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Here is a new Heathrow Rewards sign-up bonus for lower spenders

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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.

Heathrow Rewards sign up offer

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 hereyou 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 credit cards

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:

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

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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.

(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.)

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