning?

  • Corin says:

    I’m guessing all members of my ba household account open an account, purchase 2k points then transfer over ? I assume so ? Ty

  • Premgenius says:

    I thought the ‘Combine Your Avios’ feature is passed due so this is not possible, at least the tool it not currently available on or

    • the real harry1 says:

      Nope – CMA will continue, just a bit broken! – as are several other aspects of BA’s IT services at present…

  • Jamie says:

    Frustratingly I get “Unfortunately we are unable to complete your registration” when trying to create an AerClub account.
    Anyone else experiencing the same issue?

    • Rich says:

      Yes, I can’t create an AerClub membership either – which is annoying.

      • Fred says:

        Sign up for a Vueling Club account instead, It is the same database and ID numbers but seems to be a lot easier to sign up.

      • Mikeact says:

        Probably me, but I find the AerClub / Avios login far too frustrating with our two accounts. What with continually being told my login details are incorrect, and despite changing my password yet again, I still cant get in…so I think I’ll call it a day, until my frustration level has calmed down.

    • Joe says:

      I just created a new one with no problems.

  • Yatin says:

    Glad I’m not the only one – I’ve been trying to use the Combine your Avios tool for almost a week now and I’ve had no luck.

    • Rob says:

      Weird. I moved some to and from Iberia last week with no problems (using as a middleman) to get pricing for the Iberia article I ran the other day.

  • Tom Wall says:

    Hi all,

    O/T: Heard alot of talk on here about the reliability issues with the 787, with that in mind what would be the preferred aircraft to fly to the west coast with Virgin in Upper/Premium?



    • Oh Matron! says:

      The 330’s are fine aircraft, and I’ve no complaints (have flown in all three classes)

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