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Get $30 off a $40 ‘experience’ via Expedia – use it for restaurants, airport lounges etc

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Here is a quick deal which you might find useful.

Expedia US is running a very silly deal today (Thursday, no guarantee it still works on Friday) offering $30 off a $40 ‘experiences’ purchases.

All you need to do is go to the ‘experiences’ page of (not UK) which is here.  Put $40 of products into your basket for December – seems it needs to be December – and add promo code ‘THANKYOU’.

Here is an example of what you can do.  The Plaza Premium Lounge at Heathrow Terminal 5 is $40 exactly.  Book a place, use the code and you’re getting in for just $10.  You’d need to make separate bookings, potentially on different credit cards, for extra guests.

I’ve no idea how long this will last.  There is loads to go at – museums, restaurants, lounges etc.  I doubt it will last long though.

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (April 2024)

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 with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

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

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £15,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable 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 10,500 Avios.

Capital on Tap Business Rewards Visa

Huge 30,000 points bonus until 12th May 2024 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

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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.

Comments (40)

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  • combatjohnny says:

    just booked to take the other half to Planet Hollywood, 3 course meal and soft drink comes to a tenner each after discount.

  • JenT says:

    Holidaying in Australia at the moment – got a great deal on the skydeck in Melbourne for this weekend. Thank you!

  • Louie says:

    Thank you for this. Off for a Sydney harbour cruise and tour of the Rocks tomorrow. Had to use two different credit cards.

  • S says:

    Now dead. Managed to book robot restaurant in Tokyo for my 6 hour layover tomorrow, 2x Sydney airport minivan transfers and some activities in NZ. Love it!

  • Lady London says:

    I grabbed a couple for 3 hour LHR T5 departures .

    The heading says this on the vouchers I received in my email. But all the text refers ot T2, redeeming it at T2, etc???

    Did anyone else receive wording on the voucher that they received, maintly for T2 when they ordered a voucher for T5?

    • Doug says:

      Same for me. Emailed the lounge, but nothing back… Just got one entry for my Christmas flight.

      • Lady London says:

        Expedia impressed me by speaking to plaza lounge manager at lhr. He confirmed plaza p is aware of text about T2 even on plaza p passes for other terminals and confirmed to expedia you will be let in OK to the lounge you purchased that is in the heading of your voucher.

    • Lady London says:

      PS Ta Rob.

  • Nick Burch says:

    Seems to have expired now, just tried for a December event and got
    “Please provide a valid coupon code”

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