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Earn up to 20,000 bonus Avios with our new Kaligo.com hotel promotion!

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Hotel booking site Kaligo.com 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 two 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 Kaligo.com 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

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.

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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 Kaligo.com, 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 Kaligo.com 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 credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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

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

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 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

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(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 (43)

  • Graham says:

    Hi Rob,
    Any idea if the BA card can be in someone else’s name (i.e. my partner) and still get the bonus?
    Thanks!

    • Rob says:

      Yes, would be fine. You can put in your name as the cardholder name too as Amex does not do name verification.

  • Walty says:

    OT – When the Lloyds Upgrade vouchers move to BA.com, 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 avios.com anyway(as far as I remember), but good question.

  • Craig says:

    OT:

    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:

    OT

    I’ve been trying to log on to avios.com 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 avisba.com? 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’?!