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If you have a stack of Heathrow Rewards points sitting around, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for to unload them. 

Heathrow Rewards is the loyalty scheme covering the shops, restaurants, money exchange and parking facilities at Heathrow Airport.  You earn 1 point for every £1 you spend, or 2 points per £1 once you’ve spent over £750 in a year and been upgraded to the Premium tier.  Points can be redeemed for Heathrow shopping vouchers, Heathrow Express tickets, parking vouchers or miles with a variety of airlines including British Airways, Lufthansa, Emirates, Aegean, Royal Brunei, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.

Starting today, and running until Monday 30th July, you will receive a 100% bonus when you transfer your Heathrow Rewards points into Heathrow shopping vouchers.

Heathrow Rewards

Every 250 points you transfer will get you a £5 Heathrow voucher.  This can be spent on virtually anything in the airport, except foreign currency.  Vouchers are valid for 12 months.

This is a very strong deal.  It makes little sense to redeem your points for airline miles at 1 mile per point when you could get 2p of shopping vouchers instead.

Heathrow Rewards has been running transfer bonuses on points into airline miles recently.  These may or may not come back.  However, even if you hold off in the anticipation of a 100% bonus, you would still be ‘paying’ 1p per mile compared to cashing in now.  More importantly, 100% airline bonuses now seem to be restricted to ‘Premium’ members of Heathrow Rewards – standard members have only been offered a 50% airline bonus in recent deals.

If you’ve got a stash of Heathrow Rewards points, and as long as you are passing through Heathrow on a regular basis, you should have a serious think about redeeming this week.

The offer will be live at some point during today.  If it isn’t showing when you log in, I recommend waiting for a couple of hours and trying again.  Do not redeem your points until you see this offer on the Heathrow Rewards website.

Please note that, whilst Heathrow shopping vouchers normally arrive in the post within a few days, because of the anticipated demand for this offer Heathrow Rewards is saying that you may need to wait up to 28 days to receive them.

There is also an interesting but complex deal you can do to get 1p per American Express Membership Rewards point if you redeem them now.  I have done a separate article today (click here) on how that works.

PS.  If you are heading to Heathrow in the next 48-72 hours, you could use this offer to get a very generous rebate on a purchase.  Via this offer, new Heathrow Rewards members get 3,000 bonus points when spending £150.  This means that someone opening a new account and spending exactly £150 would receive 3,150 points plus another 100 points joining bonus.

As long as you redeem by 30th July – and HR points usually post within a couple of days – your 3,250 points would get you £65 of Heathrow vouchers.  This is an excellent return on £150 of spending.

Whilst the link above is an Avios offer and talks about converting your bonus to Avios, in reality you can send the 3,000 bonus Heathrow Rewards points wherever you want – including for shopping vouchers.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (March 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.

SPECIAL OFFER: Successfully apply for either of the Barclaycard Avios credit cards by 2nd April 2023 and you will be entered into a free draw to win ONE MILLION AVIOS! Full details are on the application forms here (free) and here (paid). This competition is exclusive to Head for Points readers. T&C apply.

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

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up 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 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 unbeatable 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 10,500 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.

Until 30th March 2023, the sign up bonus on American Express Business Platinum is increased to 120,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. The bonus on American Express Business Gold is increased to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. T&C apply, see the application forms for details.

American Express Business Platinum

Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 30th March) and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

60,000 points sign-up bonus (to 30th March) 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.

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  • Sue says:

    Thanks Rob, in that case I will transfer some Membership Reward Points to make up the minimum 6000 points needed for transfer.

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