There are two deals running this week if you want to top up your Avios balance via a purchase.
The first deal offers a bonus of up to 45% when you buy Avios between now and 25th November. It is staggered:
• 20% bonus when you purchase or gift 1,000 – 15,000 Avios
• 30% bonus when you purchase or gift 20,000 – 35,000 Avios
• 35% bonus when you purchase or gift 40,000 – 90,000 Avios
• 45% bonus when you purchase or gift 100,000 – 200,000 Avios
At the top end, you are paying 1.13p. The ‘buy Avios’ page is here.
Groupon Spain is also running a ‘buy Avios’ deal this week with Iberia Plus.
This is a better deal as it lets you pay 1.11p for smaller quantities. For a very small purchase you pay just 0.84p. Click here for details.
The cheapest – and best value – package is for 2,000 Avios. You are only paying €19 for 2,000 points, which is 0.84p each.
Here are the other prices:
- 4,000 Iberia Plus Avios for €54 (1.2p)
- 8,000 Iberia Plus Avios for €99 (1.1p)
- 15,000 Iberia Plus Avios for €189 (1.1p)
- 20,000 Iberia Plus Avios for €249 (1.1p)
- 35,000 Iberia Plus Avios for €439 (1.1p)
These Avios will be deposited in an Iberia Plus account, from where you can use ‘Combine My Avios’ to move them to British Airways. Remember that your Iberia Plus account must be 90 days old before you can transfer to British Airways Executive Club.
The offer is in Spanish so you need to use a browser which can translate. The redemption process can be a bit fiddly, and if there are issues you will be chasing the Spanish Groupon contact centre, so you need to decide if the saving over the UK ‘buy Avios’ deal is worth the potential frustration. The Groupon Spain page you need is here.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses.
There are special sign-up bonuses on both of the BA American Express cards until 28th February 2022. The bonus on the free card is doubled to 10,000 Avios and the bonus on the Premium Plus card is increased from 25,000 Avios to a huge 40,000 Avios.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
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 30,000 Avios.
30,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 4th February 2022.
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 45,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
45,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 28th February 2022.
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.)