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Two new ‘buy Avios’ deals launched – from just 0.84p per point

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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 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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