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Earn up to 20,000 bonus Avios with a new hotel promotion

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Hotel booking site has launched a fantastic new promotion which can earn you up to 20,000 bonus Avios for hotel bookings made before 31st August.

You must be a British Airways American Express cardholder to participate.

There are three good things about the way this offer is structured:

The bonus you receive is based on CUMULATIVE spending up to 31st August.  You don’t have to hit the target in one booking.

ANYONE take part, even if they are already registered with and even if they earned a bonus from a previous promotion.  The only condition is that you are a British Airways American Express cardholder.

You have until 28th February 2019 to complete your stays

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If you are NOT already a British Airways American Express cardholder, you have plenty of time to apply, receive your card and book before the 31st August deadline.  My review of the free BA Amex card is here (comes with 5,000 free Avios) and the £195 card here (comes with 25,000 Avios).

Details of the offer are here.

The bonuses you can earn are:

5,000 Avios if you spend £300

10,000 Avios if you spend £500

20,000 Avios if you spend £1,000

This is on top of the usual 5-20 Avios points you earn with your booking.  You only receive one of the three bonuses, based on your cumulative spending up to 31st August.  (Your stays can be at any point up to 28th February 2019 – you only need to book before 31st August – although you only receive the bonus after all of the stays are complete.)

As usual with, PointsHound and Rocketmiles, you should check competing sites before you book.  They will not always be the cheapest every time, but if you factor in the value of the Avios points then they should be very competitive.  You will NOT earn hotel loyalty points when you book via and you won’t receive any status benefits you are due, unless you book at a Marriott hotel where status benefits are honoured.

You must register for this promotion in order to receive the bonus Avios.  The link to register is here.

Remember that you MUST book with a British Airways American Express card.

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (March 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 £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. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

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

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

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.

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

Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 9th April) and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

Huge 60,000 points sign-up bonus (until 9th April) 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 (42)

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  • Walty says:

    OT – When the Lloyds Upgrade vouchers move to, does anyone know if you can use a household balance along with it or can it only be miles from the voucher holder?

    • Anna says:

      It should be household as you can move these to anyway(as far as I remember), but good question.

  • Craig says:


    Mrs S has just received her Plat MR card, two questions? How long for the bonus progress bar to appear? Secondly, bonus points for a supp card, is that automatic or does she have to wait to be targeted?

    • Walty says:

      1. Unsure
      2. Any supp cards that I have applied for in the past 1-2 years, bonus points have been applied automatically without me being targeted.

  • Anonymous says:


    I’ve been trying to log on to with my Vueling account details so that I can transfer the avios on that account to BAEC. However every time avios takes me to a page to confirm more details about my account (address / phone number / name / DOB) and when I enter everything correctly I keep getting this message that my phone number is in the wrong format. (I’ve done all the UK phone number formats I can think of)

    Anybody know how to get around this so I can combine my avios?

    • Mikeact says:

      In all Avios accounts, everything has to be identical, down to the last letter. ( Have fun with the Iberia second surname, which catches a lot of people out. )

    • Czechoslovakia says:

      I had this problem yesterday, albeit avios to BAEC. Avios online chat rep moved the points for me, just had to confirm usual security details.

  • Olly says:

    Apologies for this being OT but need advice and there is not “Bits” today. Here is my situation. My kitchen extension starts tomorrow and I would like to get some reward points when handing over money to the builder (in excess of £50K) I have a Revolut card, as does the builder it appears from linking my contacts, I have a Curve Card and I have IHG Creation, Hilton Honors and Amex Plat rewards cards. Looking into Revolut it seems some credit card companies treat the top-up as a cash withdrawal and this incurs charges. Does anyone know if my credit cards are ones that incur charges or has anyone got advice on how to best achieve my goal? Thanks folks.

    • Alex says:

      Top up revolut with curve – I just did it.

      • Sergey says:

        Wow, this finally started working! Does Curve see it as a purchase or withdrawal though?

    • the real harry1 says:

      let’s hope your kitchen design doesn’t turn out revoluting 🙂

      • Olly says:

        indeed Harry! Alex, thank you for that and can you confirm as Sergey asks, will that incur charges as a cash withdrawal?

        • Mark2 says:

          Surely that will be up to the credit card connected to Curve?

  • Harkirat says:

    Thanks Rob. Had a hotel booked in Bali in August for 3 nights with ebookers. Cancelled and re-booked with Kaligo who were £210 cheaper plus 26,000 Avios. Happy days…..

  • Mikeact says:

    Screen shots to the rescue.

  • David says:

    Has anyone tried redeeming this offer in the past through I could do with the free additional driver as well as the discount 🙂

    • David says:

      I’ve always done alright with avis! Certainly easier than trying to get europcar to credit to Accor (which is nigh on impossible!).

      It’s only as the T’s&C’s say it might be through the Amex landing page on avis or ‘at the hotel’?!

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