The UK Avios programme has a generous special offer for joining Heathrow Rewards which we have plugged a few times recently.
Heathrow Rewards gives you 1 point for every £1 spent in Heathrow (1 per £10 on foreign exchange) or on Heathrow Express tickets (online bookings only). Once you’ve earned 250 points you can exchange them for miles or shopping vouchers.
As you can see on this page, you will receive 3,000 bonus Heathrow Rewards points when you sign up using code AVIOSAO18 and spend £150 in one transaction before the end of the year.
Some people may find £150 too much. In that case, it turns out that Aer Lingus AerClub has an offer of its own.
As you can see on the Irish Avios site here, you will receive 1,500 bonus Heathrow Rewards points when you sign up using code AERCAO18 and spend £75 in one transaction.
It is only half as many bonus points – but you only need to spend half the money.
You are not obliged to send your bonus points to Avios despite using the Avios code – you can use them for any Heathrow Rewards redemption option.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 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:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:
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.)