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New Charles Tyrwhitt / Avios discount code now launched

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Shirtmaker Charles Tyrwhitt has launched a new discount which will also allow you to earn Avios.

Until 28th August, you will save £5 on a £50 spend, £10 on a £75 spend and £15 on a £100 spend.

It is valid both instore and on orders placed via the website here.

Avios Charles Tyrwhitt

You MUST add code TCAW2 for the discount to be applied.

You earn 4 Avios per £1 spent both instore and online.  In a shop, tell the checkout assistant your number and they will ensure your points are added on.  With online orders you can add your number doing the payment process.  Full details of the Tyrwhitt Avios deal are here.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2022)

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.

Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.

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

50,000 Avios for signing up (A CRAZY SPECIAL OFFER!) and an upgrade voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

10,000 Avios for signing up (SPECIAL OFFER) 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 BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

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.

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 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

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 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company 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 card

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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus 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.

(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 (99)

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  • Wally1976 says:

    OT – might be a daft question but wife and I are staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House soon. As gold members (via Amex platinum) should we select free breakfast in the MyWay benefits or will we get it anyway (and can take the bonus points as well)? Any tips for this hotel welcome too (booked with points for one night and two nights on Hilton Barclaycard vouchers – ‘better’ Dublin hotels were unavailable for all three nights ☹️). Thanks

    • djfost says:

      Stayed here as a Hilton Gold recently – free breakfast wasn’t included by default so you’d have to opt for it with your myway benefits. All in all a really nice place nice property, very modern and clean and super friendly staff.

      • Wally1976 says:

        Good to know, thanks

        • BJ says:

          If you think you could do 8 stays in the next 90 days you could opt for a platinum challenge if you have status with another chain. That way you can get both breakfast and 1000 points, and platinum for at least the next three months.

        • Wally1976 says:

          Thanks BJ but that’s not an option I’m afraid.

          I notice on the MyWay benefits for Garden Inns it says “cooked to order breakfast”. Is that correct or is it a buffet (at this particular hotel)? Don’t mind either but would like to know.

        • BJ says:

          I only wish cooked to order was true as I am not a fan of buffets. Only stayed at 2 HGI hotels, both were buffets and I would be very surprised if yours is not a buffet.

        • Wally1976 says:

          Thanks BJ

    • Rob says:

      It was based on a phone call with the CEO of Marriott Rewards though.

      • BJ says:

        Not your fault, too many people at Marriott been singing from different hymn sheets and changing their tunes too.

    • Will says:

      They’re a bit vague though in what they mean by “convert”. I still think there’s a chance the conversion will end up being a points refund.

      The main problem they face is the people who wish to upgrade to a higher package which will be at a big loss here, and given they’re not saying how they’ll map them over right now I don’t think that’s particularly fair.

      If they’d released the info on how they’ll map different story. Right now you have to guess what travel package to buy to get what you want post sept 18 which is really poor.

      Even being generous with the mapping isn’t going to wash as I might hold a 1-5 wanting to upgrade to top tier.

      • ankomonkey says:

        Loyalty Lobby claiming Marriott will announce the new TP mappings on 18/8, even though functionality not there until 18/9.

  • Munch says:

    OT – So after 18th Aug I can book the St Regis Miami for 60000 pts or 5 nights for 4 so 240,000 pts for my total stay? Is there a way of receiving free breakfast. Would upgrading Amex Plat give me the correct status for free breakfast? Thanks

  • rtid says:

    o/t

    With an Amex PRG card, does a supplementary member also get their own lounge access card?

  • The Original Nick says:

    Morning all. Is anyone having problems logging into their Marriott accounts this morning?

  • Jerry says:

    OT – are there any downsides to taking up the 5000 Amex Membership Reward points for taking the Gold credit card alongside the Gold Preferred Reward charge card? Is the offer targetted (shows in my online account) or open to all? Presumably would need to cancel both to churn in 6 months?

    • Wally1976 says:

      I think just a potential hit on your credit record and yes you’d have to cancel both in order to churn in 6 months. Pretty sure it’s open to all.

  • Alan says:

    Hmm not great use re the TPs. Marriott Melbourne is booked out for my dates so can’t make a booking there just now. Also is currently cat 8, moving to cat 5 and bought a cat 6 cert (in the hope it would move to cat 5) so couldn’t book it using cert just now anyway. Two SPG properties both have points availability but won’t know until Sept now if there’s availability or not to use cert (will also both be cat 5, but I think mapping cat 6 old to cat 5 new seems reasonable). The 132k UA miles did eventually arrive after a couple of weeks at least!

    • Alex W says:

      If you have a cat 6 cert you can book a lower cat hotel. You may or may not get some sort of partial refund.

      • Alan says:

        Yes, but the new cat is 5 so assuming cat 6 cert transitions to 5 it’ll be the correct level – of course whether there’s still ex-SPG availability in a month remains to be seen!

  • Delbert says:

    Does anyone know if Accor Hotels is having a sale anytime soon. Sofitel Heathrow is pricing October stays at silly money.

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